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Puchong Yong Tau Fu @ Batu 14, Puchong

Have you ever driven around aimlessly not knowing what or where to eat? That happened to me yesterday. rif and I couldn’t decide on what to have for lunch, so I quickly took out my notepad and flipped to my eat list. Puchong Yong Tau Fu was scribbled at the bottom corner of the page. Famished, we quickly agreed on that.

The shop is opposite the Puchong Secondary School and SRJK (C) Han Ming in Batu 14. Good thing we arrived before 12noon, as the place was already 80% full. At lunch time, people were crowding around us looking for a place to sit. The place is no-frills, with zinc roof and no air conditioning. It was quite hot in the afternoon (no, the ceiling fans didn’t help much)— good thing we were dressed appropriately. rif secured us a table, while I went to choose the yong tau fu. Unlike most shops I’ve been to, this yong tau fu is made on the spot. First, you select the items you want (brinjal, okra, chili, bittergourd, yau char kwai, crabstick, fuchuk, and taufupok), and place them in the basket. Bring the basket to the staff, and they will ask you if you want any other items — I ordered their homemade fish balls, fried wantans and sui kows. Your selected items will be stuffed with fish paste and then deep fried or boiled.15 minutes later, our yong tau fu arrived, piping hot (don’t pop it all at one go, you might scald your tongue) and fragrant. We especially loved the stuffed yau char kwai. Very moreish, and I regretted not ordering more. They were quite generous with the fish paste filling, which was bursting out of the vegetables. The fried sui kow and wantan were decent, but I found the skin a tad hard. Did I mention the chilli sauce was good? This was one of the better ones I’ve had, and it went very well with the yong tau fu. The chilli sauce was spicy and slightly tangy, with chunks of garlic inside. The fish paste filling was springy and firm, and it didn’t taste like they added baking powder or soda bicarbonate to make it bouncy. Utterly addictive! The rest of the yong tau fus came in a bowl of soup with leafy vegetables. It was quite good, and didn’t reek of MSG.

Each yong tau fu costs RM1, which I thought was fair, judging by the bigger cuts of vegetables and generous filling. Overall, I liked the food and didn’t feel thirsty after the meal. I would definitely be coming back for more.

Ambiance: 3/10 (be prepared to sweat a little)
Price: 5/10
Food: 6.5/10
Verdict: If you want fresh and tasty yong tau fu, try this.

Lot 105, Batu 14,
Jalan Besar,
Kampung Baru Puchong
GPS Coordinates: N 2 59.718 E 101 37.433

12 Responses

  1. Simon Seow

    One of my fav yong tao fu place. I heard there are two stalls there. Last time used to be one, the sisters run the place together but then some argument between them and then they split.

  2. PureGlutton

    Yeah, this is my fave YTF joint in Puchong! Didn't know they have added crabstick to their selection!

  3. thenomadGourmand

    wow! finally a YTF plc that serves bouncy, fishy fish paste! Not flourish ones!
    Yums..will get Unka to tale me there! ;p

  4. J2Kfm

    but why only 6.5?
    sounds good enough from your review.

  5. "Joe" who is constantly craving

    not some place i would go back unless they giv me aircon, its like a furnace there la!..everything is XXL there though, value for money?

  6. CUMI & CIKI

    I am one of those who loves YTF.. ! deep fried brinjal with fresh fish paste.. shiok;)

  7. thule a.k.a leo

    Batu 14… used to stay in Puchong but I never venture that far!! Any landmark on that place??? some brief direction would help too 🙂

  8. ~Christine~Leng

    wow.. packed with ppl! I think they've another outlet near my place in serdang, also puchong YTF. not sure whether it's the same, but I love it 😉

  9. foodbin

    the fish stock soup is tasty and the sayur manis is my fave.

  10. ai wei

    oO, crowded!!! YTF must be good…

  11. Bangsar-bAbE

    ai wei – Yup, it's quite tasty!

    foodbin – I don't care much for the sayur manis, but the soup was good.

    Christine – I think it's the same branch. rif's mum was talking about it! =)

    leo – It's near Puchong Secondary School and SRJK (C) Han Ming. Here's the map: http://www.gourmetsharing.com/v.aspx?p=f5d18f33-c2a5-4945-b189-2c1e07c89ca2

    Cumi & Ciki – Yup, come we go there again!

    Joe – Wear singlet la!

    J2Kfm – 6.5 because the wantan and sui kow skin wasn't as good. ;P

    nomad – Enjoy!

    PureGlutton – Yup, but I didn't try that.

    Simon – `I didn't know that. LOL

  12. yong

    you might want to try original Ampang YTF near flamingo hotel.
    Simple and taste original.

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