[Kuala Lumpur] Lunch at Segambut Yong Tau Fu

Segambut Yong Tau Fu serves up some of the tastiest “yong tau fu” this part of town. Still, IMO, below the standards of the two YTF heavyweights in Ampang New Town - Ampang Homeland Yong Tau Foo and the older, better-established Foong Foong Restaurant, but very, very good all the same. One quibble, the forcemeat stuffing at Segambut leans more towards Teochew or Cantonese with its all-fishmeat content, as opposed to the Ampang ones which have the traditional Hakka pork-fish mix.

Don’t miss the very good fruit rojak (touted by some KL-lites as the best in the city, although I think that’s a bit of an over-statement) and the rather interesting crispy prawn crackers topped with crunchy salad dressed in Thousand Island dressing.

The “chi pow kai” (paper-wrapped chicken, marinated in Shaoxing wine, ginger juice & other condiments) will bring tears of nostalgia to older diners

“Chi pow kai”, wrapped in grease-proof paper and deep-fried.

“Chi pow kai”, unwrapped - moist & delicious.

Address: Segambut Yong Tau Foo, 67, Jalan Segambut, 51200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Tel: +60 10-311 1034.

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