If this guy was Italian.. he would be saying, Godfather style.. “What you looking at? You looking at me?!… You want a piece of this.. ?!”
But he’s Chinese.. so instead he says.. ” Wei? Tai Meh? Lei Oi Sek Bakuteh Cheong Mo?”
(“What you looking at.. you want some Bakuteh intestine?”)
The Chinese call it the ‘Sang-Yui’ and eating its flesh is reputed to help wounds heal very well.
Serving up this snakefish meat and giving it to a post-op patient is an all time favourite of the Chinese, oh yes it is!
Yap Yin and Bakuteh. Weird name right? I always wonder why it is not called
‘Yap Yin Bakuteh’. Yap Yin AND bakuteh makes me think that Mr. Bakuteh is a separate entity .. from Yap Yin.
Getting here early means the right to choose where you want to sit. Don’t let this empty room fool you. It still gets pretty crowded past noon.
I think, somewhere along the way, our order got screwed up. We ordered Sang-Yui but we got served this instead – what looks like eel!
The flesh is sweet, bouncy when you bite into it and resists the tooth – delicious!
This place is also famous for the Tim Kai (frog), but we did not have it this time.
Average price per head – RM11.00. Value for money indeed!
Yap Yin & Bakuteh,
No.1231, Jalan Sekolah,
43300 Seri Kembangan,