Category: Bak Kut Teh

Kedai Makanan Bak Kut Teh @ Batu 5, Jalan Ipoh

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“.

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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.

One day, we planned to have Soon Lee's prawn noodles for dinner but unluckily for us, they were not open. Then we notice...

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Hing Kee Bak Kut Teh @ Jalan Besar Kepong

I am not sure what happened to Heng Kee Bak Kut Teh (Taman Kepong) because they appeared to be closed every time I visited them recently. It is one of my favorite makan places in Kepong so hopefully it is not a sign that they are gone for good.

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So today we detoured to Hing Kee at Jalan Kepong instead which is another popular spot for Bak Kut Teh. Looking at the three shop lots they own, you could probably guess the huge volume of business they are doing daily. Quite a number of customers could already be seen eating there around 5.30pm even though they actually start at 6pm. And that includes us as well.
Anyway, if you read my post about Heng Kee earlier you would know that there are a couple of Heng Kee/Hing Kee in Klang Valley. Not only they share the exact Chinese name, even their menu and cooking styles are very similar. However, they do not share the same spelling in BM/English so they are obviously competitors. In short, Heng Kee is a standalone while Hing Kee is more like a chain restaurant with branches in KL and PJ.

I am not sure what happened to Heng Kee Bak Kut Teh (Taman Kepong) because they appeared to be closed every time I visit...

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Claypot Pepper Bak Kut Teh @ Sekmechoy Restaurant, Bandar Manjalara

Sekmechoy, a restaurant that has its roots at Salak South specializing in Claypot Pepper Bak Kut Teh is the latest addition to the huge list of Bak Kut Teh restaurants in Kepong. But first let me just say that if you do could not afford to be the earliest customer or wait for at least one hour during peak periods, you can forget about eating here because they are currently understaffed as well as overwhelmed with customers. Getting a table would be the least of your concerns, as the food is getting out of the kitchen really slowly. Luckily the food was very good and quite worth the wait, else I would have been cranky.

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I know I have said some bad things about pepper based Bak Kut Teh in the past. But after trying Sekmechoy’s I have to take back those words now. Although it tastes very different from the herbal version, there is no doubt it is still delicious in its own way. I find the clear broth’s peppery flavor spot on and not too overpowering, which I think is why it tastes acceptable for me. Each portion costs RM11.

Sekmechoy, a restaurant that has its roots at Salak South specializing in Claypot Pepper Bak Kut Teh is the latest addit...

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Loi’s Beef Bak Kut Teh @ Taman Perkota, Melaka

Being a state where the local delicacies are predominantly the likes of unique chicken rice ball, Nyonya laksa, cendol and satay celup, Melaka doesn’t seem like the place to hunt for Bak Kut Teh. Moreover, when you talk about the best Bak Kut Teh the general perception is that the best best ones are nestled in Klang Valley and Klang.

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But in Melaka there is a beef based Bak Kut Teh that you should not miss. The restaurant is called Loi’s and it is not the jeans brand we are talking about here. The restaurant used to do business in a housing area just opposite Bukit Sebukor Manmade Waterfall, but had relocated into a bigger restaurant in Taman Perkota not too long ago.
Before coming here, my initial expectation was that it would be like a normal Bak Kut Teh with only a slight difference in taste since it is prepared with beef instead of pork. Well, after trying it I can only say my earlier expectation was way off.

Being a state where the local delicacies are predominantly the likes of unique chicken rice ball, Nyonya laksa, cendol a...

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