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16 Oct 2012
Tuesday, 22 May 2007
Review: Yap Hup Kee Yong Tau Foo
If you're craving for Yong Tau Foo (stuffed beancurd and vegetables) in the evenings, look no further than Yap Hup Kee Yong Tau Foo. Even though located amongst the many printing machineries in Pudu, it's pretty easy to find this shop as you can see rows of yong tau foo screaming "Pick me, pick me" at the outter part of the shop as seen above.
Parking is a breeze in the evening but you'll missed out on the delicious claypot herbal loh shue fun and/or sui kow (dumplings) that are only offered in the late mornings or lunch hour.
The mechanism is very simple, first you pick up a tong and start placing your choice of yong tau foo pieces on the plate(s). Next, take a seat and wait for your order to arrive which is rather prompt. The server will then deep fry or cook your choices in clear broth depending on the type of yong tau foo.
What we liked about the yong tau foo here is, the choices available are errrr... slightly on the contemporary side where you can find stuffed four angle beans, long beans, broccoli and fishpaste interpersed with cloud ear fungus, apart from the traditional Hakka yong tau foo found elsewhere. At 80 sens a piece, the yong tau foo is slightly on the larger side.
The deep fried stuff will come piping hot. Best dipped in the sweetish beanpaste (mien si) sauce and the yummilicious chilli sauce.
The stuffed vegetables are served in a clear broth that come with chunks of char choy (Szechuan preserved vegetable) that I liked best.
Their sui kows (dumplings, minimum order RM7.00 for 5 pieces) are filled to the brim with fish paste and one whole medium sized prawn served in a similar broth as above. One bite gives off a bouncy and crunchy texture. I wished they could serve the herbal version in the evening!
These yong tau foo are best served with chee cheung fun (rice noodle rolls, RM2.00 a plate), be it with sweet beanpaste...
... or curry. The sprinkling of fried pounded dried shrimps (har mai) bring these chee cheung fun to another level. Other than chee cheung fun, you can ask for the the plain noodles ie loh shue fun, hor fun etc to be served in a minced pork sauce, in a claypot too if you like.
They do serve steamboat in the evenings but I hardly see any patrons ordering that. Who needs steamboat when one can glut over the yummilious yong tau foo??
Restoran Yap Hup Kee
45 Jalan Brunei Barat (off Pudu), Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: (603) 2148 9220.
9.00am-5.00pm and 5.30pm-11.00pm.
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