Tok Tok Indonesian Soup House says it “is the first Indonesian warong in Singapore that serves you a variety of authentic Indonesian soups, street style” and wants their customers to have that “local Indonesian experience”. We are not sure about the first warong in Singapore part but when we visited Tok Tok at Paya Lebar Square, we certainly did have the little Indonesian street side restaurant experience.
Warong (or warung) in Indonesia a small traditional restaurant or kiosk selling local food and drinks. Tok Tok Indonesian Soup House in Paya lebar Square is styled like a humble warong. It occupies a small shop space, which is taken up by the food preparation area and food display counter. There is only one small dining table inside the shop. There are more tables outside the shop under sheltered but non-air conditioned kiosks.
Tok Tok Indonesian Soup House Menu
Notwithstanding the “Soup House” in its name, there are more non-soup items on Tok Tok’s menu. There are rice and noodles dishes as well as tempting desserts. Below is a picture of Tok Tok’s menu board.
Tok Tok also offers an economical Nasi Jinggo which comprised steamed rice and fried noodles with shredded chicken, tempeh and omelet.
Indonesian beverages and snacks are also available at Tok Tok Paya Lebar Square.
Lunch at Tok Tok
We visited the newly opened Tok Tok in Paya Lebar Square and ordered Ayam Bakar ($8.80), Nasi Kuning ($9.90) and Soto Mie ($7.80)
Order and payment were made at the counter and we were given a buzzer which would prompt us when the food was ready for collection. We were also given an experience of Indonesian unhurried pace. At Tok Tok Indonesian Soup House each dish would be prepared to order and each dish would be prepared slowly and carefully. That meant the wait for our food was quite long.
The Ayam Bakar was served with rice and tempeh. The grilled chicken was delicious. A bowl of sweet and sour vegetable soup came with the Ayam Bakar. The sweet savoury soup prepared with tamarind had a nice mix of tartness and spiciness.
Tok Tok Indonesian Soup House Nasi Kuning is like an all in one dish. Tumeric rice and fried bee hoon were served with chicken, potato cutlet, tempeh, omelet and various other ingredients. It was a colourful and delightful dish.
Tok Tok Mie Soto was beef noodle soup with tender cubes of beef. The light soup was flavourful.
We rounded our meal with Es Cendol ($3.80). The cendol with jackfruit were topped with crushed ice. It was not too sweet and was quite enjoyable.
On the whole, we thought the food at Tok Tok Indonesian Soup House Paya Lebar was good. The waiting time and tables in non-air conditioned kiosks might be seen as part of an authentic warong dining experience; if only the prices were also like the prices of warongs in Indonesia.
Tok Tok Indonesian Soup House
#01-71 Paya Lebar Square
60 Paya Lebar Road
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