Most everyone here will say that the best bak kut teh is found at Klang. I do agree with the statement to a certain degree, but I also believe that the dish has matured beyond it’s original location and now you can find pretty awesome bak kut teh in many places around town and perhaps even in another state (but not Singapore, please!).
Yap Chuan Bak Kut Teh at Puchong
I’ve heard about this elusive bak kut teh place at Puchong for quite a while from Horng, who happens to work in Puchong, and we finally went there a couple weeks ago when FA was in town and suanie was hungry for some meat.
The claim-of-fame for this this particular bkt place lies with the fact that the chef/owner started the restaurant at the tender age of 14, and actually won the best bkt award 2-3 years back. Just to show that the lack of education is not a hinder to archiving early success in life.
soup and dried bkt, steamed fish, tofupok and fuchuk
The restaurant is pretty airy, quite clean and comfortable for a bkt place. We took a table, and grabbed a packet of tea before ordering a pot of soup bak kut teh, dried bak kut teh, and steamed siakap fish (yes, for some reasons they’re famous for steamed fish here) to go with rice and some tofu and fochuk.
The soup bak kut teh was top notch, right up on par with some of the better ones I had, rich, thick, and very herbal, this is Klang version as opposed to the teow chew style BKT soup. The tofupok and fuchuk, however, were just ordinary. For a good bowl of fuchuk, I would still head to subang teowchew bak kut teh.
FA, Horng, Suan, and KY having some awesome bkt!
The dried bak kut teh here reminds me of the one at Lai Choon, Klang but slightly more sophisitcated. There were dried red chili, sliced okra, and dried cuttle fish to add to the taste. The sauce is thick and rather strong, I usually have it with some soup, but the meat is quite a bit more flavorful though. I like it.
Now, I was at first quite skeptical about this whole steamed fish thing, but the steamed siakap (red snapper) turned out to be a surprisingly good dish. Topped with lime, plenty of sliced onion and the slightly salty and sourly sauce, the fish felt like a mixture of Chinese and Thai style of preparation, but the end result was quite splendid.
I think the guys can attest that we had a very satisfying brunch at Yap Chuan Bak Kut Teh, and even though it is almost all the way to the Cyberjaya/Puchong toll, I wouldn’t mind making that journey again. We paid less than RM20 per person, which is pretty reasonable considering there was fish too.
Will definitely go there again.
Address: Yap Chuan Bak Kut Teh
53, Jalan BPU 2,
Bandar Puchong Utama
I’ve actually heard, and read about this place for quite sometime. However, it wasn’t until last weekend did I have the chance to go there, guided by my buddy horng horny who works around the area. Puchong Yong Tau Fu is located rather deep inside Puchong, though not exactly very hidden, it is still a little challenging to get there purely by verbal directions.
the yong tau fu place enjoying brisk business
The “restaurant” is more like an over-sized shack with no walls. Seating capacity is rather big, but you might still end up having to wait for a table during rush hour as this place seems to be very popular. The place can be a little too warm on a hot mid afternoon, and probably a little inconvenient during a storm.
make to order yong tau fu
That said, Puchong Yong Tau Fu is a rather unique in a good way. The yong tau fu is only cooked just before serving, most all other places just reheat the already-cooked servings instead. In a way, it is a lot fresher, and it does reflect in its taste. A lot more springy, succulent, and not at all stale.
i think we over ordered…
We picked two of each 13 different types of yong tau foo for lunch. There were chili, brinjal, okra, bitter gourd, fish ball, dumplings, fu chok, and a few unidentified items. They were all stuffed to the max and rather big in portion.
I also especially love the fact that the soup version is served with plenty of that leafy vegetable typically found in pan mee. It gives your taste buds a refreshing change from the meatier items, very nice.
this place is rather close to the LDP cyberjaya toll
The entire meal costs us around RM 20. A pretty decent value considering the huge portion, and we pretty much over ordered anyway.
Other than yong tau foo, they also serve pan mee, paper wrapped chicken, and probably few other dishes. If you want something different when it comes to yong tau fu, this is the place to go.
Address: Puchong Yong Tau Foo
Lot 105, Batu 14,
Jalan Besar, Kampung Baru Puchong GPS: 2.99551, 101.62375
Some of you lucky noobs had the experience of holiday in Bali, for the rest of us, there is BumbuBali restaurant, giving a taste of Bali that is close to home and offering a peace of mind while dining.
nice menu with illustrations, good atmosphere too
The establishment is located in Puchong, at the shop lots opposite the Giant hypermarket of Bandar Puteri. Saturday night was very busy, we had to wait some ten minutes for the table even though we got there pretty late for dinner at close to 9pm. Obviously that was a good sign for a restaurant.
We ordered Nasi Campur BumbuBali (mixed rice), and Campur-campur tiga (3 mixes). We had initially wanted to order more, lucky the waiter adviced against it as the portions are rather large.
Nasi Campur BumbuBali is served with either potatoe rice (or yellow rice), with beef (or chicken, or lamb), squid, fish, prawn, and kangkung belacan (vege). It was more than a full meal and I reckon even Kim could not finish it.
are you feeling hungry?
Campur-campur tiga is supposedly an appertizer, but the portion can feed a suan. The three combinations is deep fried calamari, chicken wings, and satey on lemon grass stem. The satey was especially good and highly recommended by your culinary expert, me.
The food was great, something different and yet pretty close to local taste. It’s a bonus if you are one of the ex-bali tourists who misses the Bintang beer, they sell it here! However, as a good boy and all, I had star fruit juice instead. Total cost of the meal was RM 66+, pretty reasonable for a taste of Bali without the terrorist threat.
this is how you get there, yo!
You can also SMS the restaurant, just send “BC Bumbubali P” for promotion, “BC Bumbubali RSV” for reservation, and “BC Bumbubali E” for enquiry to 36399.
Address: 18 & 18-1, Jalan Persiaran 1
Bandar Puteri, Puchong GPS: 3.023087,101.615617 Tel:03-8061 8699