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For the bak kut teh lovers out there, I am sure most of you have come to expect that the famous Malaysian dish is served in a hot claypot. However, this is not always the norm, in the earlier days of bak kut teh, the dish is often served in individual bowls. Some old folks in Klang still prefer bak kut teh to be served this way.

Heng Kee Bak Kut Teh at PJ Old Town
plastic bowl style no hassle bak kut teh

The Heng Kee Bak Kut Teh was introduced to me by Kenneth, I wouldn’t have found it otherwise since it’s sorta hidden, and old town isn’t exactly a place famous for food, unlike SS2, or Klang.

The biggest difference at this restaurant is the way the bak kut teh is served, the old school bowls, no claypot. Different types of ingredients are served in its own bowl, lean meat, fatty meat, innards, Chinese mushroom, Enokitake mushroom, yau char kuai, and tofu are some of the items you can order. Some of these items come in slightly different broth than the main bak kut teh soup, like the mushroom.

Heng Kee Bak Kut Teh at PJ Old Town
each ingredients comes in seperate bowl, and we finished em all

Taste wise, I would rate this place above average. The soup isn’t as great as some of the Klang shops, but overall it is still pretty good. This style of serving though, has it’s advantages, for example, you do not need to go through the whole claypot just to find that last piece of tripe you crave for, and if you do not like lean meat, you can place that bowl nearer to those who love it. As an added advantage, without needing to heat up claypots, the waiting time is reduced too.

map to Heng Kee Bak Kut Teh at PJ Old Town
here’s the customary KY’s map to Heng Kee at PJ old town

The dinner costs us around RM 10 per person, pretty much what you’d expect from a decent bak kut teh meal. Been there a few times and I’d go there again, a nice dinner bak kut teh place around Petaling Jaya. Parking situation is a bit of a PITA tho..

Jalan 1/10,
Petaling Jaya, Selangor

GPS: 3.085387, 101.646935

Discuss : KY eats – Heng Kee Bak Kut Teh at PJ Old Town

  1. michael

    u and ur BKT…..takda lain kar

  2. I like the BKT here – nice soup which I sometimes ta pau for dinner. My other fav is there mushrooms.

  3. toastbwead

    hey.. i ate there b4 n i love it there.

  4. Yah… Always bkt… :p

  5. Terenceg

    what’s wrong with BKT ? is fucking OWNED !….the texture, teh soup, the meat, the cordiments, bla bla bla

  6. wtf in a plastic bowl. So unhygenic. At least use a porcelain bowl la.

    KY: a dirty porcelain bowl is as dirty as a dirty plastic bowl, same goes the clean ones. 😉

  7. but… but… if hot soup pour on plastic, it will release somekind of chemical which causes cancer wor.

    KY: that’s more of an urband legend, plastic now can withstand way higher temperature than the boiling point safely.

  8. Yummy! They used to stay just behind my house [back-2-back] and they cook the stuff in their kitchen and not at the shop. I guess its because of the secret ingredient. And my grandma used to pass over a big bowl and ask for RM10 BKT. Then they moved away… 🙁 so gotto go and q-up at the shop..

  9. […] The breakfast was a little over RM 3, in line with the average price despite the popularity. Parking at old town is usually a bit of a PITA, but the meal was worth it. The kueh teow soup stall is based at Soon Lee coffee shop, nearby to the excellent tomyam and the night market bak kut teh place at PJ old town. Related Posts: […]

  10. haha MENG KEE also not bad ma

  11. does anyone know what time this restaurant open? cause i’m planning to go in the afternoon. anyone knows? urgent… =]

  12. Hollie,
    Evening! I’m not sure if they’re in operation during the afternoon though

  13. ling ling

    em .. actually this is one of my most favorite BKT. Just the workers there is not friendly. Beware you might kena screw, so becareful loh … haha…

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