Just a quick one – Not too long ago (ok, 3 months to be exact) Pao Xiang Bak Kut Teh opened their latest branch in Kepong. In fact I was already there on the very first day of their opening. A lot of people were there and we waited for over half an hour for a table. Anyway, I didn’t plan to write about this since Pao Xiang has been blogged to death by many others. But what the heck.
I believe Pao Xiang has all the possible meat parts you could take out from a pig to cook with, like 16 types of them? Each portion ranges from RM9.50 to RM12 and comes in a small bowl with minimal amount of soup. And a not-so-interesting-anymore fact is that the bowl is kept warm with a tiny heat source underneath it, which I believe serves more as a gimmick than any other real purposes.
I am so bored of the usual pork ribs and three layered pork so I ordered a Tua Kut (literally translated to “Big Bone” @ RM9.50) It does have a big impression and looks absolutely mouth watering. What I like about Tua Kut is the large amout of tender meat that never fails to satisfy.
Just like Tua Kut, but even more tender and fattier is Sui Kut (“Small Bone” @ RM9.50) Think of this as a more sinful, guilt-triggering version of Tua Kut but double the satisfaction. Pao Xiang is also known for their unique method of cooking Bak Kut Teh, where the meats are bounded by string, said to be able to lock in the flavor better and making the meat more solid. You could see this from the lines formed on the Sui Kut’s skin.
Lets face it most BKT restaurants serve soft and soggy ‘yau char kway’. Although here at Pao Xiang a single order of ‘yau char kway’ comes not only in small portion but shorter as well, they are certainly delicious with that fresh crunchy taste. Highly recommended to try despite the expensive price (compared to others) For me, probably the ‘yau char kway’ is the reason that warrants a returning visit to Pao Xiang.
To those who are complaining about Pao Xiang being expensive I suggest you take a trip to your local pasar and check out the price for pork, you will be shocked. To sum it up,
1. Nice Bak Kut Teh, many cuts, not stingy with meat portion
2. Awesome “Yau Char Kway” that I don’t mind paying for
1. Soup refilling is too much hassle due to small bowl
2. Small portion of rice, tiny to be exact.
3. Foreign staff that cannot communicate efficiently
No.102, Jalan Metro Perdana Barat 2,
Taman Usahawan Kepong,
GPS Coordinates: N3 12.941 E101 38.284
Tel : 603-6259 8926