Beancurds and vegetables stuffed with fishpaste is one of the few rare food outside Penang that my parents (true blue Penangites) truly enjoy. There are 2 types of food over here in the city which they appreciate most - yong tau fu and dimsum. I was brought up to believe that the Hakka clan does the former best while the Cantonese masters the latter. Both clans do form the majority here, right?
This is one of their default eating place in Kuala Lumpur over the years. A tremendously well-known shop locally as well as internationally, among fish fans or otherwise. Since it's almost like a neighbourhood haunt, I did not think of posting until today. Like I mentioned before, I'm missing my camera so no new pictures. These were taken couple of months ago.
On a public holiday Phitoy and I went there for a simple and light late lunch. As the clock in the background showed, it was almost 3pm in the afternoon. Crowd was thinning but still had the staff running around.I went to the counter where a young man with one microphone in one hand and a pen in another to order. I mentioned our table number and just said I want a plate of 10 pieces of mixed Yong Tau Fu minus brinjal and bitter gourd. Though they are Phitoy's favourite, I do not like both. Since he insisted I order, so there. I asked for my favourite instead - 3 Fried Dumplings. *big grin with both hands showing the V sign*
You can hear your order boom across the floor to the other side where the open concept kitchen is. But in their homebrand jargon, of course.
In a couple of minutes, these appeared:-
One plate held 10 mouthwatering pieces consisting of stuffed green lady fingers, red chillies, white beancurds and fishballs in gravy while another had 3 hot crunchy outside savoury soft stuffing inside brown fried dumplings.
The small plate here held the requisite sauces (reddish is chillie while the darker is just sweet) to dip the pieces in. Both of us had a Chinese herbal drink (I cannot remember which type) each but only phitoy took rice. I was saving for dinner. Click to see what it was and you'll understand why.