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One of our favorite weekend brunch meal is the Bak Kut Teh (肉骨茶), being a fan of the malaysian invented dish, we constantly try out new places in an effort to find the best there is. Other places reviewed including the one at Jalan Ipoh Ban Lee, Sungei Way Ah Sang, and Klang Lai Choon. This weekend, we decided to visit another place, the Teluk Pulai (直落玻璃) Bak Kut Teh at the famous Klang “Maybank area”.

Klang Teluk Pulai Bak Kut Teh
among the noobs that went

On the late saturday morning, the place was packed and we had to wait a couple minutes for a vacant table. We ordered a claypot bak kut teh with mixed ingridients (pork, fatty pork, knuckles, innerds) plus enoki (string mushroom), and a plate of boiled vegetable (油菜). If your wallet is up for it, you can also add sea cucumber (海參) in the bak kut teh. As usual, yau char kwai (Chinese Crullers – 油炸鬼) and oily rice is served with the order.

Klang Teluk Pulai Bak Kut Teh
the hallmark of klang bak kut teh – huge pieces of meat

The bak kut teh did not dissapoint, the soup was of typical klang style, rich in flavor and slightly thicker in viscosity compared to most you find from other areas. True to klang’s signature dish, the meat comes in huge chunks, and lots of them. However, they were cooked to the degree of tenderness that is easy to work on. Overall I would rate this place up there with the other good bak kut teh places in terms of flavor.

The meal costs some RM 60 for 5 of us, that was around 12 bucks per person for some pretty good bak kut teh. However, a minus point is that they seemed to be quite stingy in refilling soup, using only a small mug to do the job.

map to Klang Teluk Pulai Bak Kut Teh
here is how you go there, the sweet map

The restaurant is located at the famous Klang “Maybank area” just right after the Federal Highway Klang toll plaza. Pretty easy to find.

27H, Jalan Teluk Pulai,
41100 Klang, Selangor

GPS: 3.056111, 101.474167
Tel: 03 – 3373 3239

Without a doubt, other than chow Ah Bengs like Tan Kar Leng, the greatest thing out of Klang is the bak kut teh. The delicious herbal soup with pork, mushroom, tofu, and some vege that goes so well with rice and yau char kuai (油炸鬼). At least that is what most of you noobs are familiar with. Enter the “dry” version.

Klang Dry Bak Kut Teh
Restaurant Lai Choon Bak Kut Teh, always packed

Dry Bak Kut Teh is a rather recent phenomenon. The biggest difference is, obviously, the lack of the herbal soup in the claypot. The ingredient is also stripped to the basic, basically just pork and some vege (more for the color contrast than anything else,) simmering in the claypot with the sauce that looks alot like dark soya plus diced garlic and chili. The soup that made so many addicts out of us is not totally lost, but rather served seperatedly, usually in a bowl.

Klang Dry Bak Kut Teh
as usual, we finished everything and left the cleaning lady with little to do

We ordered 2 claypots of 2-portion dried Bak Kut Teh for the four of us. The meat was great, tender and full of flavor from the “dry” sauce. However, I would suggest an order of a claypot of dry and original Bak Kut Teh each so that you get some variations, the dry bak kut teh does overwhelm the taste bud after a while due to it’s concentrated sauce, and the accompanying soup might not be enough.

Give it a try, I’m sure you’ll like it. This particular restaurant is somewhere behind Klang Parade. However, my geographical sense of Klang is so bad I don’t want to draw a map that confuses everyone, including myself. hehe. Cheers!

Lai Choon Bak Kut Teh
116, Jalan Pekan Baru Off Jalan Meru,
Klang. Near Klang Parade.

GPS: Full-screen3.066117, 101.451883
012-652 1659