>> Mar 4, 2010
A week before Chinese New Year, I was supposed to meet Megan and Tammy for lunch. Tammy is one of my regular food finding 'kaki'. Megan on the other hand, was somehow persuaded to come along.
Anyway, armed with my iphone as GPS, we headed over to Puchong Yong Tau Foo. The route was pretty straight forward. For people coming from Subang Jaya, I would advise you guys to take the USJ backway as its much nearer.
This Yong Tau Foo / Yong Tau Fu joint is situated right opposite SK Puchong Batu 14 school. Accessibility could be a problem during school hours. However, as we went for lunch at around 2pm, the road was clear and parking was a breeze.
At Puchong Yong Tau Foo, the vegetables and other ingredients (foo chok, tofu, tofu puff, tao kee) are neatly arranged on a table by the stoves. Diners would have to pick what they fancied from the baskets and hand them over to the kitchen staff who will stuff them generously with fish paste made from Spanish mackerel and chuck them into a hot wok to fry them until crispy. One can pick from a vast selection of brinjals (egg plant), red chillies, ladies fingers (okra), bitter gourd and the various sorts of bean curd to be stuffed with that nice fish paste. Each piece of Yong Tau Foo is priced at RM1.
This sauce goes extremely well with the Yong Tau Foo. The sauce wasn't spicy at all. I figured it was made up of some chilli, sweet sauce and bits of garlic. Dipping the stuffed vegetables into it sure did justice to the food.
The vegetables are generously stuffed with fish paste and then served in a bowl of soup made up of ikan bilis stock and 'sayur manis'. The soup was light and the fish balls had that nice bite to it.
The deep fried items arrived straight from the wok, hence the extra crispy texture. The foo chok in particular had that nice crisp and 'cracking' sound when bitten into. Just describing it makes me want to eat it again. I liked the stuffed brinjals as well.
The chicken was okay. It wasn't really anything special. If my memory served me right, it was priced at RM3 a piece. The chicken was quite small in size though. However, it sure did made a change of flavour to the palate after consuming so many pieces of Yong Tau Foo.
All in all, it was a good meal. This Yong Tau Foo outlet certainly beat the Yong Tau Foo I had in Ampang (one of the 2 famous outlet). I certainly wouldn't mind traveling all the way here again for the Yong Tau Foo.
Restaurant Rating: 8/10 (a fair score would be between 8 and 8.5)
Pricing: About RM12 per person
*Ratings are based on ambience, service, value and food quality for the price you're paying. Opinions expressed are solely based on my personal experience
Map to Restoran Puchong Yong Tau Foo
Puchong Yong Tau Foo,
Batu 14, Jalan Besar,
Kampung Baru Puchong.
Telephone number: 019 678 8188
11am until 9.30pm daily.
Closed on Mondays (takes one week off for Chinese New Year)