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Some of you who has been following this site for a while know that I have a certain soft spot for coagulated pork blood, pork kidney, and bitter gourd, so when I found out that there’s a stall that happens to offer all these ingredients in one dish, I just had to try it.

The said stall is the appropriately named Bitter Gourd Soup with Rice/Mee, located at the right side of the popular food court if you’re going in from the main entrance. of Taman Megah Ming Tien

Update: Ming Tien has since moved to Bandar Utama

Bitter Gourd with mixed pork soup stall at Ming Tien food court
Bitter Gourd with mixed pork soup stall at Ming Tien food court

The formula here is pretty simple, choose from the various (mostly) pork ingredients and the operator will boil them together with bitter gourd soup, you can then consume your loot with rice or your choice of noodle.

Among the ingredients to choose from are intestine, coagulated blood, pork slices, fried pork skin, kidney, liver, fuchuk (soya skin), tofu, meat balls, fish balls, and fish cakes.

you can have it with rice or various types of noodle
you can have it with rice or various types of noodle

I usually gets a bit carried away when ordering from here. My typical bowl of bitter gourd soup includes at least blood, kidney, tofu, meat, pork skin, and sometimes more. You should always attack the kidney/liver first as they may tend to get overcooked if being left too long. I would like the coagulated blood here to be slightly softer, but that’s just nitpicking.

I love it, all the essential nutrients and satisfaction for my blood thirstiness
I love it, all the essential nutrients and satisfaction for my blood thirstiness

A bowl of bitter gourd soup here goes from just above RM 6 to over RM 10 depending on what you put inside. Worth it? Yes!

The stall operates till pretty late at night.

map to ming tien food court

Address:
Ming Tien Hawker Center
Jalan SS24/8, Taman Megah,
Petaling Jaya, Selangor

GPS: 3.114334, 101.611658

The area behind Berjaya Times Square is a bit of a time capsule in one of the busiest part of KL. Activities usually starts at around 7:30 in the morning, with various old school restaurants (aka coffee shops) serving breakfast to the early risers.

pork noodle at Restaurant Yuyi, Pudu
pork noodle at Restaurant Yuyi, Pudu

One of the busiest restaurants at the area is Kedai Kopi Yuyi located at Jalan Brunei, a coffee shop I have the privilege of visiting quite a number of occasions.

Whenever in a kopitiam I’m not familiar, my instinct always tell me to order from the busiest stall, which in this case, it’s the pork noodle.

glorious bowl of pork noodle with everything in it
glorious bowl of pork noodle with everything in it

Wait time is actually quite substantial and can be up to 20+ minutes even in the early mornings, but the resulting pork noodle is quite excellent – there’s pork blood, liver, kidney, minced pork ball, intestine, and pork slices; basically everything you could ask for in a bowl of pork noodle. To top it off, the broth is very sweet & savory as well. I love it.

pork blood and kidney, two of my favorite ingredients
pork blood and kidney, two of my favorite ingredients

The pork noodle goes for RM 6 per bowl and you can choose from meehun, meesuah, mee, or vits noodle. Happy eating!

map to Restaurant Yuyi at Pudu

Address:
Kedai Kopi Yuyi
Jalan Brunei, Pudu
Kuala Lumpur 55100
GPS: 3.137573, 101.712120

One of the benefits working in a 1Malaysia kinda company is that you get the same treatment for everyone, when our Muslim colleagues go for prayers, we too, get 2 hour lunch on Fridays.

Last Friday we took the recommendation from our Bidayuh colleague Angelina and went for Sun Foong Bak Kut Teh at Imbi, just a short drive from our work place in the heart of the city.

Sun Foong Bak Kut Teh, Imbi
Sun Foong Bak Kut Teh

To be honest, my first impression of Sun Foong is that of a TSH (tourist slaughter house). Lots of air conditioned indoor dining and alfresco tables, a little too clean and walls plastered with too many touristy posters.

I usually liked my BKT place to be one of old school settings, like Xhin Fhong of Sungei Way, or Weng Heong at Klang,  but I reserved my judgement till after food tasting.

pork kidney soup
pork kidney in Chinese rice wine soup

The first thing that caught my mind while looking at the menu was the availability of pork kidney, I immediately ordered a small portion of pork kidney in Chinese rice wine soup. If you’re a fan of innards, don’t ever miss pork kidney, it is the reason I go to Kaka BKT in Kepong.

The pork kidney was indeed prepared the way it’s meant to be, sort, tender, and just very lightly cooked. I enjoyed this very much.

bak kut teh lunch at Sun Foong
bak kut teh lunch at Sun Foong

Then there was the bak kut teh. For the five of us, we actually only ordered portion for three, which proved to be quite sufficient as the portions were rather big (RM 15 per portion).

While the additional vegetables and mushroom did not make this bowl of BKT shine in a BKT beauty contest, the taste actually exceeded my expectation. Even my colleague Ivan from Klang gave it a thumb up. The soup had a very strong and wholesome herbal taste that we liked, I think we asked for additional soup at least 3 times.

Debran, Angel, Yin Foong, KY
Debran, Angel, Yin Foong, KY

Oily vegetable was just normal, and to be frank, the yao char kuai was a disappointment at Sun Foong, so not everything is a hit there to be honest.

Sun Foong also serves seafood bak kut teh (which I’d probably never bother to try) and some other dishes like pork knuckle with vinegar and salted vegetable dishes, those could be interesting.

map to Sun Foong Bak Kut Teh

Our bill came to be something like RM 18 per pax including drinks, a pretty normal sum for good BKT meal in the city. This is a place worth returning, decent value for money and rather tasty BKT.

Address:
Sun Foong Bak Kut Teh
37 Medan Imbi
55100 Kuala Lumpur
GPS: 3.14458, 101.71476
Tel: 03-2141 4064