The Original Klang Bak Kut Teh (non-halal)

Monday, April 10, 2006

Bak Kut Teh(BKT) is one of the most popular Malaysian food. Klang, where PasanKia live is famous of BKT, there are over 200 BKT shops and hawker stalls in Klang! (unofficial count)

A lot of people believe Klang is the origin of BKT, you can see some BKT shop branded as Klang BKT in Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Johor Bahru, or even in Singapore! Well, some story telling that BKT is acutally invented by a guy from Guan Zhou, China. The BKT recipe then passed to a friend, and the friend of the inventor came to Klang and commercialize the BKT. Hence, everyone is believe Klang was the origin because Klang was the first place to sell BKT.

From what I know, there are at least 2 variation of BKT:

  1. Soupy, savoury with strong taste of herbs. Almost all BKT in Klang are classified in this type.
  2. Soupy, savoury with less taste of herbs. You can find this type of BKT in KL, JB and Singapore.

On serving style, there are 2 type:
  1. Serve in octagonal bowls. This is how BKT was serve originally.
  2. Serve in clay pot. Clay pot become more popular these day as Clay pot can keep the head, plus normally serve with other ingredients like vegetables, button mushrooms, golden needle mushroom, fried bean curd strips and etc.
Octagonal bowls BKT usually taste richer than clay pot BKT. This is due to clay pot added other ingredients to neutralize the taste.

Saturday morning, eatinout and SG drive all the way to Klang for BKT, it was 7:30am in the morning! We went to the original shop where BKT started, call Kedai Makanan Teck Teh, it's commonly known as "the store under the bridge" in Klang. Teck Teh has been around for more than 60 years (I dunno the exact age), the current owner is the 3rd generation.

Teck Teh restaurant occupied in a pre-war building. Can you see the Ah Pek in front of the photo? He told me he has been eating Teck Teh BKT since young. I do notice all Teck Teh's customers are older generation too :p

Uncle is preparing BKT for customer

The BKT we ordered

So, how does the Teck Teh BKT taste? Well, the soup was fine with me, but the meat was too dry and hard, due to I ordered the non-fat meat :p I can't comment much, do check out eatinout for his comment.

Kedai Makanan Teck Teh
Last shop in Jalan Stesen Satu, 41800 Klang.

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Ohh... Klang BKT..u can even find them at Haatnai, Thailand. I swear i tried it before.

jyau said...
4/10/2006 3:58 PM  

also check out "DRIED" bak kut teh in klang. its behind Klang Parade. one of my fav's as the BKT is spicy!! yum yum!!

Shan said...
4/10/2006 10:53 PM  

jyau: you been to hatyai? What did u do there huh? :p

shan: you're right, I reckon few places in Klang sell dried BKT..
Well, they call it Dried BKT, but actually I don't classify it as BKT, it's just kind of braised meat.. what do u think?
I might want to check out how the dried BKT cooked.

whistler said...
4/11/2006 12:05 AM  

It looks different from what we had out of Klang..Must go to try the real Klang BKT

4/12/2006 12:23 AM  

kampungboycitygal: you're right, usually people come to Klang for clay pot BKT, I only find this BKT serve in octagonal bowl in some old shop or hawker stall.

whistler said...
4/12/2006 6:16 PM  

oh! this shop ! we call it 'au kuey'.. oh btw i'm from klang as well..

swee said...
5/10/2006 3:38 PM  

I need to have this.

KY said...
1/18/2017 9:14 AM  

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