Ngee Fou Restaurant (Hakka) Ampang Yong Tou Foo Hot
Ngee Fou Restaurant is the place where you can get the traditional non soup type of Ampang Yong Tau Foo.
- < $10
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A loooong time favourite...
Yong Tau Foo is a perennial favourite dish among many S'poreans...even my overseas friends from afar as Russia and Siberia have no problem slurping up the plate whenever we dine at Ngee Fou...
Certainly the perceived healthy quotient of the low-oiled high fibre dish... tofu, bean curd, fish paste, vegetables and all that's "lower-cholesterol" makes this a health-minded no-brainer. At many hawker centres, you get billed for each piece subjected to a minimum order. And the way some piled up their bowl...each order may reached "unreasonably" high unless you keep track of quantity...and that takes away the fun of eating yong tau foo.
Which is why at Ngee Fou... you just secure a table and advise the staff on the number of diners....and it's set price portion-based. With rice, drinks (home-boiled barley) included...my family of four did not surpassed $20. And that's pretty economical by today standard. The eatery's signature gooey-gravy, with the usual items like deep-fried stuffed tofu, fish balls, bitter gourds,etc, all resting on a bed of blanched kangkong...are reasonably delicious and hearty. The usual side order of dumpling soup may reduce the overall enjoyment of the meal...as the dumplings are somewhat soggy, uninspired and lacks the finesse of superb dumplings filling (which should be crunchy with minced meat, fresh shrimps and water chestnuts). Most may choose to order the chicken rice to supplement the meat...which does not take away the "oomph" from the main attraction.
And yes...as typical of most aged popular eating places (with poor car parking plan)...getting a parking lot is a challenge. So I would advise patience in waiting as the turnover is pretty fast and diners don't stay excessively long at the eatery which is non-air conditioned. With the family-run eatery previous "management" spilling and opening another similar eatery just steps away...getting a table seemed slightly easier nowadays...
Live longer and healthier...? Eat more yong tau foo (^___^)d
I love Ampang Yong Tau Foo!! This is the best unique YTF in Singapore and the sauce is amazing.
When my friend went to Perth to study for 5 years, this is all he talks about whenever he misses food in Singapore. We love coming here and we will order extra extra fried stuff and vegetables. You can customize what you want, usually i will leave out things like chili and lady's finger.
It is always more expensive to eat a sharing portion but this is the fun part for chinese people, sharing the same yumminess in front of you. Individual portions are bigger and definitely more value for money.
Also, avoid ordering the dumpling soup. They will always ask if you want dumpling soup and its rubbish dump.
I was finally there
I had heard about this place for the longest time and had wanted to try out but I also heard that it was very difficult to get parking around that area. What I hated about eating place was those that give me problem finding parking lot. If I was hungry and could not find a parking lot, I would move on regardless how nice the food there would be.
When my brother said he was going there for lunch, I was quite resistant but he insisted that the time that we were going, there should be no problem with getting a parking lot. So I followed along. Luckily enough for us, there were just two parking lots and we were both able to park our cars without waiting.
The yong tau foo there was not just tasty as I had expected. May be I came with a very high expectations from hearing about this shop for so long. I found the fried items to be a bit too oily. Now that I am getting older, I am more conscious about the oil level in my food.
Ampang Yong Tau Foo + Chicken rice!
Having Ampang Yong Tau Foo is sort of a ritual for my family. We usually have a late lunch around 3pm. Check that. It's lunch cum tea break. Reason being, this is the time where there are more seats available. Seats are normally hard to find or in Singapore's case, it's tough to "chop" seats. Parking lots are also limited. A word of advice, avoid going there around noon time. Judging by what I have mentioned, you could say that business at Ngee Fou is good.
Let me start of by saying that the dish is gooey gravy with fried dumplings(yum!), fried beancurd skins(even yummy!), fishballs, bittergourds, kangkong(personal favourite), beancurd(usual one) and fried beancurd! All these for S$12.50+. We tend to order chicken rice as well. Chicken rice + Ampang Yong Tau Foo might sound odd, but personally, I feel that both dishes complement each other really well.
The weather can get rather warm as there are not many fans around. However, the delicacies make me forget entirely about it.
Service was pretty great. Food arrived within 3 minutes. Whenever my dad asks for an extra bowl of rice, the staff were quick and wasted no time.
Verdict: A Must-Come.