Yeoh’s Bah Kut Teh @ Klang

28 05 2011

Mention the word Bak Kut Teh and images of aromatic medicinal soup prepared with a concoction of herbs and spices with chunky meats spring into my mind. While many food lovers will tend to have their favourite Bak Kut Teh shop (including yours truly), my good friend, Yeong recommended me to try out Yeoh’s Bah Kut Teh at Klang. On the side note, I always thought the proper spelling for this dish is Bak Kut Teh but somehow Yeoh’s version is spelt differently.

Apparently, Yeoh’s Bah Kut Teh is located just at the back of the Hokkien Association Building along Jalan Batu Tiga Lama which makes it very inconspicuous to motorists traveling along the Federal Highway. Still, I was told by my friend that they are very famous among the locals and even have a branch in Hong Kong.

Putting fame aside, I was keen to see how good the Bak Kut Teh is at this place. The staff recommended us to try their Yeoh’s Signature Big Bone and Claypot Bah Kut Teh. Yeoh’s Signature Big Bone deserves a special mention. The first thing that struck me was how HUGE the bone of meat was.

It was so big that I could almost picture it as Titanic sinking into the sea of herbal soup. Putting my silly comparison aside, the meat was soft, tender and flavoursome.

One of the pre-requisite for me in tasting Bak Kut Teh is the soup itself. To tell the truth, I did not fall in love with the soup on my first sip. It was certainly thick, rich and full of herbal taste but somehow, the flavour was a wee bit bitter for me. Perhaps my taste buds were off tangent that afternoon but it certainly did not knock me off my socks.

However, as our lunch discussion went on, I was unconsciously taking spoonfuls of the soup to drink. Strangely, the taste became better! I somehow appreciate the thicker texture of the soup with rich content of herbs.

The claypot Bah Kut Teh was also yummy. Apart from a mixture of fat and lean meat, there were tau fu pock, cabbage, fu chok and etc.

The soup has a slightly different taste. It was less bitter and not as thick with herbs as compared to the Signature Big Bone.

There was also a slight tinge of sweetness. As for the meat, it was also nicely cook. No complaints there.

I read somewhere that there are almost 500 different Bak Kut Teh shops/stalls in Klang alone. This will invariably produces different version of the traditional dish which in turn will divide people’s opinion on which shop is the best. As for me, Yeoh’s would ranked among the top tier of Bak Kut Teh shops I have sampled so far.

For a meal of RM 31.00 inclusive of Chinese tea, I would say it was certainly worth the price of the meal.

Yeoh’s Bah Kut Teh
Bangunan Persatuan Hokkien (Kantin)
Jalan Batu Tiga Lama
41300 Klang
Selangor Darul Ehsan

Tel: +603-3341 7551 / +6012-312 2755

Website: http://www.bahkutteh.com/
Email: info@bahkutteh.com

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Restoran YiKee Seafood Bak Kut Teh @ Tanjung Sepat

17 01 2011

One fine weekend, I made a trip down to Tanjung Sepat with my in-laws. Tanjung Sepat is a well-known fishing town just 18km south-east of Morib town. One of the local attractions in this place is YiKee Seafood Bak Kut Teh. Located at the intersection of Jalan Besar and Lorong 7, this quaint restaurant was certainly a crowd puller judging by the morning crowd.

While I had tried all sort of Bak Kut Teh in Klang Valley, seafood Bak Kut Teh was something new to me. From what I understand, the owner came up with this idea of selling seafood Bak Kut Teh when some of its local customers brought along their catch of the day and requested it to be cooked with the Bak Kut Teh broth.

The fresh seafood and other raw ingredients can be seen on the counter top where the owner, Mr. Chia was busy preparing Bak Kut Teh of all sorts for his customers.

Apart from the seafood Bak Kut Teh, YiKee does sell pork based Bak Kut Teh as well. But somehow I didn’t quite enjoy it that much as the soup was rather diluted as compared to thicker version which I generally prefer.

The Prawn Bak Kut Teh was a different story altogether. The sweetness of the seafood flavour really makes the broth tasty. I kept drinking the soup while enjoying the fresh prawns.

The fish paste clear soup will certainly delight those who like strong taste of black pepper with a tinge of sour taste in the soup.

All in all, the bill came up to RM 141. 50 for 10 pax. Quite cheap considering the the amount of seafood that was served in each claypot.

Restoran YiKee Seafood Bak Kut Teh
No. 247B, Jalan Besar
42800 Tanjung Sepat
Selangor Darul Ehsan

Tel: 03-3197 4907 / 019-351 8448

Business Hours
6am – 11am Daily

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Pao Xiang Bak Kut Teh @ Glenmarie

13 09 2010

A while ago, I blogged about Pao Xiang Bak Kut Teh which opened its newest branch at Glenmarie. Many of my friends visited the restaurant and unanimously agreed that the food was really awesome. The soup was thick and rich with herbal taste while the meat was soft and flavoursome. It was so good that I repeatedly visited my own blog just to reminiscent the food I had there.

Just a few weeks back, I decided to eat at this place again. Quality wise, the food was as good as the first time I tasted. Both the Pai Kut and Luan Kut (RM 9.50 per serving) were finished in no time at all. If you want more description about the food, please click here. Here are all the pictures taken during my second visit at Pao Xiang Bak Kut Teh. We also took the pork intestine and You Tiao which was equally good. Highly recommended if you are a Bak Kut Teh lover!

Pao Xiang Bak Kut Teh
No. 20, Jalan Jurureka U1/40
Seksyen U1
40150 Glenmarie
Shah Alam
Selangor Darul Ehsan

Website: http://www.paoxiangbkt.com

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Pao Xiang Bak Kut Teh @ Glenmarie

6 07 2010

Having tasted many Bak Kut Teh before this, I can conclusively categorize this dish into two groups. One is the original Klang version which features thick broth and strong scent of herbs and spices. The other type is a bit more watered-down and doesn’t have that thick flavoursome taste.

It doesn’t take a genius to know which one is more popular among the two. When I spotted Pao Xiang at Glenmarie recently, I was curious to find out how their Bak Kut Teh fares. Little did I know that this shop has a main outlet at Klang which is always packed with customers. Thankfully, the Glenmarie branch has lesser people.

The menu has a choice of ‘parts’ that you wish to order. Personally, I never like eating the pork fat as I find it to be unhealthy. Thankfully, Pao Xiang offers lean meat (Pai Kut and also Luan Kut) for RM 9.50 per serving.

Pai Kut means pork ribs which happens to be my favourite part of the pork meat. One thing for sure. The Pai Kut served at Pao Xiang is really HUGE! I have never come across pork ribs as big as this for Bak Kut Teh. The size of the ribs proves that Pao Xiang does not skimp on the food portion at all which is a definite plus for me.

When the dish came, the first thing I tasted was the broth. After having the first sip and I could easily conclude that Pao Xiang Bak Kut Teh lives up to my expectations (and taste bud). The broth has a rich taste of herbs and spices. The meat was tender and nicely cook.

In fact, I must say that their Bak Kut Teh literally floored me with their rich taste of herbs and spices. I kept requesting the waiter to ‘Kah Tong’ (add soup) as I was really hooked to the taste.

The Luan Kut (Soft Bone) is equally yummy.

For those who prefer lean mean but in smaller chunks should go for this instead.

A great way to accompany the Bak Kut Teh is with a plate of fresh vegetables. We took the Yu Mark (RM 8.50) which was garnished with fried shallot. The crunchy sweet vegetables was a thumbs up for me.

I find it really delicious to eat it with white rice and the meat.

If I had to rate the food quality, I would say that it easily scores a 9 over 10. Yes, it has been quite a while since I feel excited blogging about a particular restaurant. Pao Xiang Bak Kut Teh has left me feeling satisfied and has undoubtedly set a new benchmark as far as Bak Kut Teh is concern. I can’t help but to keep taking the picture of the food while eating as it was really good. I heard some portion of the pork meat are string tied to reduce the fats on the meat.

If you are a Bak Kut Teh lover, make sure you give this place a try.

The interior is air-conditioned and comfortable enough to sit through the entire meal without the sweaty feeling you get from eating in a regular coffee shop.

Pao Xiang Bak Kut Teh
No. 20, Jalan Jurureka U1/40
Seksyen U1
40150 Glenmarie
Shah Alam
Selangor Darul Ehsan

Website: http://www.paoxiangbkt.com

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