Despite having been to Bangkok a couple of times, I did not had the opportunity to try the Thai – Yong Tau Foo (Yentafo). Decided to try the dish at the Yentafo Kruengsonge at Cineleisure Orchard. They are a chain store from Thailand established since 1999 this is their first Singapore outpost.
As we visited during lunch, we had the set meal comprising of choice of either Tom Yum Noodles (Soup) or Yentafo Kruengsonge (Soup) with chicken wings, choice of drink and a coconut cup. Naturally I picked the specialty pink soup kway teow which has 3 customisable spice level from non-spicy to screaming spicy. The colour of the soup was a result of the addition of fermented bean curd paste that gives it a pink tone. The chilli was made by pickling organic yellow Bird’s eye chilli. The staff had added the chilli into the soup according to our order and was covered by the fried salmon skin, hence not to be mistaken with the chilli for the chicken wings at the side.
The Yentafo was filled with 8 Treasures such as fishball, squid ball, fried tofu, black fungus, boiled slices of fried tofu, morning glory, fried salmon skin etc. Interestingly the staff left out the fried salmon skin for my bowl and I had to return to the counter to ask for it~ The effort was well worth as it was the highlight for me! The crispy and crunchy fried salmon skin was not to be missed.
Quenched the fire from the spicy meal with the Iced Soy Milk with Grass Jelly.
Having not eaten any Yentafo in Thailand, the version served here was a nice introduction to the dish. I believe there are stalls in their native country that would serve an even more authentic and flavoursome version.
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