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“Varieties of local hawker food”

Dai Shu Geok (Big Tree Foot)
Ranked #18 of 479 Restaurants in Ipoh
Cuisines: Malaysian
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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11 reviews
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“Varieties of local hawker food”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

Price is reasonably cheap, wide variety of food, windy place under the tree.

Special mentions : Porridge, yong taufu and dragonfruit juice.

  • Visited February 2014
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English first
Pulau Ubin, Singapore
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Yong Tau Fu”
Reviewed November 15, 2013 via mobile

Reasonable price yong tau fu which taste wonderful, worth every penny as the ingredients use are solid.

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Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Deep-fried Yong Tau Fu”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

My friends and I went to look for this yong tau fu stall in Pasir Pinji, Ipoh after hearing so much about it. It was one of the several stalls clustered under a big tree, thus its unusual name. The place was hot and very crowded when we arrived. We also had a hard time looking for a place to park our cars. Most of the cars bore registration numbers of other states (out-of-state visitors/tourists).
In my humble opinion, the yong tau fu lacked variety. Furthermore, most of them were the deep-fried types. The fried types were served dry, they were not served in a bowl of soup. There were less than five non-fried types. I could not find any non-fried lady-fingers, brinjals, bean-curds, green vegetables, pig innards or fish cakes. Honestly, I was disappointed because I had expected better offerings.
The yong tau fu pieces were quite big and reasonably priced at 70 sen per piece. The taste was only so-so, nothing spectacular, maybe its fame and overwhelming demand had in a way affected its quality and variety. The yong tau fu stall is open from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm.
There were other stalls selling char koay teow, chicken rice, fried carrot cake, seafood noodles and porridge, banana fritters, popiah and laksa. The roasted pork sold at the stall facing the yong tau fu stall is good. The blended red bean drink was good too.
If one has not been there before, it is worth a visit, at least to see what the hype is all about but it lacks what it takes to be one of our favourite hawker food haunt.

  • Visited October 2013
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Good yongtowfoo... and not forgetting the tarts and pies also!”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

This is dining experience with a difference - sitting under a big tree amidst hawker stalls scattered over the place. Getting here is one thing - finding a place to park is another! I sometimes have to go round the place 2 times in order to get a "proper" parking spot.

The tasty yongtowfoo is freshly fried and replenished often. Prices are reasonable (70sen/piece) and portions are decent. Sometimes, I will just skip the noodles and go for the yongtowfoo only. And end up packing some back to KL.

During my recent trip, I had to park at the lane behind the main road, and while walking back to my car, discovered a shop baking fresh batches of "ma lai kou" (a type of steamed pastry) as well as coconut tarts and char siew (roast pork) pie. Tried the tart and the pie on-the-spot, and ended up buying some tarts and pies back as well.

The coconut tart was great, esp with the addition of "kuaci" (sunflower seeds), and the pie was tasty. At RM1.10 a piece (as of September 2013), the prices are reasonable coz of the ingredients they use. They also sell fishballs, but I didn't buy any back to try. I forgot to get the name of the shop - but will check it out during my next visit (soon!) and share.

  • Visited September 2013
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singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“many varieties”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

it is a mini food centre with 7-8 stalls selling different foods together under one roof (big tree). most of them are just so-so. however, you have a good mix of different foods in one meal when you have a group of at least 4-5 persons.

Visited September 2013
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