Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Kota Tinggi People's Favourite Yap Fong Noodle House 叶芳面家

Kota Tinggi Yap Fong Noodle House 叶芳面家

When I ask Kota Tinggi folks what is good to eat in their hometown, Yap Fong Noodle House 叶芳面家 always come up in the top 3 (along with Kiang Kee Bak Kut Teh and Kedai Masakan Kampung Ibrahim for sambal chili horseshoe crab).

Kota Tinggi Yap Fong Noodle House 叶芳面家

Most locals know Yap Fong Noodle House as the "noodle place at the Kota Tinggi bridge". Yap Fong is just north of the Jalan Besar bridge across Sungai Johor. We arrived early at 11am (just after Kiang Kee bak kut teh) so the gates were still shut 😂

So, we hung out around town to kill time. Also good lah, I found the hard case handphone cover at the right price which I couldn't find in JB 😃

Kota Tinggi Yap Fong Noodle House 叶芳面家

Yap Fong opens at 12:30pm with customers waiting for the folding gate to open.

Kota Tinggi Yap Fong Noodle House 叶芳面家

The Yap brothers now run Yap Fong founded by their grandfather over 50 years ago. Yap Fong has generations of loyal customers for their house made noodles, which we soon found out why.

Kota Tinggi Yap Fong Noodle House 叶芳面家

Besides the house made noodles, there's that heap of brown fried stuff in the blue basket at the back which immediately caught our attention.

Kota Tinggi Yap Fong Noodle House 叶芳面家

The only way to know what these brown lumpy things were, was to eat it 😄

Kota Tinggi Yap Fong Noodle House 叶芳面家

Yap Fong Noodle House serve their unique take on Hakka noodles. We ordered two sets of noodles, one with chili sauce and the other without. Each set come with a bowl of soup with yong tau foo, fish ball and fried meat ball (those fried brown things).

Kota Tinggi Yap Fong Noodle House 叶芳面家

Messy Flamboyant splashes of dark soy sauce, lard and chili sauce laid at the bottom of the plate. The mound of noodles was topped with char siew slices, stewed mince pork and chopped scallion.

Kota Tinggi Yap Fong Noodle House 叶芳面家

The noodles were slender but relatively thick and heavy. They had a firm but crunchy tender feel to the bite. Coated with the savoury spicy blend of soy sauce, lard and chili sauce, this was a marvellous plate of noodles.

Kota Tinggi Yap Fong Noodle House 叶芳面家

Nice Hakka yong tau foo, both the boiled and fried versions. They were nice as the bean curd and minced pork fillings were fresh and generous.

Kota Tinggi Yap Fong Noodle House 叶芳面家

The yong tau foo was nice but it was these fried minced pork that were particularly memorable. The fried minced pork ball and roll were spiked with savoury bits that felt and tasted like tiny pieces of crushed salted fish bones. The crispy deeply savoury bits added spikes of savoury flavour to the mildly savoury fried meat ball. When we asked the owners, they said there were fried bean curd skin in it and the rest are trade secrets from their grandfather 😄

Kota Tinggi Yap Fong Noodle House 叶芳面家

With the QQ texture house made noodles and unique fried meat balls, I can understand why 叶芳面家 Yap Fong Noodle House have such a hold on generations of Kota Tinggi folk. We found Yap Fong's Hakka noodles quite addictive too 😋

Combine Yap Fong Noodle House with your next Kiang Kee bak kut teh outing to make the drive double worth it.

Kota Tinggi Yap Fong Noodle House 叶芳面家

Because we don't see ourselves passing by Kota Tinggi again so soon, we had another Yap Fong noodle set before setting off back to Johor Bahru. Love that QQ noodles and unique fried meat balls. Delicious Double D confirmed 👍👍

Kota Tinggi Yap Fong Noodle House 叶芳面家

Restaurant name: Yap Fong Noodle House 叶芳面家
Address: 14, Jalan Besar, Pusat Perdagangan Kota Tinggi, Johor
GPS: 1°43'39.1"N 103°53'56.6"E 🌐 1.727526, 103.899055
Waze: Yap Fong Noodle House
Hours: 12:30pm - 5:00pm (Sunday off)

Date visited: 26 Sep 2018





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2 comments:

  1. Yes those crunchy balls make the noodles memorable. Otherwise noodles are very ordinary.

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    1. We realised that the two brothers cook the noodles a bit differently. One a bit softer, another a bit stiffer. We like the stiffer version. Perhaps, next visit we can tell them our preference for noodle texture.

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