A group of my friends have lunch at Yin Futt Kuok Vegetarian Restaurant recently. We opted for vegetarian since one of us is a full time vegetarian since young. Yin Futt Kuok rarely disappoints me with their yummy dishes, noodles and pastries. Yup, they do bake some lovely Wife’s Biscuit (loh por pheng), the bestest Almond Biscuit, mediocre Siew Bao and Walnut Biscuit (hup toe soe). Wife’s Biscuit and Siew Bao are available in the afternoon.
We picked a whole load of dishes with very “meaty” name but rest assured they’re all mock meats. Let’s walk thru what we ate…
First up was a Seaweed Soup. Basically a very simple soup that has seaweed, tofu, enoki and shitake mushrooms, carrots etc. Good to warm up our tummy but really nothing special about this soup.
This is Assam Fish. Mock fish slices were deep fried before a sweetish, sourish and spicy assam gravy is poured all over them. The gravy has lots of ladies fingers and tomatoes which lent a sweetish tang to this dish.
Floss Tofu (Yuk Zung aka meat floss) is one of their specialty which I totally loved. This was introduced to me by a vegetarian colleague. Deep fried silken tofu drizzled with light gravy and topped with meat floss made of mushroom stems. Such deep fried tofu is hard to replicate at home since one need a huge wok of oil to fry the tofu quickly without overfrying the tofu. Yin Futt Kuok’s ones are perfectly done. The floss tasted nice, almost if not nicer than the real thing.
Kangkung Belacan. I find them just ok only since I can’t compare this vegetarian version with the actual belacan that will give this dish the absolute aroma.
To pacify the meat lovers, we ordered a pig’s trotter for them haha… the trotter is actually yam wrapped with a type of beancurd sheet that acts as the skin. The deep fried trotter is served in a bed of gravy with baby bok choy on the sides. I tell you, the skin is sooo sooo crispy to emulate a trotter’s skin. The filling has a just nice hint of 5 spice powder. We polished this dish off in a jiffy.
Last came the Futt Putt (Yam Ring) which is a must order here. Steamed yam/taro are mashed and shaped into a ring before being deep fried. An assortment of ingredients ranging from a few types of mushrooms, baby corn, water chestnut, mock meat, carrots etc are cooked separately before placing them into the yam ring. This dish is finished up by some deep fried glass noodle.
We ended our scrumptious meal with some complimentary papaya. Yin Futt Kuok still stands as one of our favourite vegetarian restaurant in town. Can’t remember how much we’ve paid since I did not do the deed. I doubt if I ask Miss J, she would remember either hehe…
Do note that they do serve mixed rice during lunch except on Sundays. Ala carte includes individual rice meals and noodles.
Yin Futt Kuok Vegetarian Restaurant
52, Jalan Hang Lekiu
Kuala Lumpur (near Jalan Gereja)
Opening hours: 10.00 am – 9.00 pm (last order 8:30)