Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Yong Tat Seafood

Apology for the long silence. For those who has been wondering if I have given up food, hell no I am going to quit eating. The long silence is due to the fact that I have been traveling for the last few weekends fulfilling my duty as a good foodguide the best I could. I have got visitors for the last few weeks.  

The first post after the long break gotta be Yong Tat. It has always been one of my favorite seafood restaurants in Klang. Since it is located pretty far from anywhere, I do not frequent the place as much as I would love to. Nevertheless, the restaurant has always maintained its quality. Yong Tat is kinda underrated given its more famed competitors at Teluk Gong and  it does not have an extensive menu. You will probably see people around you ordering the same food.  However, the factor that differentiate it from its competitors is the freshness of its ingredients. You gotta agree that freshness is everything when it comes to seafood!

The signature dish includes: lala fried bee hoon, fried salted spring kampung chicken, steamed and stir fried fish, steamed mantis prawns with shell, steamed shellfish and crabs. Price is quite reasonable. A dinner for 4 may cost something from RM80-RM120 provided that you do not order some exotic fish.  

No.33, Kampung Telok Gong, Pandamaran
42000 Port Klang, Selangor, Malaysia
Sweet fiber-less "choy sum". Perhaps the only "green" vegetables served. 
Famous "lala" fried bee hoon. The lard used gives this ordinary dish its soul!
Klang style stir fried fish. They have many kinds of fish to choose from. Make sure you find out the price of various type of fish as the price may vary significantly.
One of my personal favorite. A must order every time I patronize the restaurant.
Tofu stew. It tasted like the sharkfin soup without the sharkfin with a hint of crab roe.
Steamed clam with chinese wines. Super sweet clam!
Stir fried keoy teow (dried). Beautifully done with nice "wok kei"

Saturday, April 2, 2011

In Loving Memory of A Great Uncle

For once, there will not be any pictures nor am I going to write about food. This writeup will be dedicated to a great uncle who passed away on 29th March 2011. His departure shocked everyone in the family to the core as it happened too soon too sudden. 

My fond memory with him dated back many years back when I was a kid. He is always the uncle I look up to and I even wrote an essay about him in my primary school with the title: "The person I respected most". I guess most of the family members do not know how he has shaped me to who I am today. I have way more respect for him that many people gave me credit for.

I always remember his thick glasses, his renault, how hard he worked in his early days, how generous he was to everyone, how he prided himself to be a "Quah", how he stood up against the rest when his principles were challenged. I also remember how he showed this "kampung" boy how it was like to live in a city, how important education is to change one's life and of course fed me so well that makes me so remarkably horizontally challenged than my other sibling.  :)

Without him, I may still be stuck in the kampung perhaps not much educated, got married early with a bunch of kids to feed and failing to meet end needs. And the vicious cycle will perhaps go on and on in a few generations. I will forever be grateful to what he has taught me, what he has given me, how he has shaped me. Till we meet again, I am sure dad, grandfather and you will have a blast in another world.

In Loving Memory of:

Quah Boo Huat