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Being a Penangite in heart, I am always on a look-out for a good plate of char kuih teow, so when I saw this place popped up on my FB feed thanks to Angeltini (who blogs about booze), I just knew that I had to visit Uncle Vincent’s at Bukit Rimau soon as possible.

Uncle Vincent's at Bukit Rimau, Selangor
Uncle Vincent’s at Bukit Rimau, Selangor

Uncle Vincent’s is located at Bukit Rimau, the slightly less glamorous sister to Kota Kemuning. Parking is relatively easy as the shop lot next to AEON at this area isn’t particularly well populated.

The interior has a very simple set up, and they probably spent all of 5 minutes to figure out what they decided not to have as decorations. Which is fine by me, I’m here for the food.

Penang char kuih teow with prawns, cockles, and Chinese sausage
Penang char kuih teow with prawns, cockles, and Chinese sausage

There are basically three main dishes here – char kuih teow, prawn mee, and pork noodle (or four if you count nasi lemak on Sundays). I’ve read that the pork noodle is not particularly impressive, so we’ve decided to skip that.

Thankfully, char kuih teow here turned out to be rather good, as Jon, another born-in-Penang friend said “80% of Penang’s version”, which I agree. The “wok hei” is there, and for RM 8, you also get pretty decent sized prawns, Chinese sausage, and fresh cockles. I like it, I’ll be back.

the prawn mee comes with a couple bigger prawns too
the prawn mee comes with a couple bigger prawns too

The prawn mee too did not disappoint, also priced at RM 8, this version of prawn mee comes with 2 bigger prawns in addition to those tiny shrimps, your choice of noodle/vermicelli, hard boiled eggs, pork slices (or more like chunks), fried shallots, kangkung, and all the prawn-shell flavored goodness in its soup.

It’s not hard to see why this is PureGlutton’s favorite.

Haze & KY at Uncle Vincent's
Haze & KY at Uncle Vincent’s

Lunch came to less than RM 20 for two, and we were truly satisfied. I like that the concept is simple, and that Uncle Vincent’s did not try to overcrowd their menu with dishes they have no business providing.

I’ll be back.

map to Uncle Vincent's at Bukit Rimau

Uncle Vincent’s Restaurant
21 Jalan Sungei Burung Z32/Z
Bukit Rimau, Selangor
GPS: 2.998867, 101.526406
Tel: 012-3766071; 016-9555948
Hours: Closed on Mondays, 8:30am to 3pm

As we’ve now officially moved to Shah Alam but yet to manage to subscribe to fiber internet line, updates will be still a bit on the slow side, but fear not, here’s another Klang bak kut teh place for you to contemplate – the 155 Bak Kut Teh restaurant at Pandamaran.

Restoran 155 bak kut teh, Klang
Restoran 155 bak kut teh, Klang

Some of you may have come across the 158 Hong Ba post on this site a few months ago, and yes, this house-turned-restaurant bak kut teh place resides along the same road just a stone’s throw away, apparently owned by owners with similar creativity level when it comes to naming their business.

claypot bak kut teh & pork trotter with vinegar
claypot bak kut teh & pork trotter with vinegar

155 Bak Kut Teh actually serves more than just bak kut teh. In addition to the usual soupy version of my favorite pork dish of all time, there’s also the dry version, pork trotter vinegar, and “oily” vegetable. The bak kut teh comes in either clay pot or the traditional China bowl.

Since there was just two of us, we opted for a claypot BKT with soup, and a portion of pork trotter vinegar (RM 11 each). We also tried their yau char kuai as starter.

I always love it when there's unlimited fried shallots|
I always love it when there’s unlimited fried shallots

We chose “kah wan” (fatty meat near pork legs) and was more than satisfied with the quality of the BKT soup with is quite plentiful and still rather flavorful. The meat is tender as any, and for those who favor balanced diet, there’s a few pieces of greens in it.

The pork trotter vinegar though, was superb. It was soft, tender, and absolutely “kao”. The viscosity of the vinegar is quite high with the aroma that’s equally as imposing. I love it.

map to 155 bak kut teh, Pandamaran, Klang

If you want some balanced BKT with some good pork trotter vinegar, this is a place to check out. Spare the yau char kuai though.

155 Bak Kut Teh Restaurant
155, Jalan Chan Ah Choo, 
42000 Pelabuhan Klang,
GPS: 3.010609, 101.419939
Tel: 019-649 2000, 016-354 8982
Hours: dinner

I did mention that I am going to review as many Klang bak kut teh as I can just a little while ago, right? So here’s another one.

Ever since I first tried Ah Her bak kut teh at Pandamaran earlier this year, I’ve been a fan. However, it only operates at night, and Pandamaran is actually closer to port Klang than it is to actual civilization… so, I was more than happy to find out about the sister branch – Ah Her & Samy bak kut teh at Taman Berkeley.

Samy & Ah Her BKT at Taman Berkeley
Samy & Ah Her BKT at Taman Berkeley

The restaurant is located a couple blocks away from the main stretch of shops at Taman Berkeley and operates for breakfast and lunch. The set up is typical of Klang bak kut teh shops, with plastic tables & chairs under zinc roof equipped with electric fans. There’s also ample kettle filled with hot water to refill your Chinese tea pot.

"tua kut", or big bone, is one of my favorite BKT cuts
“tua kut”, or big bone, is one of my favorite BKT cuts

Ah Her & Samy offers traditional bowl type bak kut teh, so you get your own bowl of preferred cut – be it tua kut (big bone), small bone, kah wan (leg joints), trotter, lean meat, intestine, ribs, or whatever fits your fancy.

noms noms noms, chewing down the bone
noms noms noms, chewing down the bone

For this visit, I went for “tua kut” and was not disappointed at all. Just like its bigger sister branch, the meat was tender, and the limited amount of soup given was positively thick, filled with herbal and a strong sense of peppery taste. It was delightful, and I can see myself coming back again and again.

If you like your bak kut teh meat super tender, this is a place you should not miss. A bowl of BKT is priced at RM 10, with rice at RM 1 (regardless of size).

Samy and Ah Her Bak Kut Teh, Taman Berkeley

Ah Her & Samy Bak Kut Teh
No. 17, Ground Floor, Jalan Angsa,
Taman Berkeley,
41150 Klang, Selangor
GPS: 3.056025, 101.464935
Tel012-370 1217

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 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?
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
fatty pork and seafood goodness, winning combination

Klang Coast Seafood BKT
No. 16, Jalan Remia 5/KS6
Bandar Botanic
41200 Klang, Selangor
GPS2.998301, 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
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
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
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.

map to Klang food centre

Restoran Klang Food Centre
10, Jalan Batai Laut 5
Taman Intan
41300 Klang, Selangor
GPS3.056198, 101.473514