Currently I am really hooked to Dry Bak Kut Teh. Ever since I tasted it in Yap Chuan, I have been craving it especially when I am really hungry. Thankfully there’s Yap Beng in Equine Park, Seri Kembangan. Yap Beng is a Bak Kut Teh restaurant that serves good Dry Bak Kut Teh, almost equaling the standards of Yap Chuan.
I have eaten here a couple of times and have always left as a happy and satisfied customer. Not only the food’s good, the price is quite reasonable for me too.
What I really like is the Dry Bak Kut Teh’s fragrance and the heavier taste compared to the normal Bak Kut Teh. The dried shredded squid plays the biggest role in this dish providing most of the flavor. They look like small broken noodles in the photo. I just love taking photos of Bak Kut Teh, they always look so damn delicious.
Their Bak Kut Teh is of course not as tasty as those in Klang, but is still quite good compared to others. And I find the herbal taste in the soup is quite strong. Although this serving looks big, it is actually a set meant for a person only @ RM8.
Another thing I like about eating here is that they will also provide Bak Kut Teh soup if you order the dry one only. You don’t even have to ask, they will surely bring a small bowl for you. And soup refill is free of charge.
Since Dry Bak Kut Teh has almost no gravy, I use the soup to wet the rice. Trust me, it tastes really good that way. It’s like you’re getting the best of both dishes!
Besides Bak Kut Teh, Yap Beng also serves some seafood dishes like this Stir Fried Shark @ RM10. It is prepared with dried chilies, curry leaves, okra, ginger and lots of shallots. The taste is almost similar to Kung Pao, but not as spicy.
If you haven’t tasted shark meat before, you don’t know what you’re missing. It’s soft, tender and tastes absolutely wonderful, especially if cooked in curry!
It’s a huge serving for a dish costing RM10, especially shark meat. And behold the power of F1.8, really nice bokeh lol. I have yet to try the other seafood dishes like deep fried shark meat and stir fried prawns with chili. I can tell they are freaking delicious just from the name alone, lol.
I have read some other bloggers’ reviews on this restaurant giving it an average score only. For me the Dry Bak Kut Teh here is good and the soup one is OK. The seafood dishes are pretty rare in this area, so it’s really worth a try! I have marked the exact location for Yap Beng in wikimapia.
This looks far from Bak Kut Teh but once my helper was supposed to “poh tong” with herbs and chicken and she did the dry version instead and it was also very good.
Can u tell me where to get the best BKT in KL and Klang? Your soupy pic looks good enough.
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vk: I haven’t tasted all the BKT in Klang yet, but so far I find the one in Hok Lai nicest for me.
the BKT at sunway also not bad
very very affordable! great find.. as we r great fans of the BKT.. we will try out ur recommendation.. cheers!
hey,… can ta pao back to Penang a? or we make a trip down there and you arrange the makan makan trip for us .. ok?
can’t find much store selling dry bak kut teh at Penang lor.. the one at the yoyo cafe on still yet to have time to make a visit….
too many in the queue….. some time eat until forget to snap photo… aiks…
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Haha, it happens to all the time, when the food come out, i jz eat, always forgot to snap photo,haih.. ‘tam chiak’ lol…
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I haven’t try the dry BKT but I had shark meat cooked with spicy and sour lime juice ala Thai style before… it was good!
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i think this BKT is family running business……..not only at serdang, they are oso business at puchong,kepong aman puri………same version. I try puchong for 1st time and is good……kepong aman puri taste oso good,more heavy than puchong. I see the puchong branch is cook by a young,actually is teenager, like 16 yrs o only cook dry BKT. Can try. Good recommend.
You have a good blog here. I can’t swallow those written in rotten english as I’m a writer too. I enjoy food but I won’t eat until I kill myself.
I also originated from tua sua kar. I remember painting a beautiful picture (the painting was even hung up on the classroom wall haha) of the hill when I was a student at the convent school which is directly opposite the hill. Hope the hill has been left untouched. I left in 1971 and went back to have a look at the school and the hill somewhere in the 90’s. Must go back to see it again. When I was doing Form 6 at the BM High School I even hiked up and down (in heavy rain too) the hill. Feel nostalgic when talking about BM but it’s no longer like in the 60’s and 70’s. I was plying the roads from the convent/BM high from 1961-73 – walking straight from the convent to the bus station using Cross Street? or via the Kulim old bus station and the market.
When i was in Form 6 in 72/73 I used to enjoy the mee rebus at the corner next to the Kulim bus station (the big one which they later built) or the corner mamak shop which is next to a side lane where you can use as a short cut to jit sin high school.
There’s another Indian mee rebus stall under a huge tree at Jalan benggali in Butterworth which was very good. Is it still there? Wah,feel very homesick when I talk about tua sua kar,butterworth and the padi fields! Hope to hear from you. You can just write me direct. TQ
Aiyah,forgot this – when I was studying at the BM high I used to cross the railway tracks until one day I was almost hit by a train but I did not realize until the train came lumbering up with its horns blaring. That close!!!. Another time my classmate fell and the train was sounding its horn like mad. I wouldn’t do that today LOL.
In the mornings we had to pretend to be good as there were prefects stationed at the tracks to make sure we used the overhead pedestrian bridge. Once I tried to cross the tracks and was pulled up by the prefects. Forgot what the punishment was. The station master would normally stand outside his office to keep an eye. We normally took our chances long after school school was over. There would also be prefects stationed there right after school. At that time we never realized that rules were all there for our own good,to protect us. Now the kids are the same.
u forget to state that it’s closed on monday. went there today(monday) and it’s closed! …..