I had my qualms about this restaurant, as famed restaurants tend to lose quality and authenticity. After being featured on Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations, Tang Jai Yoo soon became a tourist hotspot. But it managed to surpass our expectations and now I’d gladly introduce it to touring friends.
This tomyum seafood soup was concocted in just the right balance of tangy spicyness. And the potent bursts of flavors are oh, so addictive!
Remember the days when suckling pigs were served at wedding dinners? Here, each piglet is individually roasted by hand over charcoal, costs around 50sgd, and can be easily shared among 4-5.
Served with sweet sauce and thin pancakes, in a manner similar to peking duck.
When you’re done with the skin, they’ll chop up the rest and fry them with garlic. Crispy outside yet juicy inside, with the rich fragrance of fried garlic. Yummy!
A hearty meal at an unpretentious restaurant with a strange sense of familiarity in a country so foreign. Reservations are recommended.
Tang Jai Yoo Restaurant (陳再裕酒家)
85-89 Soi Yaowa Phanit, off Yarowat Road
Open 11am–10pm daily.