Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ipoh Road Hakka Yong Tau Foo - Wangsa Permai, Kepong

The spacious hangar-like eatery is inviting on 2 counts: space and airiness. Google Ipoh Road Hakka Yong Tau Foo and one can find the handiwork of various floggers. I was surprised it was found in something like 10 locations in KL!

The YTF is normal and within my expectations. I have a soft spot for it due to the extensive use of healthy tofu and vegetables. The only anomaly but on the positive side was the soup. Its thicker than normal and brewed with bean paste (tau cheong) giving it a strong savoury and slightly spicy taste. The fragrance (acquired) from the fermented beans is reminiscing of those YTF fried in "Tau Cheong" I get back home from my mother. MSG - moderate amount detected.
Its 12:00 noon and the crowd is filtering in. Now mostly families.
The 'to fu', 'to pok', and all kinds of vegetables inserted with fish paste.The unique soup base is good with rice as it is salty, slightly spicy and with a strong fermented beans smell.
Deep-fried 'fu chok', 'sui kow' and brinjal.Fish balls were ordinary and the soup has a slight bitter edge. Not sure where it was from.
Address: 12-A, Jalan Wangsa Utama, Wangsa Permai, Kepong.
Tel: 03 62765885
Business Hours: 9 am - 11 pm.

10 comments:

New Kid on the Blog said...

not a big fan about yong tau foo... but some how from the look this is much better than the penang one. :)

Sin Tai Lim said...

Hope they maintain the quality of the foods.

Big Boys Oven said...

I love YTF,I am so into it, in a big time!

Little Inbox said...

Once a while I like to have Yong Tau Foo. I always consider YTF as a light meal or snack, hehe...cuz I just have it on its own without rice.

SimpleGirl said...

don't know whether because I am born and bought up in Ipoh, YTF is my all time fav

Bangsar-bAbE said...

The thick brown soup is nice. I like drinking it, even though I know I will be super thirsty after that! =P

worldwindows said...

NKotB... Ipoh folks have their 'Liew Fun' and KL the YTF. I am a fan due to the healthy ingredients used.

STL... Quality average as the determining factor may be the fish paste. Can't tweak that much when good quality fish is so expensive.

BBO... I wish every Char Koay Teow stall is changed into a YTF one! Poof! But then....

LI... I eat just order more for lunch. Minimum 10 pieces per head on the average.

SG... same story, when I first came to KL from Ipoh 27 years ago I was lost foodwise.

BB... Yes, I was thirty.

CUMI & CIKI said...

delicious!

thenomadGourmand said...

i like YTF also! My my..so this has become like a family-run empire? Is the quality consistent at every outlet i wonder....

worldwindows said...

CampC... Satisfying.

TNG... I think it boils down to the fish paste and the fresh ingredients. Operations is relatively simple.