Note: This restaurant has ceased its operation. Presently, a new restaurant in purple color named De Title Dinning Cabin has taken over in late 2010.
There is a new Ampang Yoong Tau Fu shop in Penang. You can pick whatever you want from the menu and the kitchen will prepare them for you. To me, there are not much of differences compared to the local Yoong Tau Fu stall, except that some of choices are deep fried and served with minimal soup.
Walking into the shop is a good experience as the whole place is brightly painted with orange. One look at the menu and you would exclaim, “Gosh! Is that all they have?” There are not many choices considering that they only serve one type of fish ball, two types of stuffed soft tofu, stuffed chillies, stuffed brinjal, stuffed lady’s fingers, some vegetables, etc and fried chicken wings as their sole side order dish. Instead of the normal yam rice or dark dried shrimp rice, they served only plain white rice. The only two items that I enjoyed are their deep fried dumplings and stuffed fu chook rolls.
The food is just fine and the price is slightly high. Paying 80sen for a one inch diameter fish ball? This is crazy. We paid around RM16 for the food and drinks. I would not recommend this restaurant for family meals. If you decide to have some quiet private dine-out for minimal persons with light food, then this is the ideal place.
Finding the shop would not be hard as the restaurant is just next to the Peace Medical Centre and the whole building is painted in bright red. Here is the map in case you are not from local.
Name: RED HOUSE YOONG TAU FU
Address: 97, Lorong Selamat, 10400 Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: 604-229 7797, 016-492 8636 (Chua Boon Seang)
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 9.00pm
GPS: 5.418112, 100.325743
Ambience: 7/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 classy)
Food Choices: 4/10 (1-4 limited, 5-7 average, 8-10 many choices)
Taste: 6/10 (1-4 tasteless, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)
Pricing: 7/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 expensive)
Service: 7/10 (1-4 bad, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)