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Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Orchard View Yong Tau Foo @ Ampang

Orchard View Yong Tau Foo @ Ampang is the yong tau foo restaurant sandwiched between Ampang Homeland Yong Tau Foo and Foong Foong Yong Tau Foo along this well known stretch of Jalan Merdeka.
 
Since, I've already featured Foong Foong in my blog, I might as well feature this one too.  I've eaten at Orchard View numerous times in the past, usually with my ex-colleagues.
 
The difference that set Orchard View apart from Foong Foong is that they offer other dishes (other than yong tau foo) like pig trotters in black vinegar, steamed pork with yam, assam fish, curry assam tilapia, steam salted chicken, paper wrapped chicken, rice wine chicken and others (erm, no, I didn't get that from the menu in Chinese above but got it from a banner in English).

This latest trip was with family.  For the four of us, I ordered 15 pcs of Fried "Fu Chuk" (beancurd sheet) and Fried "Sui Kow" (dumpling).  The yong tau foo here is similarly priced at RM1.10/pc (just like their next door neighbour).
 
These two fried stuff are probably the most favourite items at any yong tau foo restaurants, they are certainly mine!
 
The fried fu chuk had a fair amount of fish paste in it and the beancurd skin was crispy.  The fried sui kow also had a generous amount of filling of fish paste, minced pork, chopped turnip and carrots in them and were equally crispy.
 
This was our plate of yong tau foo mix (15 pcs) of brinjal, bitter gourd, ladies finger, white tofu and fried tofu.
 
The brinjal and bitter gourd were my preference but the broth that came with the yong tau foo was not as flavourful as Foong Foong's though.

I also ordered the Hakka "Char Yoke" (Braised Pork with Black Fungus) @ RM15.  The pork belly was cooked till super tender and the black fungus was soft yet crunchy.  They've got the sauce right, truly flavourful but rather on the salty side.  This would go really well with steamed rice and that was exactly what was needed to cut down on the saltiness.
 
I rounded up our meal with Stir-Fried Vegetables with "Nam Yue" @ RM10.  This dish consists of cabbage, beancurd skin, Chinese dried mushrooms, button mushrooms, black fungus and glass noodles fried and braised in a "nam yue" (fermented red bean paste) sauce.  This was another good dish that can be eaten with rice.
 
The paper wrapped chicken and assam fish that I've tasted in the past were decent but the flavour of the rice wine chicken was too intense for me.

My Personal Opinion

The yong tau foo here is also pretty decent, just that I feel Foong Foong's yong tau foo is a tad bigger in size and a notch better in taste.

But the advantage of eating at this yong tau foo restaurant compared to Foong Foong would be the availability of numerous dishes that go well with rice.  This is especially good for those who can't live without their carbs!

Orchard View Yong Tau Foo
621 Jalan Merdeka
68000 Ampang
Selangor
Tel: 03-4291 7808

16 comments:

  1. So many! Which one do people refer to when they say "Ampang yong tofu"? Like "Klang bak kut teh" or "Kajang satay". So famous, never tried. I would prefer everything served in clear soup though...

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    1. It doesn't really matter as long as they're good yong tau foo...and there are lots in Ampang just as there are a lot of good bak kut teh in Klang and satay in Kajang. There are 3 yong tau foo shops opened right next door to each other and all have their regular clientele and doing roaring business which goes to show that everyone has a different preference.

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  2. Quite good that they have other dishes to offer just in case there are members in the party that don't fancy yong tau foo and also for variety. I'll go for the deep fried crunchy stuff anytime hee..hee..

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    1. Yeah, this is one place where you can have other dishes as well as yong tau foo with rice. My favourites are also the fried stuff :)

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  3. i haven't had lunch yet ... now feeling tempted to actually travel to ampang for a plate of YTF goodies ... even though i'm currently 20 km from ampang, haha :D

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    1. I wouldn't as Ampang is quite a traffic congested place. It would be wiser to come on a leisure weekend to partake in these goodies! =)

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  4. This is the one that also opened in a nearby row of shop lot, isn't it? That's where we locals prefer to go, let the tourists flock to the old school shacks! XD

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    1. I'm not sure if you're referring to the same row of shop lots but, yes, there are 3 in the row right next to one another. I think tourists flock to these...don't know about the old school shacks.

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    2. Oh no, LOL! These 3 in a row is what I am referring to as old school shacks. I might have been a bit harsh on my choice of word.

      The one I am referring to is located at those shop lots right next to that Spectrum or whatever-it-is shopping center... I forgot it's name. Actually I don't even know if they are still there..

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    3. I think I know that one....somewhere in Ampang too but I can't quite remember exactly where it is already as I ate there like once or twice a long time ago (but I remembered that it was not as nice).

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  5. I like to eat the Stir-Fried Vegetables with "Nam Yue". I have eaten at one of these places you named but not sure which one. I remember the place I went to also serve chi bao kai (chicken wrapped in paper).

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    1. Surprised that you like vegetables with nam yue as they're are usually on the salty side. I think it is this one you ate as they're quite famous for their chee pau kai!

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    2. Not those that my mother cooks as she puts just a little bit of nam yue but lots of veges and tong fun. :D

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    3. I'm sure your Mom will make it exactly to your taste buds.

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  6. Yong tau foo is quite famous in Ampang right?

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    1. Yong tau foo is probably the most famous 'export' of Ampang! :D

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