Category: Yong Tau Fu

Hou Xiang 60s Chee Cheong Fun @ Bandar Sri Damansara, KL

If there’s a worst service award for restaurants then Hou Xiang will definitely be one of the top contenders and probably win it as well. The staff is a bunch of incompetent blur sotongs and even the boss is a confused soul himself. All four different waiter and waitresses who attended us did the following during our short lunch:

  1. Got our table number wrong even though we pointed it out to him that it’s 18 not 19
  2. Got our orders wrong
  3. Brought food from another table to us
  4. The bill took 20 minutes to arrive and I had to remind 3 different staff including the boss himself who also forgot about it later – what a joke. I think they are just not bothered
  5. The wrong bill was given to us
  6. Change was given before we even paid, it was actually intended for another table [insert facepalm]

Moreover, the food is not even great to begin with – they are just cleverly disguised in vintage enamel wares for that gimmicky, nostalgic feel.

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In all fairness their Chee Cheong Fun is alright, but not worth the anguish caused by the horrible service here.

If there's a worst service award for restaurants then Hou Xiang will definitely be one of the top contenders and probabl...

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Restoran E Soo Yong Tou Foo @ Bandar Manjalara, Kepong

E Soo (Cantonese for 2nd sister in law) is an extremely popular Yong Tau Fu restaurant in Kepong and it is not difficult to understand why. Not only your food arrives fast even during the busiest times, there are plenty of other main dishes to order too which makes a meal here really quick and complete.

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The sizes of the individual YTF here is delightfully big and packed with fish paste, so we did not really mind them being slightly pricier than the rest. Besides, they are really tasty too except for some fried items that were just plain oily to the extent of being inedible.

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The fried item I was referring too is the friend brinjals, they were so soaked in oil that it felt like biting into a greasy and soggy tissue, kind of gross. We complained about this to the staff and owner but our complaint was simply brushed off with something along the lines of ‘fried brinjals are like that one mah, sure got a lot of oil, even if I replace for you also will like that‘ So yeah, no more fried brinjals for us in our future visits since the other restaurants do not seem to have this problem. The rest was OK though – we liked their fried ‘fu cuk’ and ‘tau fu pok’, both were crispy and light with very little grease.

E Soo (Cantonese for 2nd sister in law) is an extremely popular Yong Tau Fu restaurant in Kepong and it is not difficult...

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Kung Wo Dou Bun Chong (Soya Bean Products) @ Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong

Kung Wo Soya Bean Products (公和荳品廠) at Sham Shui Po is one of my more memorable eats in Hong Kong thanks to their unique Tau Fu Fa. Like the shop’s name suggest, Kung Wo is an everything soy-related kind of factory cum eatery so they also sells raw ingredients like beancurds and beansprouts.

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The Tau Fu Fa is of course soft and silky smooth as expected and tastes just slightly sweet with only a small drizzle of sugar syrup. I believe it is made this way so that the sweetness will not overpower the subtle soy flavor. And actually it is the “red sugar” that makes it one of a kind for me.

Kung Wo Soya Bean Products (公和荳品廠) at Sham Shui Po is one of my more memorable eats in Hong Kong thanks to their unique...

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Chan Chan Yong Tau Foo @ Bandar Menjalara, Kepong

Fortunately when it comes to Yong Tau Fu I don’t need to travel far for it. A good one is only 5 minutes away from SL’s house and we visit it quite regularly. Chan Chan Yong Tau Foo has become one of our ‘safe places’ to eat where the service is fast with reasonably priced menu and the food surely won’t fail one.
Most of the restaurants in Kepong are packed to the brim in the weekends so you usually end up spending more time waiting for food instead. Sometimes the waiting time could even exceed 1 hour! So, after a few times we got tired of this and decided to look for alternatives; hence discovering Chan Chan YTF.

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For RM1.10 a piece, I would say the yong tau fu’s price here is not cheap but quite standard because I have seen those priced at RM1.20 in PJ, eg. Ampang Yong Tau Fu at SS2. Not only that, Chan Chan is more worthy eating if you take the yong tau fu’s size into consideration too. The fried items are easily double the size of what you would get at some other places. But of course you can even find some YTF restaurants in Kepong selling RM0.60 a piece but those come with terms and conditions so let’s no go there.

Fortunately when it comes to Yong Tau Fu I don't need to travel far for it. A good one is only 5 minutes away from SL's...

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