Yon Yan 永焱 Fried Bee Hoon And Fried Chicken Wings @ West Coast Market


About six months ago, Eng Kee posted a photo of YAN's stallfront on their Facebook. I was puzzled why did Eng Kee open their new branch at YAN's location? 

For the uninitiated, Mr Hu, the owner of YAN, is the original owner of Eng Kee at Commonwealth. Mr Hu's Chinese name is 胡火荣 while Eng Kee's Chinese name is 荣记  so can you see the link between them? He sold off the brand and recipe then set up YAN at Redhill. Both stalls offer similar food items i.e economical fried bee hoon and fried chicken wings which both are popular in their own rights.

Since Eng Kee is opening their branch at YAN's location, why didn't they change the signboard to their own before putting up the photo on their Facebook which is what's confusing me.

It wasn't until last December when the Chinese tabloids reported that Mr Hu has ended the business at Redhill Food Centre six months ago due to a work injury but has now reopened for business again at a new location with a new name and they finally have their own Facebook page!

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The new stall is located at West Coast Market and have been renamed from YAN (焱) to YON YAN (永焱). Fortunately, I am quite familiar with this area so the new location is not hard to find. It is just slightly around 11am (their opening time) when I reach and there is already a queue in front of the stall.

The queue is still manageable as there were only five customers in front of me which cleared pretty fast. I ordered a plate of fried bee hoon (rice vermicelli) and two fried chicken wings. Doesn't make sense to come all the way here just to have one chicken wing right?

There is no increase in price with the bee hoon still at a ridiculous low price of 60¢ while fried chicken wings is at $1.40 each.

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Compared to my first visit at YAN when they were still at Redhill, the bee hoon this time round is tastier and less rubbery although the flavors are still light on my palate.

The portion of the bee hoon is very filling and I could not finish it.

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I love the thin and crisp chicken skin while the meat is still as succulent and tasty. I managed to get a new batch of freshly fried chicken wings so mine is still piping hot. In fact, the chicken wings here have such high turnover rate there is no time for them to turn cold before they fly off the shelf, quite literally!

There are customers who braved the queue just to buy chicken wings by the dozen.

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Newspaper clippings about the Prime Minister queuing for YAN's fried chicken wings

YAN serves very economical fried bee hoon that is easy on the wallet yet fills you up. My hood actually charges $1.20 for bee hoon kosong. Only if you add on other ingredients to go with your bee hoon, then they will charge you $1 for it.

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Price list and new operating hours

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West Coast Market Square

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Bus stop right in front of the market

By the way, I took bus service 282 from Clementi Bus Interchange to get here.


YON YAN 永焱
West Coast Market Square
Blk 726 Clementi West Street 2
#01-19
Singapore 120726

Opening Hours
Tue - Sat: 11am – 2pm, 5pm - 8.30pm daily
Closed: Sun, Mon

Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/HDyQeG3bHxT2
GPS Coordinates: 1.3036251,103.7643529


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