Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Kampar Fish Jelly @ Jalan Aziz Ibrahim, Penang.

Kampar Fish Jelly ? No idea why it was named Fish Jelly. The place sells Yong Tau Foo (酿豆腐 stuffed bean curd) where it refers to ingredients to be stuffed with meat paste of fish and pork. The place was also well-known for factory workers nearby that area andhad been there for quite some time. Kampar Fish Jelly normally will be packed and crowded during lunch hours and long queues will be spotted but its definitely worth of waiting for this authentic Kampar Yong Tan Foo but no worries for the hot and warm environment as the place is air-conditioned. Something I missed out but would love to share with my readers was one of their drinks -- Barley. Some Soya Milk and Fu Chok (bean curd sheet) have been added to the barley and was reasonably flavored.
The exact location will be a bit tricky and uneasy for those who are not familiar with that area. From the roundabout near to Gold Coast Queensbay, go to the exit which directs you to a bridge as if you are heading to Sg. Nibong. Once you crossed the bridge (before reaching the famous food court Gold Bay Food court), immediately spot the first exit on your left, turn into the place. You will see a row of shop houses with the first shop houses is a coffee house. You will find Kampar Fish Jelly in one of those shop houses. 


You will need to place your orders first at the counter near the main entrance. Aside from their famous Yong Tau Foo, they do serve some Hakka specialties too namely Hakka Mee, Braised Chicken Feet, Herbal Chicken, Fried Chicken Wings etc.... 

A traditional Hakka Mee (dry, Rm 2.50 for Medium) is cooked with water and served almost dry and topped with minced pork. The noodles were not that springy as they looked and the they lack of some saltiness. Some extra soya sauce was added just to adjust the flavor. I was somehow surprised to find that Yong Tau Foo makes a good combination with these noodles. It will be just too dull just to have a bowl of Hakka Mee without Yong Tau Foo. It was just something very traditional and once again, the wisdom from the ancestors shall not be looked down.

Other than Hakka Mee, you can opt for glass noodles too. Glass noodles are very hard to handle due to the starchy nature. Similarly to Hakka Mee, the glass noodles were topped with some minced pork either. The glass noodles were quite chewy but was rather tasteless too. You can opt for Yam Rice, Hor Fun, Bihun etc...

Here comes the main character of the day-- Yong Tau Foo. I must praise their fish balls for being so springy and I think it can even bounces back if you throw it towards the table. All the vegetables were cooked to perfection too, with them maintaining the crunchiness. A generous amount of soup was given too, just in case the noodles were too dry for you, you can pour in some of the soup and most importantly, the soup was so tasty and I believe it will works well with some Yam Rice. Definitely recommend those fish balls, simply amazing.

Interesting ? Fish paste being stuffed with some long beans. Very crunchy texture indeed. Its quite uncommon to see this type of Yong Tau Foo out there in Penang.

Some of the fried bean curd sheet (Rm0.70 each) and chicken wings (Rm 1.80 each) They were fried and maintained a crispy texture for quite a long time. However, I find them way too oily for my liking.

The price list of every type of Yong Tau Foo and for those who are curious out there, our bill totaled Rm43 including 6 cups of drinks and 4 bowls of noodles (there were 4 of us). Economical ? Yes, indeed.


Ratings:
Taste: 9/10
Price: 9.5/10
Service: 8.5/10
Parking: 6/10
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No

Additional Information:
Address: 66, Jalan Aziz Ibrahim, 11900 Bayan Baru, Penang. (From the roundabout near to Gold Coast Queensbay, go to the exit which directs you to a bridge as if you are heading to Sg. Nibong. Once you crossed the bridge (before reaching the famous food court Gold Bay Food court), immediately spot the first exit on your left, turn into the place. You will see a row of shop houses with the first shop houses is a coffee house. You will find Kampar Fish Jelly in one of those shop houses.)
Business Hours: Tuesday - Sunday; Morning: 10.30am - 2.30pm; Evening: 6.30pm- 9.30pm
Phone Number: 012- 286 1896