bookmark_borderRestoran Mo Sang Kor (毛山稿肉骨茶), Klang

In Klang, there are plenty of bak kut teh (BKT) joints, abundance of them at each section of Klang and you probably need a few set of fingers to count them all. It is the place to go if you are going to have some authentic flair. It is after all the birth place of the legendary dish. The birth place may be controversial but we Malaysians do take pride of our local foods as much as the folks at down south.

Bak Kut Teh

Some of these BKT joints are in a class of their own while some are just filling up the spillover. Some will be flooded with (loyal and new) customers during peak hours and/or at all times while some are hoping for better crowd from time to time to cover their cost.

Restoran Mo Sang Kor, Klang

Joining the top group is Restoran Mo Sang Kor. Or maybe this shop is in a class of its own now. Anyway, it started out in a single shop lot but with customers bursting out of it over the years, it has extended to another lot. The owners are a friendly lot… when they are free but I can’t guarantee that when the restaurant is packed with hungry customers. Not sure whether it was timing or pure luck, the restaurant was just half filled when I was there on Saturday morning, 9am. But don’t take my word for it. Go early or risk having sold out completely…

Opening Hours at Mo Sang Kor

The rules of engagement is simple. Grab a table, choose your tea (or bring your own) and order your favourite cut such as the rib, soft bones, the leg and/or lean meat. Whilst it may sound simple and straightforward, patience is perhaps the key factor to dine at this restaurant.

Pot of Bak Kut Teh

This is due to the fact that at the work station lies only one or two large pot at a time. If your favourite cut is not available, then you’re out of luck… or you have to wait for the next fresh pot (from the kitchen). The time span to wait to be served may vary but let’s just say that waiting for 30 minutes or more is pretty much norm here.

Bak Kut Teh

Here, they serve by bowl per portion. Some may like it and some may prefer the all-in-one claypot style. But the purists may detest at the sight of claypot for such legendary dish. But then again, it’s debatable amongst experts. Each portion starts from RM9 onwards and it is filled with your favourite cuts.

Pork Intestines

In the same bowl, you will realise that it is filled with probably one third of herbal broth. Asking for more broth is perhaps an unspoken taboo because as I mentioned previously, each pot has that much of broth only and they are really limited. Or else, how do you supposed to get such thick, savoury slurp-worthy porky broth if weren’t for the precise measurements?


The meat has probably gone through hours of slow simmering in the herbal broth and lifting off from its bone is effortless. The rice is perhaps something they could improve on as I was served with white rice and they were slightly lumpy/mushy.

Work station at Mo Sang Kor, Klang

So… how do they fare? Well… it is hard to compare them with the ones (here) I usually go to. But for the quality broth itself, despite its really limited quantity, this definitely wins hands down.

Address :
41, Jalan Bangau,
Taman Berkeley,
41150 Klang,

GPS Coordinates: 3.060285, 101.464983

bookmark_borderIn Tangkak – Kedai Makanan & Minuman Jia Jia Bah Kuet Teh

Before turning off at Ayer Keroh exit, we made detour and travelled further down south to the quiet town of Tangkak. It is the northern part of Johor, close to the state of Melaka. It takes about 20 minutes by car from Ayer Keroh toll to reach to the heart of town. It is famously known as the ‘fabric town’ due to the abundance of cloth shops.

Jia Jia Bah Kuet Teh , Tangkak

However, that said, we weren’t there to buy fabrics. No… we were there for one thing and one thing only that is to feast at Jia Jia Bah Kuet Teh. It is said that this stall is famous amongst the locals and probably the best of them lot…. in Tangkak.

Jia Jia Bah Kuet Teh, Tangkak

The shop was spacious yet clean and despite of the size, most (if not all) tables were taken when we arrived at about 10AM. However, we did not need to wait for long to grab an empty table and order our dishes. We did not have to wait long either for our food to arrive as they were served within 5 ~ 10 minutes.

Bah Kuet Teh by Jia Jia, Tangkak

Being blessed to reside in Klang Valley with abundance of delicious bak kut teh especially the ones from Klang (like Teluk Pulai or Pao Xiang), plus I did not have any expectations at all, I was surprised by their version. Served in claypot, it has the usual suspects in it; pork ribs, belly, stomach, intestines, mushrooms, beancurds and a handful of chopped romaine lettuce. The meat was a-okay but I did not like the intestines because I felt like they were not washed properly and hence, the texture and taste. But that aside, the soup was delicious, intense with Chinese herbs and pork essence.

Yam Rice by Jia Jia Bah Kuet Teh, Tangkak

Pickled Vegetables by Jia Jia Bah Kuet Teh, Tangkak

The yam rice was just under par; bland and mushy but I was told that it is usually quite alright compared to what we had on that day. The pickled vegetables were normal; perfect to whet your taste buds but the braised chicken feet were amazing!

Braised Chicken Feet by Jia Jia Bah Kuet Teh, Tangkak

Despite being on the sweet side, these collagen-packed feets were moreish. It was an easy eat as the skin fell off the bones easily. The chopped garlic and chili gave a slight kick to the dish. We had two portions while contemplating on the third.

Bak Kut Teh at Jia Jia, Tangkak

The overall bill was RM32 with a pot of tea. We wanted to drop by another shop for wan tan mee but we were too full that we decided to skip it all together and travelled back to Melaka. Besides that, prior to this, we bought some pork buns which may have contributed to our filled tummy.

Address :
38, Jalan Kemajuan,
Off Jalan Payamas,
(a road opposite the Post Office)
84900 Tangkak,

GPS Coordinates : 2.272898,102.544702

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