We discovered a place in the vicinity of Sbread, Shihlin, Belanga and Nyonya Colors for a quick snack. The place is I Love Yoo! that sells "you tiau" (yau char kwai in Cantonese or Chinese crullers), sweet potato/yam balls, porridge and soy bean drink. It's a self-service conccept, so one would need to queue, choose the items, pay and carry the food to the table. Fine with us as the area allowed us to inter-order from the different stalls, much like a mini food court.
No wonder this place have a queue each time we pass by as I find they have quite a number of snacks available to pick from. Something different as these kinda deep fried snacks are usually available at the wet market or night market or at some corner in the city like my fave at Jalan Alor. Other than yau char kwai, you can find mar keuk (literally horse leg); kap chung (round crullers filled with glutinous rice in the centre); harm cyin pheng (flat round shaped crullers sometimes with red bean paste filling); cyin tooi of either peanut or lotus paste fillings(sesame balls); farn shu tarn (sweet potato balls) 2 types of porridges ie. dried scallop or peanut and dried oyster; soy bean drink and tau foo far (soy bean curd).
We both loved the Sesame Balls (RM1.40 each)! Mine's peanut filling and it has loads of peanut + sugar mixture inside. The skin is ultra crispy and each bite inundated with fragrant sesame. Urrghhh craving for one now! Capt'n Hook was chomping down on his lotus paste and I can hear the crunch :p
The Scallop Porridge Set (RM3.90) came with a bowl of porridge that is not too thick nor thin, just the right consistency and a bowl of sliced yau char kwai. The porridge came plain and you're free to add in condiments of sesame oil, pepper and soy sauce at the counter. Actually the porridge is pretty plain, no dried scallops were spotted, perhaps very little were used and the scallops splitted up into so tiny strips that are not visible to our human eyes. Otherwise, eaten with the yau char kwai, it's quite all right for a light snack or meal. However, the only thing problem is... this porridge contained large amount of MSG cos the whole evening, I had to drown myself with gallons of water :(
These yau char kwai came with the porridge. Very crispy indeed cos the frying was done right there. No chance to try the rest of the items as we wanted a light meal. Boiboi wanted soy bean drink but too bad they have run out of both the drink and tau foo far even though it was only 7ish in the evening.
I Love Yoo!
Lot LG-K-16, Lower Ground Floor
I've spotted an outlet in Pavilion's Food Republic.
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