Way too early…

Yes, we did it again – showing up at a place way too early for lunch. LOL!!!

There is this bak kut teh place…

Master Lee Klang Claypot Bak Kut Teh

…among the shops behind the medical centre where my mum stayed for over a month. This restaurant used to be here but early last year, they moved to their own building in that same area a stone’s throw away. After they vacated that place, these bak kut teh people moved in and if I am not mistaken, this is one of their outlets in town – I think they have at least three or more.

I have never dropped by to try though so I would not know whether they are any good or not. My favourite so far would be the one here

(Klang) claypot bak kut teh

…(I did not take note to see but it looks like this place now has a different name from what it used to be known as before). However, when we went at around 10 something that rainy morning last week, I did not have bak kut teh in mind and in fact, I was thinking of trying the vegetarian chap fan (mixed rice) there but no, the display cabinet at the stall was still empty so we had no choice but to go for something else instead.

My missus had the pek koi (rice cake) with cangkuk manis (RM4.50)…

Pek koi with cangkuk manis

…from one of the stalls there and she said it was nice, her first time eating that fried with the vegetable.

Yes, I stuck faithfully to the bak kut teh, dry (RM11.00)…

Bak kut teh, dry

…and it came out steaming hot and yes, it was as nice as I remembered it to be, with a mild hint of belacan (dried prawn paste) and I even spotted some ikan bilis (dried anchovies)…

Ikan bilis

…in it.

Actually, one can specify what  kind of meat one wants but I did not do that and I got pork belly…

Bak kut teh, dry - pork belly

…which was fine by me, once in a while but I did think the price was a bit steep for that single serving, plus an extra RM1.30 for the rice, even though there was quite a lot and should be enough for two. With two rice, that would add up to RM13.60, RM6.80 per person which I would consider pretty reasonable but of course, you will have to find someone willing to have the same thing and share with you.

By the time we finished eating, all the dishes at the vegetarian stall were ready…like magic. They probably cooked everything at home and they only had to take everything out to display when the time came. It sure looked very nice, I must say – the slices of fish actually looked like fish! I guess that would have to wait till the next time we are in that part of town again…

(KLANG) CLAYPOT BAK KUT TEH (2.291174, 111.826318) is located along Causeway, now Jalan Sanyan, in the block of shops straight ahead if you are coming from the Sibu Town Square, along the road between the back of RH Hotel and Wisma Sanyan.

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