Tagged by: Bak Kut Teh

Yi Xin Ge Bak Kut Teh Restaurant @ People’s Park, Petaling Jaya

Yi Xin Ge 一心阁 is a Bak Kut Teh restaurant at People’s Park, Kelana Jaya that has been around for more than 25 years. Their first outlet was initially opened at Petaling Jaya Section 14 but moved to it current location later. Business starts as early as 6.30am and it is said to be the favorite Bak Kut Teh of former Malaysian badminton legend Datuk Eddy Choong.

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The founder of Yi Xin Ge is a Bak Kut Teh lover himself. After experimenting with various recipes to prepare his own Bak Kut Teh he finally came up with one good enough even to setup him own shop. The soup here is clearer, slightly sweeter with a mild herb taste – and actually a lot milder if compared to the other Bak Kut Teh shops in Klang Valley.
The sweet taste is attributed to the fact that they use a lot of yu zhu – 玉竹 (stem of Solomon’s Seal) often used for its natural sweetness in flavoring Chinese herbal soup. A hint of Ginseng taste could be detected as well.

Yi Xin Ge 一心阁 is a Bak Kut Teh restaurant at People's Park, Kelana Jaya that has been around for more than 25 years. The...

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Klang Lek Bak Kut Teh @ Teluk Pulai

In Klang, Taman Intan is no doubt one of the popular places to hunt for Bak Kut Teh. Aside being near to the toll exit (easy to find) it is also a concentrated area of Bak Kut Teh shops with some pretty good ones too like Fong Keow and Hok Lai.
Teluk Pulai Bak Kut Teh is also a crowd favorite at Taman Intan. From what I observed I feel it is the most popular around with the most customers. But it’s amusing to me that the shop is actually located at Taman Intan. The same applies for the other shops that claim to sell ‘Teluk Pulai Bak Kut Teh’ but the shop is just no where around Teluk Pulai!

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So to satisfy my own curiosity I went to Teluk Pulai in search of an authentic Teluk Pulai Bak Kut Teh. And I found one called Klang Lek Bak Kut Teh. Established back in the 70s, it is one of the oldest surviving Bak Kut Teh shop around. The shop looked modest and simple, and what delighted me the most was perhaps the lack of crowd, or should I say no crowd at all – hence a very peaceful meal.

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The huge yet tender chunks of meat were greatly appreciated and the soup was tasty with a signature Klang Bak Kut Teh taste. You would know exactly what I am talking about if you have had experience with Klang’s Bak Kut Teh.

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If I had this in Klang Valley I would have praised it sky-high. But the fact is I was having it in Klang, birth place of Bak Kut Teh so I had to set the bar much higher. Because when I compared Lek with Ah Her Bak Kut Teh that we had later that day at Pandamaran, there’s simply no fight. But at least you will not be disappointed, that’s for sure.

Klang Lek Bak Kut Teh
27, Jalan Teluk Pulai,
41100 Klang,
Selangor, Malaysia

Tel: 03-33717664

Operating hours: 7:30 am to 9:00 pm

In Klang, Taman Intan is no doubt one of the popular places to hunt for Bak Kut Teh. Aside being near to the toll exit (...

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Ah Her Bak Kut Teh @ Pandamaran, Klang

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.

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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.

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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.

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...

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Good Master (食王) Dry Bak Kut Teh @ Taman Mutiara, Bukit Mertajam

I have less chance of blogging about Penang food now because I have moved to Selangor. So, whenever I go back to my home in Bukit Mertajam I would compile a list of food to be included in my blog, which I deem worthy to try. And because the duration of my stay is really short, I rarely travel all the way to the island anymore. While looking around for interesting food to blog, I accidentally found that an old [tag]Bak Kut Teh[/tag] shop near my house actually sells Dry Bak Kut Teh!
Good Master or 食王 (Shi Wang) is actually one of the busiest BKT restaurant in BM. It was also featured as one of the top 20 Bak Kut Teh restaurants in Malaysia by Guang Ming daily. So, I had rather high expectation and really looked forward to try it.

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One thing I want to be clear is that I actually anticipated the Dry Bak Kut Teh to taste like those I have tasted in Puchong. Well, simply because that’s the only [tag]Dry Bak Kut Teh[/tag] I have ever tasted so far.

I have less chance of blogging about Penang food now because I have moved to Selangor. So, whenever I go back to my home...

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