Discoveries on the Toa Payoh Food Trail [Food Guide]

As I have grown up in the heartland of Toa Payoh, I have always been able to enjoy a smorgasbord of unbelievably delicious cuisine at wallet-friendly prices, served with heart-warming smiles.
The vibrant food scene can be attributed to the rich history of the mature residential estate. In the 1960s, Toa Payoh was the second town developed by the Housing and Development Board (HDB). It was the birthplace of budding cottage industries such as bean sprouts, sauce and soy bean curd-making, and the manufacturing hub of local delights, such as chwee kueh (rice cake) and kway teow (noodles), just to name a few.
In this article, we take a walk down the Toa Payoh Food Trail, which features four hidden food gems within four local food haunts. (You’ll need the walk to shed all the calories!)
Map of Toa Payoh Food Trail: A gastronomic journey to remember. Photo Credits: Google Maps

First stop: Lorong 1 Toa Payoh West Coffeeshop and Market & Food Centre

The underrated coffeeshop and food centre in Lorong 1 Toa Payoh West deserves its day in the sun. From Hong Yun Seafood’s magnificent 白米粉 (White Bee Hoon) to the Chey Sua sisters’ heavenly carrot cake, this heartland haven is a foodie’s paradise. But its wonderful offerings have usually been shared only by word-of-mouth.

1. Hong Yun Seafood

Location: 124 Lorong 1 Toa Payoh, #01-459, Singapore 310124
Shopfront of Hong Yun Seafood, tucked in the corner of a quiet coffeeshop. Photo Credit: Google Images
Hong Yun White Bee Hoon, a feast for the eyes. Photo Credit: ieatishootipost
Besides the impressive quality of zichar, the coffeeshop restaurant also provides air-conditioning within a partitioned part of the shop, allowing customers to enjoy a mouthwatering meal in cool comfort....