Fish kut teh a must-try in Tanjung Sepat (Kuali)
By Sam Cheong
IN THIS week’s edition of the Food Trail, we are taking a look at Tanjung Sepat in Selangor.
This coastal town is located near Banting, which is roughly 30km from Klang.
If you are familiar with the Morib beach, then you are on the right track.
There are two ways to get to Tanjung Sepat.
Simmering goodness: The fish kut teh at Yik Kee.
For those who live in Seremban, the nearest town is Sepang while those coming from Klang, it is best to head towards Banting.
Now, there are several good eating spots in Tanjung Sepat which is well-known for seafood.
Here, you can find some decent Chinese seafood restaurants dotted along the coastline as well as in the town centre.
One of the much talked-about attraction here is the seafood bak kut teh.
Before I embarked on a cycling trip to this town from Morib (which is about 17.5km away), I was recommended by some friends to check out the eating outlets in town and one bak kut teh shop in particular was given the good word.
To corroborate the finding, I cross-referred the information on the internet and came up with some results.
Fresh: A cook preparing bak kut teh.
So, when Michelle, my wife and I arrived in town, we cycled around to look for a place to have our late breakfast.
Cycling whets up a good appetite and our quest had led us to Yik Kee bak kut teh (GPS N 02 39 671, E 101 33 567).
This corner shop is located along the town’s main street and is not hard to spot.
We were lucky enough to get a small dining table where we can park our Dahon folding bicycles and keep a close watch on it while we eat.
I went up to the cook and asked for a bowl of bak kut teh and the shop’s signature dish: the fish kut teh (fish paste and fillet simmered with Chinese preserved vegetables).
When the dishes arrived, Michelle gave the bak kut teh her approval.
The gravy was rich in flavour and I cannot complain about the generous portion of meat given.
Unassuming: Yik Kee bak kut teh is located in the town centre of Tanjung Sepat.
Now, when it comes to the fish kut teh, I must say having it was a unique experience.
The fish fillets were fresh and sweet. My only beef with this dish is that it is a bit salty.
The shop owner gladly accepted this when I complained to him.
And to make the makan experience here worthwhile, the dishes were affordable. At RM22 for the meals, I was a happy man.
As for the seafood with meat option, you can have your bak kut teh with shrimps and fish fillet.
This, said the shop owner, would cost about RM20 per bowl (small helping for one or two persons).
Yik Kee opens for breakfast and lunch daily. If you decide to try it out, just head there early. Travel time from the Kuala Lumpur city centre is roughly about one-and-a-half hours via the Kesas Highway.
PS: It is interesting to come across 'cross-fabricated' food. I have not try this before although I went to Tanjung Sepat before, sure will give a try next visit.
Restoran Yik Kee Seafood Bak Kut Teh
Main street of Tanjung Sepat town
GPS Coordinates: N 02 39 671, E 101 33 567