8 Places To Buy Fresh Uncooked Yong Tau Foo In Singapore

Yong tau foo is a well-loved dish in Singapore of Hakka origin. Originally active around the Yellow River with a staple diet of dumplings, the Hakkas started migrating Southwards and finally settled in Southern China. As they no longer had access to the flour to make dumpling skins, the people started using tofu instead and stuffing them with meat paste.

After arriving in the Nanyang region, access to seafood meant fish paste was added to the recipe, which helps to prevent shrinkage of the minced meat. Fishballs also made its appearance due to Teochew influences. Over the generations, the yong tau foo we know today began to make its way onto our dinner tables. If you’re having a dinner gathering or just wondering where to buy uncooked yong tau foo in Singapore, look no further because we’ve rounded up a list of online markets. Many of them are also heritage stalls with decades of experience in making yong tau foo!

#1 Joo Hwa Food

Joo Hwa was first started in the 1970s by a few siblings on the streets of Chinatown selling fresh yong tau foo, prawn roll and fishballs. Back then, everything was freshly handmade and sold, as there was no refrigerators on the streets. During that time, business gained significant popularity and queues started to form even before opening hours. After moving to Ang Mo Kio in the 80s, Joo Hwa Food were able to start mass producing their beloved yong tau foo, ngoh hiang, prawn roll, fish balls and fish cakes to a wider marker. Today, the business is run by the 2nd generation, and delivery services were implemented to cater to young people’s changing lifestyles and to provide convenience. Minimum purchase for delivery is $60 (delivery fee +$5). Enjoy free delivery for orders above $70!

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#2 Tiong Bahru Yong Tou Fu

Tiong Bahru Yong Tou Fu began its business in a small pushcart stall in the 60s. Every piece of yong tau foo was made single handedly by its creator, Mdm Tay. Yearning to keep the family recipe alive, Mdm Tay’s daughter, Jenny, started helping out at a young age. Since then, Jenny has become a crucial part of the business, even creating the “to-die-for” chilli and sauces to go with the delectable dishes. Throughout the years, yong tau foo has found its way to our family tables and Tiong Bahru Yong Tou Fu aims to bring people closer by gathering around the table. Enjoy islandwide delivery with a minimum order of $25, and delivery is free for orders over $60.

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#3 MarketFresh

MarketFresh is an online wet market, started by a new generation of wet market stall owners bringing to you Singapore’s freshest and best value groceries for your convenience and hassle-free shopping. You’ll be spoilt for choice with over 100 different variety of fresh yong tau foo ingredients to choose from! Operating just like the wet market, they are closed on Mondays, and if you place your orders before noon you can receive it on the same day, fresh! Free delivery for orders above $98.

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#4 TankFully Fresh

Located in Singapore, TankFully Fresh is an online seafood supply retailer initiated by the second-generation of Sin Chwee Minimart, with the aim of providing optimal convenience and the freshest seafood to your doorstep. Even though it’s a fresh seafood supplier, you’ll also find fresh assorted yong tau foo sets from just $3.70. They are freshly hand-stuffed with fish paste everyday, and you can also find many other ingredients for your meals such as fried beancurd, fishballs, prawn balls and many more. There is no minimum purchase amount and delivery fee is $8. Free delivery for orders $60 and above!

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#5 Shengjie Foodstuff

Shengjie Foodstuff also has its beginnings as a humble wet market stall, located in Holland Village. With family support, the stall was able to expand into a flatted factory in the early 80s. Since then, the company has been providing consistent quality, healthy nutritious food at affordable prices. Find a variety of uncooked yong tau foo in Singapore, ranging from lady finger’s with fish paste to tau pok, tau kee and more. Order before 12 noon for next-day delivery and enjoy free delivery for orders above $100. 

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#6 Market Boy

Market Boy’s journey began in April 2020 during the circuit breaker period as an initiative to help out local wet market hawkers, as well as families who had difficulty in obtaining fresh groceries. Till date, Market Boy partners with multiple hawkers in order to bring the the wet market online. Shopping for fresh yong tau foo has never been easier. Classic items such as beancurd rolls, bitter gourd, soft beancurd and brinjal are all available. Simply place your order before before 4pm for next-day delivery. Delivery is free for orders above $65, and a flat fee of $9 for order below that.

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#7 Zhen Zhen Yong Tau Fu

Zhen Zhen Yong Tau Fu is a wet market stall in 44 Holland Drive Market who took their business online during the circuit breaker in 2020. Find affordable and fresh uncooked yong tau fu that you can go on to enjoy with your family at home. Best of all, prices start from just $0.20 per piece! Delivery fee is $8 for orders under $30, $5 for orders above $30, and free for orders above $30. Alternatively, you can also opt to self-collect at their stall!

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#8 Hakka Chang

A home-based business run by a Singaporean Hakka family, Hakka Chang makes authentic Hakka yong tau foo available for delivery. The basic yong tau foo set ($8.50) includes stuffed tofu, tau pok and spring rolls, while the premium set ($15) includes additional bitter gourd, chilli, brinjal and mushrooms. Place your orders by Friday 9pm, all orders are freshly made on Saturday morning and sent out by Saturday afternoon.

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