Apart from the home-cook ones, it is rare (and hard) to get good bak kut teh around my area. Some claimed they are from Klang while others sell just to make profit. I didn’t bother to try them as I we all, pork lovers, know, Klang is the place to get good (and cheap) bak kut teh. The last time I had from my favourite joint was 5 years (or more) back and I could vaguely remember the taste since then.
Well… not until recently when I decided to head back to Klang for a sinful yet fulfilling meal of bak kut teh. Along with me, my grandma and mum joined as we went to this shop named Teluk Pulai (Pottery) Ba Kut Teh. It wasn’t hard to find this shop but due to my forgetfully mind, I had to go a big round to reach to the said destination.
It was about 10am when we arrived to this corner shop. Although there were crowds savouring their meals, it wasn’t packed to the brim till the point we had to wait for a table to sit.
Instead of buying, we opted to bring our own Chinese tea leaves. Light aromatic tea from China is compliment to a good meal of bak kut teh.
Ordering what we wanted was a breeze so was the service. We didn’t have to wait for long for our orders to arrive. Oddly, they tend to serve the ‘oily’ rice and ‘yau char kuai’ first instead of the main course.
As usual, although there were three of us, we ordered portion of two. It did look small and I could probably finish them by myself. In it, there were straw mushrooms, normal mushrooms, pork ribs, pork stomachs, pork intestines, fried bean curds and lettuce. With ample amount of herbs usage, the aromatic yet tasty soup wasn’t as overly thick compared to other stalls, but it wasn’t watery too. The pork meat was tender with slight herbal essence in it.
Judging by the amount that we were given, I had to order / top up extra meat to go with my extra plate of rice.
Ended with sipping aromatic tea and eating with my grandma at her favourite shop, it was a good enjoyable meal, I would say. The bill came up to RM40 which I think it’s pretty cheap. I’d probably have to pay more if I were to eat them in KL.