Saturday, September 1, 2012

Upper Thomson Ampang Yong Tau Foo

Saturday Lunch @ Upper Thomson Ampang Yong Tau Foo

Upper Thomson Road Singapore Ampang Yong Tau Foo

This afternoon, Mum, Sis and I drove to Upper Thomson Road (Springleaf Area) to eat Ampang Yong Tau Foo. Quite frequently, my mum will crave for Ampang Yong Tau Foo and will request that we come here to eat on weekends.

We have been eating at Ngee Fou (Hakka) Yong Tau Foo for years (even before we moved to Upper Thomson Road), but recently, my dad complains that the food there is expensive. Ever since then, we have been coming here less often.

However, since my dad has a 1pm golf game today, Mum grabs the opportunity to suggest we eat 'Ampang Yong Tau Foo' for lunch! Being good children, Sis and I agree to oblige her. ^_^

To be honest, I do not recall ever eating the original Ampang Yong Tau Foo from Malaysia, so I cannot comment on how authentic the flavour from Ngee Fou is. But my mum has eaten the Ampang YongTauFoo in Malaysia before and still really likes to eat the Ampang Yong Tau Foo here at Upper Thomson Road (Springleaf area, Ngee Fou (Hakka) Yong Tau Foo, 928 Upper Thomson Road). Hence, if you are looking for some yummy Ampang Yong Tau Foo, I would still recommend you give this shop a taste.

Here are my Top 3 Compelling Reasons Why You Should Eat @ Upper Thomson Ampang Yong Tau Foo...

  1. Even though my dad complains it is expensive, Mum still insists on driving there to eat. 
  2. When we first started coming to Ngee Fou to eat, they only occupied one shop unit. Now, they have expanded to occupy two shop units, plus the additional open-space that corner coffeeshops use. Since the cost of renting a shop in Singapore is so high, it is logical to assume that only shops serving 'good food' can expand their business premises.
  3. FREE Parking !  
There are actually two reasons why we eat at Ngee Fou instead of the neighbouring shop. Once, when Ngee Fou had no seats, we went next door to eat. However, Mum said the food at Ngee Fou is still better. Also, something unusual happened when we ate at the neighbouring shop. A customer lost his temper (probably because he was so hungry) and shouted VERY LOUDLY at the shop workers for not serving him. As a result, we didn't enjoy our first experience at the new shop. Hence, our family decided to stick to eating at Ngee Fou Yong Tau Foo.

Secret Tip on Where To Park When Eating At Upper Thomson Ampang Yong Tau Foo...

Being a landed property liver, I hesitate to share my 'secret parking area' for when I drive to eat at Upper Thomson Ampang Yong Tau Foo with the world. However, since I am committed to sharing my 'Upper Thomson Road Singapore Living' insider tips with my readers, here it is...

When I can't find parking in front of the shophouses, I will turn left into Thong Soon Green and park within the landed property area. I have always found space to park along the road there. I choose to park there because I prefer to walk a little instead of waiting for a parking lot in front of the shophouses. (Don't you find it stressful to hold up the traffic while other cars are waiting behind you too?) In addition, since I love viewing landed properties, parking within Thong Soon Green also gives me an opportunity to check out the houses there. Just today, I noticed that number 14 has an interesting porch design. While I wouldn't design my porch that way, it is just fascinating to see how other people choose to construct their dream homes. ^_^

{ P.S. To see more photos and read what another blogger, Bern, Hungry Bunny says about the Ampang Yong Tau Foo at Upper Thomson, visit : <- She has a great description of what makes a yongtaufoo an "Ampang" yong tau foo... }

  1. @Bern : You are most welcome Bern. Good writing deserves to be praised and recommended. ^_^

  2. Eunos Hawker Center Yong Tau Foo taste good too with their Chilli Shrimp Paste and is very affordable.