Monday, September 9, 2019

Yong Tau Foo (Grabfood) - Kepong

Yong Tau Foo is one of the healthiest food around. It has lots of non-meat protein from the tofu and soy sheets. Then there is the multi-coloured vegetables that is not only a sight to behold but also a treasure trove of all kinds of nutrients and vitamins.

With the advent of personalised food deliveries, there is no need to beat the jam, look for parking and wait for a table and wait for the food. So, nowadays I look to Grabfood to bring my meals to my home. I find the delivery partners pretty efficient and fast. In fact to thank them for their service, I do tip them.

Each YTF eatery has their own unique and secret recipes for the fish paste, condiments and even soup. This shop has something more, a half soup half condiment concoction. The main flavouring agent is in the form of the ubiquitous Tau Cheong (fermented bean paste) as an ingredient. Something like the Miso soup. The soup was desirable and tasty and can be addictive as it is a comfort taste for those used to having Tau Cheong in their food.

I have the following deep-fried YTF that were made from soy sheets or tofu:
Stuffed crispy Tau Pok (Dried bean curd puff),
Fried tofu,
Fried soy sheets (Fu Chok Spring Roll),
Fried soy sheets (Fu Chok Flat Sheets)
Fried Tofu and
White Tofu

Stuffed Vegetables and others
Green Chili
Red Chili
Ladies Fingers
Bitter Gourd
Fish Ball
Fried Sui Kao (dumplings).
Fish Cake
Chee Cheong Fun (Rice Noodle Roll)

My requirements for YTF is simple, clean and fresh oil for frying. Make sure they keep clear of stale or over-used oil. Secondly, the condiments must be decent. If they go the extra mile to get it right and good in-situ, I will certainly patronise them. Lastly, the soup for the fish or pork balls: what ingredients were used to get the broth matters. I don't mind simple clear soup but certainly not those laden with salt and MSG. Overall, I found a decent YTF restaurant that mostly get all the above right plus decent portions that make their food value for money.

Restoran Yong Tau Foo
Jalan Metro Perdana Timur 3

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