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Friday, July 4, 2008

Ampang Homeland Yong Tau Foo @ Ampang

Still fresh from the yong tau foo (stuffed fishpaste) post yesterday, let me share another place in Kuala Lumpur, touted as THE place for yong tau foo; Ampang.
Situated in Kampung Baru Ampang, in the heart of Ampang town, are not one, not two, but THREE yong tau foo shoplots erected side by side. Hmm ... Confusing? =)

Tough to make a decision, we gauge the number of patrons, as obviously, the more the merrier, right? (And render the shop more trustworthy in terms of quality and popularity). However, that did not work, as all 3 outlets were packed, and counting the number of heads was not a feasible choice, given the blazing hot sun outside, and jam-packed seating area.

Step two, trust our instincts and spied on the food being served. Pretty tough as well, as all yong tau foo looked the same from afar, no matter how hard you squint.

Last resort? Ini-Mini-Myni-Mo!!! A-ha! Ampang Homeland Yong Tau Foo it is! Bearing the moniker AMPANG HOMELAND somehow sounded reassuring, right? Let's see ....

Fried Dumplings (Sui Kau)

They serve a variety of dishes, aside from the famed YTF, such as assam fish, pork with preserved vege, pandan chicken wings, and pork with vinegar. The fried dumplings were nothing special, though dipped in their homemade special chilli and sweet sauce, the taste was somewhat enhanced. The fillings was scarce, and the outer layer was not crispy enough.

Their special sauces, bottled and ready to be savoured

Mixed plate of Yong Tau Foo

And ladies and gentlemen, the **STARS** of the day. 10 pieces of their signature stuffed fishpaste, in all their glories, served with some spoonful of soup. Sad to say, nothing impressive. You can have them with rice, if you wish. The fishpaste was not what we expected, and the portion was skimpy, to say the least. The saving grace came in the form of the dipping sauces, yet again. Total : RM11.50 for the meal, including 2 drinks.

Later that same day, Tummythoz who's from Ampang, informed me that the third shop, named Foong Foong (or something like that) IS the shop to visit for REAL, delicious YTF. But only YTF is served, no extra dishes unlike the other two counterparts, or challengers.

Location : No. 622-C, Jalan Merdeka, Kg Baru Ampang, 68000 Ampang, Selangor. Tel : 03-42924712.


backStreetGluttons said...

strangely , we are no fan of this tofu stuffed thing ! tho one of us loves the fried curry puff look alike with his Carlsberg

Ciki said...

ok.. so either ampang homeland.. or fong fong... cool - will rmbr this post :)

Anonymous said...

wei.. so many famous YTF around ya.. haha!! ei, remember last time during uni time we all used to go Kampar YTF at sg nibong one?? nice rite?? i like tat one MOST.. hehe..

sc said...

dang! erm, guess you went for the farn pan one? :p

New Kid on the Blog said...

Hmmm... nowadays I see a lots of KL, Ampang, PJ posts from you. YOu plan to move to that area like Jason?

JeromeFo 令狐冲 said...

The last time i went there was in year 1995/1996. -_- Miss it so much. If im not mistaken, they hv changed new owner already...

J2Kfm said...

BSG : curry puff look alike? hmmm, strange ytf that is!

cumi & ciki : wouldn't advise you to go for ampang homeland, really. go for the 2nd one, (forgot the name) of foong foong.

kca : haha, yeah. sg nibong got 2, the other one in the shop that sell BKT at nite, rmbr?

sc : I dunno la, cz this one looked so authentic ma. =(

NKOTB : oh no la!!! haha... I go KL quite often, and when I go, I really eat! hehe

jeromefo : oh really? I was hoping for so much, yet did not get what I wanted. sigh

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