This is honestly my first time trying Ampang Yong Tau Foo. Sure, I have eaten the normal Yong Tau Foo served dry or in a soup with noodles. However, Ampang Yong Tau Foo is slightly more different than being your ordinary Yong Tau Foo.
The dish originated from a street called Jalan Ampang in Malaysia where there are 3 stalls selling a similar style of this Yong Tau Foo. Hence the name "Ampang".
What struck me first is that the Ampang Yong Tau Foo comes served in a plate rather then a bowl, and while the variety of ingredients is standard fare, the largest differentiating factor is perhaps the dish is topped with a ladle of heavy mushroom sauce.
I particularly enjoyed the meal as the Mushroom sauce really made the mark. While the normal variant would have red sweet sauce and chilli sauce all mixed together with the Yong Tau Foo, it was really interesting having a hearty mushroom bite. The yellow noodles that came along had a drizzle of black sweet sauce which I must say was a clever way for presentation and taste in what would otherwise be a very dry accompaniment.
While Ampang Yong Tau Foo is nothing fantastic, it still is a healthy dish (if you don’t eat much of the sauce and order all veggies) which will delight many. Well, what separates this Yong Tau Foo from the ‘traditional’, perhaps its the mushroom sauce and the way it is served. Apart from that, not much of a difference.
I had mine at Causeway Point Food Junction.
Location : Sungei Wang Am Pang Yong Tau Foo, Food Junction, Causeway Point
Price : $0.50 per piece of Yong Tau Foo (min. 7 pieces)
Rating for this stall : 3.5/5