Old Tricycle Charcoal BBQ Yong Tau Foo Restaurant, Taman Desa, Kuala Lumpur

Having its roots from a local yong tau foo stall called Choon Kee in Pudu which has been operating for more than 55 years, Old Tricycle aims to bring foodies some lip smacking, delectable yong tau foo.

After several detours and missed turns, both gNOMes and their friends managed to arrive in time for late dinner.

Settling into our seats, menus were flipped, and all fell silent browsing the menu, deciding on what to eat. Finally, since there were about 8 of us, we decided to order the Charcoal BBQ Set Meal Platter. Since we were too famished, appetizers are always welcomed!

Freezy Lime Juice (RM4.90) in a very old, hipster chinese tin mug. Very refreshing after a heavy meal of BBQ! They should really be selling these at a lemonade stalls, because it is so thirst-quenching!

Good ol’ Curry Pig Skin with Dry Shrimps Chee Cheong Fun (RM3.90) and Sweet Sauce with Dry Shrimps Chee Cheong Fun (RM3.90). gNOMe 2 has never been a fan of skins but that plate of curry pig skin chee cheong fun is so palatable. Slightly crunchy and fragrant in fat strips, the skin accompanied with the fragrant curry proved to be a good pairing for the naturally bland nature of chee cheong fun (rice noodle roll). The sweet sauce chee cheong fun on the other hand tasted pretty acceptable with adequate sweet sauce. (reminds gNOMe 2 of Penang Chee Cheong Fun!)

And so, our platter arrived! Large Platter with 35 pieces of Yong Tau Foo, meant for 5 (RM65). Each platter set comes with a free charcoal BBQ pit for you to BBQ your yong tau foo.

A variety of yong tau foos for one to consume. Basically the platter includes :

  • Stuffed Chilli
  • Stuffed Ladies Finger
  • Stuffed Brinjal
  • Stuffed Bitter Gourd
  • Tofu skin
  • Tofu
  • Stuffed Pork bacon with Green Pepper
  • Pork Bacon Stuffed Pig Skin

So how does one eat these yummy yong tau foo? Place them on the BBQ pit and get them BBQ over a hot bed of charcoal. BBQ them according to your liking, once done, dunk into the home made chilli sauce et voila!


Be sure that you keep a lookout on your food so they don’t get charred! The yong tau foos were really fresh with a slightly smoky grilled taste, and was lip-smackingly delicious. Pair it with the chilli sauce or the sweet sauce but without it, the yong tau foos were good on their own!

We had the soupy yong tau foo as a side, a bowl of meat balls and tofu. Awesome as this soupy dish is, it’s barbequed sibling is really that good that it takes home all the prizes.

So of course a platter wouldn’t be enough for the 8 of us, we had the an additional plate of  Back Bacon with Fish Paste (RM2.90 each). Had them BBQed over the hot pit and ready for consumption!

Streaky Bacon with Pig Skin Fish Paste (RM1.90 each). Oh so yummy and the marination made it just right for consumption. The streaks of bacon wrapping nicely over to provide that smoky, brilliant finishing.

Verdict : This is not your run-of-the mill Yong Tau F00. This place is the real deal and has some rather “fusion” flavors in sweet harmony with the traditional roster of yong tau foo. Head over there and check it out!

How to get there :

Address : Plaza Faber, Jalan Desa Jaya, Taman Desa, 58100 Kuala Lumpur.

Contact Number : +6012-218 1352

Opening Hours : Mondays, Wednesdays till Sundays. 1800 hours till 2300 hours. Closed on Tuesdays.

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