The local breakfast favourite, you char kway or you tiao, is commonly-eaten with a hot bowl of porridge, bak kut teh or tau suan dessert, or even tau huay.
You char kway is also popular in other Asian countries. The Vietnamese eat it with their pho (Vietnamese beef noodles).
Here are a few options to try or to get your fix.
Rochor Original Beancurd
Known for its tau huay, Rochor Original Beancurd also fries its you char kway to go with the bean curd dessert. Try this method of eating you char kway if you haven’t. Rochor Original Beancurd’s tau huay is known to be one of the best in town as well.
2 Short Street, Singapore 188221
This new-fangled you tiao stall even has sunflower seed encrusted crullers, green tea you tiao and sesame seed you tiao.
Mr Youtiao also uses the crullers like bread with ‘sandwiches’, filled with otak, chicken satay or tuna mayonnaise. An interesting version indeed.
Square 2, 10 Sinaran Drive, #02-09, Singapore 307506
You Tiao Man
This stall also sells other traditional fried snacks such as ham chin peng and the “butterfly”. The you tiao is crispy and does not go hard even after leaving out for a few hours.
Toa Payoh West Market & Food Centre, 127 Toa Payoh Lorong 1, #02-05, Singapore 310217
The you char kway from this stall is its signature item, with a crisp outside yet tender and fluffy inside.
Dough Culture also sells other fried goodies such as goreng pisang, sesame ball and carrot cake.
Visit www.doughculture.com.sg for a list of outlets.
Xin Xin You Tiao
Instead of having the usual kaya toast and coffee for breakfast, why not have you tiao, kaya and coffee for a change?
Xin Xin You Tiao also uses coconut oil to fry the crullers for a more fragrant dough stick.
Hainanese Village Food Centre, Block 105 Hougang Ave 1, #02-19, Singapore 530105