Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Yong Tau Foo, Ampang-style

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Yong Tau Foo is a local hodgepodge of various stuffed items that is usually dunked into a clear broth for reheating purposes, and ends up a bit on the lighter side of the taste spectrum as a result (kinda like oden). But another option for this stuff is apparently called "Ampang style," in reference to a part of Malaysia where this is done a bit differently.

Ampang-style yong tau fooInstead of dunking the pieces into the broth, this stuff here at a local food court in Singapore went into a deep fat fryer, which got me a bit excited (I assure you that eating twice-fried stuff two nights in a row was completely unintentional). But then they gratuitously dumped some kind of a gooey sauce on top of it, which I wasn't as big of a fan of. There were some beans and mushrooms in this sauce, but that really didn't add much taste. I guess that this is similar to the Malaysian Hainanese dousing those pork chops in sauce? Maybe next time, I'll ask them to skip the sauce so that these deep fried pieces can stay nice and crispy.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have you tried Hakka style Yong Tau Foo? They do some sort of a a meat stuffing, instead of just fishcake stuffing.

There are a few good places to have it, try asking around.

Does anyone know?

Harro! said...

Great photos. We've listed you... Cheers.

Anonymous said...

hey this sure looks good! but u FORGOT to include the addrress for me this faithful reader of urs!

bma said...

That's because it was just at some random food court. I figured that it was common around here...isn't it?

Anonymous said...

nah..im a sucker when it comes to addresses.. Do u still remember the food court's location?

jill said...

i believe there's another ampang yongtaufu along katong, along the stretch of food stalls. it's between 5 star chicken rice and the gas station... i grew up eating ampang ytf, and have good memories of it. i was told that standards have slipped in recent years, but i think it's still worth a try.