If you like your char kway teow somewhat sweet and garlicky, this might something to try. Located at a corner coffee shop at the junction of Joo Chiat Road and East Coast Road (facing Katong Mall) is this old stall called Yong Huat that's apparently been around since 1949.
Their fried Hokkien mee seems very popular here - we saw plates after plates of it flying out of the kitchen. But to me, it's rather bland, so I don't understand why people love it. Oh well, to each his own. At least there's lots of fried pork lard cubes on the side! Slurp!
They also serve other dishes like prawn mee, fishball noodles but I've not tried those. The couple (man takes and serves orders, lady handles the wok) in charge here work really fast, so you don't have to wait long even though there's a lot of customers. Don't expect ambiance at this budget eatery - just dine al fresco on the sidewalk and watch the people go by.
YONG HUAT at D'ORANGE
125/127 East Coast Road
(opposite Katong Mall)