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One of my favorite dinner Bak Kut Teh destinations was always been at PJ old town. For the longest time, I actually didn’t notice the existence of Meng Kee Bak Kut Teh despite having been to Heng Kee just a stone’s throw away in numerous occasions.

meng kee bak kut teh at pj old town
Meng Kee Bak Kut Teh with all sorts of ingredients to choose from

Meng Kee is located right opposite Public Bank at Old Town at a corner shop that is basically almost all alfresco with no table within the walls. The whole set up is more old school, quite a lot more disorganized, and even busier than Heng Kee.

On the Monday night we were there, it was packed and we actually had to wait for some 10 minutes before a table was available for the six of us. It took a further 20 minutes or so before our food was served.

bak kut teh, mushroom, ribs, pork belly, vegetable
pork ribs, vegetable, 3 layer fatty pork, braised mushroom

Just like the other Old Town bak kut teh, the dishes are served in plastic bowls instead of clay pots. Personally I don’t find any distinction between having my meat in a clay pot or a bowl. You should eat bak kut teh fast enough that the soup stay warm irregardless of the type of container used.

We ordered 3-layer fatty pork, ribs, braised mushroom, vegetable, a small portion of intestines and tripes, and tofu.

KY, ginny, mellissa, anne marie, yee hou, firdy
KY, Ginny, Mellissa, AmCheong, Yee Hou, Firdy

The meat, fatty pork, ribs, innards, alongside with the teow chew style bak kut teh soup was good, on par with some of the bests out there. The mushroom and vegetable was alright too, though not particularly special. Tofu was a little too oily but I think it was due to the fact that they rushed it.

There are people we claimed that Meng Kee is better than Heng Kee, but honestly speaking I find no significant difference between the two and would probably prefer the latter’s slightly more comfortable dining experience. That said, Meng Kee does have the more old school nostalgic feel to it that works in its favor for that all important psychological effect.

meng_kee_bkt_map
Meng Kee BKT is located opposite Public Bank at PJ Old Town

Address:
Meng Kee Bak Kut Teh
Jalan Pasar 1/21
Petaling Jaya, Selangor

GPS: 3.086565,101.646044
Tel: 017-291 1745

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Discuss : Meng Kee Bak Kut Teh at PJ Old Town

  1. you make me hungry at 2.10 am australia time. hmmp

  2. very near to my sister’s hostel.

    should consider dropping by if i ever visit her. lol

  3. At least this place opens till late. Heng Kee closes very early and you can spot huge ass rats in Meng Kee while eating their fattiest 3 layer pork. Hahahahaha..

  4. pinky,
    I’m sorry :P

    Robb,
    Make it happen, it’s all worth it! :D

    Sue Mee,
    Yah, that’s true. Hahhaa if the rat’s fat, the food is good!

  5. Why u and mell didnt sit together ?

  6. Firdauz is not muslim meh?? Or the BKT is HALAL?

  7. I love the individual dish BKT instead of the potpourri BKT, at least you can choose what you want instead of digging around in the communal pot. =D

  8. If im not mistaken, its cheaper to eat in Meng Kee too. RM7 for a small bowl as compared to RM7.50 at Heng Kee.
    Genuinity of the above statement will be further clarified ASAP.
    BKT anyone? Jom!

  9. It’s one of my favourite BKT stall been eating there since young. I think Heng Kee will still be the first BKT stall that I was being introduced to this Malaysia delicacy.

  10. there’s a claypot chicken rice stall just directly opposite the BKT stall you might wanna try. But be prepared to wait. Quite packed during dinners. Their coconut chicken soup taste good.

  11. cin,
    because Ginny sat between Mell and I :D

    Huai Bin,
    That’s true, especially if there are ingredients you don’t eat.

    Kelvin,
    ooo, interesting.

    JD,
    Ok, now Heng Kee or Meng Kee? lol

    Apple Lim,
    Yes, correct. I’ve had that clay pot chicken rice before, the blog post here

  12. That must be one halal pork mate.

    Meh, my tolerance to BKT is bad since i’m a former klang boy and have BKT once a week with my dad

  13. My very first BKT meal would be at Heng Kee, eventually my family migrated over to Meng Kee.

  14. Serge Norguard,
    What’s halal gotta do with anything here? :D

    JD,
    Oooo interesting. :D

  15. ky – nothing at all! meh.. don’t let me go to your house which is about a 5 min drive from mine

  16. wow…didn’t know they had awesome bak kut teh there…will definitely give it a try soon… :)

  17. I still can’t find my way to PJ old Town. heheh

  18. Serge Norguard,
    Hahha nooosss!

    Kennee,
    Make it happen!

    eiling,
    USE THE MAP! or GPS!

  19. Meng Kee BKT is actually related to Heng Kee.

    They are siblings..

  20. kokomon,
    Interesting, never knew that

  21. Firdaus…. you makan babi!?!?!?!?!

  22. got 1 indian on the table during hari raya… WTF

  23. Truny,
    No such thing :D

    Myhorng,
    You meant Sabahan? Hehe

  24. what firdy eat there? i thought everything on the table is non-halal?

  25. firdy,
    obviously you’re the fake firdy, and who said the real firdy ate anything at all?

  26. i much prefer heng kee cos the soup is stronger in terms of herbal taste.. and definitely the place is slightly more comfortable to dine in

  27. hor Firdy caught in a place where he shouldnt bee!!

  28. Eh, why is Ginny in between you and Melissa? :p

  29. connie,
    Yah, definitely more comfortable dining experience. :)

    xes,
    Hahaha!

    Simon Seow,
    why not? :D

  30. FYI, Meng Kee & Heng Kee is brother and sister team.

  31. boon,
    Ooo interesting

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