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Last Sunday a bunch of us went for a good go-kart session at KartQuest located at MAEPS, near UPM. After sweating our collective butts off and myself sustaining a big blister on my palm from two 10 minute sessions of hard work on the track, we proceed to reward ourselves with a very good lunch at Restaurant Yap Yin & Bak Kut Teh at Seri Kembangan.

restaurant yap yin and bak kut teh, seri kembangan
We ordered 7 dishes for the 8 of us at Yap Yin, a bit too much food heh?

Like many restaurants around Seri Kembangan, on top of a rather comprehensive menu of Chinese dishes to go with rice, Yap Yin also serves Bak Kut Teh. This combination is rarely seen outside this area, usually restaurants are either ‘tai chau’ style, or they solely concentrate on bak kut teh.

Restaurant Yap Yin is located at a pretty busy part of Seri Kembangan, street parking is a bit tough to find, but they do have a couple dedicated parking spots, do take advantage of them.

stewed pork knuckle, kungpao frog, steamed haruan fish
Braised pork knuckle and innards, kung pao frog, steamed haruan fish

The claim of fame at Yap Yin is their steamed haruan fish (snake head, RM48). The preparation of the steamed fish here is pretty unique, the fish meat is sliced up to bite size, and 2 bottles of Brands chicken essence are poured to the fish upon serving to add to the flavor. It was well worth the price, very smooth texture and with the chicken essence adding a different dimension to the taste, very nice.

The kung pao frog (RM 20) was very flavorful and actually comes with the proper kung pao ingredients – bell pepper, dried red chili, cashew nuts, ginger, and the dark sauce. I’m sure Kim would have ordered an extra plate if she was with us.

One of the most sinful dishes we ordered has to be the braised pork knuckle with innards and chicken feet (RM 20), plenty of fatty porky goodness and chicken feet braised to perfection. Tender and juicy, best with some chili padi.

kampung chicken, clay pot tofu, lotus root, bak kut teh
kampung chicken, tofu with mince pork, lotus root, bak kut teh

The kampung chicken (RM 12) was, well, tasted like kampung chicken, not fatty like normal chicken rice steamed chicken but otherwise not particularly interesting. Tofu with mince pork comes in a clay pot and dark sauce, silky smooth and rather flavorful. Very good value at only RM 8!

The  sauted lotus root (RM 16) provided us with some sense of meat vs vegetable balance though in reality we should have ordered something in green to satisfy ourselves visually, oh well!

lunching with the guys at yap yin after go-kart session
horng, KY, Adry & gf, Terence, Damien, Amy, Galvin

Just when we thought we had ordered too much, Galvin, being from Klang, couldn’t resist the temptation and ordered a pot of bak kut teh (RM 9). The herbal soup was thick and actually quite nice, but I wouldn’t say it is on par with the proper Klang version.

map to restaurant yap yin and bak kut teh at seri kembangan

We well all stuffed silly after lunch, total damage came to RM 191 with drinks and rice included. About RM 24 per person for so many dishes, it was well worth it. Should go there again after next go-kart session!

Restaurant Yap Yin & Bak Kut Teh
No. 1231, Jalan Sekolah
43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor
GPS: 3.021839, 101.704372
Tel: 03-8943 5426
Hours: 11:30am to 10pm

BB Update
blackberry bold 9000, gemeni 8520, and tour 9630
The Blackberry Bold, Tour, and Curve 8520 (from Xpax)

I was often asked what’s the differences between the few common blackberry models currently officially sold in this country as well as some “underwater” models too. So here’s the very quick comparison:

  • Curve 8520 – one of the most affordable Blackberry models, the latest in the Curve series. EDGE, Wifi, touchpad, Media Keys, not that much bigger than a normal phone
  • Bold 9000 – used to be one of the highest end Blackberry models, EDGE, 3.5G, Wifi, GPS. One of the biggest and heaviest BB smart phones. Bold 2 is coming soon, and I suspect would be rather pricey.
  • Tour 9630 – even though positioned below the Bold (and now Bold 2) series, the Tour is sold over RM 2k in “underwater” market and not officially via Telco. EDGE, 3.5G, GPS, but no Wifi.
  • Storm 9500 – the first touch screen Blackberry, EDGE, 3.5G, GPS, but no Wifi. Mixed reviews on the touch screen implementation, but Storm 2 is coming up, we’ll see how much it’ll be sold for.

Every model comes with the beloved BBM, push mail, and all the other messaging technology that earns Blackberry the nickname CrackBerry, they can get very addictive. Every model here works with Xpax BB prepaid too!

If you’re new to the BB world, the 8520 is certainly a good start as it is priced below RM 1000. What kinda other cool phones can you get for that price these days?

Discuss : A Feast at Restaurant Yap Yin & Bak Kut Teh, Seri Kembangan

  1. FML why u showed me this at midnight.

  2. Cheesie,
    hehehe to get you ready for breakfast tomorrow 😀

  3. 7 dishes for 8 people is oklar. Normally when we went out to eat with my in-laws, we will ordered 7 dishes for 6 people. Looks like it’s not too far from my house, guess can persuade my family to not cook at home and go there instead. I think they should open for dinner too right?

  4. JD,
    Wahh you in-laws are hardcore!

  5. Hey, that’s a very novel concept! 🙂

    I love the fish with Brand’s essense of chicken to pour on it. Never seen that one before.

  6. wah this is good la. Have never tried steamed fish with Brands!

  7. sighs.. i missed the GOLD CARD this time.. :s

  8. Huai Bin,
    And it’s nice! Rather delicious I think!

    Yah, something new everyday 😀

    Hahahah too bad! 😛

  9. Feel like eating lotus root now leh!your fault.

  10. lotsofcravings

    thnks for the map, now i know where it is!

  11. Carol,
    Hohohoo 😛

    Hahah you’re welcome! 😀

  12. Tan Yee Hou

    Wahhhh. how did you get so many BBs?

    I think the Curve will be damn chun if it has 3G, not that its not funky now.

  13. Tan Yee Hou,
    Heheh I have well connected friends! 😀

  14. shiok.. didnt try the eel kah?

  15. omgwtf BB for less than RM1000? omgomogmogomgomg! phones nowadays are so packed with features i dun really bother going through them, i just see the price. so cheap wan meh?! KY you are evil! kakakaka~

  16. ciki,
    Ahh, I didn’t know they’re famous for eel too!

    Yes, they’re pretty affordable now! 😀

  17. eh wait, another Yap? not the same family as Yap Chuan, Yap Beng, Yap Keat and Yap-whatever?
    if yes, then should be a Klang BKT also woh …

    the haruan with Brand’s got me rubbing my eyes.

  18. hey ky….i went to this restaurant last 2 years….the steamed fish with chicken essence is nice, something new at that time … . at night, the restaurant will be packed with people.

    but the rest of the food to me was so-so taste only.

  19. J2Kfm,
    Hahha Yap is just a common surname, what to do!

    Wah, 2 years is quite a while ago yaa

  20. I used to go fishing for haruan with my dad on Sundays. We woke up at 5AM, head out to Kepong for breakfast and carp fishing. Then, go to lunch in Kundang and continue fishing for haruan in that area and Rawang. It was a lot of fun. BTW, the chicken looks delicious.

  21. Meng,
    wah, sounds like a nice activity!

  22. yeah….will bring my friends to try this unique dish next time…maybe they have improved a lot…after all is 2 years ago….

  23. vialentino,
    Yesss make it happen 😀

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