These days, there are many designers’ food in town, chef have become more creatively i.e speciality burger like Ramen Burger, Charcoal burgers and etc are some of it. It seems that Bak Kut Teh is also following on this trend, a decade ago, dry version of Bak Kut Teh came about. It becomes an instant hit for some.
Here at Yu Yi Restaurant which is located at 88, Jalan Kepayang, Off Jalan Kuching, Taman City, 52100 Segambut, they have develop a Nyonya version of the Bak Kut Teh. Bak Kut Teh Yu Yi had been established for more than 30 years with their founder shop in Old Klang Road which is opposite the market.
For this Nyonya version, the meat are cooked in the Bak Kut Teh broth and then it will be cooked again in a claypot with added chillies, spices and condiments to come out a new Nyonya version. They have also added ladies fingers to enhance the dish.
The chef uses mainly pork ribs and bony meats with minimum layer of fats. This ensures that it will not be too fatty. This version is aromatic and the meat still retains the smooth texture and the infused taste especially the pork ribs.
You have a choice of 3 types of rice to go with the Bak Kut Teh i.e. Plain white, Shallot oil rice or Long bean rice (first time trying this) – nice to eat as it is. I tried on the 3 types but my preference is on the white or shallot one. It goes better with the gravy.
Rating 3 of 5
Dry Bak Kut Teh
The other Bak Kut Teh we had for the night is the Dry Version. This version is similar to the one eaten in Klang but it is a wetter version as the one in Klang that I have eaten tend to be very dry and oily. The fragrance from the aromatic dry chillies just permeates through & the taste of the ingredients lingers in the meat.
Taste wise, it is a little bit sweeter and they also use the ladies finger and dry cuttlefish too. It comes with a bowl of Bak Kut Teh broth to give you the extra kick. Just like the Nyonya Bak Kut Teh, this dish is best eaten with plain white rice, as you can really savour the flavourful gravy and cuttlefish.
Rating 3 of 5
Date of Visit: 2013-09-18
Spending: Approximately MYR 12
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