Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Maaf Zahir dan Batin!
Festive season is once here again and after three years, this is my first time to have a raya holiday and not working. But unfortunately there is no rendang, sate or lemang for us as all our Malay friends are celebrating Raya in their hometown instead of KL. So there we went for Bah Kut Teh at Klang since Her Majesty needs to meet an ex-classmate to collect some stuff.
Honestly, the only place we know that serve good Bah Kut Teh in Klang is Qe Xiang and that’s also the place we wanted to go at first. Who knows, it’s full house and none of the workers bother about us while many other families who were there waiting to be seated. So we just walked across the street to another Bah Kut Teh shop which we have no idea how good it is.
I must say that the service here is much better compare to Qe Xiang. Despite of being busy, the waitress immediately attended to us and told us to wait for a moment to be seated. We noticed that many families who were being ignored at Qe Xiang like us also came to Yap Chuan.
Our food was served within 5 minutes after we placed our order, the service here really impressed us. First served on the table is the claypot bah kut teh with pork ribs, intestine, beancurd skin and lean meat. The strong aroma of the herbal soup really satisfied my appetite.
Besides that, we also ordered another small portion of their award-winning dry bah kut teh. This dish is said to be created by the taukeh’s son when he was 14 years old during the Bah Kut Teh’s King Competition at 4 years back. Since then, this dry bah kut teh has become the signature dish of this dish.
As it is dry bah kut teh, so for sure, there is no soup at all. The pork ribs and pork intestine are first boiled in the herbal soup for hours before it’s transferred to a big wok, and fried together with other ingredients like ladies finger and dried cuttle fish. Dark soya sauce and cooking wine are added in to enhance the aroma.
Even though it can’t replace the normal bah kut teh but sometimes, if a new recipe is something different yet good, why not give it a try. Well done to this 14 years old boy who makes me had three plates of rice at one go. And of course, the most important thing is curiosity didn’t kill the cat. Definitely will be coming back here again with family and friends in the future.