Yap Hup Kee Hakka Yong Tau Foo @ Pudu, KL

Written by Lingzie

Topics: Chinese food, Pudu/KL Town

When Matt asked me recently what I felt like for lunch, I immediately said “chee cheong fun! with Yong tau foo!” I haven’t had good yong tau foo in ages and I was also craving for some chee cheong fun KL style – sweet beanpaste sauce (‘tim cheong’) and all!

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Chee Cheong Fun topped with dried prawns

And so Matt took over the wheel and proceeded to drive us to Pudu. Imagine my surprise when he turned into small lanes filled with row after row of printing and paper shops! I shot him a worried, slightly bewildered look but he just laughed and told me not to worry. I would be pleasantly surprised, he said.

hytf2And so, right smack in the middle of printing shops along Jalan Brunei Barat is Yap Hup Kee Restaurant! Apparently this place has been around for a long while and they now have an air conditioned eating area.

Immediately upon entering the shop are plate after plate of stuffed yong tau foo items ready for picking. I was estatic!

hytf5I wasn’t too sure what I was picking, but I just kept piling stuff on my plate! lol

hytf3There were stuffed eggplants! Stuffed bitter gourd (which I don’t eat. That’s Matt’s picking 😛 ) Beancurds stuffed with meat! Fish balls! Beancurd skin! and lots more fried stuff. I loved the fact that the fried items come served crispy and piping hot!

hytf6And to balance off all that sinful fried stuff, Matt piled on the greens – leafy vegetables, stuffed chilly, ladies fingers and more. Best eaten dipped in their chilli sauce and sweet sauce.

We both had the chee cheong fun with sweet beanpaste and topped with their signature dried prawns. The chee cheong fun was lovely! Smooth and tasty and wonderfully fragrant due to the dried prawns! The chee cheong fun comes with curry too if sweet beanpaste is not your thing. Our meal for two (including drinks) came up to about RM16.

Upon browsing their menu, I found out that their also famous for claypot lou shu fun and claypot prawn dumpling soup. Ah! Next time perhaps! 🙂

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Yap Hup Kee Restaurant is located at 45 Jalan Brunei Barat (Off Jalan Pudu), 55100 Kuala Lumpur. T: 03-2148 9220. Business hours: 9am-5pm, 5.30pm-11pm. Off on every alternate Tuesday.

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  1. andrew says:

    ooooo!! i know this place!! hahaha.. the chee cheong fan best!! LOL +D and the lou shu fun also nice!! =D hahaa.. its been a while since i last went there.. LOL =D

  2. wow… all the way down in KL for food review!! I salute!

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  3. J2Kfm says:

    this one is popular right? been hearing much bout this.

    the crunchy dried shrimps make a difference, dont they?

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  4. ck lam says:

    Another place that I can visit…must include in the makan list 🙂

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  5. email2me says:

    Myself and BBO did pass by when we had the curry rice down the road. We were too full to try this out.

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  6. mimid3vils says:

    Pudu really have lots of nice eateries but not yet have chance explore it *sigh*

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  7. foodbin says:

    like the ccfun there.

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  8. allie says:

    My grandma used to make very tasty hakka yong tou foo. I luv them!
    Wonder if this taste the same…

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  9. Haha, can you believe I’ve never been to their HQ at Pudu but I’m a regular at their Damansara Uptown branch? I wonder if there is any taste difference? Hmm.

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  10. somehow i dreaded going there, because the premise is very very oily and the floor is slippery! haha

  11. fark says:

    You made me crave for yong tau foo too!! The plain chee cheong fun itself already looks so good.

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  13. Bangsar-bAbE says:

    I like the pudu branch better. Don’t know why, but the YTF in uptown isn’t as yummy. o_0

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  14. lingzie says:

    guys sorry i’ve been tardy about replying comments. my notebook died so i have limited net access 🙁

    wow i didn’t know that this place was such a crowd favourite! lol and i didn’t know there was a branch in uptown!

    J2Kfm – yup the dried prawns really pack a punch!

    kampungboy citygal – you’re right about the slippery oily floor! luckily i was there early so it wasnt so bad.

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  15. cariso says:

    I love stuffed eggplants! Never fail to order whenever going for yong tao hu.

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  16. OMG! I want to try this one but Ken Poi say sure no good one even we were infront of this shop ! lol! Oh just across the road there is also a fantastic indian curry rice prepared by a chinese lady, very nice, do try if you drop by this neighbourhood

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  17. yap says:

    AH, you’ve come to my homeland for a food trip!
    Welcome welcome.
    Yap Hup Kee is me & my wife’s favorite CCF place.
    I’ve done a short writeup on it also:
    http://salivate.blogspot.com/2008/03/mother-of-chee-cheong-funs.html

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  18. babe_kl says:

    if you’re there late morning or lunch, ask for the claypot herbal sui kow (prawn dummplings)!

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