Friday, 13 April 2012

Distinctive Bah Kut Teh-Restaurant SekMeChoy 不一样的肉骨茶-锡米财瓦煲胡椒肉骨茶

Suppose Bah Kut Teh is not a strange foods to all Malaysian & Singaporean chinese. In fact we can find many cuisines of Bah Kut Teh such as Hokkien, Teowchew, Hakka and many more....Nevertheless they are virtually the same in taste with chinese herbal ingredients. Therefore this is the time for you to have something special and different from the common Bah Kut Teh we have had before. < Restaurant SekMeChoy 锡米财瓦煲胡椒肉骨茶 > which located at Kepong, Kuala Lumpur was my very first time tasting a distinct flavor of Bah Kut Teh excludes all those chinese herbal ingredients, contrariwise its raw materials for making soup was merely white pepper and some other secret condiments. 

In fact the restaurant I went at Kepong is their branch whereas the headquarter is located at Salak South Kuala Lumpur, which took me approximately 2 hours and yet failure to find it. Somehow this Kepong branch which opposites the eye-catching landmark- Kepong Tesco was much more easier for me to get there. 

Restaurant SekMeChoy 锡米财瓦煲胡椒肉骨茶 > has had a history for more than 25 years. Basically it's also one of the restaurants in Malaysia who started making Pepper Bak Kut Teh at the early stage. In year 2006, it was chosen as one of the "Top 20 National Kings Of Bak Kut Teh 全马二十佳肉骨茶王 ". Henceforth it was introduced by some Malaysia local food channel - <阿贤人情味> & <背脊朝天什么都食> one after another.  

They prepare quite a large number of menus at the entrance, looks like a magazine rack, interesting~

In fact the seat is limited due to it has merely one shop lot..Nevertheless I do love the nostalgic feel of the restaurant, cosy, interesting & appealing...

It didn't has a big crowd of diners on the time we reached, however it became full house just a split was lunch hour I supposed.

The owner was originally own a huge tin mining business. Somehow the price of tin dropped in 1986 in worldwide, therefore he was reluctant to abandon his properties and started something new trade route instead. He started his new business by selling his favorite dishes- Pepper Bak Kut Teh, and named the restaurant after his nickname- "Sek Me Choy 锡米财" ( Sek Me actually means Tin ). 

There have some dated photos of mining, suppose it was the flourishing period of the owner back in decades.

The menu...

Mmmm...What to order, there offer so many dishes in the menu...Ultimately we asked for the branch owner-Malcolm to recommend us some signature dishes.

In addition to all of these dishes in menu, there's always has something surprisingly. The chef keeps offering newly dishes for diners, kinda like something "Dishes Of The Day" which may not written in the menu. Apart from that, some regular diners will most likely ring up the kitchen to have some dishes to be prepared beforehand, everything is being so thoughtful of the restaurant to let the diners may have some "Homemade Secret Recipe Dish 私房菜" in a mere restaurant. 

The restaurant even offers some "Full Moon Packages ", and they look great. Guess many people who wanna give friends & relatives something yummy and rising when your baby's full moon (one month) instead of the common boring full moon cake, tart & pastry, and this definitely the right place for you then.

The history of the restaurant~

Kerosene lamp  (widely known in Britain as a paraffin lamp) which in fact has been reformed to be a light bulb lamp. It's look cosy and nostalgic regardless.

Every little thing....

Every little condiments...

Every ice...

Every tea....Looks "Old"...

<Vegetable Rice 芥菜饭> ( Rm 2.00 ), I've never tried sort of vegetable rice with Bah Kut Teh before..It has plentiful ingredients such as dried prawns, BBQ porks & vegetables which make it kinda fragrant and appetizing, it's worth to try.

Look at the <Vegetable Rice 芥菜饭>, it has so much ingredients as porks and dried prawns, in addition to vegetables.

< Hakka Pork Shank Braised In Radish 客家萝卜焖猪脚 > ( Rm 15.00 ) something special, the pork shank and radish totally absorb its densely gravy, they are well-cooked and mushy enough to be chewed. I love the radish anyway.

The radish is mushy enough and absorbs its sauce..yumyum!

The signature dishes < Bah Kut Teh In Pepper Soup 瓦煲胡椒肉骨茶 >, that was what we came for. As expected, its soup has very thick pepper flavor, but it's simply slightly to medium level of spiciness, fits my honey's belly well, but totally below my expectation ( I'm a spice lover anyway ). I nevertheless love its taste regardless of lacking spicy. As the matter of fact the taste of the soup is great, pepper-spiced, aromatic and savory sweet. We even finished the soup rapidly and got the top up soup as well.

This was "Dishes Of The Day" that not written in the menu but recommended by Malcolm, it is < Marinaded Pork > ( Rm 11.00 ) which so happen to be prepared by the chef of the day. Mmmm...It's sauce is kinda sweet, I would prefer lesser sweet and more salty ( my personal view ), however it's average for me. Perhaps everyone's preference is never be the same, aren't we? ^^

< Stir Fried Baby French Bean With Salted Egg York 咸蛋黄炒鬼豆苗 > I have had this before in some other places, but this is definitely the best ever. I love salted egg york since I was little, have a hugely passion on it regardless of any cuisine. Besides, the chef is so generous, the dishes has a handful salted egg york compares with others I have had before. I love this.❤❤❤

Can we start?

They look yummy!

The complimentary dessert from Malcolm..< Lemongrass Jelly 香草美人 >, tastes good, so refreshing.

A cozy place...

Some renown chefs from Hong Kong, Taiwan and Malaysia have gradually visited the restaurant. 

Giant menu on wall...

Restaurant SekMeChoy 锡米财瓦煲胡椒肉骨茶 
No 43, Jalan 9/62A,
Bandar Manjalara, Kepong 52200 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.
( Opposite Manjalara Tesco )

199 Jalan Besar, 
Salak Selatan Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.
Tel: 03-79823132


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