Monday, August 07, 2006

Sungai Way Bak Kut Teh

This happened a few weeks back... some colleagues and myself were having an intense craving for Bak Kut Teh. However we balked at the prospect of driving all the way down to Klang to sample the delicious herbal soup dish. Just as well because it's not impossible to find good BKT in the Klang Valley. Today wAntAn productions brings you to a very decent BKT place located in Sungai Way.

For the uninitiated, BKT is a very delightful concoction of pork (various meat cuts and/or internal organs) with a variety of mushrooms and dried bean curds thrown in for good measure served with an aromatic herbal soup base. Convention dictates BKT to be eaten with rice although a niche has developed whereby people eat them with noodles. A required add on for most BKT lovers is the Yau Jar Gwai which is basically fried dough sticks. Interesting note: translated literally the words Yau Jar Gwai mean Oil Fried Ghost!

There's a famous BKT shop in Sungai Way overlooking the Indian temple that people call Ah Sang Bak Kut Teh but that's not the one we're talking about today. Instead this place is located nearby Ah Sang. To get there go down the hill from where Ah Sang is. Make a turn on the first left turning and you will see the BKT shop on your right shortly. This BKT place is actually located inside a typical new village house. They converted the driveway into a restaurant. I don't know what it's called since I can't read Chinese but from what I know there are only two BKT places in Sungai Way so it should be easy enough to find.

Nyam Nyam... BKT with Gam Jam Gu (Golden Needle Mushrooms) and Yau Jar Gwai (Fried Dough Sticks). The total bill came up to RM 64 for 6 persons.

I haven't tried Ah Sang BKT so I can't give you a comparison but this place managed to serve up a BKT dish that was bursting to the seams with meat! Of course the fact that we ordered for six might have had something to do with it :)

I have only one minor complaint about the BKT here but it's more of a personal preference than anything. I would have preferred their soup to be more herbal-ly tasting. Otherwise this BKT shop is a few notches above what I used to frequent in Dengkil (here and here).

Oh and btw, here's a little tip for ordering BKT. At most BKT restaurants they have a tendency to overdo their portions. Always under-order a little or you probably won't be able to finish it. For example, if you have 3 persons eating then order 2 persons worth. If you have 6 persons then order for 5.

Also check out (these are about Ah Sang BKT... not the reviewed place):

posted by wyejon at Monday, August 07, 2006 (permalink) |

4 wise words from our readers:

a golden opinion from Anonymous Paul Tan

ah sang is good.

6:38 AM  

a golden opinion from Blogger KY

yeh, ah sang is very good. Will have to try this one though, wonder if it's only morning or do they serve at night too?

10:36 AM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

paultan: sounds like i gotta get my ass there!

ky: no idea about their opening time... we went there in the morning so if ya really wanna try it out going in the morning should be fine.

11:00 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger toniXe

ah sang is tops , try it soon !

11:53 AM  

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