USM students are a lucky lot. Food is at all corners for them. You name it, they have it. Nasi kandar, fast food, Baskin Robbins, bak kut teh and a number of hawker centres. Compared to my life back in MMU Cyberjaya, I have nasi goreng ayam almost daily.. that was painful. Even the nearest hawker centre with edible food is 25 minutes’ drive away.
What used to be Makro beside USM has been taken over by Tesco and became Tesco Extra. And opposite Tesco Extra is a house-turned-bak kut teh stall. A family runs the business in the corner house and business has been pretty good from my observation.
I have only been here twice and found their bak kut teh quite good and very reasonably priced. A person’s serving is usually enough for 2, and I even topped up on the rice. They offer 2 types of rice here, either plain or yam rice. I still prefer to have bak kut teh with plain rice. Having it with yam rice just seemed weird, although I never tried it before.
Besides bak kut teh, fish head meehoon and porridge are available here too. The meat balls are the best, so sweet and tender. I never eat bak kut teh without extra meat balls lol.
A meal like this costs RM9.30 and we didn’t order any drinks. There’s an old uncle selling sugar cane juice at RM1.20 per cup. Very recommended.