Lucky Seafood Catering: Hidden gem that sells delicious handmade Yong Tau Foo and Lai Fun

The thing about Yong Tau Foo is that it’s either very delicious or subpar. So, when I heard of Lucky Seafood Catering and their homemade Yong Tau Foo, I had to try it for myself.

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Located along Geylang Lorong 17, the stretch itself boasts plenty of popular food stalls. It was difficult to focus on one dish when the air was filled with a combination of aromatic food dishes from the surrounding stalls. Alas, I had to be brave and focus on one dish.

Upon reaching the coffee shop, I immediately noticed the quaint stall wedged in the middle of two others, with a counter that’s plastered with heaps of newspaper clippings. As I went closer to the counter, I realised they were all past food reviews of their food. Immediately I knew I was in for a treat!

What I tried at Lucky Seafood Catering 

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Despite their extensive menu, I decided to go for their Yong Tau Foo (S$10.50) and Sambal Chicken Fried Rice (S$7).

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I ordered the soup version with a couple of ingredients on the side. After picking my choice of noodles, I learned that their Lai Fun was made in-house. I also saw that they had Assam Laksa on the menu, but it was too late as I had already placed my order. For the uninitiated, lai fun is short and thick rice noodles, and is a popular choice of noodle in Ipoh, and the owner of this stall hails from there. Which explains the Malaysian dishes on their menu. Bummer. 

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Aside from the noodles, Lucky Seafood also makes their own Yong Tau Foo. Which is a rarity these days. Their huge kitchen also makes it conducive for doing everything in-house. I also learned that they use fresh mackerel for their ingredients here, which makes them stand out from other stalls around the region. 

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As you can see, the ingredients I picked were fried to perfection and weren’t oily at all. Which was a relief. I also noticed the chilli and tofu were generously filled with fish paste and seafood. Again, a rarity.

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As I opted to takeaway my meal, I was surprised at how well the ingredients maintained their crispness. The beancurd skin I picked still retained an ASMR-worthy crunch as I popped it in my mouth, which was brilliant as soggy ingredients are a turn-off.

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The soup here had proper depth. I loved how they added pepper to the soup to balance out the essence of seafood, making it an addictive bowl. It wasn’t too diluted like those at some places.

Lucky Seafood Catering - close up of noodle

I got the bee hoon to go with my ingredients, and it didn’t disappoint. The noodles also came with a generous serving of taugeh, topped with spring onions.

Lucky Seafood Catering - close up of sambal

Here’s the deal— I try to avoid any kind of chilli with Yong Tau Foo to taste the authenticity of the soup and ingredients. However, when I saw the fiery red sambal staring at me, I had to try it. Boy, I surely wasn’t disappointed. I reckon a dollop of sambal would’ve sufficed, but I clearly went overboard.

The sambal here is flavourful and comes with an evident kick. I paired it with the noodles and fried ingredients for the full effect, and was greeted with an intense kick at the back of my throat. Despite the minor torture, the sambal definitely stole the show for me.

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For S$7 I was served with a huge portion of Sambal Chicken Fried Rice with a sunny side up egg. As soon as I opened the to-go box and took in a whiff of the golden-brown grains, I knew I made the right choice.

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The rice came with generous chunks of chicken and onions. Each spoonful exploded with the familiar fried rice spices along with a pleasant wok hei.

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Although the sunny side-up egg was done to perfection, I couldn’t bear to break the yolk and allow its gooeyness to coat my rice— which is why I carefully placed it aside for someone else to enjoy.

Final thoughts

Lucky Seafood certainly served one of the best Yong Tau Foo I’ve tasted, and I now understand why they are a hit amongst many. Considering how they are conveniently located in the East also makes it easier for me to plan my next visit.

This time, I’m definitely going for their other items on the menu, especially their well-raved about Assam Laksa

Is it worth the trip down? Yes. And if you ever find yourself around the area and craving a comforting bowl of Yong Tau Foo, Lucky Seafood will not let you down.

Expected damage: S$7 – $10.50 per pax

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Our Rating: 4.5 / 5

Lucky Seafood Catering

134 Sims Avenue, Singapore 387456

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Our Rating 4.5/5

Lucky Seafood Catering

134 Sims Avenue, Singapore 387456

Telephone: +65 8404 9266
Operating Hours: 11am - 11.30pm (Daily)
Telephone: +65 8404 9266

Operating Hours: 11am - 11.30pm (Daily)

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