Yee Heong Restaurant – Comfort Food @ Bandar Puchong JayaOctober 25, 2013 | 6,212 views
Claypot Bak Kut Teh @ Yee Heong Restaurant, Bandar Puchong Jaya – To shave off whatever glimmer of guilt from the feast, we opted for lean cuts of pork instead.
Bak Kut Teh (BKT) outside of Klang may sound sacrilegious. But not necessarily, if you know where to find. Puchong has one outlet named Yap Chuan that serves incredible dry bak kut teh, while Sungei Way’s Ah Sang and Subang’s Ah Ping are both worthy contenders to the throne. I can’t vouch for Kepong’s outlets as those remain as territory uncharted, but Jalan Ipoh’s outlets were not to my liking.
Now, now … it’s relatively hard to grade the BEST bak kut teh in every sense of the word, as some prefer the broth to be extremely thick, robust and flavourful from the herbs and pork, while others like their BKT lighter, peppery and not loaded with chunky, fatty cuts of pork.
It’s Friday, and if you are drafting meal plans for this weekend, consider making a beeline for some of the better ‘dai chow’ (Chinese style of dishes with rice) restaurants in Puchong.
Clear soup laden with a heavy handful of white pepper, and chewy slices of pig’s stomach, and aromatic stalks of Chinese coriander
Venturing over to Puchong for dinner had mostly been enjoyable affairs; an area populated by good old, no-frills Chinese restaurants (Bentong food, anyone?) to cafes and bakeries (Donutes is one that opens 24 hours a day). Bandar Puchong Jaya is an area that is not spanking new per se, but the facade lifted by the presence of IOI Boulevard, opposite of IOI Mall.
The row of shops behind of IOI Boulevard on Jalan Kenari 19A houses more than a few famous outlets (judging by the crowd), we picked Yee Heong at the corner of the row that specializes in claypot bak kut teh and other homely dishes.
Started off with a claypot of their famed Bak Kut Teh; which was passable yet a little light on the herbs that we did not feel the ‘kick’ unlike Pandamaran’s Mo Sang Kor version. The pig’s stomach pepper soup was right up our alley, the tingling sensation of white pepper assaulting the senses to a favourable degree. On a rainy cold evening, these two pots would be heaven-sent.
Deep Fried Seafood Beancurd with Thai Chili Sauce
Stir-fried Shredded Cabbage with Vinegar and Crispy Dried Shrimps
The other two dishes we ordered from the menu on the board were deep fried homemade beancurd and fried cabbage with black vinegar and dried shrimps.
There was nary a beat missed in both dishes, the execution was flawless and the taste memorable. Especially the last dish which was a great classic that I haven’t tasted for quite some time. (Though I did ordered this again at one of the restaurants in Paramount Garden)
The meal came to about RM50/USD16 or so for two of us, and definitely more than what we could have devoured. A case of gluttony at best.
“Happy Weekend Dearest Readers!”
RESTORAN YEE HEONG (non-Halal)
No 1-1, Jalan Kenari 19A,
Bandar Puchong Jaya, 47100 Selangor
GPS : 3.046028,101.623701