THIS week, we take a look at Puchong’s yong tau foo restaurant.
But before I get to the low-down, allow me to take some mail-calls.
Last week, I received a phone-call from a reader who lives in Old Klang Road.
“Hello Sam Cheong, have you heard of the hottest pan mee in the neighbourhood ah? Have you tried the bak kut teh in Old Klang Road? Can I be your friend ah?”
The reader had good intentions, but due to my hectic work schedule, I declined to accept his friendship offer.
My gratitude goes out to the said reader for his loyal support and I hope he finds a lunch partner who also lives in the same neighbourhood.
Okay, before I end the mail-call, I came across an interesting email from Jeremy Wong.
Here’s what he said: “You should see the Astro food Ah Siang, he is really good in introducing the food and making the food personal.Hopefully your food trail would be more interesting and not so boring!”
Thank you for your kind words Wong but Ah Siang is a tough act to follow.
Okay, back to the subject of Puchong — this is a section of the Klang Valley that was considered the boondocks back in the 1970s.
However, there has been much progress and the Puchong of today is very different.
There are highways and outer ring roads linking the township to other parts of the city. During one of our drives in the township we located the Puchong yong tau foo restaurant.
My wife Michelle had her lunch at this makan place once and gave it a good review.
So, recently I dragged her out on a Sunday afternoon to try out the place.
To get to this place, you must get to the 14th mile and look for SK Puchong Batu 14, which is the landmark.
Since the makan place is a corner lot, it is not difficult to spot it.
We are talking about good quality food so be prepared to wait and find a place to eat in this place.
We managed to get a table in the crowd and I was told the yong tau foo was prepared fresh.
“You pick your choice vegetables and they will stuff it,” said Michelle.
She also warned me not to order too much dishes like the wantan, suay kow and stuffed tofu.
So we kept our order simple with 12 pieces of vegetables and two pieces of fishballs.
And when the order arrived, I was amazed with the sheer size of the stuffings. They were humongous!
Grading-wise, I would give Puchong yong tau foo an 8 out of 10 on the Samoscale.
And when it comes to pricing, well RM26.50 for the entire order including drinks wasn’t too bad.
Tasting is believing and you have to try it out yourself to judge the good food served here.
Puchong yong tau foo (GPS N 02 59 729, E 101 37 434) opens daily for lunch at 10am and dinner from 7pm.