Sorry for the late post.. but i did force my butt off my bed to post this! 🙂
Ate some trail mix, but not all(and skipped my apple again) before leaving work cos of:
I asked dear to bu Mat Tou Yau for me! Cos i knew Wednesday, the pink van will be in front of Executive club. Since dear was meeting me and would most probably be reaching ealier than me, i asked him to buy.. But no lotus seed though cos he didn’t know what it was. 😦 But better than no Mat Tou Yau..
So you can imagine the delight on my face when i saw him coming out of the car with the packet! Thanks Dear!!
But.. I didn’t drink it immediately.. Gramps asked us if we wanted to go for Bak Kut Teh! I didn’t expect cos i thought the went yesterday and wouldn’t want to go again.. I knew dear mentioned he wanted to eat, so we followed..
This time i found out the name of the shop! Bak Kut Teh Yip Yong
“Bak kut teh (Hokkien: 肉骨茶) is a Chinese soup popularly served in Malaysia, Singapore, China, Taiwan (where there is a predominant Hoklo and Teochew community) and also, cities of neighbouring countries like Batam of Indonesia and Hat Yai of Thailand. The name literally translates as “meat bone tea”, and, at its simplest, consists of meaty pork ribs simmered in a complex broth of herbs and spices (including star anise, cinnamon, cloves, dang gui, fennel seeds and garlic) for hours. However, additional ingredients may include offal, varieties of mushroom, choy sum, and pieces of dried tofu or fried tofu puffs. Additional Chinese herbs may include yu zhu (rhizome of Solomon’s Seal) and ju zhi (buckthorn fruit), which give the soup a sweeter, slightly stronger flavor. Light and dark soy sauce are also added to the soup during cooking, with varying amounts depending on the variant. Garnishings include chopped coriander or green onions and a sprinkling of fried shallots.”
Quoted from: Wikipedia
We ordered one soup bak Kut Teh for dear cos he can’t really handle spicy foods, or as he claims, “I just don’t like spicy food”.
The soup version has softer meat, but of course, not as fragrant as the dry version. Dear said the soup was nice.. and grandpa thinks the soup version had improved compared to previous times. I guess i may prefer the soup one from the health point of view, but of course, the dry one smells and tastes oh so good!
We ordered to dry portions. This time, asked for lean meat. It was good. I love the lean meat.. So i ate quite alot.. 🙂 But i think gramps didn’t like it as much as yesterday’s fattier meat..
Also ordered 2 bowls of Grandpa’s fav Tau Fu Pok (RM2)-dried beancurd.
Was good. But i still don’t understand why Grandpa loves it so much! LOL.Even gave him some from the bowl me and dear were sharing.
Also ordered som vege-Yau Mak/Lettuce.. Was alright.. Loads of fried onions (my favourite!). But i’ve begun to not care for lettuce/yau mak cos they call it “water” vege due to it having more water content compared to nutrients. But these were the only vege they served.
Can you see the yau char kway (deep fried dough)-RM1.20; in the background? Told you bak kut teh is not bak kut teh without it!
The bill came up to RM40 or slightly more.
Food: 8.5/10 | Price: 7/10 | Service: 7/10 | Ambience: 6/10
Thumbs up for lean meat!
Kedai Klang Bak Kut Teh Yip Yong, Aman Puri-Next to Hoppy(Kepong)
Came home, ate my prune.. And had My Mat Tou Yau for dessert!
Ta for now.. going to work out!