Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Kota Bahru Food Trip Pt. 8 - FINAL

The is the last installment in the Kota Bahru Food Trip series! The night before we left, we headed to Yati Ayam Percik (Spicy BBQ Chicken) for dinner. I had eaten at this place before many years ago and looked forward to it again as the chicken was delicious. Before I totally forget how it was, it was timely indeed that I manage to pay another visit to this place yet again, refreshing my memory and reminding my taste buds.
Located at 847, Jalan Long Yunus - you can smell the lovely aroma of food all around!
They sell plenty of local kuihs too....apart from the lovely Nasi Pulut Panggang
Food galore! Look at all these really big woks of dishes and different types of curry gravy!
There's a large grilling pit at one corner where all the cooking action is happening; staff basting the meat with the delicious gravy once in awhile.
We opted for plain rice with a bit of fried desiccated coconut, beansprouts, some leaves and gravy. Good enough to eat on its own!
Finally, the most delicious Ayam Percik I have ever eaten! The secret is in the gravy that makes it so good. Somehow, I have been unable to find the same tasty gravy served with Ayam Percik here in the Klang Valley. It's creamy with a hint of coconut and unknown wonderful spices (unknown to me, that is)...eating there, I was happy that we could ask for extra gravy. Now, this is what I call "Finger licking good!"

For those who might want to try their hand at cooking Ayam Percik themselves, I found some recipes online; here, here and here (might not be as good as Yati's though). Try your hand at them and let me know if any of them are good. If yes, do invite me for a meal! Ha ha ha...

If you are ever in Kota Bahru, this is one of the places that you must eat at! Opening Hours: Saturday-Thursday (noon-11.30pm); Friday (3pm-11.30pm) Phone: 09-7479867.

For a recap on the KB series :-

Part 7
Part 6
Part 5
Part 4
Part 3
Part 2
Part 1


I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage - Erma Bombeck


27 comments:

kat said...

Oh, it's finished?? LOL

Look at all those woks!! None of those chap-farn style trays for them-eh?

Mmmmm.. the ayam percik with gravy does look good. And the rice too... *drools* Kudos to the photographer!

jo said...

Yati's ayam percik is out of this world! Never tasted anything like this before! I heard they have a branch in Klang Valley? They have branches in Kelantan & Terengganu...

Tummythoz said...

Did I just lose my comment? PC just shut down without warning. *sigh* Oh well, I just lamented that d ayam percik pic just made my 'tapau-ed' (packed) bbq pork rice taste bland.
Most importantly, jo, where's the branch in KL?

Kenny Mah said...

Oh ayam percik! Is that what you were singing about when you were in the car from Seksan's to Bakerzin? Hee hee.

*runs and hides*

wmw said...

kat : If you look at the photo again, you'll also see trays at the upper part of the stall. The ayam percik is so yummy! Thanks for the compliment!

Jo : Klang Valley? Both Tummythoz and I would love to know where. I've Googled and can't find anything on Yati's Ayam Percik in KV.

tummythoz : Ah, wait till you get the chance to taste the ayam percik with its glorious gravy!

kenny : No, I don't recall singing about ayam percik, though it would have been good too...I think I was singing about desserts and about going where to eat them. I wanted our conversations to be like in the broadway musicals but the rest were not that keen! LOL

Jackson said...

Fuyoooh.... ayam percik kota bahru style.....drool drool. It's only 4.37pm n u making me hungry!!! I u know the branch in KL, do let us know ya

jason said...

The ayam percik look superb! I only had kuey teow for lunch today laaa (gotta torture myself a bit after much indulgence in KL) :P
Kah jie, the rest of us cannot sing la!

wonda said...

Aiyo, the ayam percik looks so goodlah, in fact, everything looks so yummy. Amazed at the big kualis and the quantities of food they cook!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

wah!..ayam percik..i tink ur pics can hypnotise la..hahahah...i m getting giddy d..lookin at the sauce over the ayam..its funny..its amazing how 1 trip can split to 8 posts of food!!! just food!!!

wmw said...

jackson : I don't think there's a branch here....at least not yet! I'll continue to hope.

jason : Cannot sing also never mind, we are family! hahaha So, next time sing yah?

wonda : This would warrant as a good enough reason to visit KB itself! Good stuff here...

joe : The reason there're all these food over 1 short trip is because I had the privilege of having my KB friend to bring me around. I definitely couldn't go around and eat alone :o)

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

the sauce on the ayam percik looks really creamy..quite unlike what we have here. Lemme know if you find anything remotely close to it here.

Kok said...

wmw,
Aiyoyo! Look at my keyboard! You're making my saliva dripping all over the keyboard! I want the ayam percik, please!!!!

Precious Pea said...

Finally you can start blogging about your Melaka trip oledi. Haha.

The ayam percik place looks so yummylicious leh..and those kuih...ooohh..yumz.

Precious Pea said...

kenny: Your fren, ahem Ms WMW just couldn't get the singing bug out of her system..and that triggered our laughing bud. So together the 4 of us looks like we have just been released from mental hospital. Hahaha!

FireHorse said...

All my old time favorites, ate those when I was younger, mwuah thanks for the KB posts very good memories for me.

wmw said...

LLemongrass : Still on the lookout...was informed somewhere in Wangsa Melawati? I'm not familiar with that place.

kok : Sorry ah...nah, give you tissue to wipe your keyboard. Hee hee...

precious pea : Spain's not finish yet! :o) Ha ha ha...mental hospital! Not that crazy am I?

firehorse:Glad to be able to help you take a walk down memory lane :o)

sc said...

heard of this famous ayam percik shop before.. was told by my colleague that it's really good. wish i could have a bite of that mouth watering bit of chook!

Paprika said...

Oooh that percik sauce looks deeeevine! Mmmmm...

jason said...

Kah jie, let me crack my brain a bit first before I sing ^^

wmw said...

sc : Maybe you should arrange for a trip there, after Kemaman? :o)

paprika : Hi there! Really good stuff here. Ha ha ... Eh, can this be found at your place?

jason : No need to think so much...just sing out your words! LOL...

mrs. pitt said...

i should know better than to check your blog before going to bed hungry!! it is quite a torture but thanks for sharing your food adventure. I truly enjoyed your Kota Baru series -- would love to visit when i am around :)

Kenny Mah said...

Broadway Musicals? We can write one what. Call it "Phantom of the Food Court" or "Puteri Gerai Lontong" or something lah... Sure major hit one... ;)

wmw said...

Mrs Pitt :Mmm...it's quite hot there in KB though :o)

Kenny : How about us doing a play??? Ha ha...For me, I'm a behind the scene sort of person ;o)

"Beneath the shaded place, there are some stalls
They served a lot of food, for one and all...
And though I turn away, my name they call
The fooood, they're calling out to me....I must have all!"

MeltingWok said...

you torture queen, can slow down a bit a not, i ran out of my buku 55 oledi, think I just look u up, faster tt way hehe, all in your finger tips, great pix !:)

Anonymous said...

That chicken looks amazing, but the gravy is what I would love to make any idea what the recipe is?

Allison said...

Hi, thanks for sharing all the wonderful places to eat in Kota Bharu. Came across your blog while searching for places to eat there. But I realized most of the places you recommended are either for breakfast or dinner or snacks. Where can we go for good lunch instead? :) Thanks.

wmw said...

Allison : I did blog about this for lunch...
http://ugwug.blogspot.com/2007/01/kota-bahru-food-trip-pt-1.html

http://ugwug.blogspot.com/2007/04/kota-bahru-food-trip-pt-6.html