Wednesday, October 05, 2005

KY eats - Ampang Yong Tau Foo

I am sure some of you noobs here have heard about Ampang Yong Tau Foo, and might have gone to some shady shops with the "Ampang Yong Tau Foo" signs. However, if you haven't gone to the original place, all you've had would just be akin to any stalls in KL claiming they serve "Penang Char Kuih Teow". Lets get old school, lets get the real stuff.

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argh, i'm starting to drool..

Now there are 3 shops right next to each other at this original Ampang Yong Tau Foo place that is situated in an old school area with all the pre-war buildings. I have tried each of the 3 shops and thus far think that all of them are pretty much equally good. So these days we just go to the one that we manage to find a parking space.

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we ordered quite a feast for 3 people

Last weekend we visited the middle shop, called Restaurant Orchard View Yong Tau Foo. Each piece of yong tau foo is RM 0.60, and they serve a variety of other dishes too. We ordered "mui choi khau yok" (fatty pork with some fermented vege,) glass chicken legs (boneless chicken feet, served with carrots, chillie, parsley, lime,) peanut soup, oily vegetable, and 20 pieces of mouth watering yong tau foo. Terence was there, that explains why we ordered so much.

Some purists will say that the place should sell nothing but yong tau foo, and I think one of the other shops is like that, but I think it doesn't hurt to have a little variety. The yong tau foo is fresh and have a pretty nice texture to it. They come in chilly, okra (lady's finger), bitter guord, tofu, foo chok, and gyoya if you just ask them to mix it up. Of course, you can order seperately.

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Here's the map, foo!

If you love yong tau foo, this is the place to go. Any of the 3 restaurants will do justice to the Ampang Yong Tau Foo name. I never walk out of that place with an unsatisfied stomach. There was once I had to down 18.5 pieces of yong tau foo cos we mistakenly brought a Malay friend there and found out it wasn't halal after ordering 30 pieces for 3 person. The other chump only had 11.5, wtf.

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