Ying Ker Lou Hakka restaurants 迎客楼客家料理 – Delicious Hakka cuisine
Awarded the Malaysia Tatler Best restaurants 2009 – 2019, eight branches across the country, a restaurant that serves authentic Hakka cuisine. We visited Ying Ker Lou Hakka restaurants at Beletime Danga Bay, a short drive from the Woodland Causeway, the interior design of the restaurant is filled with Hakka heritage, wooden walls, furniture and large red lanterns to bring you back to the old traditional Hakka’s village feeling.
Ying Ker Lou Hakka Restaurants
Braised Hakka Four Treasures RM39
This is the typical Hakka dish made of stuffed beancurd, bittergourd, Eggplant and chili braised in claypot with soybean paste. The filling was either minced pork or fish paste, nice? We think so with its succulent base sauce and fresh ingredients. (3.5/5.0)
Hakka Style Sauteed Assortment Mushrooms RM28
Use an assortment of mushrooms and briefly stir-fried to emphasize their natural umami essence, Hakka style? Seriouly, we can’t really identify the differences from the usual stir fried mushroom, perhaps should consult the Hakka chefs else the sauteèd mushroom was quite nicely done. (3.2/5.0)
Crispy pork belly with fermented beancurd RM41
Tender belly pork marinaded in a mixture of red fermented chilli bean curd, wine, sugar and flour, the pork will then deep fried to attain a crispy exterior.
The key seasoning ingredient is the red fermented bean curd (nam yue), it helped to mask the porky smell and at the same time provide the pork with the distinctive flavour, not too bad a dish to go with some plain rice. (3.0/5.0)
Hakka Yam Abacus RM28
Honestly, visiting a Hakka restaurant without ordering the Hakka signature seems incomplete for the trip, just like going to a Teochew restaurant without a taste of the orh nee or yam paste.
Not everyone knows how to appreciate the Hakka Yam Abacus, just like another Hakka iconic dish of Lei cha or Thunder tea, the acquiring taste can be subjective and you either like it or hate it. however, the Hakka Yam Abacus from Ying Ker Lou was reasonably good, the abacus has the needed chewiness and flavour from the dried shrimp, veggies and minced meat etc. (3.2/5.0)
We believe Ying Ker Lou has the every right reasons to win the Malaysia Tatler Best restaurants from 2009 – 2019, the quality ingredients and the chef culinary skills to whip out authentic Hakka cuisine is highly commendable. Be it you are Hakka or not, Ying Ker Lou is definitely right place to savour hearty and nourishing Hakka style food.
Ying Ker Lou Hakka restaurants
A: Beletime Danga Bay
01-01, Shopping Mall Ground Floor, Bay Point
80200, Johor, Malaysia
H: 10am to 10pm