Hey, foodies! Today, we’re covering bak kut teh, a hot sizzling pot of wholesomeness that’s not only good for the rainy weather but in fact, for any time at all! Despite being forgotten from the list of must-eat foods in Malaysia, bak kut teh has managed to garnish countless fans over the years as youngsters nowadays have grown to love this hundred years old dish as well. Follow us along as we bring you along to discover some of the very best bak kut teh in town!
10 Bak Kut Teh Spots in KL
1. Sun Fong Bak Kut Teh
Excellently portioned, the meat is not only juicy but tender to boot. Their signature dry bak kut teh is popular amongst loyal patrons for its delicious dark sauce, going perfectly together with plain rice. As for the soup version, rest assured that the broth is always thick and consistent throughout your visits!
📍 37, Medan Imbi, Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
🕐 7am – 11pm (Except on Sun), 8am – 11pm (Sun)
2. Ban Lee 萬利肉骨茶餐室
The tenderness of the big bone’s meat is enough to satisfy anyone who steps into this place and the thick soup is a dream come true for many. Surprisingly, their steamed chicken is also a big hit with the customers. Don’t forget to dip the free yao zhar guai into the soup for an even more pleasant taste!
📍 222, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, 51200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
🕐 5.30am – 3.30pm; 5.30pm – 3.30am (Daily)
3. Ka Ka 家家肉骨茶
Highly treasured by the locals as a gem, it has since become a usual spot for dinner-goers because of its yummy bak kut teh. The taste of the flavourful soup is already delectable itself, can you imagine pairing it with the pork rib?! They too offer dishes other than bak kut teh so maybe you can try them the next time you’re there!
📍 Jalan Kepong, Taman Kepong, 52100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
🕐 4.30pm – 4.30am (Daily)
4. Kheong Kee Bak Kut Teh
Other than trying out their mind-blowing-good bak kut teh, another dish you owe it to them to order is undoubtedly their Chinese yellow wine chicken soup. If you’re a soup person, you can’t afford to miss out on either way. Did you know that they also serve vegetarian bak kut teh with the highest quality ingredients? No? Well, now you do so go wild with the information!
📍 70G & 70A, Jalan Pandan Indah 4/6b, Pandan Indah, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Selangor.
🕐 10.30am – 1am (Daily)
5. Kim Tek Bak Kut Teh
Each pot is filled to the brim with a generous amount of ingredients that won’t leave any space in your stomach. From pork ribs, pork meat, mushrooms, vegetables to intestines, you name it they got it. The meat has fully absorbed the flavour of the soup so every mouthful is of a burst of herbal taste!
📍 26, Jalan 3/1 A, Taman Kepong Indah, 68100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
🕐 6am – 2pm (Daily)
6. Fatty Bak Kut Teh & Fish Head
As you can tell from the name of the shop itself, they’re not only sought-after for their delicious bak kut teh but also their heavenly ginger steamed fish head that is both exciting to the palate and a unique flavour on the table. The sauce of the fish head is so good and nutritious that customers just drink it like soup!
📍 5, Jalan Klang Lama, Pusat Dagangan 3rd Mile Square, 58100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
🕐 6pm – 4am (Closed on Tue)
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7. Yik See Ho Bak Kut Teh
Operating for almost three decades, they’re always one of the tops of every ba kut teh recommendation lists out there. Mixtures of pork ribs, belly and other ingredients of your choice, stir-fried with their in-house recipe topped with heavenly soup base, dried chillies, garlic and long beans, went on to be served in the piping hot clay pot. Nowhere else can you find this delicacy according to the owners!
📍 20, Jalan Landak, Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
🕐 11am – 11pm (Closed on Mon)
8. Ah Sang Bak Kut Teh
The soup here has a milder taste which is more suitable to be treated as a daily supplemental herbal soul compared to other places, definitely a healthier version. Besides that, they really do come through with impressive meat cut selections like pork belly, pork three layer, pork ribs and pork lean meat. Their famous fried beancurd should always be on your must-order list!
📍 Seri Setia, Sungai Way, 531, Jalan SS 9a/12, Ss 9a, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
🕐 8.30am – 2pm (Daily)
9. Samy & Ah Her Bak Kut Teh
The tenderness and juiciness of the meat here are no joke so if you’re looking a bak kut teh that ticks off both said criteria, this where you should head to. All the customers that come to their restaurants almost always have a delightful time, so we totally recommend you drop today!
📍 1, Jalan Lang, Taman Berkeley, 41150 Klang, Selangor.
🕐 8am – 2pm (Closed on Mon)
10. Minji Bak Kut Teh
Not your typical kind of dark-coloured bak kut teh, Minji serves more of the herbal type so the colour of the soup may look a little underwhelming but it’s actually very flavourful with enough taste of the pork meat. We think that it’s a fantastic choice for both lunch and dinner!
📍 7-6, Jalan Sungai Besi, Pudu, 57100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
🕐 9.30am – 9pm (Daily)
It’s sad that we’ve come to an end, but we sure hope that you’d enjoy these places that we’ve suggested. Tell us about your dining experience and if you would like to add on to the list, feel free to notify us in the comment section below. See you, foodies!
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