Todae's evening meal takes place at Salak South, Kuala Lumpur. From a small hawker stall along a back alley, now the Fatty Mok Restaurant becomes a two-shoplot restaurants specializing in Hakka Yong Yau Foo. Not to mention, perhaps he has grown fatter as well.
The restaurant is amongst the popular ones in the hawker arena, with its specialty in the ever famous Yong Tau Foo, with over 20 varieties of stuffed fish paste. It will not be any hassle because all yong tau foo offered here can be served in soup or deep-fried.
Similar to other Chinese restaurants, the humble home-cooked dishes ranging from delicate chickens and fishes to pleasant broth of soups can be found here too. I scan through the simple menu while impatiently waiting for someone to take order as the customers easily outnumbers the waiters hired there.
The ambiance is comparable to traditional coffee shops or hawker food stalls but I'm satisfied with the cleanliness there.
#1 Stuffed Yong Tau Foo in Soup
These few pieces of yong tau foo stuffed with fish paste are made from securely-guarded traditional Hakka recipes. Priced at RM 1 each, the portion is slightly smaller than I'd have expected.
#2 Deep-Fried Yong Tau Foo
Of all, my all-time favourite is the crispy beancurd sheets (Foo Pei) with minimal filling of fish paste in between. Despite of the oily surface, its crispiness is simply irresistible!
#3 Curry Noodles
The sweet-spicy curry with just the right amount of coconut milk is so thick that I can taste every bit of it clinging on the noodles! While the noodles came with clams, stuffed tau foo pok, bean sprouts as well as pig skin, the shop is also generous with the amount of chicken cutlets.
#4 Pork Innards Porridge (猪杂粥)
Also, from the appealing menu at the restaurant, I ordered this bowl of congee with the mixture of pork intestines and liver. Although the porridge is not too smooth and fragrant but the ingredients comes in good amount that makes the congee more flavoursome than ever.
#5 Dried Meehoon with Minced Meat
I always prefer meehoon to rice, so I've ordered dried meehoon which appeared to be in diluted oyster sauce. I'd probably avoid this in my next visit.
Overall, this meal is just enough for 4 persons, and it costs only RM28.
What a good bargain!
1. The curry noodle is highly recommended!
2. Initially vying to try the REAL Hakka Yong Tau Foo, but it is yet to be an authentic one.
3. With its fame and prestigious name around the neighbourhood, such good eats housed in such dilapidated shacks are still popular in KL.
AS-27, Jalan Hang Tuah 3,
Salak South Garden,
57100 Kuala Lumpur.
Contact: 603-7981 4888
Disclaimer: Pictures taken using Samsung Galaxy S Plus.