Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Old Tricycle Charcoal BBQ Yong Tau Foo @ Taman Desa

Taman Desa's newest hotspot is an outdoor venue that serves Hakka yong tau foo uniquely smoked over charcoal grills; it also features a mural of its founder's father that's destined to become the focus of a thousand Instagram snapshots.

Old Tricycle has its origins in Pudu's five-decade-old Choon Kee Hakka noodle stall, a business handed down through generations of the Siow clan. Enterprising family members have now embarked on this Taman Desa business as a possible spin-off franchise.

The selection comprises slices of fish-&-pork paste with bacon, brinjal, bitter gourd, okra & more, coated in hickory barbecue sauce. Most cost RM1.30 each, with only one hitting the RM2.50 mark.

All cooked at the customer's table; it's a nice novelty, though Old Tricycle seems to have teething troubles with its staff that makes patience a recommended virtue.

Flavour-wise, everything's tasty enough; we'd happily wolf down as many of these as possible.

Also addictive: Slippery chee cheong fun, served with the likes of fried pork skin, curry & sambal (RM2.90). Other variations with assam sauce & more are available.

Old Tricycle's location is easy to find: It's a neighbour of this neighbourhood's Gerai Makanan Japanese BBQ.



Old Tricycle Charcoal Barbecue Yong Tau Foo
Faber Plaza, Jalan Desa Jaya, Taman Desa, Kuala Lumpur
Open 6pm-midnight. Closed Tuesdays


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28 comments:

  1. It's next door to the Japanese BBQ? Does it serve alcohol?

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    1. Footfringe: ya, it's in the same open-air compound as the Japanese BBQ. alas, unlike its neighbour, which serves sake, Old Tricycle only has Tiger & Guinness Stout :D

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  2. I prefer the soup version.

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    1. Suituapui: i'm generally not a soupy person, heheh :)

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  3. BBQ yong tao fu! This is the 1st time I heard about it, and the marinate looks delicious!

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    1. 比比: ya, it's quite an interesting change from the usual YTF. the marinade did help to boost the flavour :)

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  4. Nice mural - you are probably right, would see thousands of Instagram photos of that for sure. It kind of reminds me of the street art in Penang.

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    1. Baby Sumo: oh yeah, you're right too, i think the owners of old tricycle drew inspiration from Penang :D

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  5. Do the customers grill the YTF themselves? Something new to me but i think i'll prefer the soup version lol

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    1. Ken: ooo, you have a choice actually. you can grill it yourself or request the servers to (though they can be a bit distracted). and i spotted a customer having a soup version, so you can definitely request that too :D

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  6. Interesting! One more place to visit when I back! :D

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    1. CK: ya, this one is only a five-minute drive from your home! :D

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  7. Looks like a little piece of Penang with the wall art.

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    1. The Yum List: it does evoke that pretty cool street art feel :)

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  8. I love the wall mural!!! This place is bright, cheerful and has some great scenery, Sean!!! Wow, love this!

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    1. Linda: am glad you like it, and i had fun taking shots here! :)

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  9. Ohh traditional biz taking it up a notch with modern setting and retaining the old taste? Sounds cool!
    I love YTF!! Must try this one!

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    1. Rebecca: ya, i wonder if we could call this hipster yong tau foo :D it could be a very good destination after they work out all the teething problems with service (food came out really slowly and orders got mixed up, happened to a lot of customers on that evening, heh) :)

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  10. interesting, bbq yong tau fu!!!! perhaps can go on daytime, nighttime i cant view the beauty of the wall mural~ woohooo!

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    1. 小乱: heheh, ya, bbq ytf is quite a unique concept hor ... and yeah, maybe try reaching here before sunset, before 730pm :)

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  11. BBQ yong taufoo - not sure if people have the patience to do this since you said the staff can be somewhat "distracted" hehe! Worth a try for the novelty. How's the fishpaste - any detectable flavours of pork and salted fish in it...in true Hakka style?

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    1. Pureglutton: heheh, oh yeah, the ytf itself is supposed to be based on five decades of authenticity, with the family being true-blue purveyors of hakka yong tau foo :D

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  12. same theme as the japanese bbq kan? very smart move, looks good too!

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    1. KY: heh, you're right, i guess the japanese bbq folks wouldn't be the happiest people around to have this ytf as rivals/competitors. but ya, it's nice for us as customers to have variety :D

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  13. Can have a try... Something different. I like especially the stuff bacon with fish paste

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    1. Celine: yeah, kinda unique ... hope you enjoy it :)

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  14. Just have dinner here with family, the environment consider OK, but foods are too untasty, the most unsatisfied dinner we having here, NO more next time :(

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  15. Just have dinner here with family, the environment consider OK, but foods are too untasty, the most unsatisfied dinner we having here, NO more next time :(

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