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
Sun Foong Bak Kut Teh at Imbi
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27 thoughts on “Sun Foong Bak Kut Teh at Imbi

  • October 27, 2010 at 5:10 pm
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    BKT places are certainly spreading like a plague in KL!

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    • October 27, 2010 at 6:08 pm
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      Michelle: but this one’s been around for a while I believe 😉

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  • October 27, 2010 at 6:09 pm
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    I found it funny that u guys indulged in such porcine goodness while ur Malay colleagues were occupied with prayers lol

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    • October 27, 2010 at 7:53 pm
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      G: haha each has their own merit I guess 😉

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  • October 27, 2010 at 7:58 pm
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    kao enough meh? i stopped going after we found a ciggie butt in our cabbage.

    but i must admit its not bad, if not they wouldnt have expanded from 1 shoplot to so many..the owner also owns quite a few shoplots in the imbi area too!

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    • October 27, 2010 at 10:04 pm
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      lotsofcravings: yah quite kao bah, i liked it. the ciggie butt incident’s terrible tho, will watch out.

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    • November 24, 2014 at 2:59 pm
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      OMG, there was ciggie butt? Then make me twice to visit there… :mrgreen:

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      • November 25, 2014 at 9:01 am
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        happyfeetsg: mana ada cig butt?

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  • October 27, 2010 at 10:17 pm
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    hmm i notice the change in the header of your blog 😉

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    • October 28, 2010 at 7:26 am
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      BY: been a while already 😉

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  • October 27, 2010 at 11:14 pm
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    argh… i can smell the bkt from your blog… sorry lah. posted in manila and craving for bkt … hope you don’t see the “saliva” on my comments hahaha 😀

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    • October 28, 2010 at 7:27 am
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      neko-hime: but there’s pork crackles in manila! And garlic chips too, yums 😀

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      • October 28, 2010 at 10:09 pm
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        Nuthin’ beats our BKT and Siew Yoke! hahaha yeah i had the garlic chips!

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        • October 29, 2010 at 9:22 am
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          neko-hime: haha that’s for sure.

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  • October 28, 2010 at 10:38 am
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    KY, there’s also this Bkt in Klang, Taman Sentosa, forgotten the shop name =(, but the dried version is super awesome! With dry squid in it. many tried n said that’s the best dry bkt. 😛

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    • October 28, 2010 at 11:21 am
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      instantfi: dried version is getting popular everywhere now ya..

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  • October 28, 2010 at 10:59 am
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    is it comparable to c park Sun Ban Lee? or better>?

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    • October 28, 2010 at 11:21 am
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      ignatio: haven’t tried Sun Ban Lee myself, will do that one of these days 😀

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  • October 28, 2010 at 12:29 pm
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    well… I never think of having BKT in KL City Centre given so many choices of food available in this area 🙂
    I like to have my BKT nearby my house…

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    • October 28, 2010 at 12:41 pm
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      Leo: why limit yourself? 😛

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      • October 28, 2010 at 1:39 pm
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        not that I limit myself but I’m spoilt with choices whenever I go downtown.. that’s the problem! BKT never cross my mind… ever!

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        • October 28, 2010 at 2:06 pm
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          Leo: well but if you work right downtown like me..

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  • October 28, 2010 at 6:14 pm
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    oh, i’m so surprised at the outcome thinking that it’s a tourist trap. i guess never try, never know huh

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    • October 28, 2010 at 6:37 pm
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      babe_kl: yah! never try never know, that’s true. 😀

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  • October 29, 2010 at 10:52 pm
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    wah pork kidney in rice wine soup is ze best! i miss that so much!

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  • August 26, 2016 at 7:20 am
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    may i know the operation time of this restaurant?

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    • August 26, 2016 at 9:46 am
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      jy: I believe it starts at 7-8 in the morning till after lunch.

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