Brother Yat Restaurant @ Subang JayaSeptember 15, 2009 | 12,751 views
Brother Yat Restaurant is a Chinese seafood restaurant in Subang Jaya, and situated in the most unlikely of places; in an industrial park, complete with a fascinating factory-like set up!!!
Brother Yat’s Signature German-style Pork Knuckle
Had it not been my aunt and family in Subang Jaya who had frequented this restaurant for an impressive number of times, I highly doubt I’ll be able to locate this gem of a Chinese eatery, serving reasonably-priced dishes at a spacious and airy premise, complete with an industrial outlook. But no worries, as you’ll be able to spot the signboard pretty easily from afar, and get an inkling that something good must be brewing at the horizons judging from the number of cars parked around the parameters come lunchtime or dinner hours.
The restaurant that looks like anything but one
A list of their signature dishes is written on the white boards inside of the restaurant (in Chinese, mind you), hence ordering through menus may be something unheard of here.
The board with the list of dishes @ Brother Yat’s, the “Four Heavenly Kings” and the Fu Yong Egg Omelette
Be warned that the dishes served at Brother Yat may seem a little overwhelming, whereby they certainly DO NOT skimp on the ingredients and portions, hence take heed of this warning and avoid over-ordering.
One of their best creation, a German Style Deep-fried Pork Knuckle (of gargantuan proportion, if you’re wondering!) was served with a peppery, milky and piquant gravy, resembling the Mongolian style of cooking progressively more evident at most Chinese restaurants nowadays. Garnished with a tangy combination of pickled julienned carrots and cucumbers, clearly the fiber distraction offered not much deviation from the carnivorous chunk of hardcore meat!
Crispy on the outside, tender on the insides. The pork knuckle needed no accompanying gravy at all, in my opinion. There’s something deeply gratifying when one munches/chomps/devours a whole knuckle of a pig’s. Gives a whole new meaning to the word; MACHO … huh?
Seaweed & Mixed Vegetables Soup
The other dish that was equally impressive was the “Four Heavenly Kings”. No, not the Hong Kong’s over-rated superstars classifying system to appease the insatiable cravings for all things glitters amongst the yuppies since the 80’s. But a deadly combination of petai (Stinkbeans), long beans, ladies fingers, and four-angled beans (kacang botol?), cooked with an appetizing mix of sambal (chilli paste) and belacan (fermented shrimp paste). Almost every single restaurant has their own interpretation of this vegetable dish, other variations include incorporating brinjals, and such.
The Fu Yong Dan, or Egg omelette with prawns, red chillies and onions proved to be an evergreen dish that pleases the youngs and the olds. The Seaweed Soup came brimming with ingredients, such as smooth beancurd, egg whites, and an assortment of vegetables. Heart warming, and complemented the meal like no other.
Salted Egg Mantis Prawns
Spicy Sauce Steamed Tilapia
On to the better dishes, the Salted Egg Mantis Prawns is living prove that the salted egg way of cooking one’s meat is not limited to the usual chicken, or crabs. The golden hue of the egg yolk enveloping the batter fried mantis prawns with dried chillies was a most delicious and sinful combination, a perfect balance of savoury, creamy and crunchy extraordinaire. Though highly advisable to go easy on the crustaceans cooked this way, that might just elevate the caloric content to an all-time high.
The steamed tilapia fish with spicy bean sauce arrived piping hot from the steamer, with the tender and sweet flesh of the fish gladly not reeking of unpleasant earthy taste. But the icing on the cake? The accompanying cubes of crunchy, fragrant lards may sound unhealthy and almost spoiled the whatever ‘healthy’ accreditation related to fishes being steamed. But throw caution to the wind for once, and relish in biting a most decadent piece of crunchy lard … and nirvana ensues …. =P
If this shot ain’t making you salivate yet, I’m hopeless.
Brother Yat Restaurant
Lot B1-765, Jalan Subang 4,
Taman Industri Sungai Penaga/Ultramine Industrial Park
47500 Subang Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan.
Opening Hours : 11.00am – 3.00pm, and 5.30pm – 10.30pm.
Closed on every other Thursday.
Tel No : 6012-684 6276
Here’s a GOOGLE MAP to the restaurant.