Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Yau Hao Fook

The name of this eatery "Yau Hao Fook" (友口福 in Cantonese) makes use of the homophone 友 and 有 (Yau in Cantonese). The phrase "有口福" is used for someone who always appear by chance when or where delicious food are being served and they get to eat the delicious food. 有 means have, 口 means mouth,福 means good fortune. The literal meaning is "mouth have good fortune", whereas 友 means friend but sounds the same as 有 (have). Why this shop does not just use the word 有is lost on me.

Usually when we eat here, we will order the set meal that cost MYR12.90 (used to cost only MYR11.90 before Chinese New Year) which includes a small bowl of soup of the day and a main dish which is either pork chop curry rice or pork chop  vegetable rice.

ABC soup (something like borscht soup) - made from boiling onion, carrots, potatoes, cabbage and tomato with pork ribs or chicken meat.

Main dish - Pork chop curry - the pork chop here is covered by the curry which is more sweet than spicy (ala Japanese curry style) with some curried potatoes. Some pieces of cucumber, a deep fried egg are included with plain white rice.

Main dish: Pork chop vegetables set includes corns, some chopped up siew pak choy (baby Bok Choy - Brassica rapa chinensis), deep fried egg and fried oily rice.

Interior of shop - simple and clean.

22. Jalan 14/149L, Bandar Baru Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur
Closed every Thursday


  1. I love the name, very unique!
    The ABC soup seems so warmy, yumm~

    1. Same as Hayley, think the restaurant's name is quite unique!!!

    2. Very true. Seldom see restaurant with names like this. Will be difficult for non Chinese speakers to remember this name, I think.

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    1. I think most of the time I will order this set.

  3. nice to eat at a clean place. The pork chop looks yummy!

  4. Thanks for sharing all the food pictures. They are giving me some ideas on what to cook :)