One day, we planned to have Soon Lee‘s prawn noodles for dinner but unluckily for us, they were not open. Then we noticed a Bak Kut Teh stall at the other end of the road and figured we should give it a try. After some searching on the Internet I found that nothing has been mentioned about it. Even though the stall has a Chinese name 新全和园肉骨茶, the Malay version simply says “Kedai Makanan Bak Kut Teh“.
We thought the Bak Kut Teh was going to be a filler meal to make up for our prawn noodle disappointment but as it turned out, the BKT is actually quite good and worth a mention. While it is tasty, it is not that “oh my god” good that you need to make a special trip for this. But in case you happen to be in the area at night and also craving for BKT, this could be one of the choices that you will be less likely to go wrong.
That being said, the BKT here could be served in two ways – either in clay pot or in bowl according to your liking. If you do not specify, I think they will come in bowls by default considering I did not mention anything other than the meat cuts. Some BKT enthusiasts will stress that BKT should be served in bowls since it is more traditional and what not but me, I am just trying to have dinner. And honestly, I am not too fussy about the serving method anyway. I think the owners are Hokkien and their style of BKT is quite similar to Hing Kee‘s in terms of taste, mildly sweet just with a darker looking broth.
Besides BKT you can also try their braised pork, which I find quite the tasty too.
Kedai Makanan Bak Kut Teh 新全和园肉骨茶
Batu 5, Jalan Batu Ambar, Kuala Lumpur