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While most bak kut teh connoisseurs will tell you that the best bak kut teh dishes are from Klang, I believe that there exists many good quality stalls and restaurants offering the same dish outside of its place of origin. Not too long ago, we went to Kg. Chempaka in PJ to try out one of the newer places in town by the name of Hou Siang.

update 16-1-2015: unfortunately this place is now closed

Hau Siang bak kut teh at Kg. Chempaka
Hau Siang bak kut teh at Kg. Chempaka

There is Klang and Teochew style bak kut teh, the former being stronger tasting, and the latter slightly sweeter and less herbal. Hou Siang bak kut teh advertised to be of 100% Klang.

The bak kut teh stall is located within the kopitiam that shares the same name. There’s no air conditioning or table cloth, and thankfully, the food was as unpretentious as the restaurant.

a no nonsense clay pot of bak kut teh
a no nonsense clay pot of bak kut teh

A big clay pot of bak kut teh here is good enough to share among 5-6 people. There’s the signature “big bone” with plenty of collagen & tendon, fatty meat, intestine, ribs, and pork knuckle too. It is really a no nonsense serving of bak kut teh,  other than pork, bone, and soup (essentially the definition of bak kut teh,) there’s no other ingredients.

While the soup isn’t the most fragrant of strongest I’ve tasted, it is actually still very good, probably one of the better versions outside Klang.

extra tofu and innards to complete the meal
extra tofu and innards to complete the meal

Tofu, yau char kuai, extra innards, and other ingredients can be ordered as sides, and I really like the way they serve extra soup on separate bowls for everyone and refills them constantly. I hate it when bak kut teh places are stingy with their soup, this place definitely do it right.

Shiang demonstrate exactly how big the clay pot is
Shiang demonstrate exactly how big the clay pot is

Our lunch came up to be around RM 20 per person, which includes Chinese tea and plenty of pork for the day. If you’re looking for a very decent bak kut teh place around PJ, this is one place to check out.

Hau Siang Bak Kut Teh
No 496, Jalan PJU 1/6,
Kampung Cempaka
47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
GPS: 3.117291, 101.599030
Tel016-928 7691

Discuss : KY eats – Hau Siang Bak Kut Teh, Kampung Chempaka, PJ [Closed]

  1. KY, when I first heard of Bak Kut Teh I thought is so kind of herb soup. There no where I could get this dish in San Francisco. I might try to get recipe to make but could not taste like a true good one in your homeland

  2. Quite something huh…I think I’ll check em out the next time I feel like bkt-ing…

  3. ooo, i was scratching my head about where kampung chempaka is, but looking at your map, i drive near the neighborhood really often, as one of my good friends lives in aman suria. yay, can check out this BKT next time 😀

  4. Ky, I’m your fan, please speak in English… 🙁

  5. Wouldn’t mind a bowl of BKT for this kind of weather but no meat thank you, i don’t take pork (as in the meat) but i’d drink all the soup! 😳

  6. BKT is addictive!!! Would certainly love some for dinner tonight!

  7. ehh, not that expensive wor for rm20 per pax.

    soup refill is a must weih~

  8. Available day and night?

  9. Not in operation anymore 🙁

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