New Yong Tau Foo at The Terrace

Verdict on the Laksa Yong Tau Foo: Pass. That means, will probably come again. (I don’t sprinkle stars so generously…)

It’s the new stall at The Terrace, the NUS canteen that is probably more commonly known as “Business Canteen” (although it is now at least half as much associated with “Computing” as well). The Laksa gravy is quite tasty, and hot (spicy) enough. There’s this interesting hae bee hiam in it… I’m not sure if it comes in the Laksa gravy or with the vegetables I ordered. But the hae bee hiam certainly made the Laksa Yong Tau Foo yummy. In fact, I think it now beats The Deck’s Yong Tau Foo stall. The latter’s standard has fallen significantly the last year.

It’s been a while since I last wrote something about food. I thought to mention this discovery since I’ve been quite disappointed with much of the food in NUS lately, and then also sadly abandoned repeatedly by the usual kakis who have been venturing all-around for better catch.

This Yong Tau Foo stall, although new, has already been open for about 2 weeks. I’ve seen the stall but hadn’t want to try it previously because the selection of items was quite limited. It’s almost like you might have to repeat some of the Yong Tau Foo items because there is so little to choose from. Hopefully it’s just them wanting to go slow as they start-up.

The Terrace used to be reputed to have nice food… that is until 3+ years ago when I started coming over to the canteen on an almost daily basis because of various projects. At that time, I started to realize that there was only actually just that 2 or 3 stalls that I ever eat at. The canteen wasn’t as great as it was reputed to be.

Hopefully, that’s changing. Several stalls have changed. The “Authentic Korean” stall has opened, not tried, so no comments, but despite the long queue in front of it today, it didn’t look appetizing enough to me.

The changing of stalls isn’t just happening at The Terrace, but also at other canteens around NUS. It looks we’ll have plenty of new food to try this coming semester.

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