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July 11, 2015

Restoran Yap Hup Kee, Kuala Lumpur…good, but not THAT good

For the hungry eyes, you can go to Restoran Yap Hup Kee and ogle your food porn….the many items of yong tau foo on display. Literal meaning of Yong Tau foo is “stuffed bean curd” although you will actually see other items apart from bean curd, stuffed with a meat paste of either fish or pork.  Anything that’s freshly fried cannot go wrong. However, the dumplings were good but not mind blowing.

Carb-rich chee cheong fun is actually steamed rice roll. I absolutely loved the silky smooth and feather-like texture of these rolls here and nothing beats a good sauce. Sweet sauce chee cheong fun topped with “har mai”(dried shrimps). The crispy (minced) dried shrimps added the necessary fragrant aroma to the dish and elevate it to another level. Opt for the robust but not spicy curry gravy version if you are a curry lover.

Parking there is a nightmare. Endless driving around the numerous lots to find a spot, to no success, I almost had to call yong tau foo day quits without even leaving the car…until I hatched the idea of parking in a nearby hotel.

The food was good, but not THAT good. This is the true truth as I say it as it is…

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yap hup kee KL1

May 18, 2014

Yong Tau Foo Ah Choon, Johor Baru…..simply delicious comfort food.

This came highly recommended by my dentist, so I gave it a try…and it certainly did not disappoint. It tasted great.

The dry noodles topped with chopped braised pork are everything you want from good minced pork noodles, and nothing you don’t. The noodles are soft but they retain a slight snap to keep you interested. As for the minced pork gravy, it’s a slightly sweet, cornstarch-thickened glaze with soft nubs of pork and a mild savouriness. It’s nothing profound, but it does its job of supporting the noodles without overwhelming them.

Yong Tau Foo is a selection of various local food items such as fish balls, beancurd, vegetables etc where you pick what you want from a bunch of plates and have it boiled for you. Here, they cook it in soup for you tho9ugh I’d have preferred some of them to be fried. The prices of the individual items were all RM1 each, so if you get carried away with choosing too many items, it is quite a bomb.

Yong Tau Foo Ah Choon is a standout among the many eatery choices in Johor Baru. This is the true truth as I say it as it is…

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yong tau foo ah choon, jb

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