Monday, September 8, 2008

Yong Tau Foo

The Yong Tau Foo (酿豆腐 or Yong Tau Hu) is another famous healthy Hakka dish. The term originally implies bean curd stuffed with meat [which may consist of minced pork, fish, dried shrimps, shallots and garlic mixed with five-spice powder (五香粉)] which is fried and/or then braised. However, the term now also refers to vegetables and some other food items stuffed with meat and prepared in the same manner.
Bean curd skins, fried fritters, bittergourds, lady fingers, chillies, brinjals, tomatoes, mushrooms and chilli peppers are common food items available in the Yong Tau Foo dish. The dish is usually eat with chilli or sweet sauce.

The Ampang (安邦) Yong Tau Foo is very famous among many Malaysia food stalls and some Singapore eateries. The dish is usually served separately with noodles/rice and soup.

To know more about Hakka Yong Tau Foo, tune in to Channel 8 on 13 September at 930pm to catch Felicia Chin who will take us to her hometown in search of this signature dish of the Hakka people.

1 comment:

tigerfish said... promoting for Mediacorp isit? There was a very nice Ampang YTF stall I tried before in S'pore - forgot where is it now. Malaysia KL has very delicious one too!