Posts Tagged ‘steamed peanut’

I’ve finally have the chance to try out the YTF here, which was very much talked about, at least by HL. The last 2 times I came, the place was closed. Both CSK and SKWS told me that the rojak was nice, even before I reach there. So SKWS was courteous enough to place the order on rojak once we sat down. While HL was salivating over the steamed peanuts.

... I guess this used to be a club house, which now has been turned into a restaurant.

... I guess this used to be a club house, which now has been turned into a restaurant.


... and I thought it would be the kind of peanut where I don't have to shell them.

... and I thought it would be the kind of peanut where I don't have to shell them.


... HL opened up 1 for my to snap.

... HL opened up 1 for my to snap.


... everybody recommended this rojak here.

... everybody recommended this rojak here.


... sui gao in soup.

... sui gao in soup.


... soup based YTF.

... soup based YTF.


... plenty of fried YTF.

... plenty of fried YTF.

Rating: 4/10

The peanuts were ok but I preferred those from Tai Thong. HL said those were soya sauced peanuts while these were steamed peanuts. To me, both were steamed except Tai Thong’s have a little personal touch to it, to add in more flavours. Else how could they get to be so fat?

Then came the rojak. Despite all the hypes, it was rather mediocre. It tasted a little like vegetarian rojak I had in Organic Vegetarian Fresh Mart & Restaurant. The prawn paste was not that prominent in taste. After about 15 minutes to it, the paste starts to turn watery. I guess the rojak in DoReMi was just as good.

As to the YTF, aside from the enormous size of the ding dong bitter gourd YTF, others were just mediocre. I was expecting the fried bean curd skin to be in rectangular shapes, but the one we were served was rolled up into cylindrical shape. HL said, only the one in Puchong serves rectangular fried bean curd skin YTF. I beg to differ. So far as I recall, this was probably the only place that serves cylindrical shaped fried bean curd skin, which I’ve had my whole life. I don’t like it because it can’t put out the full potential of fried bean curd skin.

Lastly, the sauces were not nice either. I’d anytime go for the Puchong’s YTF anytime, just for the sauce with mix of jalapeno in it, which was heavenly.

Location: N3 10.924 E101 40.716

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Went to Tai Thong with ALGJ, LGFL, TSL and WWS. I heard they said Tai Thong is having promotions on their dim sum, hence I agreed to go along. I guess I’ll just exempt from my strict diet for my lunch, and continue later during my dinner.

... these steamed peanuts were good. Soft, tasty and juicy. I wonder if they were once soaked in soya sauce.

... these steamed peanuts were good. Soft, tasty and juicy. I wonder if they were once soaked in soya sauce.


... these fried bean curd skin prawn rolls were really nice, served with custard as condiment too.

... these fried bean curd skin prawn rolls were really nice, served with custard as condiment too.


... my last experience with Tai Thong's egg tarts was a good one, so I definitely won't give it a miss this time.

... my last experience with Tai Thong's egg tarts was a good one, so I definitely won't give it a miss this time.


... the inside of the egg custard looked so yellowish.

... the inside of the egg custard looked so yellowish.


... these sesame balls, or "jin dui" (煎堆) were filled with lotus paste.

... these sesame balls, or "jin dui" (煎堆) were filled with lotus paste.


... these yam dumplings looked nice.

... these yam dumplings looked nice.


... pan fried carrot cakes.

... pan fried carrot cakes.


... I didn't touch these BBQ pork buns at all.

... I didn't touch these BBQ pork buns at all.


... too bad, these steamed bean curd skin doesn't contain prawns in it.

... too bad, these steamed bean curd skin doesn't contain prawns in it.


... the crazy women ordered 2 baskets of these siew mai.

... the crazy women ordered 2 baskets of these siew mai.


... the chicken feet looked tasty. I would have had it if I wasn't on strict diet.

... the chicken feet looked tasty. I would have had it if I wasn't on strict diet.


... the glutinous rice in this was quite nice, but not on the inside part, which was very soft.

... the glutinous rice in this was quite nice, but not on the inside part, which was very soft.

Rating: 5.5/10

Other than the super steamed steamed peanuts and fried bean curd prawn roll, there were nothing else worth noting. The glutinous rice was nice too but the inside was too soft. The one I had in Foh San was much better. The steamed bean curd skin was really bad. It has nothing but just the bean curd skin rolled up. Yam dumpling looked good, but tasted otherwise. Lacked of any yam taste in it and I could barely make out what’s in the content. Siew mai was nothing to shout about. The mini egg tarts were rather disappointing. I guess they has butter in the egg custard because it tasted like so and the colour was very yellowish. Carrot cake was still ok. Didn’t touch the BBQ bun as I knew it probably tasted bad. TSL tried it and she can’t even finish 1/2 a bun. I guess that’s evident enough that the BBQ pork buns were bad.

With the 20% and 50% discounts, the bill came up to RM84+ for the 5 of us. The prices on the list seemed marked up before they were given discount. Anyway, Tai Thong was probably that expensive when it comes to dim sum.

Location: N3 04.431 E101 35.137