FOOD: Yong Tau Foo Eat and Happy – the “NEW” Old Wing, 1 Utama

Apologies for the hiatus on the FOOD @ the “NEW” Old Wing, 1 Utama series! Trust me, I have been continously exploring the other new food outlets at the “NEW” Old Wing, 1 Utama. And now I’m back with materials and pictures for another 5 posts!


Out of the many outlets, one that stood out was this “needs lessons in branding” Yong Tau Foo Eat and Happy kiosk right in the middle of spanking new Lower Ground floor, 1 Utama.

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While it’s name and outlook doesn’t inspire visions of “culinary satisfaction”, the food (or rather the ones we ordered) proved us otherwise!

We sampled the Homemade U-mian Noodle with Fish Paste and another dry version of the U-mian that came with a piping hot bowl of soup with plump dumplings (wantans).

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Seriously, I’m a sucker for la mian/u-mian and homemade fish paste or fishballs and I’m most inclined to order it if I see it on any menu. My bowl came filled to the brim wth flavorsome soup and smooth u-mian. Unlike the ones that tasted “floury” or cooked too soft, every strand of this u-mian provided  a toothsome bite.

Portion was generous too for the price we paid. I couldn’t finish the thick slabs of fish paste in my bowl which was a pity as the fish paste was really good; substantially fishy in flavour & has a very handmade texture.
For RM8.50, I calculated 5 thick fish pastes, huge coils of u-mian, heapings of minced chicken in soy sauce (not unlike those you get on top of your pan mee, but this version was lean chicken meat and was thankfully non-greasy), generous greens and a flurry of fried shallots that enhanced the flavour of the noodles when eaten together.

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My dining partner’s dry u-mian was tossed in their blend of soy sauce & topped with similar condiments. His came with a separate serving of soup with 3 dumplings. The soup tasted slightly different, clearer in flavour versus mine and the dumplings was fishpaste based instead of meat based.

Note the minced chicken in soy sauce – non oily and lean chicken meat. *Thumbs up!*

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I have yet to sample the yong tau foo and would definitely re-visit soon. For our satisfying dinner, we paid in total less than RM20. The kiosk observes self-service so there are no service charges. Order, pay and get your food from the counter.

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Simple, nice and satisfying food. Here’s an example of “Don’t judge an outlet by it’s look“. Or in this case, the name.  😀

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For more reads on my series of “Food at the “NEW” Old Wing, 1 Utama“  you can check out:

1. Putien opens in Malaysia- serving authentic Heng Hwa (or Xing Hua) cuisine from China
2. Moo Cow, my favourite froyo is in 1 Utama! Current new flavours for CNY is Mandarin Orange & Dragonfruit!
3. AK Noodles House for a economical meal
4. The Soup Restaurant – nourishing soups and dishes originating from treasured family recipes that are distinctive and traditional
5. Yong Tau Foo Eat and Happy – Cheap & tasty La Mian! Recommended!

This Post Has 16 Comments

  1. Sean

    ooo, i’m quite ignorant about chinese noodles! i had never heard of u-mian before! and i’m not sure i’d be able to recognize it or differentiate it from other chinese noodles 😀

    1. rebeccasaw

      Hhahaha.. u-mian was popular-ised by Dragon I – rmbr those day we stood at the outlet & watch the chef pull the noodles? However, nowadays it’s very loosely used term.. I don’t think I can recognise it long as it’s not yellow noodles, or wantan noodles..and it’s white.. it’s la-mian /u-mian! 😛

  2. missyblurkit

    simple yong tau foo and fish based. definitely a healthy choice.

    1. rebeccasaw

      And very good stock for the soup too 😀
      DEfinitely a good choice for an economical meal if you’re at 1U

  3. Jared

    i shall check this out soon.

  4. YummyLicious

    Cool, I have always wanted to try out this place. Been trying all the other new outlets at 1Utama. There are hits and misses 🙂

    1. rebeccasaw

      Order the La mian!!
      The yong tau foo so-so only. The La mian we both ordered (and we went again yesterday) was good!

  5. Kslye

    Tried it today. Looks good from the photo but we were really disappointed. The curry noodle is very bland, marginal to tasteless. The yong tow foo though is cheap, is absolutely so so…as commented. It’s those mass marketed kind. One thing, portion is large and it’s cheap. But would I return? I don’t think so.

    1. rebeccasaw

      Curry noodle? I’m surprised.. since the plain stock one we had was nice.
      Ahh, looks like this stall is suffering from the usual issues that plagues most businesses.. the quality slides after a while.

  6. Siah

    The stall just started serving Assam Laksa…taste original like those in Penang. It’s currently under promotion at RM4.50 a bowl or serve as a set together with 3 pieces of Yong Tau Foo at RM7.90…just nice for a decent meal!!!

    1. rebeccasaw

      Hi Siah~ Just saw your comment! Oh really? I’m from penang, and I’ll go try it out to see if it’s as good! 😀
      Thanks for the heads-up~ 🙂

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