Tuesday, 22 May 2007

Review: Yap Hup Kee Yong Tau Foo

YHK - 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.

YHK - deep fried YTF

The stuffed vegetables are served in a clear broth that come with chunks of char choy (Szechuan preserved vegetable) that I liked best.

YHK - YTF in soup

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!

YHK - dumplings

These yong tau foo are best served with chee cheung fun (rice noodle rolls, RM2.00 a plate), be it with sweet beanpaste...

YHK - plain chu cheung fun

... 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.

YHK - curry chu cheung fun

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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  1. one of my fave YTF shop! love the chee cheong fun too. but am only there for lunch; more variety and less scary (gets rather quiet at night) :-)

  2. sc, i think you din notice how big sized is my "bodyguard" leh haha

    lanatir, dats y go in the evenings lor. damansara utama have a branch too mah

  3. arrr,,,,,, i wan yong tao foo!!!! i still cant figure out where is it la

  4. looks nice... where is it located for the DU one?

  5. *dush* lanatir

    jackson & will, i think for both of you, DU branch would be nearer. here's the address:
    31 J SS21/56B, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya. Tel. 03-7710-8131

    if not mistaken its same row as The Ship. good luck!

  6. i hope in time to come/near future, this one won't go down the drain like how Ampang Yong Tau Foo did.

    i remembered eating YTF at the original AYTP right next to the lake side where they make fish paste out of those mackerel using the pestle, by hand, not using blender like how they do nowadays!

  7. branch @ du sounds good cause am not too familiar with pudu area though and oh i wanna have that long beans ytf! :D

  8. omg..the ytf is ok i guess.. but the chee cheong fun..its orgasmic..haha i can hav god knows how many plates..if i didnt have to look out for the carbs..my stomach is actually growling as i type..

  9. I like ccfun too...looks like I'll go to the DU one. Thanks!

  10. I love yong tau foo :D ...this one more like Ampang-style hor...slightly different from the Hakka-style...but all I like :p~~~

  11. The DU branch is the same row as the ship. But parking there is pretty bad most of the time too, especially weekdays because there are a lot of pubs along that row. Weekends are not too bad.

  12. I love the sui kow in herbal soup here. Good to the last drop, man!

  13. stupe, i ate there before and also opposite the school near pekan ampang market! the fishpaste has got salted fish one!!! superb!

    meiyen, go early and ask for claypot herbal loh shue fun with sui kow. soup good till the last drop!

    yeah joe... very smooth but i think the dried shrimps dat gave you the orgasm haha

    tigerfish, the Hakka style cooked in the sauce right? watever, both also i liked hehehe

    beenee, thanks for the info.

    lemongrass, i'm usually the one who sapu all the soup :p

  14. Thot ytf in d morning & only steamboat in the evening! Thx for the tip. Just craves their dried prawns ccf to death. Can easily whack 3 plates at one go!

  15. tummythoz, wahliau 3 plates??? size like chili padi but can eat so much :p

  16. http://juliansi.blogspot.com/2008/03/yhk-seafood-yong-tau-foo-damansara.html

    Slurp slurp ... The one at Damansara Utama is good too!


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