Thursday, November 13, 2008


The answer is NO, if you're wondering whether my comrade has decided to hang-up her hunting boots and venture into the food business.

The Margaret referred to here used to be the chef de cuisine and owner of a very successful Yong Tau Foo outlet in Jalan Kuchai Lama, carrying a similar name. That was many years ago and today that popular outlet is no longer around as Margaret had hung up her woks.

This restaurant in Subang Perdana is a spin-off from the original outlet, and if I am not wrong, is run by one of Margaret's sons. Certainly not difficult to find, this outlet makes up one of the shoplots attached to the Good Year Court 9 apartments.

Here, they have upheld Margaret's trademark of producing larger-than-normal sized pieces of Yong Tau Foo and retained most of her winning recipes. The stuffings for the Yong Tau Foo is home-made, giving it that fresh succulent taste. The Yong Tau Foo pieces can be custom-picked from the standard assortment of white bean curd, ladies finger, red chilli, bitter gourd, aubergine, fish ball, tau foo puff and foo chuk, and is served in a bed of pleasant, oyster-flavoured light gravy, that goes very well with rice.

They have a number of other side dishes that complements well their star attraction including assam fish, paper-wrapped chicken, pork trotters in vinegar and off course, their own signature dish, the fried tau kan (fried bean curd skin that is stuffed with fish paste).

I found their paper-wrapped chicken to be a tad disappointing, being rather dry and bland. Nevertheless the rest of their offerings made up for this isolated letdown.

Restoran Margaret Yong Tau Fu

Address: V1-00-06, Subang Perdana, Goodyear Court 9, Persiaran Mulia, 47610 Subang Jaya.
Contact number: N/A
Reservation: 1st come 1st served
Opening hours: N/A
Cuisine: Chinese (Non Halal)
Must order: Yong Tau Foo, Fried Tau Kan (Bean Curd Skin)

Must not order: Paper-wrapped chicken
Budget for 4 pax: RM30

My verdict: 3 stars

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