Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Steamed Fish @ Restoran Yap Yin & Bak Kut Teh, Seri Kembangan

reminds one that Halloween is round the corner...

I just realised I've yet to blog about this place. How weird, as I've been here numerous times, but never got around to putting it down on the blog. Here's another gem in Seri Kembangan village, a place on the main road that serves superb steamed sang yue or snakehead.

the superb steamed sang yue

Originally a bak kut teh joint, they expanded their menu to include tai chow like dishes after the JE scare affected their business. Bak kut teh is still available in the mornings but instead, people make a beeline for their sang yue dishes. Well known for the smooth texture but extremely troublesome to eat with all the teeny weeny bones, Yap Yin's version makes life so much easier - boneless fillets (RM26 for a small portion) tenderly steamed that you can pop in the mouth to enjoy.

head me up, cheong yoke pau with a sticky spicy sauce

Aside from the steamed version (one of their most popular requests), they also do a porridge steamboat (boiled with sang yue bones to give it a sweet flavour) where you can dip plus swish the sang yue sashimi slices like shabu shabu.



tummy tickling yellow rice wine chicken


Aside from the fish, Yap Yin also serves one of the most tummy comforting Hakka yellow rice wine chicken dish (RM20 for a small). It got the approval of my aunties and mother when I brought them here one day to sample the steamed fish. More of a Hakka traditional dish, it is made unique because of the fragrant homemade rice wine. On my last visit, I bought a bottle of the rice wine for RM15 home, hoping to recreate this wonderful dish at home. Other great items you can also order - their signature stewed pork trotters, intestines and chicken feet (RM15 for a small portion), a delicious combination of sinful melt in the mouth fatty bits of the pork with a hint of Chinese herbs. We also tried a new dish - the cheong pau yoke (RM16 for a small portion), pork belly slices coated in a sweet but spicy sticky sauce.



stewed sinful pork trotters, intestines and chicken feet


Parking is quite a nightmare here though, since the restaurant faces the main road. The owner tries to make it up by setting up spaces at the houses nearby but it's quite limited. Nevertheless, I don't mind walking a bit further to get here, as the food's good.

Yap Yin Restaurant & Bak Kut Teh
1231, Jalan Sekolah
Seri Kembangan

Tel: 03-8943 5426

(Non Halal. The restaurant is open from 11.30am to 11pm daily.)

*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. This review is time sensitive; changes may occur to the place later on that can affect this opinion. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from this place for writing the review.

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19 comments:

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Precious Pea said...

*Droolzzz..*

I could tell how rich and yummy that plate of stew meat would be. The Cheong Yoke Pau looks really good too. Chicken wine my fav too!! Aiyoo.....sang yue also i sapu!!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

seri kembangan!!!? i m goin since its so near, need to googlemap dis place..

thule a.k.a leo said...

yup.. I remember parking quite far away from the restaurant when I came here last year...
the sang yue is reared by the owner himself hence no fishy taste.. even my sis who hate the fishy taste gave stamp of approval to this dish!
As for the cheong yoke pau.. yet to try but looking at the pic already makes me drooling...
got time... ask for the fresh oyster.. big and succulent! also the buttermilk chicken...

J said...

What a good combination - yummy but not so healthy BKT and yummy but healthy steamed fish!

That way the sin balances out, right? :)

J2Kfm said...

so how did your wine chicken fare? :)
seldom do we eat sang yue in restaurants i realized.
though they're supposedly very good when it comes to wound healing n such.

550ml jar of faith @minchow said...

The fish looks awesome... but bones disclaimer, damn!! If there's anything that deters me more than the nuisance that is shelling crabs, it's tiny fish bones!

Kusahi_Keat said...

they hv rent a few vacant lot nearby for parking. further up got BKT also quite nice thats the reason i stay here. he! he!

Sin Tai Lim said...

so far this is the best steamed sang yue I ever tasted. Also like the way they slice the fish.

eiling lim said...

The only dish I wanna eat is this: stewed sinful pork trotters, intestines and chicken feet. Yumm yumm

sc said...

woah, that plate of pork trotters, chicken feet etc. looks so sinful! but the sticky pork belly is enticing too :)

CUMI & CIKI said...

we love this place!

foodbin said...

i like the way they fillet the Snakehead-did they add a bottle of Brand Essence of Chicken to it?

worldwindows said...

The good stuff usually rendered inaccessible due to distance. The trotters with additional gelatin from chicken feet and intestine!

waisekmeow said...

Yup..their steam Sang Yue is excelent !!! Love their seafood selection also !!

PureGlutton said...

Yep, love this place! Miss the sang yue - yumms!

3 hungry tummies said...

oh the last dish looks so yummy

Jon said...

You didn't mention about the frog ? I saw lots of people having it when I was there, especially the one with the chicken essence.

KY said...

ah! such a coincidence, I just went there last Sunday after a go-kart session, absolutely delicious!

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