Sunday, 20 January 2013

Heng Heng Yong Tau Foo @ Tanjung Malim, Perak

Being in my hometown, I am able to try all my favourite food outlets since childhood days and this is one such outlet too. This Heng Heng Yong Tau Foo stall is located inside another restaurant called Restoran Kar Kui. It is located on Jalan Loke Yew, right beside the old Rex Theatre. Just ask any local and they would be able to guide you here.

Heng Heng Yong Tau Foo Stall inside Restoran Kar Kui
I have been eating at this stall for the past 30 years. He has become so famous that nowadays he starts his business as he likes, usually around 1930 and it closes by 2130 as his food is all sold out. When he first started, his stall operates from 1800 - 2330. I still remember that very clearly. Sometimes, even past midnight.

Just starting business for the day
There is usually a long crowd that comes in by around 2000 and people would be literally fighting for their food. His Yong Tau Foo is so delicious that every time a tray of items comes in, in less than 5 minutes, its sold and people just keep waiting until the next tray of their required item comes and they just pick it up.

Chung Kin & Fish Balls
The unique thing about this stall is that most his fillings are pork and not fish. For example, there is no Sui Kau here but Chung Kin. And per piece of the large items are only RM 0.90 . Even the tofu has pork filling and not fish.

Food Being Prepared
Many years ago, this stall was manned by him, his wife and his late mother. Today, his son helps in and business is surely good for him. Loads of people come from Kuala Lumpur just to try his Yong Tau Foo.

A Daily Scene
As you can see from the above photo, customers are queing here just to get their orders. Sometimes, it takes up to 45 minutes to get all that you want but people still do not mind because it is really good.

Mostly Take Aways
As this is inside another restaurant which is just an old wooden structure and seating is limited and not so comfortable, most locals take away the food. We too did the same. Finally after waiting for 40 minutes, we got our full orders.

Fried Chung Kin
The Fried Chung Kin that you can see above is one of the best that I have ever tasted. This is not an overstatement and is a true fact.

Fried Fu Chok in Soup
Bittergourd, Brinjals and the Steamed Chung Kin

Tofu with Stuffed Pork @ RM 0.90
On the whole, the food here is delicious and is surely worth the wait. I have heard many of my Kuala Lumpur friends mention about this Yong Tau Foo in Tanjung Malim as they have tried it through recommendations. It is definitely worth a drive from Kuala Lumpur to Tanjung Malim to try this dish. However, do give him a call first to check if the stall is open and make sure you turn up early to avoid dissapointments.

Address: Jalan Loke Yew, (beside Old Rex Theatre)
               35900 Tanjung Malim, Perak, Malaysia.

Opening Hours: 1930 - 2130

Telephone: +6012 272 1401

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