Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Chee Cheong Fun @ Yap Hup Kee, Pudu

(Non-Halal)

I believe I have written quite a number of post on one of my fave food, Chee Cheong Fun (CCF) - Rice Noodle Rolls. I was chatting with Jason and he told me about some lovely CCF he had tried in Pudu. He reminded me that I had another CCF post waiting in my "To Blog" folder.

I was with Glorious Jade in Pudu area for reasons that I have forgotten about (this was sometime Oct last year!) and we were looking for a place to have our lunch. When I came across Yap Hup Kee, I was ecstatic as it serves something that I love.

Yap Hup Kee Pudu
Pick what you want from the Yong Tau Foo spread laid out before you and take a seat.
Curry Chee Cheong Fun With Dried Prawns
The delicious Curry CCF, topped with fried dried prawns. The curry is quite thick and after mixing it all up, I felt that the smooth CCF could always do with more curry gravy ;o).
Sweet Sauce Chee Cheong Fun with Dried Prawns
The sweet sauce version is just as good for those who doesn't like their CCF with curry.
Dry Lo Shee Fun
One can also opt for Lo Shee Fun (short round rice noodle), topped with minced pork and spring onions for a change. Given a choice, I'll go for my yummy CCF!
Yong Tow Foo Variety
Apart from the usual Yong Tau Foo variety, they have some unusual items like the stuffed four angle beans for example. Here are some Yong Tau Foo served in soup.
Mini Otak-Otak Spring Roll
As for the fried variety, there's this mini Otak-Otak Spring Roll which was pretty good but it was too tiny for me, lacking oomph when I took a bite. You can tell how tiny it is as it's resting on the small disposable sauce plate.
Salted Egg Yolk Fried Wantan
Another unusual one is the Salted Egg Yoke Fried Wantan. This is one for lovers of Salted Egg Yoke. You know who you are....Salted Egg Yoke Prawns, Salted Egg Yoke Pumpkin, Salted Egg Yoke Crabs!
Salted Fish "Fishcake"
The Yong Tau Foo here is of the Hakka version, meaning the paste used for stuffing is a mix of fish, pork and salted fish meat. However, the difference in taste is most evident when one orders this, I like eating this "Salted Fish Pork Fish Cake"! Hee hee hee....

For those staying in Petaling Jaya, fret not. There's a branch in Damansara Utama for us CCF lovers which also serves seafood steamboat. It doesn't have the "feel" like the main outlet in Pudu but I'm grateful that there's one nearer to me which I also frequent now and then.


Restoran Yap Hup Kee
(Pudu Main Outlet)
45 Jalan Brunei Barat (off Jalan Pudu)
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel : 03-2148 9220
Opens 9 am to 5 pm, 6 pm to 12 midnight, Closes every two weeks on Tuesday)

YHK Seafood Yau Tau Foo
(Damansara Utama Branch)
31 Jalan SS21/56B (same row as The Ship)
Damansara Utama,
47400 Petaling Jaya
Tel : 203-7710 8131
Opens 10 am to 9 pm Everyday

Other YHK's Chee Cheong Fun Fans :-

Babe In The City - KL
Lyrical Lemongrass
Food4Thot
Julian Si


Also read up on the other varieties of CCF I've blogged about!

Roadside normal CCF in Taman Cheras - loved the ham meatballs here.

Prawn Paste (Har Go) CCF, Kafe Delectables Tesco Mutiara Damansara - a little shop that serves several delights. For best prawn paste Chee Cheong Fun, almost any stall that sells it in Penang! :o)

CCF with sweet red sauce and green pickled chillies, Canning Garden Ipoh - a must stopover!

Anson CCF (with dried prawns and cooked turnip bits) from Ah Keong, Damansara Uptown Hawker Centre - What I like to bring for makan gathering.

CCF at Bee Connection, Low Yat Plaza
- Have your pick! Sweet sauce; soy sauce; curry and my personal fave Sambal Belacan! While you're here, try the special deep fried tofu...

Curry CCF, Wai Sik Kai Pudu - heavenly with pork rind and dried prawns!



Ask not what you can do for your country.Ask what's for lunch. - Orson Welles




39 comments:

jason said...

It's been a while since my last good curry CCF and Yap Hung Kee serves a very nice version. Too bad that the portion was quite small... wondering whether we can ask for "kah fun" next time :D

Kok said...

wmw,
Stuffed four angle bean? This is the first time I heard bout this. I think I'll love it since I like four angle beans. hehe.

By the way, for all the CCF that you've tried, they're almost like "kueh tiaw" leh. For Miri, we only have one kind of CCF; one with soy sauce.

Simon Seow said...

Woah, glad to know there's one in Damansara. The dried prawn makes me drooling already.

mama bok said...

The curry CCF reminds me of lontong.. boohoohoo..!! i want some..!

Precious Pea said...

Yummy! I usually visit their branch in DU. I love their ccf too especially with Har Ku sauce. But portion too small if eat ccf alone. Hehe..i love the salted egg wan tan! A must order for me.

Timothy Low said...

I like your mini Otak-Otak Spring Roll shots. Very nicely done. I shall try out this place soon enough .. once I am done with my queue. haha....

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

ooh i m dying to come back here again..its the dried shrimps n the small portions..2-3 plates is what i need bcoz 1 is definitely not enough!

kennymah said...

I go to the one in Uptown (DU) very often, but eh... haven't seen the Otak-Otak spring roll there or the salted egg yolk wantan.

Is it not on the menu and one has to order directly? They look so good.


Nevermind, I'll find out... when I head there tonight! (The DU branch, anyway, haha.)

Tummythoz said...

I did a post before too but u didn't link me. *pout*

Oh, I prefer d CCF without curry. *re-pout*

Big Boys Oven said...

My God! Pudu has loads of hidden good food! I am not joking! I had a very very delicious chinese Nasi Lemak!

ai wei said...

lots of CCF u have had. u make me think of having CCF for dinner arr.. btw, which is the best so far?!

babe_kl said...

next time order shui gow in herbal soup! only available in the day, very yummyilicous one

kampungboycitygal said...

the food at the damansara utama branch is very good too

wenching & esiong said...

Seems like they have good ccf there. But I think I'll go for the lou shu fun. Looks delicious! :)

Hazza said...

Such a choice from just a ccf stall! Or was it a restaurant? Photo looks like a stall. Looks like you can eat here for a week and not have the same dish every meal!

cakewardrobe said...

OOH I love CCF!! The pearl noodle looks so delicious! I'm craving!!

Sze said...

WOW.

Judy said...

Looks so good. I think I have had yong tau foo at Pudu before but can't be sure if it is the same place.

Nic (KHKL) said...

I will get the CCF, but with the minced pork!! and the otak spring roll, and the wanton, and the hakka fish cake...and EVERYTHING! haha! wah, you really a walking CCF encyclopedia eh?? hehe...

sc said...

love love love the ccf, ytf and herbal sui kow here! like tummythoz, i like the plain ccf better :)

Jackson said...

Since i dun like curry base, i will take the sweet sauce one... when can we go together??

wmw said...

Jason : No kah fun I think...but you can "kah" another bowl! hehe...

kok : In a way like kueh tiao but then it's different when you bite in.
Only one type...so sad :(

Simon : Yes, I am also happy that they do have one in PJ!

Mama Bok : Curry different...This one I think more "potent". hahaha...

Precious Pea : :) Look for me if you ever drop by here.

Timothy : Thanks. Queue? What queue?

Joe : You and Jason will fill the table with empty CCF bowls :o)

Kenny : The Otak2 spring roll and wantan is there on display. Did you manage to find it?

Tummythoz : Your link didn't pop out when I did a search woh...Sorry :(

fatboybakes said...

how many of you were eating? sounds like a LOT of food for two! looks yummy though.

~Christine~Leng said...

wow. all infos on where to find the best CCF!
I love them too. Especially curry CCF :) wanna try them at wai sik kai first.

wmw said...

BBO : Ooooh...Do tell!

Ai Wei : I like all types of CCF lah...I suppose according to availability and my mood! So, can't pick one that is best.

Babe_KL : "Writes it down ....". Thanks!

kampungboycitygal : Yes, but doesn't have the "old" feel :o)

wenching&esiong : Oh, but if you are there, you have to try the CCF with the dried prawns leh...

Hazza : It's more of a stall, lots of variety of Yong Tau Foo for you to choose from!

cakewardrobe : Hey there! Thanks for dropping by...

Sze : For someone so multilingual, WOW is definitely a very universal word. LOL!

Judy : Chances are it should be the same, famous place for CCF and YTF.

teckiee said...

i think u need to form a CCF clan. LOL

squall said...

wow...all delicious CCF...must try it out...

J2Kfm said...

wa! so much dried shrimps!! I love ccf also. The Canning Garden one in your post was one of my fav. There r various more in Ipoh that I would like to share. Hope I can get to them soon. Pg CCF may be awkward and different for some, but some stalls are pretty nice i think. cz the chili/sambal is a killer in its own right.

tigerfish said...

This stall has all the food I like!
I have not tried CCF with curry sauce before! And even sweet sauce, I think I have not tried CCF topped with fried dried prawns! The only non-CCF way I have tried CCF is having CCF stir fried with preserved turnips (chai-po) and green onions, shallots! But it was good!

wmw said...

Nic : Hmmm...have not tried asking them whether can do that, but I suppose they can :o). One minced pork CCF with everything else!

sc : And now...if there's only one near your area, adding CCF to FSF, WSW...(still haven't met up with your for makan yet!)

Jackson : When ever you're free!

FBB : Hahahaha...actually some of the food pics were taken on another occasion since I frequent the place ;o).

Christine : Haha, this is the CCF encyclopedia.

Teckiee : CCFC???? LOL!

squall : Yup! A simple but lovely food it is...

j2kfm : Oh, you're going on a CCF quest in Ipoh? How envious1 :o). Waiting to read your CCF post.

tigerfish:Oooh, another new style of having CCF. Sounds delicious too.

wonda said...

Haha! Another coincidence? A few months ago, I crave chee cheong fun. Since I don't have that type of fresh rice noodles here, I improvised by boiling rice paper, mixing belacan powder with hoisin sauce (no prawn paste and sweet bean sauce on hand), garnishing it with sesame seed and fried onions. Edible, though. Next time I should try it with curry.

Jun said...

the one with the sweet sauce looks yummier. born and brought up in penang, it took me a few yrs to get used to KL-styled ccf-- but i still dun like it w curry :>

Terri @ A Daily Obsession said...

love ccf, the kosong type with sesame seeds n sweet sauce. the HK version (on Women's Street) has a firmer bite n is tightly rolled making it look like chee cheong. i can eat tt till my thighs burst.

did orson welles say tt? really? d guy's more clever than kennedy!

PenangTuaPui said...

for me.. i like Lo Shee Fun very much... yum yum...

mini Otak-Otak Spring Roll is asking em to take a bite....

I promise myself... to promo more food at Penang.... get more ppl become fatty like us.. muahahaha XD

Hi, I am Huat Koay, Hawker Food hunter.... :P

wmw said...

wonda : That's three in a row! Hehehe....

Jun : Maybe if the curry gravy was really yummy??? :o)

Terri : Hahah...eat till your thighs burst, that's a new one. Yeah, Orson Welles did!

Penangtuapui : Hi there, thanks for dropping by. Recruit more fatty people? LOL!

Anonymous said...

is this place is pudu clean? if so, please calendar me in for a CCF treat, okay? everything looks delicious!!! love it! love it! love it!

wmw said...

The pudu place is clean but the floor is slippery! Hahaha...Damansara Utama one nearer.

Shirley Khor said...

CCF is 1 of my fav foods too! We have similar preferences. Hehe~The curry looks so nice...Mmm~I can even smell it from here :P"

wmw said...

Shirley : High 5! ;o)