Wah Kiow Peel Road Famous Hakka Yong Tau Foo2 min read
Wah Kiow Peel Road Famous Hakka Yong Tau Foo
It is hard to believe that this Hakka yong tau foo stall has been operating more than 30 years. I still remember when they first opened in 1983 and the crowd wasn’t that crazy. In a very short time, Wah Kiow made name with their food and the place is getting crowded every day.
Wah Kiow is located at 134-B, Lorong Peel, Off Jalan Peel, operating beside a wooden house, no air-cond and it can get really hot (even the fans can’t help it). You sit in a very cramp area, recycle tables and chairs and you will sweat, I promise you. Even so, that won’t deter customers from coming.
I haven’t been visiting the place for years and I thought it wasn’t there as most of the old settlement in the area has been dismantled and currently going a major construction of Sunway Velocity. It is a huge project, good for the people of Cheras and a major uplift for the area. No more wooden housing areas and replaced by new high rise complex and condominiums.
Back to the yong tau fu, Wah Kiow do not deep fry their yong tau fu, they pan fried it. That is one of the uniqueness of the cooking style.
One of their popular yong tau fu is their fried beancurd skin. Beancurd skin skimmed with fish paste and deep fried to perfection. However, the fish paste is getting real thin during my recent visit. Food cost must be really high and it takes a reflection on the food.
They are selling a piece from RM 1.00 a piece if not mistaken. It is my bad habit of not asking the price during my lunch there.
Their yong tau fu are freshly made daily, however the quality of the yong tau fu slightly deteriorate over the years but it still very enjoyable. They deep fried yong tau fu are highly recommended especially their deep fried beancurd skin (even though the filling is getting lesser) and their fried “sui kao”.
They opened a new branch in Taman Segar and only opened for lunch. The address for Taman Segar is at 40G, Jalan Manis 1, Taman Segar. If you plan to visit the Peel Road branch, try to go earlier as it is located next to the Yaacob Latif school and parking is very limited.
Wah Kiow Peel Road Address and Contact:
134-B, Lorong Peel, Off Jalan Peel, Cheras 56100
GPS: 3.1525238 , 101.7110995