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I supposed it is about time I post another bak kut teh entry on this blog, after all, of the some 3-500 bak kut teh restaurants in Klang (and more in other parts of the country), this is only entry number 59 of this awesome dish in this blog. My job is far from done!

For this entry, let’s go to Taman Eng Ann’s Kee Heong bak kut teh.

Kee Heong bak kut teh, Taman Eng Ann
Kee Heong bak kut teh, Taman Eng Ann

Kee Heong bak kut teh is one of the older names. Situated at Taman Eng Ann by the morning wet market, it is usually quite packed in the morning, while stream of customers usually tapers down towards brunch/lunch time.

You can order bak kut teh here in old school individual bowl style, or in claypots. The standard choice of cuts are available here  – big bone, small bone, ribs, soft bone, kahwan, etc. They also have yao char kuai (disappointing texture, like all Klang bkt places I’ve tried so far), and more importantly, there’s fried shallots if you ask nicely.

tua kut is one of my favorite bak kut teh cuts
tua kut is one of my favorite bak kut teh cuts

The texture of meat and fat here is as good as any, with soup carrying a decent herbal note, tho not nearly as strong as the likes of Mo Sang Kor or Ah Her, but plenty good enough for claypot type fare.

In terms of tasting note, I find Kee Heong pretty close to Weng Heong for me. It certainly has my endorsement for anyone who wants to have a good soupy BKT breakfast in the morning.

map to Kee Heong BKT, Klang

Address:
Kee Heong Bak Kut Teh
7, Lorong Kasawari 4a,
Taman Eng Ann,
41150 Klang, Selangor
GPS3.056947, 101.459812
Tel012-324 3838

The birth place of bak kut teh, Klang, has perhaps one of the most competitive bak kut teh scene in the country, with population of some 750,000 (according to wikipedia) and a claimed of some 3-500 bak kut teh restaurants, it also has the highest BKT restaurant per capita.

Samy & Tien, night time bak kut teh option at Klang
Samy & Tien, night time bak kut teh option at Klang

From these mostly mom & pop restaurants rose a few familiar names of BKT sellers any connoisseurs of this dish would recognize- with one of them of the Ah Her & Samy family.

Well, they now have a new outlet at Taman Intan out to tackle the night market by the name of Samy & Tien Bak Kut Teh, challenging Weng Heong just a few shops down the street in luring those who look for a good BKT dinner.

Much like it’s sister branches of Ah Her at Pandamaran (night), or Samy & Ah Her at Berkeley (morning/lunch), Samy and Tien offers BKT in single serving bowls with a choice of your favorite parts – such as paikut (ribs), tua kut (big bone), seh kut (small bone), nui kut (soft bone), pua pui chiak (3 layer pork), and so forth.

paikut or tuakut? take your pick
paikut or tuakut? take your pick

As for taste, it is almost exactly alike their sister branches. Thick herbal soup with a strong peppery note, and with the meat coming in soft, tender, and flavorful.

Also similar with their sister branches, it is not meant for those who seek lots of soup to go with their BKT. This is not due to them being stingy, but there’s only so much broth you can make to achieve these sort of thick consistency.

So if you’re looking for one of the better bowl type BKT in Klang for dinner, now it’s just some 10 mins drive from Subang, with no more toll to pay as well!

 

samy & tien bak kut teh map

Address:
Samy & Tien BKT
59, Jalan Batai Laut,
Taman Intan,
41300 Klang, Selangor
GPS3.056525, 101.474312
Tel: 012-876 6223

Since I am somewhat known for being a bak kut teh lover (which I am), I suppose it is appropriate to not go too long between bak kut teh posts, so today I present you – Siong Huat Bak Kut Teh, at Port Klang.

Siong Huat Bak Kut Teh, Port Klang
Siong Huat Bak Kut Teh, Port Klang

As mentioned, this particular bak kut teh place is located near port Klang, so for those who travels from other parts of Klang Valley, it is indeed quite a distance. However, since the Federal Highway toll is dismantled, the journey cost RM 4.20 less, and so there’s no excuse to not do this.

Furthermore, Siong Huat also has a dedicated parking lot for dine in customers, which makes it that much more convenient.

Unlike many bak kut teh places in Klang that concentrate on either bowl type bkt (one where you specify just 1 particular cut of meat, served in bowl), Siong Huat offers claypot style bak kut teh in soup & dry versions, and also with options for seafood. On top of that, they also offer a variety of “tai chao” dishes.

bak kut teh does go very well with lala
bak kut teh does go very well with lala

For the 8 of us, we ordered a big portion of bak kut teh with lala (spicy version), a regular clay pot bak kut teh, a dry version, a plate of vegetable, and steamed garupa fillet with ginger. All of these to go with steamed rice, like god intended.

The seafood bak kut teh was served with a pretty generous amount of lala and chili padi. The cili padi is necessary in any seafood bak kut teh soup base to balance the seafood taste with herbal aroma. The version here is as good as others I’ve tried in Klang, such as Yun Heng’s lala bkt, or Klang Coast at Bukit Tinggi, but perhaps a notch below Ah Tao’s version (sadly he passed away). Definitely satisfying.

regular & dry bak kut teh, vegetable, steamed fish with ginger
regular & dry bak kut teh, vegetable, steamed fish with ginger

The regular soup based as well as the dry bak kut teh were competent in their own right, with the soup version accompanied by pretty good tofu skin as well.

Additionally, their steamed garupa fish is a must order for those who love fish. The ginger was spicy, and fish tasted superbly fresh and done just right,  goes well with steamed rice.

they have cendol with durian!
they have cendol with durian!

For those with some sense of adventure, Siong Huat also serves cendol with actual durian (RM 16 per bowl), a dessert fit as a meal on its own, and priced accordingly.

As for our over ordered meal, it came to around RM 40 per pax, including the pricey dessert. Worth it.

map to Siong Huat bak kut teh, Klang

Address:
Siong Huat Bak Kut Teh
Jalan Tengku Badar,
Kawasan 13,
42000 Pelabuhan Klang, Selangor
GPS: 3.006649, 101.399987
Tel 019-276 0363

I’m always on the lookout for new bak kut teh places, and since we now stay a stone’s throw away from Klang, this isn’t an issue at all when there are some 400-500 BKT stalls/restaurants in the area.

Teong Bak Kut Teh, Klang
Teong Bak Kut Teh, Klang

My latest exploit was this old bak kut teh restaurant by the name of Teong Bak Kut Teh situated at Jalan Miri right across the more popular Nan Feng bkt restaurant, which is also one of our regular go-tos.

Trying this old school bak kut teh at Jalan Miri, the small road opposite Nan Feng bkt. Really soft meat with melt in your mouth fatty part. One of those old neighborhood favorites that’s not found on insta map. The road is short tho you can’t miss it. Came here since I recalled @z35s saying good things about it. #kyeats #breakfast #bakkutteh #klang #pork #nonhalal

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Teong is one of those restaurants that is so old when the sign board is first hung on top of the shop, internet didn’t exist, and you still have to physically dial the phone instead of  pressing buttons. If a shop is this old, chances are there’re good reasons they’re still around.

pua pui chiak - my favorite cut
pua pui chiak – my favorite cut

After hearing a friend mentioned about his friend who may have said some good things about Teong BKT, I decided to pay a visit. The restaurant is set up like most other BKT places, with plastic chairs & tables, a “kitchen” by the front, and kettles with boiling water for your tea making convenience.

what's a better way to start the day?
what’s a better way to start the day?

I ordered a portion of pua pui chiak (half fat half lean) for brunch. The bak kut teh came in a small china bowl with the meat almost as tender as the version at Teck Seong, and a soup base that’s not overly thick but still carries a good herbal note, with a hint of sweetness in a good way. As for condiments, you have fried shallots, chili padi, and soya sauce – plenty good enough in my book.

Teong BKT is now in my “will return for more” list of BKT places in Klang.

 map to Teong Bak Kut Teh

Address:
Kedai Makanan dan Minuman Teong
Jalan Miri, 41400, Klang, Selangor
GPS: 3.0521, 101.448601
Hours: breakfast and brunch

Looking to expand my bak kut teh experience just a bit more, I took little Chaly on a bit of an excursion and came upon this familiar little corner extension by the name of Ah Soh Bak Kut Teh by Jalan Batu Tiga Lama the other day.

Long Version in Chinese - 东南京瓦煲肉骨茶与芋头饭
Long Version in Chinese – 东南京瓦煲肉骨茶与芋头饭

Then it dawned on me that this was actually one of the first bak kut teh places I had over a decade ago, on one of the last trips my late dad made to Klang Valley. We were wondering around Klang looking for this famed dish during the CNY holiday season and this happened to be one that was in operation. Brought back the memories, sadly there’s no pictures taken that day.

Ah Soh bak kut teh with yam rice, perhaps not a common offering in Klang. First had this more than ten years back. #kyeats #bakkutteh #klang #pork #nonhalal #instavideo #yamrice

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Ah Soh bak kut teh is operated by none other than Ah Soh herself (I assumed), offering clay pot style of this classic dish with a unique offering that’s not common in Klang – yam rice is on the menu if it suits your fancy.

single serving claypot bak kut teh
single serving claypot bak kut teh

The bak kut teh itself is right about middle of the pack, the meat and fat bits could be a little more tender, soup has a strong herbal note, with their intestine done really well. Additionally, the yau char kuih is one of the better ones around as well.

unfortunately they ran out of yam rice that day
you can have it with white rice too if yam rice isn’t your thing

If you are one of those who loves more soup, Ah Soh is more than happy to comply to those request as well. If you love yam rice, this is one of the few BKT places to visit, even though this option is quite common in Penang if I remember correctly.

map to Ah Soh Bak Kut Teh, jalan batu tiga lama

Address:
Ah So Bak Kut Teh
145, Jalan Batu Tiga Lama
Pusat Bandar Berkeley
41300 Klang, Selangor
GPS3.053743, 101.466913
Hours: Breakfast and early lunch