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A couple weeks ago we were at Klang meeting up with Zess, and since it was dinner time, we naturally asked him to bring us to yet another bak kut teh restaurants. This Klang native bak kut teh connoisseur thought, why not something slightly different – so we took a bit of a drive and ended up at Klang Coast Seafood Bak Kut Teh (滨海肉骨茶).
Klang Coast Seafood bak kut teh, Bukit Tinggi Klang
Klang Coast bak kut teh is located at Bukit Tinggi, just a stone’s throw from the huge AEON Shopping Centre, which is about half an hour’s drive from Petaling Jaya.
Parking isn’t an issue at this part of town, and if you can’t speak in Hokkien, ordering with Mandarin is perfectly acceptable.
how about bak kut teh with lala & crabs?
Seafood bak kut teh is a relatively new comer to the bak kut teh scene, after the invention of claypot bkt and dried bak kut teh. According to Zess, the operator here (a friend of his) used to be an apprentice of the original place that came up with Seafood bak kut teh in Teluk Pulai before opening his own shop.
We ordered our BKT with fatty portion of pork (tua kut aka big bone, and pua pui chiak aka 3 layer pork) with addition of clam and flower crab.
The Bak Kut Teh soup with seafood comes with a much stronger peppery taste. It was explained that this is necessary to counter the raw seafood taste that may be overpowering. This strategy was achieved after countless experimentation with pepper, chili padi, and so forth. In all honesty, I like it, I thought the herbal taste and spiciness was well balanced.
The clay pot bak kut teh was RM 12 per portion, clam cost RM 12, and the flower crab RM 14. In all, the bill for three of us was close to RM 25 per pax, a pretty decent value all things considered. Would not hesitate to revisit.
Now I want to try other seafood BKT places.
fatty pork and seafood goodness, winning combination
Klang Coast Seafood BKT
No. 16, Jalan Remia 5/KS6
41200 Klang, Selangor
GPS: 2.998301, 101.445234
Tel: 017-218 8911
Sometimes last year, I wrote an entry about curry chicken pao in USJ 4’s New Apollos kopitiam. Well, today we talk about the supplier of those pao – Restoran Klang Food Centre at Klang.
Restoran Klang Food Centre
The restaurant is located at Taman Intan, the first commercial center just after the Klang toll (Sungai Rasau) and NKVE intersection on federal highway. The area also houses some popular bak kut teh places such as Teluk Pulai BKT and Weng Heong BKT.
100% handmade bao on location
There’s over a dozen different pao available here, ranging from the usual chicken, kaya, big pao, char siew, red bean, lin yong, and so forth, they also have yam and pork, curry chicken pao, and my personal favorite – mui choi pao.
The pao here are all hand-made on location, so you’re getting pretty much the freshest pao you can get. They also sell these dumplings in frozen form should you want to bring them home and steam them up for breakfast at your leisure.
bak chang, yam cake, and various bao available here
Other than pao, Restoran Klang Food Centre also serves bak chang, lo mai kai, yam puff, sesame balls, and yam cakes as well. The bak chang tastes pretty good, but I thought the yam cake was actually sub-par.
If you’re up for some traditional eat-from-your-hand fresh paos, check this place out.
Restoran Klang Food Centre
10, Jalan Batai Laut 5
41300 Klang, Selangor
: 3.056198, 101.473514
Let’s continue with our Klang bak kut teh related reviews, shall we? Today’s we’re looking at something just a tiny bit different from the usual bowl or clay pot type bak kut teh, we’re talking about – Hong Ba (封肉).
I first read about 158 Hong Ba on Jodie’s blog, and since it looked absolutely stunning, we went ahead and gave it a try.
158 Hong Ba at Pandamaran, Klang
158 Hong Ba is located at Pandamaran’s Jalan Chan Ah Choo, a street that has quite a few restaurants, at least half of which serves bak kut teh. Yes, Klang people absolutely love their pork.
The restaurant is set up just like a bak kut teh place, with kettle on gas stove for tea making purposes, and semi-alfresco dining area. They serve breakfast/brunch as well as dinner, and purportedly operated by different siblings on those service windows.
you can cut the meat by just using a blunt spoon
Unlike normal bak kut teh, hong ba is more like braised pork with thick herbal gravy. The pork is absolutely tender and super savory, braised eggs and tofu is served together with the fatty pork that melts in your mouth. While they give you quite a generous portion of gravy, it is not “soup” sort of portion, and not meant to be.
It turned out to be pretty awesome, but standard portion for two is actually a bit smallish. Next time I’ll need to order their innards and pork tendons, they looked absolutely stunning!
So if you’re a fan of melt in your mouth porky goodness, this is one of the places you should check out.
158 Hong Ba
158, Jalan Chan Ah Choo,
42000 Pelabuhan Klang,
GPS: 3.009868, 101.418189
Hours: 6.30 am – 1 pm, 6 pm – 10 pm
After writing about the beef noodle at the corner kopitiam at Taman Berkeley, I had a few readers who mentioned that they prefer “the other beef noodle place”, so here it is – I gave Cheong Kee Beef Noodle Restaurant a try.
Cheong Kee beef noodle Taman Berkeley
Cheong Kee is located at the same row with Fatty Meehun kuih & Mo Sang Kor bak kut teh, with basic table & chair and zero decoration. The most important item in the menu would be the beef noodle, but they do offer a few other popular hawker dishes such as char kuih teow, pan mee, and so on.
dry version with mixed beef soup on the side
Traditionally the beef noodle is soupy, but I opted for the dry version on my first visit. The minced meat on top of the noodle (or kuih teow/meehun etc) came with a bit of salted vegetable which gave it a distinct taste (Tangkak style). The beef balls, tripes, and other ingredients in the soup were pretty good too.
I enjoyed the normal chili paste, but if you’re a fan of chili paste, you can also ask for a special spicy version as well.
Cheong Kee is definitely worth visiting, and I’ll probably head there again soon.
Cheong Kee Beef Noodle
45, Leboh Bangau,
Taman Berkeley, 41150 Klang, Selangor
GPS: 3.058252, 101.463231
Tel: 016-246 6690
I did say I’m going to try many bak kut teh places in Klang, right? Well, here’s another one that we went to one fine afternoon after another round of painting work at the new house.
Lao Heong Bak Kut Teh, at the heart of Klang
Lao Heong Bak Kut Teh is located at the heart of Klang town by one of the busiest roads on Jalan Gelugor. If you’re turning from Federal Highway to Jalan Meru, you’ll pass by the area. The restaurant itself is converted from a residential unit with a large “garden area”, like many restaurants in this part of the country, with the typical BKT set up of boiling water on top of LPG tanks for tea making purposes.
fatty meat is my favorite when it comes to bak kut teh (especially kah wan)
Lao Heong servers clay pot style bak kut teh, and as with many places, you can specify the choice of meat (lean, trotter, big bone, small bone, kahwan, etc). The pot also comes with fuchuk (tofu skin), tofu pok, a bit of mushroom, and some lettuce.
As with most Klang bak kut teh, the pork was pretty tender and the soup packs quite a heavy dose of herbal taste, I can sense a strong hint of “tong guai” which I find quite enjoyable. Adding soup is a reasonable request here as well.
A pretty decent BKT and I would not hesitate to revisit, especially at after lunch hours whereby most other places are closed.
Lao Heong Bak Kut Teh
Jalan Gelugor & Jalan Kandis
GPS: 3.050409, 101.451371
Hours: Mornings and Afternoons