My first experience having non-claypot bak kut teh was actually at the Mo Sang Kor branch at Taman Berkeley almost 3 years ago. It was quite an experience.
Fast forward to June 2015, just a few weeks before we move to Shah Alam and in the midst of house renovation, I thought I should try the original Mo Sang Kor bak kut teh shop, as part of my aim to try as many different bak kut teh restaurants in Klang as I possibly can.
Update 2019: this branch has since closed.
Mo Sang Kor bak kut teh at Pandamaran, Klang
Located at Jalan Chan Ah Choo, Pandamaran. The restaurant is no different from many other bak kut teh shops littered along the same road – semi open concept with basic plastic tables & chairs as well as kettle with boiling hot water for your tea.
As usual, you can bring your own tea leaves (like all proper Klang people), or asks for house supplied tea that usually comes in a few varieties.
“kah wan” and “tua kut” bak kut teh
For the two of us, we ordered a portion of “tua kut” (big bone), “kah wan” (fatty meat near leg), and a bowl of pork intestine.
The taste was pretty much spot on and actually identical to the version at Taman Berkeley. It had a strong herbal taste with a very slight bitter after taste which I like. Like most Klang bkt, the pork was boiled to perfection and so soft you can peel them off the bone with a spoon.
Most importantly, don’t let the garlic goes to waste either, they are absolutely beautiful.
if you want a good bowl of bak kut teh, go to Klang
Compared to Ah Her bak kut teh (one of our favorites), the soup is slightly less thick but has a stronger herbal taste. I like them both.
Mo Sang Kor Bak Kut Teh
145, Jalan Chan Ah Choo,
GPS: 3.009651, 101.417366
Tel: 012-904 2421
Hours: 6am – 12pm, 5pm – 10pm
I have drove past Restaurant Hoppy with the recognizable giant roast duck “statue” at SS2 many times, but for various reasons (eg: several of the noobs do not eat duck), I have never had a chance to try it until last weekend. This is despite the fact that I actually do love to eat duck, as evident from postings on Fatty Duck, Sunrise, Loong Foong, and the PJ State Loh Ngap.
herbal roast duck, tofu, and steamed soup
For the two of us, I ordered a bottom quarter (thighs and drumstick portion) Tang Gui (当归) roast duck, a tofu dish, and a steamed soup. The other types of herbal roast duck includes Ginseng (泡参) and Shin Chuan (十全) style. I know Tang Gui is supposed to be a female’s herb, but that’s the only type left when I was there, so be it.
To be fair, the skin of their roast duck, while very good, is not as crispy as Loong Foong. However, the unique herbal taste more than make up for this short coming. The duck meat actually tastes strongly of the herbs, and the gravy was very strong too. I must say that this is not for those who dislike the Chinese medicinal herb tastes, but I absolutely love it. The tofu and soup, while not exceptional, were pretty decent as well.
no frill but comfortable set up
The meal for two came to around RM 25 for two. That is including the 5% government tax and the curious 2% service charge. This is still very good value for the rather unique roast duck and some pretty good side dishes. The restaurant also offers other dishes commonly found in many Chinese restaurants, such as seafood, vegetables, poultry dishes, and so forth. You can actually bring friends who aren’t into eating ducks there.
Restaurant Hoppy is situated at SS2
This restaurant, is in fact, not the only branch. There are branches of Restaurant Hoppy in PJS 8/5, Sunway, and Jalan Desa 2/1 at Kepong.
Restaurant Hoppy (SS2 Sdn Bhd)
40, Jalan SS2/66,
47300 Petaling Jaya
GPS: 3.119471, 101.620429
Tel: 03-7877 9729
I did not know the existence of this place until my house mate Huey Fang the SS2 dining specialist (been to almost all restaurants in SS2 since she will usually get lost at other places) pointed it out to me last night. We then decided to have a light dinner there instead of visiting our frequent mamak square since the sky doesn’t look to be staying dry for long.
The name of the place is 中国华佗馆, pronounced “zhong kwok wah thor kwoon” in Cantonese. I didn’t spot any English or Malay names other than the HERBAL TEA printed under one of the traditional herbal tea containers (see picture below).
Update 25/8/2013: unfortunately this place is now closed
smallish place with nice ambiance, excellent porridge
The restaurant, only occupying half a shop lot, is pretty small but not overly crammed. The menu is pretty simple, offering several types of Herbal tea, “thong sui” (糖水), “guai leng gou” (龟零膏), and a few light dishes that can pass for a meal.
I ordered a five flower herbal (五华茶) tea and fish ball with glass noodle, while the other noobs went for porridge (神仙粥), chee cheong fun, and snow fungus with longan thong sui.
“thong sui”, fish ball soup, “chee cheong fun”, and a satisfied customer
The porridge was probably the best dishes. while the chee cheong fun and fish ball soup were pretty good as well. At less than RM 4.00 per dish, there’s pretty good value for money too. My traditional herbal tea and the thong sui were RM 2.00 per bowl (yes, old school bowl, not glass) were excellent too. I have also heard good things about the fried rice, but don’t bother to order the carrot cakes or curry chicken rice.
situated just the row behind McDonald’s at PJ SS2
This is a pretty nice little hide-out at the frenzy that is SS2. I’ll definitely go there again.
Jalan SS 2/55,
Petaling Jaya, Selangor
GPS: 3.116959, 101.621400