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When my friends and I want to eat chee cheong fun with yong tau foo, we prefer going to Yap Hup Kee (YHK) at Pudu instead of the more popular Ampang Yong Tau Foo, not because it tastes much better than the Ampang version, but because of its location which is much nearer to our office. On this occasion though, we were sorely mistaken as the traffic was heavy on Jalan Pudu and we ended up taking half an hour to arrive at the already congested area. This restaurant is just a stone’s throw away from the famous Pudu siew yoke. You can find parking at the open air area a short distance away.
The chee cheong fun here is very good – smooth with a sprinkling of fried shrimps which provides a different dimension to this gastronomical experience. We ordered both versions of chee cheong fun – served with sweet black sauce and curry. I love the black sauce version, and curry lover, Pretty Pui, gives the chee cheong fun here the thumbs up.
The requisite order of yong tau foo was made as well. This place serves interesting versions of yong tau foo; I saw brocolli wrapped with fish paste, and kacang botol (four angled beans) stuffed with fish paste. But I tend to be less adventurous with yong tau foo and went with the usual favourites of brinjals, meat balls, fish balls, ladies fingers, fried foo chuk (beancurd sheets), etc. It is hard to be experimental when you’re craving for brinjals!
The main reason why I like to come here is to eat the claypot sui kow (stuffed dumplings) in herbal soup. The herbal soup tastes somewhat like bah kut teh soup, and the sui kow is stuffed with minced pork and a large piece of prawn. Button mushrooms and vegetables completed the dish. Our claypot dish came with seven sui kows – the minimum order. So order this only if you have a large appetite. Heck. Order it anyway. You won’t regret it.
Yap Hup Kee
45, Jalan Brunei Barat, 55100 KL.
Tel: 03-2148 9220
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