What to do this weekend? We recently did a two-hour walkabout and food tour of Geylang to enjoy the laid back feel of Singapore and to try some nice food and drinks along the way. The entire walk is only about 1 km, but it is meant to be done in a leisurely manner, with many stops along the way.
The Chinese name of Yong He Eating House in Geylang says it all – 永和豆浆油条大王 – king of soya bean milk and fried dough sticks (you tiao)! There are actually three items on the menu that we like at this old coffee shop at the corner of Geylang Road and Lorong 24A. The dough sticks, the soya bean milk and the savoury soya bean curd. Yong He was one of the places we stopped by when we were on a walk around Geylang recently.
The former Singapore Badminton Hall is now a mixed-use venue. It houses a yoga studio, a rock climbing and gymnasium facility. The only thing that was of interest to us was the cafe on the ground floor – Brawn & Brains Coffee. It takes up the best location directly facing the main entrance on Guillemard Road, near Geylang.