Smooth rice noodles and brown tim zheong aside, what makes KL-style chee cheong fun even better are the add-ons: yong tau fu (vegetables and tofu with fish paste), fish balls, fried bean curds, meatballs and more. For creative options aplenty (think salted fish tofu, bacon-wrapped broccoli, dumplings with salted egg yolk), there’s the old-but-gold Yap Hup Kee at Pudu.
The Yap family business began three generations ago with homemade Hakka-style yong tau fu sold from a cart. Eighty-six years later, Yap Hup Kee is still one of the go-to spots for good yong tau fu and chee cheong fun by sheer merit of their fresh ingredients. For extra textural interest, the smooth unrolled noodles here are sprinkled with crunchy dried shrimp instead of sesame seeds.