It is no secret that yours truly me loves "Bak Kut Teh" as in Pork Bones Tea (non-halal, sorry). So during our last visit back to Taiping, my father-in-law brought us to one of the more famous restaurants in the City of Rain-Restoren Yee Shin. It is an old shop which has been serving Bak Kut Teh for decades. We ordered the usual set of Bak Kut Teh where there would be a mixture of pork of different parts, intestines etc. And then we waited for our platter while pouring and sipping our Chinese tea.
Let's have Bak Kut Teh here!
I love the ambiance of Restoren Yee Sin...perhaps because it looks old but at the same time very comfortable? There is no fancy lighting...there is no chilling air-conditioner....just a good old stand fan blowing breezy wind onto our faces. The soothing feeling of being in the old-looking restaurant made me reminisce about my childhood...where everything was much simpler and slower...aw...the nostalgic feeling of dining in a traditional shop. :)
Can you tell what's inside of this can?
Jordan boy happily looking around.
While waiting for our lunch, we chatted and talked about our lives in Malacca while our little Jordan was busy playing with spoon and saucer (his usual toys in a restaurant). How about Jasmine girl? Well...I think Jasmine girl was too tired of waiting for her food back then..as she slowly drifted into her dreamland. Ha :D After catching up with each other for a while, our hot, boiling Bak Kut Teh was finally placed in front of us, waiting to be devoured. The sight of this mouth-watering dish made me drool like non-stop...let's MAKAN (eat)~nom~nom~nom.
I love the aroma of the Bak Kut Teh. OMG! The scent of the irresistible Bak Kut Teh, billowing...slowly into my nostrils and lingered around long enough to tickle my saliva gland and made my whole mouth watered. Maybe it is because the clay pot which was used to serve our Bak Kut Teh has been repeatedly used for years...that's why our boiling Bak Kut Teh smelled so heavenly.
Then again nothing beats having quality time with your family. Enjoying food together with your family can turn even the most ordinary dish into a platter of mouth-watering food. I love being with my wife and babies in her hometown where we get to spend ample of time with my father-in-law. It was really a joy looking at my son being fed by his grandpa. Come to think of it...Bak Kut Teh is really one heck of a delicious traditional food to be enjoyed with your family. :)
Don't worry Jasmine. We will come again next time.:)