Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Restoran Yap Hin & Bah Kut Teh @ Serdang Raya

Due to its location which is quite far from where Jenn & I live, it really took us a long time before we finally had the chance to come here. I was planning to look for my friend to discuss the art of tea with him. He has a tea shop located in South City Plaza, and since it's so near to the new village, we came here for dinner first. This time, both of my sisters were joining us.

The view in the evening...

As I walked in, I saw the busy chef working non-stop to prepare the dishes to customers. I just couldn't resist to take this picture...

The cashier counter was equally busy with the staffs passing orders and collecting $$$

As this was my first time coming here, I didn't know what to order except for the highly recommended steamed snakehead (sang) fish and their bah kut teh. And therefore, the waitress recommended some of their famous dishes... starting with this very big and fresh oyster @ RM5.80 per piece. Since Jenn couldn't take raw stuff and both my sisters don't eat oysters... I only had 2... squeezing some lemons and then topped with their special chinese mustard which tasted just like wasabi (which was brown in colour) & fried onion... it was great!! The oysters were fresh too :)

Claypot bah kut teh - I asked for portion for two (2) pax and then realised that I should have asked for one, coz it was very huge (I mean the claypot). Did I mention generous portion of pork ribs, lean meat, pork intestines, button mushroom and also golden needle mushroom??? The broth has a very strong herbal taste... make sure you have tea to wash everything down afterwards... lol!

Claypot buttermilk chicken - the gravy is not too creamy nor diluted, just right! My sister almost finished the whole claypot... you should see her when pairing the gravy with her rice... hahaha!

Steamed snakehead fish - this is one of their signature dishes. All the snakeheads are reared by the owner and therefore, eliminating the fishy and soil odour which I hate. The fish meat was cut in slices and steamed on the spot before served! How good is that?? Well, my sisters who normally hate steamed fish due to the fishy smell actually praised this dish... I guess that is good enough!

Stir fried baby long bean - a simple dish with chopped garlic and dried shrimp. Quite salty though.

Leo's verdict - total damage less than RM100! It can be quite stuffy & noisy inside the restaurant, as the diners kept coming in and out. We were there early and therefore beat the dinner crowd. Quite a number of patrons waiting outside for their table. I really like the steamed snakehead, as not many places offer this dish.

7 comments:

Precious Pea said...

Wah..got big fat fresh oysters somemore. Not bad not bad.

CUMI & CIKI said...

cumi&ciki love this place. Yap Yin is the name of the owner.. This restaurant is run by his elder son. He has another restaurant in Seri Kembangan which is run by his younger son. Food there equally good!

thule a.k.a leo said...

precious pea... it's indeed quite big. But if you want bigger... there's Canadian oyster... monstrous size and very fresh at only RM7! Pantai Seafood PJ

thule a.k.a leo said...

cumi&ciki - any more nice places to intro?? hahaha

J2Kfm said...

wah ... the claypot with the butter milk chicken looks CRAZILY sinful1!! not very 'jelak' meh?

thule a.k.a leo said...

nope... hehehe!

Gary Low said...

Leo,

Izzit near South City Plaza?