Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Yu Wat @ Seri Kembangan and Coffee Ribs @ Klang

Taking a break from Bali ( I think some of you are getting sick of it..hehe), let's move back closer to home on some food I had months back but have not posted..
Ab wanted us to try this famous homemade yut wat (sorta flat fish cake/ fish ball) at Serdang for a long, long time and finally we did manage to do a rombongan sambil memakan to this place one fine day. After placing our orders, we got our drinks quite promptly. I decided to have tong sui instead, they were serving mak juk (sweet wheat dessert). I find it a little too sweet for my liking though..
There were quite a number of noodles to choose from, but Jane and I decided to try the yut wat noodles.The noodles were served in clear broth, generously laden with yu wat and vegetables. The yut wat was springy in texture and had quite a lot of fish meat added into it. The soup was sweet but I did feel that the vegetables distorted the soup a little. After eating the noodles for a while, the soup had the 'greens' (from the veg) taste.
Dragon girl opted for yut wat cooked with milk..Well, it's actually the same ingredients and broth for fish head noodles, but here, they serve it with yu wat and fish slices. Dragon girl said it was average..
Ab, eric and vince had the tom yum seafood noodles instead..It must have tasted pretty good as the guys stopped talking and concentrated on finishing their bowl of noodles..And the prawns seemed endless, Ab was eating one prawn after another and I thought it was a bottomless seafood noodles..hehe
After the noodles, we started talking about other food and eric said that Klang has a rather famous kopi kuat (strong coffee).
Why do we need to go to Klang for kopi kuat? We can get it anywhere!
Not kopi kuat! Kopi guat!! (coffee ribs), eric replied..
Oh I see....:D
Since we were on eating mood already, we decided to continue our rombongan to Klang..
And we ended at Restoran Happy Village..As we already had lunch, we ordered their coffee ribs and a rather famous claypot taufoo. They are also famous for their steamed fresh water fish head, but we didnt order that.
We ordered vegetables as we sorta feel guilty on having too much meat..Vegetables was surprisingly quite good, has got sufficient "wok hei"..
The claypot tau foo (RM16) was served next..It actually looks more like sharksfin soup rather than tau foo. I'd say it's tau foo kang actually. The soup consists of taufoo (cubed and mince), chopped mushrooms, prawns, and carrots..The texture was velvety, creamy..very comforting to drink :). The taste was also nicely balanced, not too salty nor sweet. For a bit of kick, add in vinegar..yummy..
And at last, the coffee ribs (RM6 per rib).. and goodness me, it was rather humongous! It was more of a chop than a rib...deep fried, the ribs were coated with thick, sticky sauce. Yes, the taste of coffee was definitely there, leaving a slightly bitter aftertaste. And the sugar and dark soy sauce added some other layers of flavours. We did find the meat rather tough though. Eric said that it was not as good as the previous times he tried :(
So how does one eat the coffee ribs? Hold the end of the ribs and tear the meat out like a carnivour! hahaha
The yu wat noodles is located in Serdang, operates from a corner house. This is the entrance..Anyways, I got Ab to give me the directions, and I quote from him..
From Serdang Main road, turn to the left before BHP petrol station. Then you will pass by Seri Kembangan police station. First right turning all the way till the end followed by a left. Drive all the way to the end and you will have to take a right. Go straight and will see the shop on the right, corner house.
Restoran Happy Village is located at 39, Jalan Satu, Kawasan 16, Jalan Batu Tiga Lama, Berkeley, 41300 Klang, Selangor. Tel: 03-33430933

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11 Comments:

Blogger Tunku Halim said...

Dropped by from Kenny's. It all looks so yummy!

01 August, 2007  
Blogger Tummythoz said...

Really makan trip. From Serdang to Klang - jauhnya.

01 August, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

tunku halim: welcome! are you hungry now? hehe.. do visit often!

tummythoz: you sudah balik! welcome back :). yalor, i was surprised my frens wanna drive from one end to another.. i have no complaints though..hehe

01 August, 2007  
Blogger Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Aah Happy Village. Used to be the favourite makan haunt for my parents before it got too crowded. The claypot taufoo is pretty popular here.

01 August, 2007  
Anonymous tankiasu said...

Coffee ribs? Oh special nya. I drive past this restaurant many times before.

02 August, 2007  
Blogger boo_licious said...

I've tried the Serdang place but not for the tomyam noodles - it looks good.

02 August, 2007  
Blogger "Joe" who is constantly craving said...

kopi kut it is..berkeley..i think i know which taman dis is..ask my gf..but wah from serdang drive to klang ar..u guys r good lar..

02 August, 2007  
Blogger Jackson said...

oo... i try the food @ Happy Village too but they didnt proposed their coffee ribs to us. But i remembered their "hong Xiu Fish Head" was super duppa good!

03 August, 2007  
Blogger teckiee said...

woahhh the ribs looks good. but i do agree that the toughness is a turn off.

03 August, 2007  
Blogger MeiyeN said...

wow.... i like "yu wat"!!! never really had a good one though... da one you had looks yumm!

03 August, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

lyrical lemongrass: yeah, nearly every table had the tau foo

tankiasu: since you drive by so many times, should try lor...

boo: should try then..my frens seemed to enjoy it :)

joe: no lar, my frens got 'mood'. that day good mood to drive far far..hehe

jackson: really? yeah, i saw a table having the hong xiu yu tau and it does looks yumz!

teckiee: hopefully the next time i try it, it'll be more tender..

mei yen: really? this was pretty good..QQ de! hehe

03 August, 2007  

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