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Most everyone here will say that the best bak kut teh is found at Klang. I do agree with the statement to a certain degree, but I also believe that the dish has matured beyond it’s original location and now you can find pretty awesome bak kut teh in many places around town and perhaps even in another state (but not Singapore, please!).

Yap Chuan Bak Kut Teh at Puchong
Yap Chuan Bak Kut Teh at Puchong

I’ve heard about this elusive bak kut teh place at Puchong for quite a while from Horng, who happens to work in Puchong, and we finally went there a couple weeks ago when FA was in town and suanie was hungry for some meat.

The claim-of-fame for this this particular bkt place lies with the fact that the chef/owner started the restaurant at the tender age of 14, and actually won the best bkt award 2-3 years back. Just to show that the lack of education is not a hinder to archiving early success in life.

bak kut teh, dry bak kut teh, steamed fish, taufu
soup and dried bkt, steamed fish, tofupok and fuchuk

The restaurant is pretty airy, quite clean and comfortable for a bkt place. We took a table, and grabbed a packet of tea before ordering a pot of soup bak kut teh, dried bak kut teh, and steamed siakap fish (yes, for some reasons they’re famous for steamed fish here) to go with rice and some tofu and fochuk.

The soup bak kut teh was top notch, right up on par with some of the better ones I had, rich, thick, and very herbal, this is Klang version as opposed to the teow chew style BKT soup. The tofupok and fuchuk, however, were just ordinary. For a good bowl of fuchuk, I would still head to subang teowchew bak kut teh.

Carol, Horng, Suan, and KY at Yap Chuan Bak Kut Teh, Puchong
FA, Horng, Suan, and KY having some awesome bkt!

The dried bak kut teh here reminds me of the one at Lai Choon, Klang but slightly more sophisitcated. There were dried red chili, sliced okra, and dried cuttle fish to add to the taste. The sauce is thick and rather strong, I usually have it with some soup, but the meat is quite a bit more flavorful though. I like it.

Now, I was at first quite skeptical about this whole steamed fish thing, but the steamed siakap (red snapper) turned out to be a surprisingly good dish. Topped with lime, plenty of sliced onion and the slightly salty and sourly sauce, the fish felt like a mixture of Chinese and Thai style of preparation, but the end result was quite splendid.

map to Yap Chuan Bak Kut Teh at Puchong

I think the guys can attest that we had a very satisfying brunch at Yap Chuan Bak Kut Teh, and even though it is almost all the way to the Cyberjaya/Puchong toll, I wouldn’t mind making that journey again. We paid less than RM20 per person, which is pretty reasonable considering there was fish too.

Will definitely go there again.

Yap Chuan Bak Kut Teh
53, Jalan BPU 2,
Bandar Puchong Utama

GPS: 2.994486,101.621094

Discuss : Yap Chuan Bak Kut Teh at Puchong

  1. Yap Chuan… hmmm.. I wonder if this is the place where the guy who prepares the dry BKT is only 14 years old (should be 15-16 by now)…

  2. Puchong is gradually growing as the next stop for good Bak Kut Teh, I think I only tried once in some restaurant when I was working there about 6 years ago.

  3. Leo,
    Yes you are absolutely right! 😀

    Yah, that’s very true.

  4. Interesting, started at the age of 14 and still going strong.

    The dried BKT looks very promising! 🙂

  5. i know my BKT taste.

  6. Huai Bin,
    But, do you know to get there? 😛

    ok gotta give u that credit hehee

  7. Mmmmmm I could totally use some awesome BKT now! 😀

  8. the fish was VERY NAIS

  9. Mellissa,
    Hohoho learn to cook em!

    Oh yesss it was!

  10. i am so craving for bkt all of the sudden. ur fault ky, ur fault!!

  11. yea, will definitely go try 1 day

  12. aik! where’s the gps co-ordinates?

  13. Went thru the rest of your BKT posts and realized that you have not written abt the Seng Huat “Under the Bridge” BKT in Klang. After trying so many, I still like Under The Bridge BKT. But must go in the mornings la. At night got different cook I think. Morning nicer.

  14. my ex-colleague was just telling me about this BKT place in Puchong which is on par with klang and there tou posted it! haha…

  15. Robb,

    Do it! 😀

    They’re there! 😀

    Seng Huat? Ooo I shall make it happen one of these days. Thanks

    Hahah small world!

  16. bro,

    you are making my saliva dripping at this hour…its 0023 now…

  17. clement,
    Hahahha that can’t be good

  18. dried BKT FTW~!!!

  19. th fish!!!! got misua ontop one!!! nice nice..penang also got one nearby gurney there..i luv the fish!! next time i wan go makan d!=D~*

  20. Yatz,
    Oooo it’s naiss!

    Yes make it happen. 😀

  21. ehh~ i also always go there makan v my family..

    the “zhu gan” 猪筋 tastes good, but i think you need to order in advance 🙂

  22. i’m frm Klang and i do agree with ya .y a handful . .only a handful of BKT is good in Klang…..most SUX . . .

    I even tasted a so call Klang BKT is Geylang – forget it dude . . .i can do better

  23. went bak kut teh without me

    what is this

    hate u ah


  24. Jan,
    Ooo small world. 😀

    Hahha Geylang bkt I assume would have been quite tragic!

    That was a few weeks ago!

  25. think they may be related to Yap Keat in Subang? and Yap Beng in Klang?
    true, even BKT in Klang also there are a lot of ‘impostors’ ….

  26. J2Kfm,
    I have no idea. lol, I think alot of them copy from each other

  27. Hi KY,
    Does this shop open for dinner as well?


  28. Kath,
    I don’t think so. 🙂

  29. kath, this store open till 10pm daily

  30. dan,
    Thanks! 😀

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