Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Bak Kut Teh @ Segambut

An area that is often visited when we are sick of the food available within a walking distance of 200 metres of our building, lies in Segambut. What you will find here is endless, from seafood noodles to Bak Kut Teh. Talking about Bak Kut Teh, this is the place we often visit.


Confused with his own identity and not knowing whether he belonged to the original town of Klang or repackaged as the KL version, the bak kut teh is like i said, confused. Far away from its distant cousin strong herbal taste but yet again too mild to fit into the KL category, i feel the bak kut teh is very mild for me or maybe i have been having too much Klang bak kut teh, but thats just me. The meat they use though is exactly how you want it, lean is lean and fat is fat unlike places whereby the boss nods at you but when turn behind your back, he/she cuts up all the fatty and unwanted pieces and throws it all in your pot.


In addition, they also serve a totally mutated version of the original soup bak kut teh called the dry bak kut teh. In a rendition whereby all the sauce seemed to have dried up to a flavourful pork stew with dried chillis, this is a far cry better then its originator. The thick sauce accompanied by lots of self input of fresh raw garlic puts the soup version to shame and untouched.


When you think i will end at the 2 pots, this is just the beginning. This restaurant is a jack of all trades and serves up a monster of a porridge, the dried oyster pork rib peanut porridge, what a mouthful indeed. Dished up fresh, this mega pot of porridge takes at least half an hour, so do call in advance. They do not skim on the ingredients as you will see small whole pieces of dried scallops and chunks of dried oysters in the bubbling pot. A must try, i dare say.


Overall taking into consideration that the food in our area can get a bit monotonous, the rating for this place at least gets a 7 out of 10 for serving us a Jeckyll and Hyde bak kut teh and a monster pot of porridge. Price i hear? RM15 a person should do the trick.

Address and contact details:

Best way to know where this is? Give them a call. I am hopeless with the directions here because i am always blindfolded here *just kidding*.. Its meant to be just around the corner of the BMW Service Centre in Segambut in a secluded area.

22 comments:

Kok said...

joe,
I've never tasted Klang bak kut teh before. Is it really what they claimed to be the BEST?

New Kid on the Blog said...

this looks good!!!!

AngryYoungChild said...

I've tasted klang bah kut teh last year. And tot it wasnt as good as what they say. Maybe i went to the wrong shop..T_T

Speaking of klang bah kut teh i notice the owner of the klang bah kut teh restaurant i went to owns a freaken mercedes. I want to skip spm and sell bah kut teh liao. ahaha..

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

kok: it depends which bak kut teh u r used to..klang has a strong herbal taste..so if u like that thick taste..then u will like it..

new kid: thanks haha..although i realise u cant see much from the pots..

angryyoungchild: aiyah alot of food stall owners drive merc..haha now bkt in klang too many stalls liao..u r abit too late..study ur spm and work hard ok!

Jackson said...

KOK, klang BKT is alwiz the best, trust me... Joe, first time i see BKT stall sell porridge..hehe

Jackson said...

KOK, klang BKT is alwiz the best, trust me... Joe, first time i see BKT stall sell porridge..hehe

tigerfish said...

I like the porridge....need to know how to cook this. Gosh!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

jackson: haha actually u think about it..pot they already have..pork ribs they already have..rice also they have..hahaha not much extra they ned to buy..

tigerfish: well its abit of a trial and error..i think i have told u all the ingredients..pork ribs, dried oysters, dried scallops and peanuts..

daphne said...

hi there. funnily enough i haven't tried Bak kut teh in MY.mm.. *makes mental note to do so*. It certainly looks good though! and the fried doughstick... gosh! How i want to sink my teeth in that! LOL nice posting!

Seaqueen said...

Mmmm..I'm salivating. The dry bak kut teh looks really tempting, with raw garlic!!! This I gotta have.

Big Boys Oven said...

Now I know what to get in Segambut.....lol

ling239 said...

the pork ribs porridge looks so delicious.....

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

daphne: thanks for dropping by..i know wat u mean..i want to eat it now too when i re-read this..

seaqueen: caution there are also lots of garlic chunks in the stew..hahaha...

bbo: plenty more lar..this is the surface only..

ling239: matter of fact, it is quite good..

MeiyeN said...

oh wow... bkt restaurant selling porridge? amazing... and da porridge looks so yummy... i love dried scallop sooooo so much! must try, must try.. thanks!

Precious Pea said...

I only equates segambut with seafood noodle only...hehe.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

meiyen: haha see if you can find this place..happy hunting!..

pp: haha i also thought so too..until i found this place..

New Kid on the Blog said...

Hehehe... but i can imagine tho....

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

new kid on the blog: good imagination! haha..i dont find it hard either

SuLee said...

coriander leaves on bah kut teh? they usually garnish with lettuce in Klang

hmm thats interesting..........i should try that.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

sulee: thats the dry bak kut teh..maybe thats why.. u bak in kl?

SuLee said...

nono the soup garnished with coriander too!

not yet, 4 more months!!!

ohh i miss the local food sooooo much! the first thing im gonna do when i get home is get myself a plate of nice char kuey teow from the kopitiam behind my house!

you will think I want bah kut teh more eh?

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

sulee: hahah hard to say lar..u probably eat anything on sight..