My quest to find the best Bak Kut Teh in Klang landed me at Ah Her Bak Kut Teh in Pandamaran, a simple roadside stall that is extremely popular with the locals and visitors. Although my quest is far from complete, I can say Ah Her is one of the best (within top two) I have tried so far. As far as I know, Ah Her is only open for dinner.
Most of the Bak Kut Teh we have is soupy and extra soup can be requested without hassle. But Pandamaran’s Bak Kut Teh’s soup base is uniquely rich and thick and very little soup is served in each portion. The aromatic and delicious soup can only be topped up when you ask for additional rice, and the additional soup they give is about 10 to 15 table spoons at most!
A case of arrogance, or the precious soup is prepared just enough for the day only? That’s for you to decide yourself.
Each person will have their own bowl of Bak Kut Teh, so there’s no need to fight over the meat and soup lol. More hygienic too don’t you think? The soup tastes like a cross of very flavorful, condensed Bak Kut Teh soup and braised pork gravy. I am sure anyone who’s new to this style of Bak Kut Teh would be pleasingly overwhelmed by the great aroma and flavor.
By the way, this is something new to me so I am sharing with you guys as well. Do you know that some older generation of Klang people regard the bowl type of Bak Kut Teh as the traditional Klang Bak Kut Teh, and not those served in claypot? To them, restaurants using the word ‘claypot’ and Bak Kut Teh together and claiming that they are selling Klang Bak Kut Teh are usually frowned upon. Interesting eh? I knew this from my readers’ comments.
Each individual bowl of Bak Kut Teh consisting the normal cut is priced at RM8. Now do you see how little the soup is lol. I usually drench my rice with soup because I know that it can always be refilled later. But since soup refilling is not entertained here at Ah Her, mixing the rice with soup certainly felt like a waste. Better save all the soup you can for savoring later.
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My quest to find the best Bak Kut Teh in Klang landed me at Ah Her Bak Kut Teh in Pandamaran, a simple roadside stall th...