Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Hau Kee Empire

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They eat with Aluminium chopsticks! How clean.. how hygienic...

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Not only that, their Yong Tau Foo serves TAUHU SUMBAT (Stuffed taufo) as well as Quails eggs!

Quails eggs are my fav. What luck;)

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I am talking about San Yulik. Old but good. This tiny, unassuming looking but clean coffee shop in Cheras is one of my favourites haunts for the YTF.

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The curry sauce has kick! We find the sweet sauce too "beany" and salty. But the curry taste more like a Thai Laksa curry, and it is tres, tres YUM :)

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This is the YTF with the sweet sauce.
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Also, the super sweet and starchy "Pak Kor Yee Mai" (barley with ginko).

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Our initial plan was to eat at the Char Siew (BBQ pork) place up the road (Meng Shiang) but at 1pm, all the Char siew habis.... So, being the greedy pigs that we are, we ordered the Char Siew from the Next door neighbour, which was a chicken rice shop.

Only RM3 for a plate (for 1 person)! Now a days, what with hawkers hiking up their prices, THIS is considered cheap. Eventhough the Charsiew was only so-so... where can you find a plate of Char siew for 3 bucks in KL? Summore damn a lot.

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Not only that, San Yulik is also incredibally affordable by KL standards.

55 cents per piece of YTF. A steal.

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Because we are gluttons (not unlike team BSG... thanks boys!) and still hungry :P, we walk across the street looking for more goodies.

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Hurray! More food! We tapau some "Ham Chim Peng" (chinese doughnut with sesame/red bean/glutinous rice centre) ... some "Yau Char Kwai"(chinese doughnut that look like Siamese-twin, bread STICKS)...
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And some huge-ass 'cucuk udang' (fried prawn fritters/cake)... bigger than my face!

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On our way home, we pass the Hau Kee "EMPIRE"... Hau Kee 1, Hau Kee 2, Hau Kee 3 and Hau Kee 4.

How grand!

I love Cheras.. i do:)
Add: Restoran San Yulik,
Jalan Kaskas 2,
Taman Cheras,
Cheras

22 comments:

mimid3vils said...

wow u eat 4 quail eggs!!! But I understand coz once u pop in 1, sure will eat non-stop...hehe n_n

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

i find the nite time CCF nearer to where u got the yau char kuey nicer..

Kenny Mah // Life for Beginners said...

Wah, if they expand their empire have to open the floors above the shoplots di... LOL

CUMI & CIKI said...

mimi:
wish i could take the gluttony credit but.. i ate2, hubby ate2 .. lol

joe:
really? directions please.. we want some too!

kenny:
lol.. never look at it that way, but now that uv mentioned it.. yar man..

worldwindows said...

YTF is anytime the healthiest, cheapest and tastiest food around,lol.

Nic (KHKL) said...

what orgistic YTF there! somehow, the stainless steel, reflective utensils reflect a figure devouring the YTFs like screaming "eat me, eat me"...ah, YTF.

backstreetgluttons said...

Its our greatest pressure( pleasure lah actually ekstasee ) to be compared to delectable you ...
tho we sure wanna be beside the real thing all night

boo_licious said...

Damn cheap stuff...nowadays YTF is abt RM1 and probably going up more or shrinking in size.

J2Kfm said...

oh this is Taman Yulek ... hehe, yeah the Hau Kee story has been told by Jason, Tummythoz and FoodCookies when we had our tongsui there. the place was packed, like sardines in can on most nites, right?

yeah, YTF alone can't fill a stomach eh? CUcur Udang BIG as your face? wow, yummy ...

CUMI & CIKI said...

worldwindows:
yum yum

bsg:
:P

boo_licious:
agree

j2kfm:
must be good la.. so many bloggers blog a blog blog... ;)

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

You make me wanna go to Cheras. Wei....take me with you larrrr. I sure get lost on my own wan.

CUMI & CIKI said...

lyrical lemongrass:
only if u take me on that hot-air balloon.. wheeeee...

CUMI & CIKI said...

nic:
can tell u fan of the YTF

allaboutattitude said...

super tempting. Good food great price? its hard to find!

Precious Pea said...

55 sen per piece of yong tau foo is cheap. Few nites ago, I had ytf near my place for RM1 per piece!

CUMI & CIKI said...

allaboutattitude:
yep!

precious pea:
yar .. maybe i should move to cheras.. lol.. food is cheaper man

mingsuan said...

Now you have mentioned it, i miss yong tow foo!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that is one thing i haven't found in Beijing so far..

CUMI & CIKI said...

ming:
yar mingsuan, still never answer my question, when ru kambing home.. lol

Big Boys Oven said...

hahaha we sure can wallop during a food trail! lol!

CUMI & CIKI said...

bbo:
yar.. bottomless PIT !

mingsuan said...

that's coz we still don't know exactly when our home leave will be .. but probably end oct/early nov. Why you taking me go makan ah?????????

CUMI & CIKI said...

mingsuan:
of course la.. whatever u wanna eat... can.. bring baby and hubs