Ampang Niang Tou Fu
@ East Coast Road
What comes to mind when you decide to have Niang Tau Fu? Well, many will relate it to as healthy eating, less cholesterol and less oil. Basically revolving around eating healthier. Apart from having a reputation as a healthier food choice, Niang Tau Fu can be a tasty option too, that’s if you manage to find a stall that serves them well.
There are many styles out there. Honestly, I can’t really recall and differentiate all of them. I only know 2 types, one that’s basically served deep fried (such as Yuan Wei Yong Tau Fu) while the other is soup based.
So what exactly is Ampang Nian Tau Fu? Well, Ampang is a town in the district of Kuala Lumpur. Essentially, what you will be eating is style and flavour served from Ampang, Malaysia. As mentioned, I can’t really identify the specific differences, but I can share with you my experiences (Rhymes doesn’t?). Over here, you won’t be expecting to see trays of Niang Tau Fu, rather they are served with the standard ingredients (chilli, brinjai, lady fibgers and etc.) and in eating portions. Of course you are allowed to customize you portion by having more and/or removal of other ingredients.
Everything tasted great! The soy bean based soup was tasty, unfortunately we couldn’t have a top up as it was already their closing hours (9pm). Secondly, the fish paste was some how nicer than those offered else where. Thirdly, the chilli paste was just nice for me! Lastly, the iced preserved sour plum drink was rather refreshing!
Overall, both of us spent $23.5 (with quite a few additions) for the drinks and food. Price was kind of steep and I believe it would have been below $18 for the food. Nevertheless, I was assured of good food and a good company.
11.30am – 9pm