Here are the tales of the BKT trail I did with two friends earlier this month.
What you need:
- A car (because this is no walkabout trail)
- Up to a car full of people craving for BKT
- 3 hours of your precious Saturday morning (excluding traveling time to meet at the first point and departing from the last point)
- RM40 per person
- A hurricane of hunger
- Bring your own tea leaves if you prefer
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#1 B. H. Bak Kut Teh
Address: Jalan Batu Unjur (off Jalan Young), Pandamaran, Klang
Located along Jalan Batu Unjur, this restaurant serves individual bowls of BKT rather a huge pot for sharing. According to another Klang friend, this is the authentic way of serving Klang BKT.
We arrived considerably late at 9.30 a.m. to find the big pot of goodness already almost empty.
The veggie-less bowl of soup had a powdery texture, probably because it is the last bit of soup before the end of the pot. Ai Lin said this one is more herbal than the usual ones around which is great for me, personally. Nevertheless, it was a great start to the day with not too much soup and hence, not overly filling.
One minor downside: there wasn't any youtiao (a type of Chinese fried breadstick) in sight. But I guess that's because there's already a lot going on in that small bowl so there is no need for youtiao.
#2 Ah Soon Bak Kut Teh
Address: 17, Persiaran Pegaga, Taman Bayu Perdana, 42000 Klang
This pot required sharing and had a more smooth, oily texture to it. It is served with fresh, green lettuce and had straw mushrooms.
You can tell from the picture that its texture is thick, smooth and clear sort of. Also, I forgot to grab a picture upon its arrival which explains why the pot is not full. On a personal note, I would rank this the 3rd based on its soup because it's just too ... smooth.
This is located not very far from the first stop.
#3 Weng Heong Bak Kut Teh
Address: 28 - 30, Jalan 5, Kawasan 16, Taman Intan, Klang
Bias: it was the second time I've been here and it still lives up to its standards despite being located next to the more "well-known" BKT just door (which I have not yet tried).
I'm not sure how else to describe this besides that it somehow all 3 of us preferred this BKT, of course judging from the soup. To be even more specific, it was like the perfect balance of flavors and texture compared the the first one which was too powdery and the second which was too smooth.
As it was our third and final stop, we felt obliged to order the dry BKT as well - a relief from the same flavors we've been having all morning.
All in all, we managed to visit 3 places in 3 hours, which sounds like a rush but go at your own pace by all means! :)