Saturday, 7 January 2012

Famous Yit Foh Wanton Noodles 益和云吞面 in Taman Century Near KSL Mall, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Yit Foh 益和云吞面 in Taman Century is one of JB’s favourite wanton mee shops. Yit Foh wanton noodles is a well established brand 老品牌 that has been in business for over 30 years. 

In terms of presentation, Yit Foh’s wanton mee may look a little sloppy. The noodles looked like a mop that had just landed untidily on the well used plastic plate – the strands of noodles and greasy sauce spluttered haphazardly in all directions. The char siew slices were piled on top of everything like withered leaves that have fallen on top of the heap. (Actually, I find this laid back style charming J)

However, what Yit Foh’s wanton mee lacked in presentation it more than made up for in taste and flavour. Yit Foh's wanton mee is certainly one of the best tasting in JB.

Yit Foh’s noodles were bathed in copious sauce unlike other JB wanton mee shops which tended to be drier. The drippy sauce’s aroma was fragrant and subtle, though with strong hints of sesame oil. It also tasted slightly spicy from the chili paste mixed into the sauce.

Yit Foh's whole egg wanton noodles 全蛋面 which were made in their own factory using their own recipe, were firm, crunchy and springy. The generous amount of sauce made the noodles felt very smooth and irresistibly slurpy :) All the marks of top grade wanton noodles were there.

The char siew slices were average, though. (This is a common shortcoming of JB wanton mee.)

The soup and wantons were excellent. The tasty soup was light and naturally sweet (not sugary).

The wanton skin in particular was one of the smoothest that I have eaten. The substantial pork filling was also meaty.

This top quality wanton mee served with char siew, strips of green vegetables (choy sum), clear soup and wantons costs RM4.

Yit Foh is definitely one of my favourite wanton mee shops.

Restaurant name: Restoran Yit Foh 益和云吞面
Address: 153, Jalan Harimau, Taman Century, 80250, Johor Bahru
GPS: 1.486109, 103.760091
Hours: Daily 24 hours (Closed on Thursdays)
Non Halal

Date visited: 3 Jan 2012, 27 Aug 2012

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  1. I ate many times in this stall when I was staying in Taman Kebun Teh before relocating to Singapore. I was told that the son took over the stall. Last time either the man or the wife did the cooking. The wife certainly does it better ( more al dente).

  2. Thanks Vien for the comment. Lucky you ;P Wish I had a chance to eat this when the lady was cooking ;D Reminds me of Ah Deng beef noodles. The gentleman retired last year and I miss the chance of eating JB's best beef noodles.

  3. I last ate at Ah Deng beef noodles when the son was still schooling. I think the lady who helped in the stall then was his wife. They are a nice couple, very humble and friendly. I was shocked to read what happened to his son ( read in makansutra)
    No wonder I saw a different beef stall when I went there in Dec last year. The braised duck stall next to Ah Deng is gone too. We used to order a plate of braised duck with tofu while waiting for the beef noodles.
    All my fav stalls seems to have gone including the laksa stall behind Siak Hong shop , along Jalan Tebrau. : (

  4. Yes, I know what you mean. Me too cannot find anywhere, anymore that mee rebus, roti prata, and mee pok aroma and flavour of my growing years in old Singapore. Personally, I feel that hawkers are hardworking, unsung heroes who give so much pleasure to others, it is a shame to let them fade away without at least some expression of our appreciation and gratitude towards them. I hope my blog contributes a little something to this end.

  5. gd job guys..keep up ur gd work!!!

    1. Thank you for your support and encouragement.

  6. The laksa behind siak Hong is gone? I think I had it only not too long ago.

  7. is this related to the one in tmn daya, jln sagu 9?

    1. I am not sure. I haven't tried the one at Taman Daya,

  8. I love this wanton mee. Very 古早味this is the best one i have eaten in johor .

  9. Restoran Yit Foh Wanton Noodle has a branch at 🍀Nusa Sentral🌸Shopping Streets, Jalan Sentral Utama, Taman Nusa Sentral, Iskandar Puteri.

    Tasty noodles and wanton!

  10. Hi Kaki
    Anyone knows where is the original Yit Foh formerly at Jalan Harimau. I could not find at old address shown in this blog.

  11. Hi Dolly, they are still there but have moved the cooking station inside. So outside, all you see are tables and chairs. I ate there last month.


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