Time really flies when you’re having fun, doesn’t it? Pardon my absence for the past 2 days, for I was having a relaxing getaway weekend at my home sweet home back in Kampar. Nothing like sleeping the time away and waking up to delicious home cooked food, don’t you agree? Anyway, back to reality today, sad to say.
Today I shall share a find which is no stranger to most foodies especially in the Klang Valley. I first knew about Puchong Yong Tau Fu from Saucer, about 2 years ago. My impression of my maiden visit was that the restaurant was crowded, loud and hot! Of course, the food was awesome too! Otherwise, I wouldn’t ask Saucer to bring our guest, Wailian there recently, during a working day to boot! We went there on a Friday, and true enough, the place was still as crowded, noisy and hot.
Friday afternoon crowd
It’s almost impossible not to sweat eating at this joint, for the zinc roof top was just too good of a heat conductor, and eating on a scorching hot afternoon is just asking for trouble, or sweat. But I couldn’t help it! The variety of Yong Tau Foo (YTF) or stuffed bean curd with fish paste was just too attractive to be taken lightly. The uniqueness of this YTF stall lies in the fact that you get to choose whatever item (bean curd sheets/red chilli/bean curd/brinjal) that you want the fish paste to be stuffed in, and they only stuff the fish paste into them upon order. This guarantees YTF that is freshly prepared!
YTF in soup
We chose a few variants for the soup and a few to be deep fried. And I must say the consomme soup made from sweet potato leaves was flavourful and sweet. I drank a few mouthfuls of those soup and didn’t feel thirsty after that, which mean little or no MSG added.
The fish paste in each item was just solid and bulging generously. It was firm and slightly bouncy, and most importantly, without any fishy smell. Well done! I could eat this on and on again without feeling guilty.
Deep fried YTF
As for the deep fried version, the fragrant was just so strong and aromatic (from neighbouring tables) that you couldn’t help but order a few pieces of your own. Though not that healthy an option, they were too good to be missed! Big-sized YTF pieces with generous amount of fish paste that went amazingly well with the sweet sauce provided. Oh, did I also mention that it’s a norm here to eat YTF with white rice? For that wholesome lunch, I must say.
Bean curd sheet, Chinese cruller, brinjal and bean curd stuffed with fish paste
The whole meal was more than satisfying, albeit the scorching hot weather. The bill came up to about RM23 including white rice and drinks for 3 persons. A pretty reasonable price, considering that we stuffed ourselves silly, with food and drinks.
Puchong Yong Tau Fu
To date, I still haven’t found any other Yong Tau Foo that could beat the ones served in this shop. Perhaps you might beg to differ, and I would be more than willing to try out new places. Until then, this will still remain as the best Yong Tau Foo shop to me.
Puchong Yong Tau Fu
Lot 105, Batu 14,
Kampung Baru Puchong,
Business Hours: 11am to 9.30pm. Closed on Mondays.