Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Yap Chuan Bak Kut Teh @ Puchong

Months ago, the food blogging community consists of all, if not most eager bloggers that will religiously post a restaurant daily, if not once every two days. I was one of them.

Then my digestion system failed on me, slowing things down.

Now i find myself half asleep at 9pm, to only realise i haven't blog when i am suppose to.

Dear me, when will i ever learn to blog at my own pace?

Then to jump into office earlier then the opening hours to only find your boss who hardly come to office before 10am to be infront of you asking you for breakfast because of my promotion?

Finally, to open up half a window and see how much i can complete before i post this "live" by lunch.


Despite the image that i carry; the ever eager person to try something new everyday and photograph every single meal i take to share, the truth is far from it; actually at times the opposite.

[If there is one thing i learnt in Klang, it is to make tea, courtesy of The Girlfriend]

Just when i felt comfortable eating in places that i found and frequent, the ever supportive fan of this blog; the Dad, shows up from nowhere and decides to take us somewhere new.

Declaring to have found the place for Bak Kut Teh comparable to some say Klang, the Dad was on a mission to verify it via my tastebuds. After all, the delicate tongue of mine have savoured the unique flavours of Klang Bak Kut Teh, dry or soup.

[The Busy Crowd]

Upon reaching Yap Chuan Bak Kut Teh, you realise the fame of the restaurant from all the newspaper cuttings pasted on the wall and the young kid manning the open kitchen.

For it was here where the 14 year old was playing "cooking" in his dad's kitchen and came up with the dish that revolutionise the Bak Kut Teh scene.

[Dark and messy, typical of a young kid interpretation of food, isnt?]

Cooked with dark soya sauce, dried chillies, lady fingers with a hint of dried shrimp, it is because of this boy that causes each table to order this claypot. The strong flavours though, overwhelmed when you dig into the soup version below. (RM9 per pax, i think)

[Even the big bone with the chunk of fatty meat that will cause your heart to skip a beat, didnt help. The soup while thick, lack flavour and the oomph that Klang offers.] (RM8 per pax, i think)

Another specialty of the place is their steam fish with pickled onions and lime. The soya sauce with a tinge of sourness gives the fish a new dimension. Refreshing after pieces of pork. (Rm4.50 a 100g)

Remember to finish it off with some vegetables, we had a huge plate for only RM5.


53 Jalan BPU,
Bandar Puchong Utama.

Verdict: 3.5 stars out of 5 stars. If i can give you one tip before you step in; go for the dry bak kut teh and the fish, damn the soup version; go to Klang for that.


Precious Pea said...

When is your next bkt trip to Klang??

New Kid on the Blog said...

first time seeing steam fish with pickled onions and lime. must be really really good, huh?

CUMI & CIKI said...

oh.. too bad about the soup version of this BKT. Where do u recommend i go for BKT in Klang? there are sooooo many... want 2 know your fav one!

mimid3vils said...

Want to try this dry BKT since it features at Astro but donno the place though... :( But I've try 1 at Kepong, not bad too :)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

pp: haha wait wait..should be soon kua..

new kid: not mind blowing but very refreshing..our family loves steam fish..

c&c: i got this nameless stall (more like i forgot la) haha..

mimi: yeah i dont knw where it is too! to me, its all the same once the ppl can sniff out the ingredients of the pot..

Kenny Mah // Life for Beginners said...

Hehe, learnt how to make tea from the Girlfriend, eh? Will come in handy for some future tea-pouring ceremony, no?

*jingle bells, wedding bells, haha*

rainbow angeles said...

hello! i think you meant to say dried cuttlefish instead of dried shrimp :)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

kennymah: haha no la..apparently b4 that stage, one must show that you can make your tea to the family during a BKT bonding session..

rainbow: isit? i must say my tastebuds isnt so delicate after all then?

Henry Yeo said...

same here same here,

i still owe you readers the June Kaiseki & the May Chynna report.

J2Kfm said...

at lost of ideas to write? sometimes it happens, without warning, especially in such hot and humid weather like this.

Yap Chuan any relation to Yap Beng from Klang?

Jun said...

whr shall we go makan this time? :D

Nic (KHKL) said...

'live' blogging, eh? hehehe...done that before. can be very scary, exciting and inspiring at the same time. shiok!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

nic: hahaha..not "live" "live" la per se..its not as if i finished the BKT n immediately blog from there..its making sure it goes "live" on time..

jun: wat do u want to try this time around?

j2fkm: other then they both serve BKT, i really don't know la..

henry: waiting..its july already.

daphne said...

Hey joe! I'm back in the blogging world finally!

It's rare to have tea + BKT in Sg (that i know of?), is it a tradition?

Shell (貝殼) said...

i also wan to try the dry BKT^^

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

daphne: ohh yes..its a must la!

shell: hahah go go go!

Jason said...

Haha... I quite agree with "go to Klang for the soup version".

tigerfish said...

The pickled onions on the steamed fish is new to me.

Looks like everything is red in this shop. Red auspicious boards on the wall, red chairs, red bowls and waiters/waitress with red tee shirts wonder the good business.

Jun said...

u free next thurs? we go try the apartment at the curve, wat say u? ;) ask a few regulars along too. i can only email ivy cos i only have her email ;p can email me ur hp again? i'm such a scramble-head @_@ (

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

jun: will try..n err emailed u already

tigerfish: yeap..the pickled onions abit rare and yes definitely noticed the red!

jason: who wouldnt?

ling239 said...

so the one from the dark side tastes better hor....:p

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

hahah yes..the dark side is always better kekeke..

SuLee said...

why havent you done any bah kut teh or seafood review for the good ol humble Klang!?!?!

AnGeLiC PrInCeSs SeReNa said...

Klang's soupy BKT is great and all, but I have a not-so-secret love of a certain soupy BKT near KlPac on Jln Ipoh, you should come try it one day!

Anonymous said...

Ah, This is great! Clarifies
several misnomers I've seen