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If you are a frequent shopper at 1 Utama you would have seen Bar B.Q. Plaza‘s advertisement showing on the screens. Their funny and catchy advertisements never fail to make me stop to watch them.
Despite that, I have always been skeptical about Bar B.Q. Plaza. Maybe because their barbecue concept is very much similar to the Korean style, where you pan fry the meats on hot plates. And I for one, am not a fan of Korean BBQ. But let me just say in advance, I was so wrong lol.
Bar B.Q. Plaza is located at the Rainforest section so for me to find it was quite tricky because 1 Utama is still like a maze to me sometimes lol. But when you see that friendly dragon statue then you are sure to be at the correct place already.
We had the Deluxe Supreme set @ RM36.90 for 2 pax (with white rice), which was chosen because it had everything. The usual Supreme set only had meats but this had some seafood too. There are basically three types of meat here: pork, beef and chicken, all sliced into thin pieces. Also included are fish noodles, lots of cabbage and some processed food.
At Sungai Buloh there is a chain of Chinese Restaurant being operated by three brothers. They are all successful and always draw crowds from nearby townships for their cheap and tasty signature dishes. Being brothers, you would think that they offer similar dishes but that’s not the case.
Jeff Lee Kitchen is operated by one of the brothers and also the smallest in size from what I saw. Located at Kampung Baru near the wet market and big football field, the restaurant would be full by 6pm and if you come any later than that do expect to wait in the never ending queue.
Jeff Lee Kitchen’s dishes are very traditional and home-style like. The dishes they whip up feel like honest food with nothing pretentious about them at all. My friend who brought me here highly recommends the Steamed Song Yu Tao (Big Head Carp), a type of fresh water fish that is usually reared because of its destructive nature towards other marine lives.
Muddy smell is always a concern when it comes to fresh water fish. But I couldn’t detect a whiff of it, which indicated its freshness and was properly cleaned to rid off any unwanted smell. The head of a Song Yu is scaleless, tough and boney. Edible flesh can only be found from below the eye, which was white and had the smoothest texture. Simply delicious.
For RM25 only, the cheap price was pleasantly shocking to me. Can you believe it?
However, my favorite dish of the meal would have to go to the Soy Sauce Pork Belly (Si Yau Wong Fa Lam) @ RM15. The pork belly slices were thin, felt a little crispy and coated in sweet dark soy sauce. Simple but packed with flavor, goes very well with rice too.
Kanna Curry House at PJ Section 17 is one of the famous Indian restaurants to go for Banana Leaf Rice. I was introduced to Kanna by a close friend of mine who rates it as one of his favorite places to go for Banana Leaf Rice. And I trusted him because we share a similar opinion when it comes to food.
The restaurant is huge, occupying two shop lots and you can also opt to sit at the outdoor area that is nicely shaded with mature trees. Trays of marinated seafood is the first thing that greet customers who enter Kanna Curry House.
The marinated seafood is freshly prepared upon order by deep frying them. The fragrance emitted when the seafood was deep fried was really alluring and we couldn’t resist ordering a portion of squid.
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!
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.
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.
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,
Operating hours: 7:30 am to 9:00 pm