Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Yong Tau Foo @ Yap Hup Kee, Pudu, Kuala Lumpur

weird stuff you find on tables nowadays...

Okay, enough of Japanese food, sweets and food fairs, it is back to good old Malaysian food. Long long ago, I once contemplated migrating from Malaysia to seek greater fortune somewhere else but at the end of the day, I just couldn't do it, as I knew I'll miss Malaysian food too much. Where else, would I get good food, almost 24 hours daily???? Okay not everything is perfect as our fine dining scene seems a bit pathetic but at least we have great street food to compensate the lack of haute cuisine.

silky chee cheong fun doused with curry and topped with crunchy dried prawns

I recently had a reason to moosey down town and grab breakfast at one of my all time favourite places - Pudu. I can never go hungry here as there's good food at every nook and cranny - you just have to look hard enough.

the GOOD - 4 angled beans and long beans mixed with fish paste


A place I often visit but have yet to blog about is this infamous yong tau foo joint. Just pick and select from an array of goodies - I love the vegetable selections they have here. Unlike other places that serve the run of the mill stuff, you get four angled beans and long beans wrapped in fish paste or soybean skin.


the BAD - sinful barbequed pig's intestines

Another point to dine here, is for the sinfully good barbequed pig's intestines. A bite of these dark brown goodies, yields a little but very flavoursome liquid oozing out that hits the tongue just as you are relishing the intestines. Simply out of the world delicious stuff!! While they are not good for the arteries, I try to balance it out with loads of vegetables.

Since one can't get filled up with vegetables, fish paste and pig's intestines, I usually eat a small bowl of chee cheong fun with curry sauce. The rice noodles are silky smooth with the spicy curry sauce. While the curry sauce and the dried prawn toppings are not as great compared to Jalan Sayur's fantastic curry chee cheong fun, this version is still pretty good.

Restoran Yap Hup Kee
45, Jalan Brunei Barat
Off Jalan Pudu
Kuala Lumpur

Tel No: 03 - 2148 9220

(Non halal. Open from 9am-5pm, 5.30-11pm. Off every 2nd Tuesday. A branch is also available at Damansara Utama.)

*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.

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28 comments:

PureGlutton said...

Hey, I've been going to this place for years now and i love their chee-cheong-fun with just a dash of their sweet sauce - hv never tried their curry version though. Yeah, the must-have is certainly their fried intestines - very good stuff!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

the ccf is bloody smooth and good..pity i havent been back for a very very long time..

CUMI & CIKI said...

great place.. pudu is one of our fav places for food! It helps that this YTF joint is air-conditioned as well in the heat of the afternoon eh..?

coffee-ping said...

the photo looks very nice oh! :D

how did u manage to get their contacts? XD

Jason said...

Love the CCF here especially with the dried shrimp topping.

Nic (KHKL) said...

the ccf is rather silky and darn shiok with the curry.

but of course, the taste of the intestines was the attraction for me..hehe..too bad of the toughness though.

mimid3vils said...

stuffed 4 angle bean & long bean, never see at other places ler~~

Precious Pea said...

I like their soft ccf too especially with prawn paste. Only complain is that the serving too small.

sc said...

oh, the fried intestine is a must for me too! and the lovely ccf... *drools*

Tummythoz said...

Best is they r open for breakfast, lunch, dinner & supper! So convenient.

pumpkin said...

they have a branch in Damansara Uptown, few doors from The Ship, less crowded and easy to park

Kelly said...

OMG sacrilege, give me hawker food any day over haute cuisine!

Hazza said...

I can get siu cheong in the UK too but nowhere near as good looking as what you had there!

Jackson said...

BBQ intestines?? wow. i sure will love it

implosion said...

You said it right there about Malaysian food: It makes up for what it lacks in fine dining through it's street food.

SO true!!!!

Julian Si said...

Pudu area is simmmmply marrrvelous for good food, from Fei Por Restaurant to my all time fave curry mee :-) http://juliansi.blogspot.com/2007/04/curry-mee-at-pudu-simply-divine.html .... and now this too! Can't wait to try :-)

worldwindows said...

Healthy YTF
Sinful intestines
Eat to live, live to eat.
Or the other way round.
Doesn't matter as it is a vicious cycle.

Luscious Temptations said...

OMG I haven't had curry chee cheong fun in years and years! Your blog reminds me of how much I miss Malaysian food. Seriously, don't bother moving away from Malaysia, it's not worth it! My rumbling tummy reminds me everyday :)

Gromit said...

sorry man, i would like to give my own bad comment...

erm,i tried twice before...no mucu surprise for my second time,,,indeed 1st time is also bad comment too...

i got tried better one...

allaboutattitude said...

ooh ..This place is pretty expensive. And always sold out! But I guess it might mean that the food is good?

daphne said...

oo.., are the bowls for people to share?

The fried intestine looks soo reddd and sinful!!

boo_licious said...

pureglutton - so sinful but oh so extremely good, those intestines!

joe - but very small portion though!

cumi & ciki - aaah, yes, aircond is definitely a good idea. I sat outside that day since it was a nice windy day before the rain started to pour.

boo_licious said...

coffee-ping - you grab a card from their counter. everything is on there.

jason - ahhh, the silky rolls are good stuff.

nic - must have been a bad day for them, as mine were superliciously tender. Yum!

mimi - yup, a bit unusual, as you get different veges.

precious pea - ya lor, end up eating more yong tau foo I guess to make up that tummy space.

boo_licious said...

sc - high five girl!

tummythoz - ah yes, very hardworking of them!

pumpkin - weird, as I only eat this outlet.

kelly - hahaha, I feel that way too, esp when after eating haute cuisine, I always want to eat supper at the stalls!

hazza - hee hee, that is one of the best parts of not migrating but never mind, in UK, you get good food too! even chinese dim sum.

jackson - quick quick, go and try!

boo_licious said...

implosion - ah, so true! esp if we have to compare with Spore.

julian - ooooh, that curry mee very thick and yum. I think I blogged abt it very long ago.

worldwindows - ah, a vicious circle we live in but as long as we get to taste and enjoy life, we shld just take things as it is!

luscious temptations - aww, poor thing! I can imagine as I had only 3 years away and that was bad enuf for me to say, never again!

sorry gromit, guess it does not work for you. No worries, not everything is perfect. So where is good per your tummy's opinion???

allabtattitude - yeah, I guess it depends on what time you visit as it's super popular!

daphne - bowls are for the sauces! There is so much demand, they put a seperate bucket for it.

wmw said...

A food that has a special place in my heart. LOL!

boo_licious said...

wmw - wow. Now we know what to treat you with! CCF and YTF!

chelle said...

I know a place in Pudu famous for chicken rice. The shop name is "Sum Kee" and it's loacted in between the Sek Yuen Restaurant and Pudu KFC. This shop is famous for the soya sauce chichken sauce, roast pork and their homemade chilli sauce. Yummy, my all time favourite....

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