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.
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.
The crunchy tau fu pok is my favorite here, easily identified by its distintive blooming shape. As for SL her favorite would be the stuffed brinjals, which are not very oily despite being highly absorbent of oil.
A close competitor of Chan Chan called Ee Sou just opposite Tesco Bandar Menjalara is the perfect bad example of YTF restaurant that serves oily fried brinjals. We complained about it but the boss was adamant that fried brinjals are always and SHOULD be oily, which resulted in us boycotting them for good ever since.
For the YTF that comes with the soup, my favorites are the lady fingers and dumplings.
Besides yong tau fu you can also order a number of other dishes like fish head curry, assam fish, pork ribs curry, ginger duck, steamed chicken etc. Among these I highly recommend the fish head curry @ RM20 (small), the curry is the slightly diluted variation but I find the flavor really good and suited to my taste. Plus, they actually use fish head as the main ingredient hence the authenticity. Sometimes I would come here for the fish head curry alone and order a few pieces of yong tau fu as the side dish instead.
Assam Kampung Fish @ RM6 each is another dish worth trying here, the sournes is done just at the right level and best enjoyed with rice – simply appetizing. If you are already getting the fish head curry I reckon that you shouldn’t order the assam fish as the flavors will clash. But for tasting purpose, what the heck.
Despite being the most famous and having the most branches in Kepong, Ipoh Road Yong Tau Fu is just a hype while Chan Chan Yong Tau Foo is the real deal here. You can trust me on this.Chan Chan Yong Tau Foo
No. 69, Jalan11/62A,
Bandar Manjalara, Kepong,
52200 Kuala Lumpur.
GPS Coordinates: N3 11.583 E101 37.831
The name sound funny..
The assam fish and curry fish head looks prettttyyyy!
“… the boss was adamant that fried brinjals are always and SHOULD be oily, which resulted in us boycotting them for good ever since. ”
Actually, there are some truth to this. The older generations, especially the Hakka folks believe that the oilier the fried YTF was the more generous you are with your guests. Or something. Much like if you’re skimping on the oil, then you’re stingy!
Haha … won’t work in this day and age, I know. Good post.
lol they could at least drain the oil first before serving, it was really mushy and oily, not really palatable
Hey vkeong, i believe Chan2 YTF has increased their YTF price to RM1 something per piece (can’t remember the exact price) recently….
hey thanks for that it’s a typo on my end. fixing it now
I’ve been to so many YTF restaurant and E-Soo restaurant serves the worst stuffed fried brinjals ever. Chan Chan Menjalara and Foong Foong Ampang Yong Tau Foo is so much better.
YTF is something that I always look for when I’m in KL. The fried stuff looks really crispy and crunchy. Will keep this place in mind the next time I’m in town.
But Chan Chan always full house & service can be bad sometimes >.<
Ooh.. appetizing! Fish head curry looks so flavorful. This post makes me feel hungry for real food. I always buy pre-cooked food and just reheat them. Hmmmmm…..
The chilli sauce sucks. Even worse than those Kg. Koh’s (which by the way are already bad enough).
I stopped going to this restaurant for years already coz found the service sucks and the owner business ethic is as lousy. When i was about to make payment after our meal, i realised the fried foo chuk we ordered was not served. Hence, i told the lady boss about it. To my surprise, i was told off rudely that i should have inform the server earlier not during payment time. Can you believe that she totally refused to deduct the item from the bill. Not wanting to argue, i just pay the bill and boycotted chan chan yong tau fo ever since.
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I was so disappointed with this shop right now. I am really fed up with the attitude of the lady boss and her stuff. After I order the food i try to fill the small plate with the usual chilli sauce but I found that it was left a little bit only then I ask the lady boss to refill it for me she react as if I am the one who consume all chilli she told me to use a bit enough la! It really come to me as a surprise as I thought such word shouldn’t came out from a busness-minded boss. Ok so fine , then when i was on my way to the toilet i found out that their is somelike of delicious sause that could be try one so i decided to take a bit to let my family member try but i was stop by the lady boss again as she warn me not to take this sause as it was only dedicated to those who order the chicken only and i was told that I am not suppost to take it myself! Fine I left it back there then! After that,I try to connect their wifi but my phone just cant connect to it anymore and this is very unusual case as i have been there since long time ago. Every time it was a successful attempt but not until today, i can no longer able to access to the internet when i thought well the password might be changed by the boss. So I decided to ask the stuff regarding about the password first, they not only doesnt give me the password they also act like a fool playing around! When I ask the stuff ,he tells me that the wifi is spoil , when my mother ask the other stuff he say the system down. As i know they all are lying as i could detect their wifi so eventually i decided to went up to the cashier to find the arrogant lady boss she told me in a very rude way that the wifi is not for customer use one! It really shock me and spoil my lunch mood ! I was here to have lunch but not your punchsack ok?! The service are suck as her stuff act unseen me when i ask them to add water for the tea pot. Some of them even ignore me after I show my hand as a sign of asking them to come my place. Service are really really bad !
My advice to another who decided to go there to think twice ! As the price of the food is not any cheaper than any restaurant in kepong! Strongly not advice any of you to go ! My father even told me that people change their attitude when they become rich because they thought they have establish their name well !