[Non-halal] Don’t always believe the hype.
Replacing what used to be Kayu Nasi Kandar a few years ago, Yan Wo Seafood is a new tai chow place in Aman Suria, Petaling Jaya.
Recently, we had the chance to try the food here. Although we arrived early at 6.30pm – the restaurant was already at 70% capacity, with a few tables booked for dinner.
After that, there was still a steady stream of people coming in. So, the food must be good right?
We ordered the Homemade Tofu in Salted Egg Sauce (RM22 for small) and Chicken in Homemade Sauce (RM22 for small) – both signature dishes which seem very popular here.
Most tables have the tofu dish, and we even saw a few going out as food deliveries.
The tofu dish was disappointing. While the tofu was fresh and had a nice silky texture, we found the gravy lacking in salted egg flavours. Compared to most salted egg tofu dishes, this has gravy with bits of minced meat. But what was more distressing is the amount of oil in the dish (see picture above).
As for the Chicken dish, the portion was quite good for its price. The chicken pieces were deboned, battered, deep-fried, and then coated in thick caramelised sauce. Sweet, sticky and slightly sour-ish – the sauce reminded us of plum sauce with bits of crushed nuts. It was nice – but it did get a bit ‘jelak’ after awhile.
The stir-fry potato leaves dish was standard. Nothing much to comment here haha.
Overall, we thought the food was ok. Service was quick, but our experience was marred by the very greasy tofu dish.However, they do have a very extensive menu with a number of interesting seafood dishes.
Yan Wo Seafood Restaurant
Address: B-G-2, Jalan PJU 1/43, Aman Suria, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Hours: 10.30am-2.30pm, 4.30pm-10.30pm Daily
Phone: 03-7886 8186