The Story: Serving up piping hot cups of kopi, teh tarik, teh halia and more, this long-time drinks and snack stall on the first level of Amoy Street Food Centre is a familiar sight to the office crowd who stop by for a quick pick-me-up at breakfast, lunch and tea time.
The family-run stall, named after its founder, the late Syed Mohammed, started out as a stall near the former Criminal Investigation Department building near Cecil Street 45 years ago. It moved to its current location in 2003 after the hawker centre was renovated. Over the past two decades, the stall has been run by the founder’s son, Furkhan Ali. He has roped in his son, Nizam, to take over the afternoon shift since 2016.
Furkhan has also mastered the art of making teh tarik by pulling the tea to create a thick, puffy layer of froth that crowns the top of each cup of the milky brown concoction. Many diners order their beverages to go with the curry puffs, buns and snacks that are displayed enticingly at the front of the stall.
Order This: Teh halia and teh tarik.