Walking around Madras Lane's market just off Petaling Street is always fun. There's always so much activity around the stalls. You see the fishmongers handling huge fishes that are specially ordered by restaurants. Fish is always super fresh around here that my family often make special trips here to get our supplies. As the market consists of four lanes which intersect in the middle like a cross, you can enter from four different entrances. There's the one along Petaling Street, across from Sze Ngan Chai who sells yummy roast duck. Then there's a small and lesser used entrance next to Hotel Malaya and one along Jalan Tun HS Lee near the Chinese temple. Finally there's one which leads to a carpark area which houses all the food stalls.
I often eat around here whether it's the chee cheong fun at the stainless steel table or the assam laksa and curry laksa. Here the curry laksa is the thick type and topped with sinful pork skin. At the end of the lane, you have the ais kacang, cendol and drinks people. With a multitude of stalls here and limited seating spaces, there's heated rivalry for customers. If you choose the wrong table to sit at, beware of nasty scenes with the stall owners. For those of you who are not sure, ask the stall owners where you can sit when you order.
This time round I tried the yong tau foo stall. Like all yong tau foo places, there is constant activity at the stall with all the preparation. At one end you have large woks filled to the brim with hot oil while helpers prepare the items for frying by filling the vegetables with fish paste. I chose a small selection of items and was surprised that it was served in a bowl of broth made from soy beans. I totally did not expect even the fried items to be placed inside the broth hence it was soggy rather than crispy. At 80 sens a piece, the yong tau foo was a pretty good size but I felt that the items weren't too fantastic. The only item I really liked was the bittergourd which was bursting with fish paste. Incidentally, if you wish to order yong tau foo here, it's easy to spot their tables as their disposable wooden chopsticks and plastic spoons are placed on top of it.
Yong Tau Foo Stall
Off Petaling Street
*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from the restaurant for writing this review.
Tagged with: Malaysian Food + Yong Tau Foo