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.
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.
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.
1231, Jalan Sekolah
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.
Tagged with: Chinese Food+ Steamed Fish