百年酿豆腐 Bai Nian Niang Dou Fu is one of the most popular Yong Tau Foo stalls in Singapore. Everyday many people stand patiently in line for a taste of the freshly handmade Yong Tau Foo pieces served with bee hoon and a light flavourful soup. In places like Albert Street Food Centre, you have to stand in queue in a crowded food centre and then eat in a rather hot and humid environment. 百年 Bai Nian at Chai Chee now allows us to enjoy Bai Nian Niang Dou Fu in air-conditioned comfort. 百年 Bai Nian operates a new food court in Chai Chee’s Viva Business Park. It is not surprising that the most well-patronised stall at Bai Nian at Chai Chee (also known as Centuries Food Court) is the yong tau foo stall. What is surprising is that a basic bowl of 百年酿豆腐 Bai Nian Niang Dou Fu in the air-conditioned contemporary food court is still only $4.50, the same price as in their outlets in the food centres.
百年酿豆腐 Bai Nian Niang Dou Fu
百年酿豆腐 Bai Nian Niang Dou Fu stall in Chia Chee only has a simple sign in Chinese. It is, however, easy to identify the yong tau fu stall – it is the one with the longest queue.
Like their other stalls in People’s Park and Albert Street, the ingredients for their yong tau foo, such as their minced pork and prawn balls, are freshly made at the stall. Each bowl of yong tau foo is cooked to order.
Bai Nian at Chai Chee operates on their system where customers do not pick their own items for the yong tau fu. A basic bowl is $4.50 and it comes with the standard selection of seven items plus bee hoon. The only choice you really have is whether you want the young tau foo dry or with soup. You can ask for extra bee hoon for free. Bai Nian at Chai Chee also has side dishes like fried chicken wings.
We ordered a dried version and soup version of Bai Nian Niang Dou Fu. As you can see from the photos, the only real difference was that the dry version had the soup in a separate bowl.
The ingredients in each bowl included minced pork ball, minced prawn ball, minced pork & prawn ball, fish and beancurd. The handmade pieces all had nice texture that was bouncy. We enjoyed the delicious Bai Nian Niang Dou Fu – worth queuing up for. The chicken wings were good too – very crispy and the chilli had a real kick.
Stalls in Bai Nian Food Court
Centuries Food Court operated by Bai Nian at Chai Chee is quite spacious. There are 8 stalls there offering a sufficient variety to satisfy different preferences of members of a family or a group.
There is a roast meats and zhi char stall which offers chicken rice and a good range of rice and noodles dishes.
BURGS by Project Warung, known for their gourmet quality Halal burgers, operate a stall at Bai Nian at Chai Chee.
LaksaaMana, a Malaysian chain stall, offers Asam Laksa and Curry Laksa and other Malaysian favourites such as Prawn Mee and Mee Soto.
There are also a Nasi Padang Stall, an Indian cuisine Stall and a Japanese food stall.
Bai Nian also operates the Drinks Stall which offers the traditional breakfast sets, toasts and hot & cold beverages.
With the opening of 百年 Bai Nian Food Court (Centuries Food Court) in Chai Chee, there is now a comfortable air-conditioned place to enjoy Bai Nian Niang Dou Fu. The new food court also means that those working in Viva Business Park and those visiting Harvey Norman Factory Outlet Chai Chee and Decathlon Bedok have more affordable food options. We are just happy that we can now queue for our yong tau foo in air-conditioned comfort.
百年 Bai Nian Food Court (Centuries Food Court)
#01-19 to 29 Viva Business Park
750 Chai Chee Road
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