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Several weeks ago I chanced upon an article on The Star newspaper on Teck Teh and how it is believed that this is where it all started, the origin of bak kut teh in Malaysia. Since I am a self confessed bak kut teh fan, I did myself a favor and promptly went there for a visit.

Teck Teh Bak Kut Teh, the origin
Teck Teh Bak Kut Teh, the origin

Teck Teh is located near the Klang train station, just right across the river in Klang town. The shop has been operating for some 50 years and it sure looked like they haven’t really renovated the place sans some newer kitchen equipment since then.

The old man running the shop is now the 3rd generation chef who still uses the same ingredients & spices as per his grandfather’s recipe. If you want the taste of the origin, this is the place to go.

bak kut teh for one, at Teck Teh, Klang
bak kut teh for one, at Teck Teh, Klang

I ordered a portion of “tua kut”, or big bone, together with a tea which came in the form of loose leaf on a piece of newspaper.

The pork, as with most other Klang version that came after it, was really tender, juicy, and packed with herbal flavor. The soup itself was not the thickest but has a distinct taste of traditional spice which I found rather palatable. It was a more than decent meal of BKT to be honest, except for one little “problem”.

which cut would you choose?
which cut would you choose?

Now, this place is so original they don’t serve garlic, chili padi, or even soya sauce. Yes that’s right, you’re supposed to only taste the sweetness of pork and the aroma of soup without any alteration.

I find myself suffering a little bit since I do really enjoy some chili padi with those fatty pork meat, but I guess it works for many regulars who seemed to keep coming back.

If you’re a fan of BKT though, you should probably give this place a try (maybe bring your own soya sauce)

map to Teck Teh bak kut teh

Address:
Teck Teh bak kut teh
Jalan Stesen 1, Kawasan 1,
41000 Klang, Selangor
GPS: 3.042644, 101.448241

Discuss : KY eats – Teck Teh Bak Kut Teh, The Original BKT

  1. kekeke rosberg

    Wahh uncle now we know the original story, and we thought the teh is from the tea soup. Next thing they will tell us that Georgetown is not named after person called George, and Butterworth got no butter factory in it…. #ripleysbelieveitornot #bkt

  2. The building sure needs a new coat of paint. Never seen water being boiled on top of a gas tank like that before. I guess it is safe if they have been doing that all this while.

    • suituapui: apparently there’s no prior incident on this being “dangerous”. Oh well.

  3. I think you will kena scold if you bring your own condiments because they may ruin the originak taste of their food, LOL
    Better don’t, I tell ya 😛

  4. Haha yea i went to a BKT shop once in klang and they say no garlic/chilli cos thats how u r supposed to eat it… and i was like WHATTTTTTTT…. I need at least the garlic to go with my pork lol.

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