Yay, in honour of this inauguration food review, I will post about my most favourite Bak Kut Teh (BKT) from Klang aka 'Klang's Under the Bridge Bak Kut Teh'. It's not literally under the bridge but it's the corner shop by the flyover bridge hence the name.
My family and I have been patron of this shop for the past 20 years as we used to stay in Shah Alam. However since moving to Seri Kembangan, we have been frequent it less and less. Nevertheless, once in a while when we have visitor out-of-town requested for BKT recommendation, we will try our best to make that 45km travel.
LGB parents are in town and we thought to recommend them this; the real true Klang BKT!
Storefront photo. You can see the chef is picking and chopping part of pork that was being ordered.
From left top clockwise, *STAR ORDER* big bone (RM10), stewed eggs (RM4), stewed tofu (RM6) and they substitute soft bones as they ran out of pork ribs (RM10). *I ain't complaining cos it's as good!*
LGB parents are watching out for the cholesterol level hence I only order 2 plates of meat for 4 persons. Usually I will order 1 plate for each pax without the tofu and egg. The tofu was quite disappointing as it was not stewed long enough to absorb the essence of the soup.
The current chef is already their 3rd generation son and I noted the soup is not as thick as I remember it to be. I guess 古早味 always taste better.
This BKT is of darker colour and I never like the other type of BKT which is of lighter soup as they don't put in dark soy sauce. *somewhat bashful* After years of being proud of knowing the real true Klang BKT, Wikipedia educated me that there are two clans that cook BKT differently ie. Hokkien cooks with stronger meat flavour and dark soy sauce while Teochew cooks it lighter with peppery taste.
Fried onion cooked with the rice (RM1.50/plate) that gives it nice wafting fragrant and Chinese tea (RM3/tea bag) is a must companion to wash down the amount of fat in this pork-laden dish. You can bring your own tea leaves.
Oh! I forgot the you-tiao (yao char kwai) picture which is also a must companion to be dipped and eat along with the soup which cost RM2/plate.
All in all, I'm glad that LGB parents agree with my recommendation as we order 6 plates of rice for 4. :-D
Summary of review :
Taste - 4/5
Ambience - 2/5 (It has the grandfather's-time-coffee-shop feel but the paint is peeling off the wall lah)
Hygiene - 2/5 (Lucky their kitchen is at the storefront hence I can assure the food hygiene is met but I don't dare to go to their toilet if it's not too urgent.)
Value for money - 4.5/5 (Our total spending cost us less than RM11 per person. *Where to find?*)
Details of the restaurant :
Name : Restoran Seng Huat Bak Kut Teh
Address : Jalan Besar, Kawasan 1, 41000 Klang, Selangor.
GPS Location : 3.0434026,101.4482494
Phone no. : 012 3098 303 / 012 3855 154
Operation hours : 7.30am - 1.00pm & 5.30 - 8.30pm
Table Wait Time: 20 minute(s)
Date of Visit: Jun 14, 2015
Spending per head: Approximately RM11(早餐)Other Ratings:
Value for Money 5