fresh and crispy from the wok
I often get a little confused around the Kota Damansara area - there's so many places to eat and somehow the one place I keep wanting to visit is always closed i.e. Peony Garden. My friend has been raving about that place for a long time but everytime we drive there, it seems to be closed. Anyway, we spotted this huge sign proclaiming they were selling Ipoh Road Yong Tau Foo.
bittergourd and silky tofu stuffed with fish paste
Having fond memories of the original shop in Segambut (they used to operate in a shack next to a river but has now moved into a mansion nearby) where we used to eat lunch, I picked this place. It was a good choice, we liked the quiet and efficient service - just write down how many items you want on this paper filled with all the choices, hand it back to the waiter and within minutes your food arrives fresh from the wok.
While it may irk some purists who believe the fish paste stuffing must be mixed with minced pork and a little salted fish, I liked their stuffing made from pure fish paste. My favourite bits were the crunchy stuffed tofu skin rolls. Damn crisp that I wanted more. Had to restrain myself and eat the other "healthier" yong tau foo aka the bittergourd and soft tofu. I also ordered a paper wrapped chicken, see pixs in Flickr. It was a pretty generous piece soaked in a gingery sauce. Not the best but pretty decent. Definitely won't mind returning to this place again, as I saw quite a few people eating their assam fish also.
Ipoh Road Yong Tau Foo
5 Jalan PJU 5/18
(Pork free. One of the branches they have. Original is in Segambut and shares the premises with a steamboat place. The Kelana Jaya outlet is closed and I remember also seeing another big branch around Kepong.)
*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. This review is time sensitive; changes may occur to the place later on that can affect this opinion. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from this place for writing the review.
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