Tuesday, January 1, 2013

BKT Klang Yip Weng @ Puchong, Teow Chew Meng @ Subang & Heun Kee @ Pudu

Food-hunting in Puchong, Subang & Pudu: time to binge on bak kut teh at BKT Klang Yip Weng, soupy noodles at Teow Chew Meng & claypot rice at Heun Kee.

Yip Weng serves both the dry variety of this porky pleasure ...

... as well as the broth-laden one to which we're much more accustomed.

Both enjoyable enough, though the former is heavy on salt, while the latter needs more herbs.

Chicken's present too; this claypot contains mainly stringy meat. Not entirely recommended.

Feet of fowl, fleshy but not for the faint-hearted. We'll pass next time.

Muar otak-otak, high on the fiery-spice thermometer.

Veggies, unmemorable in every way, but we need our fiber at any rate.

Yip Weng's oily rice isn't oily enough; its crullers are OK.

Next up, Teow Chew Meng, which has branches in both Subang & SS2.

The signature recipe here: "mee sua tow," a steaming hot pot of vermicelli with artificial fins.

Plump oysters form the highlight of this one, a little more flavorsome than the first.

Seafood porridge, a bit more watery than expected, though some like it this way.

Steamed fish, something impossible to fault here.

Teochew steamed taro & ginkgo nut dessert, to send us out to our next stop.

Final destination: Heun Kee, where the claypot chicken rice has garnered accolades far & wide (it even launched a branch this year at Singapore's Resort World Sentosa).

Chicken & rice both moist & flavorsome; what's not to like, right?

Seasonal specialty: Rice with imported waxed duck & sausages.

Love the 'lap mei,' though there's not that much of it to go around, really.

Heun Kee's fish head curry is chili-loaded enough to cause tummy turmoil.

Seafood-stuffed tofu, crisp & juicy, without excessive greasiness.

Yau mak & siew pak choy: vegetables treated with respect turn out deliciously.

Tea to wrap up a hunt that had both hits & misses. But every hour spent was worthwhile.

Bak Kut Teh Klang Yip Weng, 37, Jalan Puteri 2/3, Bandar Puteri, Puchong. 
Teow Chew Meng, 9, Jalan SS14/1, Subang Jaya, Selangor. 
Heun Kee, 59, Jalan Yew, Pudu, Kuala Lumpur.

28 comments:

  1. Claypot rice on a charcoal stove has become a rare sight these days. Plus, it's hard to get good ones too.

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    1. Chong: this one in pudu's a bit off the beaten track for me, but i quite enjoyed it. and the claypot chicken rice was reasonably priced, about RM20-something, for three-person portion. aaand, the place was pretty crowded by 6:30pm on a weekday, so i guess they're doing something right, heh :D

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  2. Unlike most of what you usually have, more like a Chinese New Year feast...than one for the New Year. LOL!!! Happy New Year, 2013, all the best in the days ahead. Cheers!

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    1. Suituapui: heh, hope the first day of 2013 is treating you very well so far :D and here's looking forward to a full year of good food for all of us, yeah, whether it be Chinese or Italian fare, Japanese, Spanish, etc :D

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  3. I want every dish for my reunion dinner!!!!!!! HAHA teow chew "apek" like my dad likes really watery porridges! hehe fine I'm guilty of it too! :P Anyway HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Hope that this year is filled with more happiness, success and foooooood! :D

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    1. Vien: here's wishing you a reunion dinner next month with a table that's bursting with goodies! :D ooh, heh, i guess i'm the opposite of you and your dad for our porridge pleasure. i prefer 'em as thick and creamy and flavorful as possible =) heh, hope 2013 has been treating you well so far, and have a blast in europe this month, yeah! :D

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  4. I tried the bkt and tcm.. Not bad for myself too...
    Here I wish you a happy new year to you and your family......

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    1. Simple Person: ya, good food, well-prepared, satisfying :D i hope you and your wife are enjoying the first day of 2013 =)

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  5. Happy 2013!
    I love BKT, but strange enough, after I moved to KL I haven't had any yet. lol

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    1. CK: hope this year will be your best year ever. and hopefully 2013 will have a lot of BKT for you! there's good BKT in imbi, near your office, that's available for dinner :D

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  6. Yalor, Devil claims to love BKT tapi tak bawak I makan in KL pun. :P

    Happy 2013, Mr Yoong! More makans in this brand new year!

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    1. Kenny: share the love! if he tak bawak you, then you bawak him lah (especially since you often control the driving wheel in the car)! :D yes, here's wishing us more makans, but not more kilograms/pounds :D

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  7. Happy New Year Sean! May u have more explosion of flavours in 2013...hehe =)

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    1. Ulric: thanks, KC! here's wishing you plenty of pleasure for your palate too this year (and looking forward eventually to what seems to be our only once-a-year makan session) :D

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    2. Let's start improving the ratio with brunch at RCG tis 2013...hahaha =)

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    3. Ulric: yay, i'd wake up early for that brunch. cool, i'm game =)

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    4. I will let u know the exact date on FB...hehe =)

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    5. Ulric: okies, i'll await your message (no rush, heh) :D

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  8. Wow... did you eat at all 3 places in the same day?! :P I have never had the curry fish head in Heun Kee...it looks so fiery. We always just go for their claypot chicken rice + vegetables, hehe!

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    1. Pureglutton: heheh, not in the same day, phew! :D ya, we ordered the curry fish head cos the owner recommended it, and i hadn't had curry fish head in ages. it was certainly too spicy for my taste buds, so i won't be trying it again in future, heh :D

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  9. Happy New Year to you, Sean!

    The plate of chicken feet looks like the exact one that I always buy from the wanton stall a couple of doors away. =D

    Not a big fan of claypot chicken rice, though. Muar Otak-Otak seems lovely; was it salty too?

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    1. Waverly: and new year greetings right back at ya too : D heh, I think I prefer my chicken feet scrawnier. This one seemed to have too much, ermm, loose skin :D oooo, the otak-otak wasn't salty at all, but it was super spicy, heh =)

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  10. Heun Kee is still one of my fave spots to have my claypot rice fix. Have you tried their fried chicken wings? Simple and yummy...a homely taste to it.

    Not tried their fish head curry. Perhaps I shall do it tomorrow:D

    Blessed New Year Sean!

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    1. Missyblurkit: thanks Evelyn! Hope 2013 is treating you right so far too! :D oooh, heun kee's owner recommended the chicken wings, but I didn't feel like trying them that day. Drats, sounds like I should have! They sound good! Okie, will return someday for those wings, tnx :D

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  11. yes the lap mei fan is here for the chinese new year! I can't wait to taste some lap mei fan soon.

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    1. Eiling: here's hoping we all get plenty of lap mei fan this lunar new year! delicious! :D

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  12. Your first picture has clearly shown what BKT Klang Yip Weng has to offer. So cute, very entertaining picture!
    You have a 360 degree taste buds! Cheers!

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    1. River: thanks, huck! i actually love bak kut teh, and i wouldn't mind eating it at least once a month if possible :D

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