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..

Address:
Jalan 1/10,
Petaling Jaya, Selangor

GPS: 3.085387, 101.646935

KY eats – Heng Kee Bak Kut Teh at PJ Old Town
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15 thoughts on “KY eats – Heng Kee Bak Kut Teh at PJ Old Town

  • July 7, 2006 at 3:48 pm
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    u and ur BKT…..takda lain kar

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  • July 8, 2006 at 3:53 am
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    I like the BKT here – nice soup which I sometimes ta pau for dinner. My other fav is there mushrooms.

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  • July 8, 2006 at 4:44 pm
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    hey.. i ate there b4 n i love it there.

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  • July 10, 2006 at 10:14 am
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    what’s wrong with BKT ? is fucking OWNED !….the texture, teh soup, the meat, the cordiments, bla bla bla

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  • July 11, 2006 at 3:29 pm
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    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. ūüėČ

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  • July 13, 2006 at 4:59 pm
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    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.

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  • July 21, 2006 at 9:42 am
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    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… ūüôĀ so gotto go and q-up at the shop..

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  • October 28, 2007 at 4:29 pm
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    haha MENG KEE also not bad ma

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  • December 15, 2008 at 1:27 am
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    does anyone know what time this restaurant open? cause i’m planning to go in the afternoon. anyone knows? urgent… =]

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  • December 15, 2008 at 9:42 am
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    Hollie,
    Evening! I’m not sure if they’re in operation during the afternoon though

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  • July 11, 2015 at 3:45 pm
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    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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    • July 13, 2015 at 2:05 pm
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      ling ling: haha true, sometimes popular places tend to get a bit cocky.

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