Yong Tau Foo
Yong Tau Foo is a snack food that tastes nice when eaten together with others. It is originally a Hakka Chinese cuisine consisting primarily of tofu filled with ground meat mixture or fish paste.The tofu are usually braised or fried. However nowadays a variety of dishes such as fresh vegetables, quail eggs, eggplants, shiitake mushrooms, fish balls, crab sticks, cuttlefish, ladies fingers, chilis and many more are added into the selection.
Before Yong Tau Foo is served. The chosen dishes are cut into a bite size portion dipped briefly in a boiling broth (usually the soup). Once they are cooked,they will either be served with the sweet sauce or the soup in one bowl. The Perakians in general love to use tamarind juice zealously. So don’t be shocked if the sweet sauce has the tangy taste of the tamarind.
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