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It’s time to takl about yong tau foo again, and this time around it is the famous stall that is smacked right in the middle of the city at the lorong of Petaling Street (commonly called Chinatown now, though there isn’t that many Chinese manning the stalls.)

Madras Lane Yong Tau Foo, always a with a crowd
Madras Lane Yong Tau Foo, always a with a crowd

The stall is called Madras Lane Yong Tau Foo, and to be honest I’m not entirely sure how the name came about, since the location is actually closest to Petaling Street and Lorong Bandar 20. I’m guessing it was most likely historical.

Anyway, Madras Lane Yong Tau FooΒ is always the busiest stall in that small stretch of street hawkers, but since serving yong tau foo is a relatively fast process, you don’t usually have to wait more than a few minutes.

I like my yong tau foo with a mix of red and green
I like my yong tau foo with a mix of red and green

A piece of yong tau foo is priced at RM 1.20, be it lady’s finger, fried dumpling, foo-chok, red chili, brinjal, or others. They have a pretty decent selection of both boiled and deep fried yong tou foo choices.

I usually like to have mine a healthy mix of different items, but my must-haves involves tofu, red chili, and lady’s fingers. The version here definitely did not disappoint, I particularly love their soft and flavourful fish paste stuffing.

If you’re in town and especially around Petaling Street area, this is definitely a place worth checking out.

map to Madras Lane yong tau foo, Petaling Street

Madras Lane Yong Tau Foo
Lorong Bandar 20
Off Jalan Petaling
Kuala Lumpur
GPS: 3.143600, 101.697142
Hours: breakfast and lunch, from about 10 am (Off Mondays)

Discuss : KY eats – Madras Lane Yong Tau Foo, Petaling Street

  1. It was named Madras Lane ‘cos of the Shaw Brothers Cinema there. And ‘Madras’ was it’s name…
    I used to stay in one of the shop-houses along that road, sadly it burnt down during the 60’s…..

  2. RM1.20 seems like not too bad a price, rite … can have a good variety for below RM10 (gimme brinjals) πŸ˜€

  3. KY, is those fritters yong tau foo and serve with soup? I like to make it at home to try it out.

  4. Oh i was thinking madras lane penang LOL! I was trying to look at which part of madras lane and later found out it refers to KL 😑

  5. And that cinema was reputedly the most haunted one in KL. LOL.

  6. Looks good. Have not been to Jalan Petaling for ages now. RM1.20 already, eh? Ok…prices of everything going up, just one of those things.

  7. RealGunners

    Ah.. nostalgic.. I actually prefers the bak kut teh there, not sure if it is still around now. That Lorong Bandar 20 is called Madras Lane as well, not to be mistaken with Penang’s πŸ™‚

  8. make sure you get into the correct lorong, otherwise you will get a different kind of foo foo 😯

  9. Hisham Harun

    Does anyone know about a yong tau foo operator in the mid 70s who ran a stall in one of narrow lanes in jalan silang – between Pasaraya Maidin Bus Stand and Bangkok Bank.
    Not sure if the had a name but the Yong Tau Foo they sold was so tasty, i remember it to this day. Wonder where they shifted to. It is NOT Madras Lane Yong Tau Foo though.

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