It was few months ago, when I wanted to use my voucher (got it by spending RM50 at any participating restaurants such as Salad Bar, not sure if the promotion still ongoing) on that fine morning for breakfast, so we were at Kota Damansara. Aunt Lucy (or was it Aunty Lucy?) was on my mind, but unfortunately, they were not open for business yet that morning! And as fate has decided, Calvin immediately spotted Yi Xin BKT few doors away from our original destination, therefore we ended up here instead.
For most people who’re accustomed to bak kut teh in dark broth and stronger herbal flavour, you will be disappointed here as Yi Xin serves Teochew-style bak kut teh. The broth was concocted from Chinese herbs (wolfberries were spotted in our bowl), therefore it yields a milder taste. The soup is just slightly murky from the herbs, not as greasy as the usual dark broth version and minimal soy sauce was used. The thing that doesn’t change here is you still can choose your preferred cut or part of the meat.
If you need some greens to compliment your meal, they also serve blanched vegetables with oyster sauce and shallot oil. Again, the oyster sauce used was light in flavour – good news for those who doesn’t like strong tasting sauces. I like their rice though, they were mixed with a bit of soft fried shallots and oil, lending the rice a nice fragrance.
Yi Xin Bak Kut Teh
5-1, Jalan PJU 5/6,
Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara,
47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Business hour: Mon – Sat: 9.30am to 3.30pm & 5.30pm to 10.30pm, Sun 9.30am to 10.30pm
(Closed on every two Mondays)