Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Klang Bak Kut Teh @ Teluk Pulai, Klang

Now back in the early days before i found any person that shared the same passion for Klang Bak Kut Teh, the only person i would drag for the obvious deed is the Girlfriend. Quite simply put, i would eagerly drive down to Klang to meet her every early Saturday without fail and with an empty stomach. Depending on the Girlfriend's sympathy towards my plead for fatty pork and thick herbal soup, i either got it or i don't.


Chances are when your job is a "con"-sultant, you tend to wiggle your way through and end up with a steaming bowl of Bak Kut Teh with the aroma that invades and open up your appetite, well most of the times. Sometimes she leaves me hanging dry and the craving would have to be subside for some other edible breakfast.

As the ever "caring" Boyfriend, i have learnt why eating Bak Kut Teh for the Girlfriend can be quite a nightmare. Imagining eating it every weekend since you were young, i think i would have ended up in heaven by now but for her, i pity yet i cant control myself.


So the love for Bak Kut Teh was torn apart for the love belonging to the Girlfriend, when came in an old friend of mine that would drive fast and far for Bak Kut Teh. The mere fact that the Crazy Friend would throw another two strangers (well, almost) into the car, drive all the way and eat claypot meant for 8 people only shows how dedicated we were to this staple diet enjoyed by the Klang people.

Then when the Girlfriend thought she had relinquished her duties as the accomplice during the Bak Kut Teh sessions, the Crazy Friend decides to leave for greener pastures and i am back to the original days.

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After the history of Bak Kut Teh and me, i would like to introduce a hidden gem among the throngs of Bak Kut Teh places for you guys. Problem is, i do not know the name nor street so the only way to savour this is via the photos or you will see what i attempt to do; recruit my crew for Bak Kut Teh sessions. The only clue is it is in Teluk Pulai, as in right in Teluk Pulai.

Serving extra thick soup, taking a whiff and you will realise that they take their soup seriously. Full of herbs and unlike the watery versions one would find in KL, this got me hooked immediately. The fact that a small little bowl was given made me embarassed after i got them to refill it once. So like any man filled to the brim with ego, he orders another bowl.

In addition to the soup, there serve a dry version, filled with chilli padi, some lady finger pieces and a thick dark soya sauce. It amazingly goes very well with rice, then again so does the soup version when you dunk spoonful of rice inside.

All in all, every Bak Kut Teh session is satisfying especially if you think about, there were servings meant for 4 and lets just say my accomplice probably had just enough for 1. Guess what, for only RM34 too!

Verdict: 4 stars out of 5 stars

So like i mention before, heavy recruitment for Klang Bak Kut Teh sessions is open now!

33 comments:

Lee Ping (Mrs.HBT) said...

No photos of the owner of this store? Wanted to see if I was related to them.

David Cheong said...

LOL so near my house.

KLang BKT and KL BKT both have different taste and it depends on preference actually. A change once in a while is good =D

Seaqueen said...

Yummy. I've yet to try a dry bak kut teh version. Must try when I go one of these days.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

lee ping: if i remember u were referring to ur relatives at the teluk pulai BKT..dis is just at the place..the name is different..furthermore i dont exactly snap ppl photo unless its something interesting that they r doing..sorry i cant help..

david: so u knw where it is? or just guessing?

seaqueen: must try must try..but soup version still shiok

Nic (KHKL) said...

aiyah, joe, just call on the babitarians lar...well, there is errmmm...ok lar, i admit, i am one of them...hehe...

mimid3vils said...

haven't try b4 the dry version of BKT...

Samuel said...

hmmmm.. well Klang ka, KL ka, penang ka, johor ka, as long is a nice bah kut teh.. den is awesome liao.. haha..

different places have different types of bah kut teh, if got chance maybe I wanna try all of them :D

Cynthia said...

I think I would prefer the dry version.

team bsg said...

soon, if not already , your throng of heightened admirers of your tall never mind specky frame and the source of your deep inner cravings will be able to decipher your soon-to-be-solved secrets be it unlocked in your patient teasing GR or the impeccable herbal brew from seaport Klang. By then hopefully your increasingly wandering thrusts into high food heaven beyond old Hokkiany borders dun change your faithful charted course. goodluck !

team bsg said...

GR shud be GF sorry, handshake...

BaBy OcTopUs said...

Dry BKT is the best for me. hmm. best I had would be the one in Sentosa (Yip Weng or something). Another one in Bdr Puchong. Almost the same recipe (forgot the name. it's in my blog somewhere. haha!!)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

baby octopus: interesting that the best to u is outside of klang..let me go and have a look at ur blog

team bsg: if only i can write like that..oh great one..

cynthia: you reckon?

samuel: no wor..put a good kl bkt and a good klang bkt..still klang bkt wins..haha

mimi: not everywhere got mah..but shud b quite common d..

nic: u wan to drive up to kl for bkt??

NekoHime said...

add me, add me!! i so like dry BKT - U ate the one in Puchong before? Very nice as well. ( near IOI Mall there )

BaBy OcTopUs said...

Joe: let me give you the direct link to the one i mentioned, http://stevenycs.blogs.friendster.com/my_blog/food_and_drink/index.html

it's my first blog .. so it's a bit cacat. haha~! the place is called Zheng Jia BKT in Puchong Jaya.

Jun said...

"con"-sultant eh? hahaha... u're funny ;>

J2Kfm said...

Klang BKT is certainly better IMO. the rice is drizzled with oil, and the soup is more flavourful.

BaBy OcTopUs said...

FYI, when i said Sentosa, i was talking bout Tmn Sentosa in Klang ... keke~!!

- m i c h e l l e - said...

Just like The Girlfriend, I use to eat BKT like every weekend too til I got so sick of it. Same scenario. Teehee.

Oh i think the shop's name is Fatty Ah Long if i'm not mistaken. It's the shop where i met you and a bunch of friends right? It's my fav BKT shop too. I don't eat BKT from other shops, only this shop. If it is the same one larh.

But the taukeh soh right, she simply count one. Like although you go there and order the same thing, the prices vary each single trip you make there. Hahaha! So if you're lucky you'll get it cheaper, otherwise... U noe lah.

- m i c h e l l e - said...

So kor kor Joe, you know what you should do. It's my fav BKT shop! *cough*bringmethere*cough*

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

michelle: only BKT? can la can la..

baby octopus: let me take a look..

j2kfm: haha totally agreed!

jun: old joke la..recycled 1..

nekohime: haha ok!

ling239 said...

Joe ah Joe... at least post lar the signboard up, so i can try to figure out where this is mar... :p

New Kid on the Blog said...

should read this when I have an empty stomach!!! this is killing me... but I can never find dried BKT in Penang.... :( Sad Sad Sad...

Tummythoz said...

Did i hear BKT & recruitment in same breath? *squeezing into Q*

BaBy OcTopUs said...

Yummy~! BKT banquet~!!! venue? haha!!

sc said...

love for BKT is just inexplicable, aint it? hehe.. i was hooked to BKT since my college days. most of my mates are from Klang, so we had our BKT gathering quite frequently..

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

sc: i know i know..so still goin strong with BKT?

baby octopus: will keep u informed

tummythoz: interesteD?

new kid: its 4 hr drive away..well still doable i suppose?

ling239: aiyo..let me tell u the nxt time i go

Seaqueen said...

Yea. Cos can eat together with rice. Heheheh!

Precious Pea said...

Next time call me lerrr....i guarantee you, begging not needed. Eh, i met your gf this afternoon during my food tasting session (work-related la).

ling239 said...

ok, tks ya ^_^

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

ling239: no prob!

pp: yeah she called me to tell me she saw u haha!

seaqueen: yeah lorr..fan tong rite?

Bernsy said...

whoa ur post very timely la.. I just spoke to my fren who introduced me to Klang BKT ...

your pics are damn blardy nice la.. u boought new lens ka

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

bernsy: no wor..good lighting mah..the usual 50mm lens lor..2 more mths b4 bonus..itchy d

Ironic said...

Oh my goodness. Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!