Way back in 2005, just a few months after starting this blog, I ran out of things to write. Ideas came in, and the first one that I considered was to actually specialized on all things bak kut teh.
That idea was of course, a little too limiting, but it was the seed that eventually spawn this humble food blog. So there you go, a little bit of background that you most likely don’t care on a Friday.
Friendship Bak Kut Teh, with pork tripe soup, braised pork knuckle
Anyway, bak kut teh remains one of my favorite Malaysian Chinese food. Today, I shall introduce this particular unassuming bak kut teh stall at Cheras that was one of Haze‘s regular dinner spots.
The bak kut teh stall is situated just a stone’s throw away from the biggest intersection in Cheras. Other than bak kut teh, the friendly female owner serves up really pork tripe soup that has a pretty good kick too.
clay pot bak kut teh with enoki mushroom
The bak kut teh comes with all the usual ingredients – pork, fatty pork, liver, intestine, stomach, and like a lot of the more modern outlets – enoki mushroom too. While I can’t say that the soup is the best I’ve had, it quite decent, and I do like the extra spicy chili padi they serve.
If you eat here, make sure you order yau char kwai though. The lady source this from her ex husband and it’s really one of the best yau char kwai I’ve had with bak kut teh. Like a lot of places, you get to choose from oily or normal steamed rice.
KY and Haze, late night bak kut teh dinner
While strictly speaking, this isn’t the best tasting bak kut teh, I do love going there for it’s ambiance and the warm and fuzzy feeling the owner always exude. The pork tripe soup and of course, the yau char kwai give more than good enough reasons to visit there too. (have yet to try the braised pork knuckle yet).
Friendship bak kut teh is open from evening till about 1am.
Friendship Bak Kut Teh
45, jalan 3/101c
Cheras Business Centre,
56100 Kuala Lumpur
GPS: 3.099368, 101.738816