This has got to be the most hilariously named eating establishment ever. It’s called Mmm Yum Yum Bak Kut Teh
and is from the original Klang restaurant. This is the one in 1 Utama.
This place specializes in Bak Kut Teh, a potpourri of pork cooked in
variety of spices and herbs. It’s usually translated as pork rib tea.
It feels like stepping back in time, into ancient China while
walking into the interior. The decors, the seating arrangements, the
lanterns…everything in Mmm…Yum Yum Bak Kut Teh (cracks me up every
time) seems to preserve an aura of the old mainland dynasty elements.
I’ve always liked har kow so I ordered a dim sum platter of it. This establishment serves dim sum as well.
The har kow is good, with a huge prawn inside, but the wrapping is a little too fragile…
This is raddish cake, a savory appetizer.
Going to the main – this is the claypot bak kut teh, the flagship
dish of this restaurant. It’s good bak kut teh. The small version for
1-2 person(s) goes for RM 18.
Here’s a look inside – this is the mixed variety, a “combo” if you
will, containing not only pork spare ribs, but other offal from the
animal called pig.
It comes with a choice of two sauces – either chilli or garlic. I like garlic with Bak kut teh.
Bak kut teh is usually complemented with you char kueh (or you cakoi as it states in the menu). It’s RM 3 for a serving.
Rice goes for RM 1.20 per bowl. It’s for small appetites, but the
rice is very fragrant, the fried onions on top complement the rice
Add in a serving of vegetables (RM 8) and there’s a complete meal for you.
There’s another option which is more economical – the Executive
Lunch Set which comprises of Bak Kut Teh, You Cakoi, Rice and Tea for
just RM 9.90. However, the portion is much smaller, as you can see in
the picture above. It’s only slightly larger than the rice bowl.
The rice is the same as the normal variety, but the you char kueh is
served on the side of the bowl. Nevertheless, it’s good value since it
comes with a bit of everything in the set. This place serves really
good bak kut teh and rice. It really deserves the title of Mmm Yum Yum
Bak Kut Teh! (or maybe I just wanted to use that phrase again ;))
Of course, the perfect thing to end the meal would be a classic old
skool dessert of hot glutinous rice balls filled with black sesame,
swimming in a clear bowl of sweet syrup…