Besides being one of the oldest Bak Kut Teh restaurant in Kepong, Lieong Kee is also one of the earliest to open for breakfast as early as 6am. If you think having Bak Kut Teh for breakfast is too heavy, the morning crowd here will be glad to disagree with you. And for some reason Lieong Kee decided to spell Bak Kut Teh as “Bae Good Teh”, which is kind of peculiar – perhaps even downright weird.
For first timers, I think it’s important to note that the style of Bak Kut Teh here might not appeal to everyone – especially those who have a particular liking for Klang style BKT. The soup here is clear with a very faint herbal flavour, extremely garlicky and tastes quite sweet.
In fact, we were quite put off by the taste at first. But it grows on you eventually and we came to like it at the end of the meal. Fortunately for us the ‘yau char kway’ was still available despite it was almost their closing time. They were still quite fresh and crispy on the outside.
Pork tendon is a specialty here and I can’t recommend it enough to be included in your order. Make no mistake though the pork tendon here does not come from the knuckle but from the loin section. Because of that they are slightly meaty with a crunchy texture – just imagine biting into a thick slice of bacon.
To ensure the texture of the tendon comes out perfect everytime, they are always raw and only cooked upon order. Another reason to try it is because this tendon part is so rare in the market and not many Bak Kut Teh restaurants have this on their menu consistently like Lieong Kee.
Because the soup is light to the palate, you could really taste the meat’s natural flavours. They are not stingy with the portion size too as you get a hearty serving for RM26 (two pax)
Bak Kut Teh aside they also serve a number of other pork related dishes such as vinegar pork trotter, braised pork, pork kidney in Chinese wine and also ‘Sang Kuat Bou’, which is a special version of BKT cooked with fresh meat that takes about 20-30 minutes to prepare.
Despite their popularity, service is quick and friendly with a smile. Based on our pleasant experience here we will definitely return another day to try their ‘Sang Kuat Bou’. Lieong Kee also has another branch (night only) along Jalan Kepong that is operated by the family’s third son.Lieong Kee Bae Good Teh 甲洞良记肉骨茶
19, Jalan Development,
Taman Kepong, 52100 Kepong
Business hours: 6am – 2pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm (closed on Mondays)