Thursday, June 18, 2009

Klang Dry Bak Kut Teh and Hoppy Duck - Aman Puri, Kepong

Its the down and out week for me and I needed some comfort food and self-encouragement. Assignments dateline have passed and I am no closer to clinching it. I am losing 5% every 5 days. And exams set for next week are looming larger and larger by the days.

So I went for a food trawl, alone. I am not going for a binge, just some plain good ole fun time with two meals one after another. Just needed some good food for my soul. It's not chicken soup, but something better - Bak Kut Teh and Hoppy Herbal Duck!

Now I am fine and ready to work despite at Hoppy Duck there were playing some sad and bluesy Cantonese R & B that can rival Linda Ronstadt's Blue Bayou.

I was at Bak Kut Teh Klang Yip Yong and Hoppy Duck Kepong. Yip Yong is door away from Hoppy. Any closer would be too embarrassing for me to do my food trawl.

Hoppy is at 3-51, Jalan Desa 2/1, Desa Aman Puri. Tel: 0362802378.

Let's drink the pressure away!
Thick earthy herbal soup. Obviously its for the fried cruellers to soak. I declined it as I did not want to fill up so fast.
The Dry Mixed BKT. The pot was still smoking giving out an acrid smell. I thought they have overdone it. No it was not burnt. The caramelized thick sauce has coated the meat thoroughly. The dry squid gave of the smell from the sea. Perfect! Good till the last morsel with white rice.I picked off all the dry squid pieces. Seared till slightly crunchy its salty and chewy. Good exercise for the jaw and indirectly working away my stress.
N.B. Hoppy Duck had since closed and premise taken over by Hong Kee Dim Sum (updated Dec '09).Hopped over to Hoppy. Didn't know that my sequence rhymed. Unintentional. The quarter duck roasted was just right. The herbal sauce that came with it has a strong dong quai smell which I like very much but have occasionally only as it is a like Kacip Fatimah. Comfort food alright!


Little Inbox said...

The dry bak kut teh looks very delicious.

Kenny Mah said...

I dunno, there's something magical about dipping the yau char kwai into the herbal soup, no? Or maybe I'm just hungry again, haha...

Unknown said...

both dry bak kut teh and the duck looks delicious. Yummy!

choi yen said...

Had been to this BKT for a few times, like their dry version, can lick to the last drop, haha ^.^

worldwindows said...

LI... It was a long while.

LfB... If I can get it off the wok would be nice. Most BKT yau char kwai is limp.

FP...And just 10 mins from my home.

MD... Looks like I hit jackpot. My first here. would not be the last.