I’ve gotten some pretty solid yong tau foo recommendations after this review, and SM Yong Tau Foo in Klang caught my eye. There were several readers who said the same thing – that SM Yong Tau Foo is one of the best in town.
To be honest, I rarely peg Klang as a spot for anything else but bak kut teh. So heading to Klang for yong tau foo is out of character for me haha. But I still went ahead as even my colleague who lives in Klang said SM Yong Tau Foo is a go-to place for her and family.
Jien and I visited them at 10.30am so getting a table was straightforward. Many customers also opted to takeaway their yong tau foo so the dining experience was quite comfortable (I can imagine the place getting stuffy during peak hours).
We ordered the standard items one would usually go for when eating yong tau foo – stuffed brinjal (my favourite), white tofu, ladies finger, fish ball, sui kow (soup and fried) and fried beancurd skin (foo pei). To go with the yong tau foo, we opted for curry chee cheong fun (sweet sauce and curry version) and curry noodles (which I was recommended to order).
The yong tau foo is prepared fresh and fried/boiled upon order – standard practice for most yong tau foo establishments I would expect. I was also told by a reader that SM used to operate at Meru but the shop got burnt down so they relocated to Jalan Kapar.
In terms of fish paste, SM doesn’t add much to their mix from what I tasted. All the bounce and texture come from the fish itself and I get why people like it. It tastes more “unadulterated” if you get what I mean. Quite tasty, I must say.
SM’s chee cheong fun is smoother with a nice bite compared to the other yong tau foo places I’ve visited in the past. The sweet sauce version comes with plenty of fried shallots for aroma and flavour, while the one with curry is mildly spicy and pairs well with the fried yong tau foo.
Based on recommendation, I was asked to “dip the fried yong tau foo” into the curry noodle broth, and it was delicious. I wouldn’t say the curry is fantastic but it is thick and robustly flavoured. Not exactly KL style curry mee, nor is it Ipoh or Penang. I’d say “Klang-style”? Whatever style it is, I’ll order this again because it goes well with the fried items.
Overall, I feel SM serves pretty good yong tau foo – definitely more old school as they don’t add much into the fish paste. The other YTF places usually throw in quite a bit of dried cuttlefish or minced pork for umami (my kind of style actually). Each piece is priced at RM1.70, if I remembered correctly.
Food: 6.5/10 (non-halal)
Verdict: Pretty good yong tau foo; more old-school. I still prefer Puchong Yong Tau Foo though.
Restoran SM Yong Tau Foo Klang 森记酿豆腐
Lorong Tampin, Kawasan 18,
41400 Klang, Selangor.
Tel: 012 227 5887
Business hours: 8am till 5pm