Monday, December 13, 2010

Foong Foong Yong Tau Foo @ Ampang

When K was in town over one weekend, Ilene and I caught up with him over food (what else???).  Since we both met up with Ilene in Ampang, she suggested that we do a Yong Tau Foo lunch at Foong Foong.  It has been ages since I last ate there and wondered if the stuffed goodies still delivered as it did before.

Restaurant Foong Foong

Assorted Yong Tau Foo

Fried Dumplings
Since I'm not that keen on fish, we ended up ordering more fried stuff over the "regular" Yong Tau Foo pieces.  At RM0.80/piece, it's still reasonably priced (of course the price has increased over Foong Foong's 20 odd years of operation) as the Yong Tau Foo were rather big pieces.  I've come across some "dainty" looking ones in some of the other Yong Tau Foo restaurants which are priced even higher.  The fried Sui Kow and Foo Chook tasted good; crispy and not oily.  Apparently the regular assorted Yong Tau Foo fared averagely, so the fried items did better overall.  Though I won't say it's the best, it's still one of the better places for a Yong Tau Foo meal.  Let's just say, I won't purposely make my way there if I want eat Yong Tau Foo but if I'm in the area, then I won't mind dropping by.

Yong Tau Foo Production Line
Here's a look at the Yong Tau Foo production line.  From the "paste stuffing" stage to the different ways of cooking; different stations for boiling and deep frying.  Definitely a hive of activity!

"Billing" Data
With the orders being given by staffs at the counter over a PA system, I was intrigued to see them jotting down the orders in tiny font sized on some A4 paper.  I can't seem to decipher how these billing "data" works (apart from the table no.) as the staff would refer back to the paper to calculate our bill.  Just when I think I got it...another table's column would throw my theory out. Anyone knows? :o)

Have a great week ahead!

Restoran Foong Foong
621-A, Jalan Besar Ampang
68000 Ampang
Opens 10am - 7 pm (close on Tuesdays)

An empty head is not really empty; it is stuffed with rubbish.  Hence the difficulty of forcing anything into an empty head - Eric Hoffer


CUMI & CIKI said...

i feel like YTF today! LOL

Small Kucing said...

Yup..that shop and the one next to it very famous. Been there before

UnkaLeong said...

I remember eating it when a piece was 10 cents. Heheheh, but glad to know that its still good and tasty ;)

J2Kfm said...

Yeah, the other two next door were selling for RM1 or Rm1.10 per pc already.
And NOT good loh ...

jason said...

The name sounds familiar. And they let you take photo of the bill? Hahaha

ilene said...

Thanks for the lunch WMW and looking forward to more! hehehe.....

wmw said...

C&C : Did yah?

Small Kuching : From one generation to another!

Unka : Serious? 10 cents? I can't remember cos at that time I was probably still eating free all the time (as a kid!).

J2Kfm : So, Foong Foong one better?

Jason : Yah wor...

Ilene : Most welcome...when are we meeting next?