Heng Kee Bak Kut Teh @ PJ Old Town

vkeongBak Kut Teh, Food and Drink, Hawker Food, Non Halal, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, With GPS Coordinates11 Comments

Ever since I came to PJ to work, people have been asking if I have tried the famous Bak Kut Teh in PJ Old Town that only opens at for dinner and supper. And if I answered “no” then they would ask “why not?” Now that I have finally tasted Heng Kee I can understand the reason, it is simply because they are good!


By the way this is the third Heng Kee Bak Kut Teh I have posted so far if you haven’t noticed. The first one I posted is at Bandar Menjalara while the other one is at Taman Kepong. Last time I used to prefer Bak Kut Teh with thick and dark broth, those that have really strong herb taste. But nowadays I am favoring the lighter and sweet version more and more, just like the one served in any Heng Kee you would find. I find their style is more or less the same despite the owners claiming they are all unrelated. *shrugs*


While this Heng Kee might not have the best tasting broth, their Yau Char Kwai and golden needle mushroom are one notch better. Another thing I like about them is that they separate the mushroom, tofu pok and meat in individual bowls. I welcome this move because I have always had this nagging feeling that the mushrooms and tofu pok would introduce foreign tastes into the soup and ultimately affecting the flavor.


Now, before you jump the gun and tell me there are better Bak Kut Teh in Klang, just let me say that I am rating Heng Kee by comparing it with the rest in PJ. And my conclusion is that they are indeed one of the better ones. Yup, even better than both the overrated Ah Sang and Xhin Fong at Sungai Way in my opinion. You are free to disagree with me on this because there is no universal yardstick when it comes to taste. We all have unique taste buds and I am just glad I found a Bak Kut Teh that I like.

Heng Kee Bak Kut Teh (PJ Old Town)
At the intersection of Jalan 1/9 and Jalan 1/10,
46000 Petaling Jaya
GPS Coordinates: N3 05.134 E101 38.815
Business hours: 5pm till late (~2-3am)


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11 Comments on “Heng Kee Bak Kut Teh @ PJ Old Town”

  1. JD

    This is the place that I first taste BKT when I was young. They used to operate by the road side just opposite of this existing shop. Always love the way the prepare it and very different from those claypot ones where they put in everything together!

  2. Cy

    Tried to visit this BKT today. Sadly I wasn’t able to locate this shop based on your direction. Went back home with empty stomach :(
    After some Google I found out that your direction is wrong. It is at the intersection of Jalan 1/10 and Jalan 1/19, not 1/9!!! No wonder I couldn’t locate this BKT! Damn I am so sad :(

  3. BY

    I was eating this guys BKT since I was 12 years old (am 24 now by the way), before they shifted to their new location which is as per your post.

    I like their special braised mushroom. and it is a taste which is somewhat almost comfort food like to me.

    But ever since last year, they acted LCLY, poor service, cannot refill soup ( wtf, i just spent rm 90 for a family of 5, cannot refill?, hell, even if you charge me for it I don’t mind. Just don’t give me that dog face). Don’t know why, maybe they don’t mind losing a long time customer or two.

    so me and my family stopped going there ever since, and when friends of mine want to go there, I vehemently tell them to go to the ss15 shop which i found that is just as yummy.


    1. yenky

      My parents already start having BKT at this place even before they are married and become my best place too since young.

      It have been voted as one of the best 50 BKT in Malaysia and in deed their special braised mushroom is one of the best.

      Love their tou fu pok too because you hardly find such tou fu pok serving in other BKT shops. The essence of his BKT is actually its small bowl of soup separated from the pork which have heavy herbal fragrance. Not many people will appreciate that.

      However, i agree with BY that recent years it turns more oily and taste been dropping since as compare to last time. Reduce my visit there significantly.

      BY: What is the shop name in SS15, I would like to visit too?

  4. Asc

    yes true. the male boss with glasses is a bit LSLY. It doesn’t help much when their prices keeps going up every couple of months.

  5. Elly

    have you try Friend’s bakuteh at SS15
    if not
    why not give it a try
    they just open not long ago
    i tried n i love it :)

    the soup taste good and the meat juz melt in you mouth :)
    they do seperate the needle mushroom too
    it made a big difference :)

    n try their pig trotter
    fat but non greasy :)

    Hope you will like it :)

    Friend’s bakuteh
    No. 93, Jalan SS15/4B
    Subang Jaya
    47500 Selangor
    (right opposite the very famous pork noodle soup)

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