Thursday, April 28, 2011

Klang Bak Kut Teh (BKT) Crawl - Teluk Pulai (Pottery) Ba Kut Teh

I did not know that Bak Kut Teh has an entry on Wikipedia :) But anyways, supposedly it was introduced in Singapore, and then someone brought it to Klang and made it a gazillion times better. Whatever the real history though, there's no denying that it's generally accepted that Klang has the best BKT places.

Having grown up in KK and JB respectively, the darling and I are late bloomers to the Klang BKT scene. Heck, we didn't even go to Teluk Pulai BKT til recently. Better late than never, though, right?

We start off with Chinese Tea - 茶王 (literally 'King of Tea') this meal. To be honest, I can't really taste the difference between all the different types of tea. Maybe one of these days I ought to do a tea tasting - steep a few pots and then sip each cup to taste the differences. Anyone wanna join? :D

Some vegetables - onion oil you mak - just to keep my conscience happy that I have tried to balance my meat intake with a bit of greens.

The real star of the show though is, of course, the Bak Kut Teh. I personally prefer eating the 'claypot' style where everything is mixed up in a big claypot, over the 'small individual bowl' styles a-la Pao Xiang BKT.

Meaty goodness, with lots of soup to drench the rice in :)

Now here's the problem ... we found Teluk Pulai too salty for our tastes. The vegetables had too much oyster sauce (i.e. too salty). The BKT soup, although being flavorful and tasty, was also too salty to comfortably drink without worrying about my hair dropping. Heck, even the rice was salty - was it boiled in salt water?

And the price was MYR50.00 for the both of us, which in my opinion is a tad bit overpriced.

So for us, the rankings for our Klang BKT crawl up til now are (yes ... we've only been to these two places so far):

1. Fong Keow BKT
2. Teluk Pulai BKT

Do sound off in the comments if you've got any particular favorites in Klang so we can go try it the next time we're there!

To get to Teluk Pulai, take the Federal Highway towards Klang/Shah Alam. Immediately after the second tollbooth, turn left off the highway and you'll see Teluk Pulai BKT at the shophouses on your right.


  1. alas, i've never eaten BKT at klang before. the closest i've come to it is that stall in hutong that sells it =)

  2. LOVE bakuteh.. this TP one looks like a good one to check out. Thanks for the tip;)

  3. Hi,
    Agree a little pricey. Should try this one on Meru Road,
    Quite good and price reasonable.

    There is one Telok Pulai BKT in Puchong, old town near Tractors Malaysia.

  4. actually some of the tea do taste very difference.

    kok bou, pu erh , kok hwa actually taste very different eh.

    and drink tea is good :D

  5. @sam: kok bou and kok hwa is chrysanthemum, those flowers already so the taste super different. but between strict tea varieties i cannot taste lah, ha ha.