This was in 2017 when they were here…
…among the shops behind the Rejang Medical Centre. I was planning to go and try one fine day but the days became months, the months became years and I never did. Eventually, that outlet closed down and its place has been taken over by a coffee shop.
Well, it was Sunday again so I asked my girl where she wanted to go for lunch and when I suggested bak kut teh, literally translated as meat bone tea, she jumped at the idea saying that she had not had that for a long time now, not since 2017.
That was why we ended up at the new outlet of the aforementioned bak kut teh chain…
…at Rejang Park…
…which is quite near my house so it is quite convenient to go there.
We only asked for two bowls of rice (RM1.20 each)…
…to share and we ordered the bak kut teh, soup for 2 (RM22.00)…
…for which we could pick three types of meat to go into it and we also had the dry version for 2 (RM24.00)…
…also with three picks of meat.
Perhaps we should have ordered their single servings because we also ordered this fried pork belly dish (RM15.00)…
…and in the end, we did leave behind a bit of the meat – there was a bit too much for us to handle.
The pork belly was nice and between the two versions of the bak kut teh, we felt the soup version was nicer – there was a delightful herbal taste in the soup, not too strong but strong enough and very much to our liking. As a matter of fact, we even bought a packet of their herbs (RM15.90) to take home and one of these days, we are going to cook our own.
The ladies wanted the sweet potato leaves (RM7.00)…
…but since I have been planting my own at home and I pick them to cook while they are still very young and tender, I am not all that fond of the ones they serve outside, a bit difficult to chew and not as nice.
The ladies went for the fancy drinks on their menu – my girl had the longan jujube tea (RM4.00) and the mum had the Taiwan longan honey (RM4.00) while I stuck faithfully to my good ol’ kopi-o-peng (RM1.80).
The overall total added up to a whooping RM96.10 and of course, there I went thinking about all the other places that we could have gone to and enjoy the food a lot more with that kind of money. All in all, I would say it was a pretty good lunch though not anything that would get us rushing back for more all that soon and actually, we do prefer that other place in town, their dry version especially.
This outlet of the MASTER LEE KLANG CLAYPOT BAK KUT TEH (2.306941, 111.836912) is located among the Rejang Park shops in the block to the left of what-used-to-be a cinema between Sin Nang Leong General Store and King Hua Hair Salon.
9 thoughts on “Bone in the soup…”
Ya, really a lot of meat. Maybe next time instead of ordering fried pork belly, you can order sides like salted vegetables or beancurd sheets so won’t be too much meat to handle.
Nothing in the menu that tickled our fancy, just the usual…but I was attracted to the long bean omelette. Lucky thing we did not order, too much for just the three of us. Didn’t see any bean curd sheets.
BKT is one of my favourite especially those broth with herbal taste not just soy sauce. I love both version. Nice to have a plate of greens to go with the meat, otherwise it will be too much meat for a meal. Must get the real BKT herbs, then it will taste superb.
This is something right up your alley, eh? We’re not really crazy about bak kut teh…and especially at that kind of prices, we sure would not be going for it again all that soon. Lots of nicer things we can go for for much less.
There are some brands of bkt spices that are quite good like A1 or Tean. At one time, my missus cooked so often that I did not mind if I never saw bkt again in my life. I bought the spice pack here out of curiosity, try and cook our own and see how it turns out.
Oohh… I love BKT! But it can be pricey especially at the food court over here. It’s best to cook at home with those ready made herbal mix. I have tried adding extra slices of dong quai and it elevates the taste pretty much.
Yes, so easy to cook and some of those instant packs are quite good. Will add dong quai next time – I love its herbal taste.
ooo – i just checked and i haven’t had bak kut teh since june 2018 – more than a year already. thanks for the reminder! 😀
KY used to go for it all the time – does not seem all that regular these days.
There is a new bkt stall here calles Master BKT. Have not try it yet. Weather too warm for a warm bkt. Lol.
If we have bkt, hubby would usually order both dry and soup. Dry version is the spicy one. Haha. Your dry version not worth it, so little meat. I can count it. Lol.
Sweet potato, I am now loving it. Used to not touching and eating it in the past. Dont ask me why. I also dont know. Hehehe.
I plant my own, so very easy, just stick the stalks in the ground. Harvest to eat when still young and soft, much nicer.
There is just as little meat in the soup version and even then, we could not finish it all. I guess that speaks volumes as to how “very nice” it was.
I learned something new today – bak kut teh means meat bone tea! Thank you!
LOL!!! The direct translation!
oOoo fried version isn’t what I’ve seen before. The dried version seems to be a bit too wet tho.
Not really to our liking, the one here.