Saturday, December 09, 2006

Hakka Yong Tau Foo and Tau Kwa Pau @ East Coast Road

Yayy! Now that my mobile phone is functioning again, I can resume regaling everyone with my epicurean explorations.

Today, DH brought lunch home from one of our favourite coffeeshop haunts along East Coast Road. I was home with Baby, naturally.


Our appetiser course was tau kwa pau (4 pieces for SGD4) from Mary's Corner at Orange Katong Coffeeshop 125 East Coast Rd. For the uninitiated, this refers to deep fried pieces of tofu stuffed with diced savoury bits of egg, fish cake, crushed peanuts, cucumber and crispy yam bits. It's dipped in gravy (optional) and a tangy spicy chili (mandatory!). I like the culinary juxtaposition between the soft yielding texture of the tau kwa and the crispy, chewy bits of filling.

As I understand it, the original tau kwa pau person has moved to the coffeeshop opposite, and the lady who used to be his assistant took over this stall. Having tried both, I personally prefer this stall's version because it is more generous with the filling.


Then we had our main course of Hakka Yong Tau Foo (SGD5.50 per set), also from East Coast Road, but a few stalls down. I think it is called Traditional Hakka Yong Tau Foo. Each set comes with your choice of dry or soup noodles and about 6 pieces of stuffed yong tau foo: 2 pieces of silken tofu, 2 pieces of beancurd skin, 2 pieces of tau pok (fried beancurd puffs) all stuffed with Hakka meat filling. Hakka Yong Tau Foo is different from the other more common type of yong tau foo in that it uses minced pork instead of minced fish for the filling. It is usually cooked in a gravy, rather than boiled in a soup or drenched in sweet red sauce like the common yong tau foo.

The portions were a bit small. And the filling lacked the meaty bite that I appreciate in good Hakka yong tau foo. All in all, it wasn't bad, but it wasn't mindblowing either. I prefer my mom's version!

11 comments:

DS said...

Pleasantly surprised to find so many yummalicious entries and pictures since the last time I checked your blog last Friday!!:) Made me hungry only. Next time bring me on your foodie outings k? Oooh, and did you read yesterday's LIFE! page? There are lotsa nice eateries near East Coast leh - we go k?

Zen said...

Yes! I got my cameraphone repaired, and have been putting it to good use. East Coast is such a foodie paradise, I love it. Of course, we should explore it together!

Anonymous said...

Hello! Somеone in my Myspace group ѕhared this ѕite
with us so I came to gіve it a look. I'm definitely enjoying the information. I'm book-mагkіng anԁ wіll be
tweеting this to my followers! Teгrific blog and wondеrful style and design.


Also visit my wеb blog: used bucket truck
Take a look at my webpage ; bucket trucks

Anonymous said...

Hi! This ρost could nоt be ωritten аny better!
Readіng through this post rеminds me οf my old roοm mate!
He always kept chatting about this. I will forωard this ωrite-up to
him. Pretty surе he will have a good read. Ϻany
thanks fοr ѕharing!

my web-site ... tens units

Anonymous said...

Hi! This poѕt could not be ωritten any
better! Reading through this post reminds me of my old roοm mate!
He аlwaуs kept chаtting about this.

I ωіll fοrωarԁ thіs wгitе-up to him.
Pretty sure he wіll havе a gooԁ read.
Μаny thanks for sharing!

Feel freе to vіsіt my ωeb sitе; tens units
my website :: Tens Units

Anonymous said...

great pοints altogether, you ѕimply wοn
a neω гeaԁer. Whаt would уοu recommend in regarԁѕ to уouг post
that уou mаdе somе days ago?
Any poѕitive?

Haѵe a look at my wеblog :: street smart Taxi irving tx

Anonymous said...

I visited many siteѕ hоwever the audio feаture
for аudiο songѕ presеnt аt
this site is trulу wondеrful.

Feel frее tο ѕurf to my sitе :
: seo testimonials

oakleyses said...

ray ban sunglasses, tory burch outlet, nike roshe, oakley sunglasses, ray ban sunglasses, christian louboutin, ray ban sunglasses, louis vuitton outlet, christian louboutin uk, christian louboutin outlet, louis vuitton, nike outlet, cheap oakley sunglasses, oakley sunglasses, longchamp outlet, polo ralph lauren, longchamp outlet, jordan pas cher, polo ralph lauren outlet online, burberry pas cher, longchamp pas cher, nike free, prada outlet, nike free run, ugg boots, tiffany jewelry, ugg boots, air max, polo outlet, oakley sunglasses, christian louboutin shoes, longchamp outlet, uggs on sale, louis vuitton outlet, tiffany and co, louis vuitton outlet, kate spade outlet, michael kors pas cher, replica watches, louboutin pas cher, sac longchamp pas cher, gucci handbags, louis vuitton, oakley sunglasses wholesale, chanel handbags, nike air max, replica watches, prada handbags

oakleyses said...

michael kors outlet online, nike blazer pas cher, timberland pas cher, replica handbags, michael kors, sac hermes, coach outlet, ralph lauren uk, vans pas cher, burberry outlet, ray ban pas cher, michael kors outlet, burberry handbags, uggs outlet, mulberry uk, michael kors outlet, michael kors, converse pas cher, north face uk, polo lacoste, nike air max uk, michael kors outlet, abercrombie and fitch uk, nike air force, kate spade, oakley pas cher, nike air max uk, michael kors outlet online, true religion outlet, uggs outlet, north face, ray ban uk, michael kors outlet online, hollister pas cher, nike air max, nike tn, guess pas cher, nike roshe run uk, true religion jeans, true religion outlet, coach purses, sac vanessa bruno, michael kors outlet online, new balance, lululemon canada, nike free uk, hogan outlet, true religion outlet

oakleyses said...

instyler, hollister, oakley, nfl jerseys, jimmy choo outlet, nike air max, north face outlet, soccer jerseys, louboutin, hollister, celine handbags, ghd hair, baseball bats, soccer shoes, gucci, ray ban, beats by dre, longchamp uk, lululemon, nike air max, ralph lauren, ferragamo shoes, bottega veneta, converse outlet, p90x workout, mcm handbags, nike trainers uk, converse, vans outlet, north face outlet, giuseppe zanotti outlet, hermes belt, reebok outlet, mont blanc pens, hollister clothing, chi flat iron, babyliss, herve leger, mac cosmetics, nike roshe run, valentino shoes, insanity workout, vans, nike huaraches, wedding dresses, iphone cases, timberland boots, new balance shoes, abercrombie and fitch, asics running shoes

oakleyses said...

canada goose, louis vuitton, replica watches, juicy couture outlet, pandora jewelry, canada goose, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, doudoune moncler, canada goose outlet, canada goose uk, canada goose jackets, louis vuitton, moncler outlet, barbour, pandora charms, ugg, moncler, louis vuitton, ugg uk, lancel, barbour uk, marc jacobs, moncler, links of london, karen millen uk, toms shoes, swarovski, wedding dresses, canada goose, louis vuitton, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, pandora jewelry, moncler, moncler outlet, supra shoes, hollister, swarovski crystal, thomas sabo, juicy couture outlet, canada goose outlet, moncler uk, pandora uk, coach outlet, ugg pas cher, louis vuitton, montre pas cher, canada goose outlet, moncler