I have always walked past Yummi Bites without realizing that the snacks they are selling have been highly raved in the media and press. All the deep-fried food here are best consumed hot. But if you were to takeaway and consume them after several hours like what I did, the good news is the batter remain crispy and not oil-logged.
So the question is : Which one to try? Their bestseller and the most expensive one is the durian fritters ($2.50). But they are worth every cent because you see what you get--95% real luscious durian flesh and 5% crunchy coating. Plus, the frying method somehow eliminated some of the (pungent) smell, the fear factor of some people.
My favourite is the Nian Gao 3-in-one($1.60), a twist of the usual nian gao sandwiched between yam and sweet potato. The nian gao is chewy, but does not stick to your teeth. The green bean ($1.00) is smooth but not too dense nor overly-sweetened.
In the spirit of sharing more food, I went to the branch at AMK hub and bought some savoury items to try. The cheese potato balls ($1.80) drizzled with melted cheddar cheese are not creamy like croquettes but a more compact hashbrown minus the nauseating greasy odour.
Instead of goreng pisang, I chose the jackfruit($1.20), which surprisingly had a more intense fragrance than the durian. If you like fried snacks, this place might be convenient stop for you to grab a quick bite before you rush for your train.
This is the 9th stop of Bugis Food Trail 2013. Click HERE to read about other delicious food in Bugis Junction.
Yummi Bites (Halal)
Basement 1, Unit B1-K5