Before this, I could not remember the last time I had bak kut teh from Klang for breakfast. I guess it has been that long that I could not remember the exact month, let alone the date although I do remember the day (it was a Saturday). But occasionally, in between that long period, I did actually get my bak kut teh dosage albeit not as tasty as the ones from Klang.

And on one fine (but busy) Saturday morning, the day has come to fulfill my cravings for the much touted and loved by Klang folks; bak kut teh.

Pao Xiang Bak Kut Teh

Reputed for its cooking technique, Pao Xiang Bak Kut Teh is no stranger to bak kut teh arena. Their business are that good that they have expanded to more than 10 outlets around the Klang Valley dishing out bowls of herbal porky goodness for its loyal customers’ enjoyment / consumption.

Pao Xiang Bak Kut Teh

Unlike the one I usually go to, Pao Xiang Bak Kut Teh serve the porky goodness in individual bowls instead of having everything in a (huge) claypot. It’s a good thing I would say as the less important stuffs such as vegetables and mushrooms that can be found in the claypot will dilute the flavour of the soup. Besides, by this way, I’d know the amount of meat (and other stuff) they serve per bowl. In other words, they won’t skimp on the meat by giving more straw mushrooms, beancurds, lettuce and what’s not in it. Speaking of which, they do not have any in the bowl although they do offer vegetables that goes by per plate.

Burner

Another interesting that I found was that there was a tiny burner beneath each bowl to warm the dish. Although I do not think it will add much heat to the dish since we sat in air-condition area, but I have to give them brownie points for presentation wise.

Rice

Chinese Tea

Chinese tea. The mandatory drink for any bak kut teh session to ease down the oily fatty affair. As usual, we brought our own tea leaves and hence, we were charged RM0.50 per person for warm water.

Bak Kut Teh

We ordered 2 types of meat and 2 types of spare part dishes on that day. Pai Kut (排骨), Luan Kut (软骨), Pig Stomach (肚) and Teng Kia (肠子). Each bowl was filled to the brim with the exception of Pai Kut as they were bigger and longer than the bowl they were in.

Luan Kut

Luan Kut (软骨)

Pai Kut

Pai Kut (排骨)

Safe to say, I liked the soup as much as I liked the one from my usual hunt. It was intense, aromatic and flavourful yet it wasn’t overpowering or bitter whilst it has the natural sweetness from the pork itself. Although we didn’t ask for any, the soup is refillable upon request (with extra charge, maybe). The meat was cooked nicely; fork tender and tasty.

Layered Intestines

Intestines (肠子)

Pig Stomach

Pig Stomach (肚)

The only gripe we had was the layered intestines. Somehow, it has bitter aftertaste from it. The soup itself wasn’t spared either as it was slightly bitter compared to others. According to them, they weren’t sure either to what causes the intestines to be bitter. The pig stomach was alright though. Another tiny issue was the You Tiao (油条). Although it was crispy on the exterior and soft inside, it was slightly sweet compared to others.

You Tiao

You Tiao (油条)

Priced at RM8.50 per bowl (it may vary according to the location of the branch / shop) except for the You Tiao (油条), I enjoyed the meal thoroughly. The environment of the shop was clean and comfortable with the option of sitting in air-condition area or outside shaded area. The service was prompt. Now that I have another shop / restaurant in my Bak Kut Teh list, I wouldn’t mind coming here again and again and again… if time permits.

Address:
No. 51, Lebuh Bangau,
Taman Berkeley,
41150 Klang,
Selangor Darul Ehsan.
Tel. Number : +603 3343 9869 / +603 3344 9869

P.S.: Checkout their Facebook page for other outlets’ location / address.




01 December 2010 · 2 comments · Categories: Travel

I guess it was at the end of September (or beginning of October) when I realised that I still have yet to use the voucher for a free night stay (plus breakfast for two) at Hotel Maya. It was the same voucher which I won beginning of the year thru NST contest. Well, not wanting to waste it neither did I have anyone in mind who needed it, I booked for a night stay at the said hotel.

Access Card

It was also the same time that I realised that the voucher entitled me to stay at their Deluxe suite. To be honest, at first, I thought that I would be staying in an ordinary room like any other hotels have to offer. That was when the words of ‘Deluxe Suite’ printed on the voucher struck me and the description of the room (from their website) made me kinda speechless.

Deluxe Suite Overview

Situated opposite of Zouk (a clubbing scene) and walking distance to KLCC, Hotel Maya is probably one of those hotels which offers a suite-style room instead of a tiny / normal room in city centre. Although it doesn’t sound any smaller at all, their smallest room would be a Studio room / suite while the biggest would be Executive suite. Or maybe it’s the other way round.

Entrance

Whichever way it is, the room that I got was a Deluxe Suite. You have no idea how awestruck I was when I stepped into the room. Yes, I know I’m a jakun. Heh! Stepping into the room, there is a table beside that serves as working table. Yes, there is LAN cable for internet connection (and no, I didn’t bother to test the speed though. But it was decent). Besides, there is WiFi service throughout the hotel hence, no worries if you have more than one laptop to connect to the net. What I liked about the table was that it was moveable and hence you can drag forward and backwards without moving your chair.

Deluxe Suite

Beside the table is where the ‘living room’ located. There lies comfortable couch with a television and DVD player placed right in front for viewing pleasure.

TV Channels

Television Set & DVD Player

And since there is a DVD player, the hotel actually has a collection of movie DVDs for hotel guests for rental (with no extra charge but limited to 4 hours only). A good service, I would say.

Bed

And here is the bed. A king-size bed. A freaking big bed that could fit 3 average-size human beings. And I had it all by myself. I felt like jumping on the bed but I guess the bed will break due to my weight. The only issue I had was the position of the bed. It was placed perpendicularly to the television set and hence, I can’t enjoy my movie while lying on the bed. What a bummer! Nevertheless, it was a bliss…

Walk-In Closet

Walk-In Closet

Located beside the bed is where the walk-in closet and the shower room are. The wardrobe cupboard is bigger than I expected as it could easily fit my entire clothing collection in there. And there is a small safety deposit box for you to keep your valuable belongings safely. I’m not too sure if there was a ironing broad inside but I guess you can request for that from the service desk.

Styling Station

There are two basins in the room. The one above is located beside the cupboard inside the walk-in closet. Odd placing but I guess it is a place where you could wash your hands or treat it as styling / make-up station. Hairdryer is provided as well.

Bathroom (Dry Area)

And this is the actual shower room whereby the basin and toilet are in the dry area. You have to pass by the walk-in closet to get into the bathroom.

Toiletries

Basic toiletries were provided. Shampoo, conditioner, bath foam, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrush, shower cap, shaver, 3 different type of soap bars and etc. What’s more is that the bar of soap is 4~5 times larger than the tiny / cube ones you would normally get in other hotels. And there are 3 of them, different kinds.

Bathroom (Wet Area)

The wet area consists of a huge bathtub and a shower area. And they are at separate spot. At the shower area, as you can see from the photo above, the large shower head is situated right above the ceiling. And there is a separate smaller shower head if you want a thorough cleaning.

All in all, I enjoyed the stay. The room was spacious and clean. There were all the basic needs one would need. King-size bed, separated dry and wet bathroom as well walk-in closet were all in the suite. Check-in was a breeze and the staffs were friendly. Plus, free parking is provided for hotel guests. Looking at the price, I guess it is targeting the working class group especially those who are on business trip in Kuala Lumpur. It is located at a good spot (10 mins walk from KLCC) although it might get a lil noisy due to the club scene which is opposite of the road. And honestly, I could spend my entire time in there without stepping out of the suite.

Bed

Gosh, I miss it now… especially the bed. Big comfy bed.

Address :
138, Jalan Ampang,
50450 Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia.

Website : http://www.hotelmaya.com.my
Email: info@hotelmaya.com.my
Reservations Number : +603 2711 8866
Hotel Fax: +603 2711 9966
Reservation Fax: +603 2711 2277