Monday, 25 August 2014

Ampang Yong Tau Foo Stall @ Jalan Imbi

One of my favourite things to eat is yong tau foo and one of the hawker stalls I would go to in KL is the Ampang Yong Tau Foo @ Jalan Imbi.  There're a number of stalls that open for business in the evenings (for dinner) at an open air car park beside the Honda showroom (opposite Win Heng Seng Coffee Shop) though I'm not really concerned with what the other hawker stalls are selling.

When I come here, I'm after only one thing....Jalan Imbi's Ampang Yong Tau Foo!  This yong tau foo stall is known as Ampang Yong Tau Foo (of course) even though it's located in Imbi (coz everyone knows that yong tau foo is synonymous with Ampang).  The name of his stall is Ampang Yong Tau Foo because (I heard) the boss used to work at a yong fau foo restaurant in Ampang.

The yong tau foo variety here is pretty standard, not too many varieties, just the usual fried sui kow (dumpling) and fu chuk (bean curd sheets), stuffed brinjal, bitter gourd, chillies, ladies fingers, tau fu pok (bean curd puffs), white tofu and fish balls.  All items are RM1.10 a piece.

Here's our orders of fu chuk rolls and sui kow fried to crispy perfection.

Their fried sui kow is a hot selling item as they're fried till super crunchy.  The sui kow had a plump filling of pork and fish with finely chopped carrots, "saa kot" (jicama) and spring onions.

The fried fu chuk, with a tasty fish paste filling, was just as in demand as the fried sui kow because they were freshly fried.  You can see the stall workers frying and replenishing the fried yong tau foo at feverish pace.

This was our plate of stuffed yong tau foo (brinjal, bitter gourd, chilli, fish ball and tau fu pok) in soup.  The fresh and authentic fish paste was really tasty.  The broth was dark brown in colour, a bit similar to the one in Paramount Garden, though not as tasty.  For a heartier meal, you can have your yong tau foo with a plate of plain rice here.

There're a number of other hawker stalls selling Penang Char Kway Teow (CKT), assam laksa, porridge, fried clams, sotong kangkung, fried rice and noodles, steamed dim sum, plus many others.

I noticed a particular stall selling Teochew CKT and decided to order a plate (as I've not come across Teochew CKT before) thinking it would be different.  The plate of Teochew CKT @ RM4.50 turned out to be the type of CKT I like (darker and richer in taste) and was (surprisingly) rather good.

Another order was the USA Fried Rice @ RM5 (very cheap, I might add).  I have always been intrigued by the names they come with for fried rice and this is one of it.  It's nothing but a Thai-inspired fried rice...only American thing about it is probably the hot dog!

My Personal Opinion

If you're looking for some cheap eats, especially simple delicious yong tau foo in KL, this is the place to be.  This 'Imbi' Yong Tau Foo is as good as any 'Ampang' Yong Tau Foo but not as good as 'Paramount Garden' Yong Tau Foo (which is still my favourite)!

It's the busiest stall here with many customers seen packing lots (and I mean, lots) of yong tau foo home.  My favourite is the fried fu chuk.

I've not eaten here in quite a while (years actually).  There used to be a stall selling Nyonya kuih that was really good but, sadly T_T, it's no longer around.  I remember vividly their lovely kuih talam, kuih lapis and especially their kuih sago...definitely one of the best!

I noticed that there aren't as many stalls as there used to be, hopefully the yong tau foo stall can stand the test of time.  I guess eating out 'under the stars' (amidst humidity and mosquitoes) is a dying breed these days.

Ampang Yong Tau Foo Stall
(Open air car park beside Honda showroom)
Jalan Imbi/Jalan Barat
55100 Kuala Lumpur


  1. I think you are right about dying breed because I for one will not eat under the stars for fear of getting unwanted things dropped from the sky by some birds. Will seek out paramount garden yong tau fo To try.

    1. I don't think you'll be so "kena loteri" (which, in this case, would be some falling bird shit)...hehe!! Maybe, you can "tapau" coz this is another good ytf (next to the one in Paramount Garden, of course).


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