Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Restoran Ipoh Road Hakka Yong Tau Fu @ Wangsa Permai via Desa Aman Puri, Kuala Lumpur

To those that have been following my blogs for some time now, you would have noticed that I have been to this restaurant a number of times now and yes, this is my favourite place to get my Hakka Yong Tau Fu fix. Over the years, I have seen so many changes happen here and now, this place is managed by a group of Bangladeshis and is being manned by a few local Chinese workers. The other prominent change here is that it has also become a Pork Free restaurant as all their Yong Tau Fu is prepared using fish only but they do not have the Halal status as they serve beer. With that change, they have started receiving a number of Malay customers too and it is definitely a great move for them as it opens them up to a much larger market. 

Restoran Ipoh Road Hakka Yong Tau Fu in Wangsa Permai

Parking Space

Interior of the Restaurant

Interior of the Restaurant
Although address wise this place is located in Wangsa Permai, you would have to use the Desa Aman Puri entrance road to reach this place. Assuming you were coming from the LDP, at the end of the road after the Sri Damansara Toll, head straight at the traffic lights. From there, you would need to pass another set of traffic lights which is just 300 meters from the earlier one and further up, when you come to the next lights, turn left. This is a T junction. Once you turn left, keep left and head straight for 500 meters and you would find this restaurant on the left. It is quite difficult to miss this restaurant as it is brightly lit up at nights. The restaurant is a no frills restaurant and it looks more like a warehouse that has been converted to a restaurant. It is just a large structure built on private land with very clear signages at the entrance. Parking is also not a problem as they have large land space outside the restaurant. Do note that during the peak hours, they are mostly running full house and it is best to time yourself so that you do not end up waiting a long time for food.  

Ordeing Chit

Coca Cola @ RM 2.00
Nowadays, with the removal of Pork from their offering, they had printed the menu that you see above in the Malay language. This was not there previously and it seems that they are quite serious in attracting the Malay customer base to their restaurant. Once the items and their quantity had been decided, the above chit is used to record the orders and then the waiters would come and pick it up from you. Ordering is as simple as that. 

Yong Tau Fu in Hakka Style Broth

Yong Tau Fu in Hakka Style Broth
The specialty broth here is the above Hakka style dark broth. Usually, Hakka Yong Tau Fu is eaten with white rice and they use the above dark broth to flavour the rice. Here at this restaurant, you have an option to go with or without rice but you would observe most of their Chinese customers opting for the white rice. The broth for one is very delicious and is wonderfully flavoured with starch and soy sauce. 

Fried Tofu @ RM 1.20 each

Fried Brinjal @ RM 1.20 each

Steamed Tofu @ RM 1.20 each

Bitter Gourd @ RM 1.20 each

Stuffed Chili @ RM 1.20 each
The above are the items that we ordered in the Dark Broth. All the above items are perfectly prepared and go extremely well with the dark broth. Of course, you also have the option of going with the additional sweet and or chili sauce. I would rate the above Yong Tau Fu items at 9.5/10 .

Here they serve their Yong Tau Fu in two different broths. The first is the previous dark Hakka Style broth and the second is the above soup items which come in a delicious clear soup. 

Fish Ball @ RM 1.20 each

Steamed Sui Gau @ RM 1.20 each
Previously, all their Yong Tau Fu items were priced at RM 1.10 each but as of the 1st January 2014, they have increased the price by 10 cents per item. Both their Sui Gau's and Fish Balls are really good and they are free from Boric Acid making the Fish Ball to be extremely soft and almost cotton like. I would rate their above items at an average of 9.5/10 .

Their Fried Items

Fried Rolled Fuchok @ RM 1.20

Fried Sui Gau @ RM 1.20
Both their Fried Fu Chok and Fried Sui Gau's are a must try. The Fu Chok comes with a fish paste filling and the Fu Chok is rolled around it making it a rather unique preparation. The Fried Sui Gau is fried to the right level of crispness and the flavours are truly wonderful. In most places, the aftertaste of oil is usually there  but here, you do not get that. I would rate both the above items at 9.5/10 .

Besides the above, they also have their own Chee Cheong Fun, Paper Wrap Chickan and Assam Fish, all of which are also very good. If you are looking for a great Hakka Yong Tau Fu meal, then this place is a must visit and you would not be disappointed. Having made a number of radical changes to their place including making it a Pork Free restaurant, the quality of the food and the service has definitely been maintained and I am definitely very pleased with it. For now, this place still tops as the best Hakka Yong Tau Fu restaurant in town.

Address: 1-2A, Jalan Wangsa Utama, Wangsa Permai, 52200 Kepong, Kuala Lumpur.

Opening Hours: 1000 - 2230 Daily

Telephone: +603 6276 5885

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