Ladies and gentlemen …. this is my first article, on Bah Kut Teh. There’ll be more to come… in fact, I have one in mind right now …. just that, I haven’t visited that place yet .. hehe.

It’s not easy for me to write an article on Bah Kut Teh, especially when I practically grew up on these stuffs. I could tend to be a little biased … since I prefer Klang Bah Kut Teh over any others.


Anyway, almost anyone and everyone who can take “non-halal” food may have tasted Bak Kut Teh … one way or another, especially when it’s widely available in Malaysia. Go way up north to Penang … and you can find “Klang” Bak Kut Teh there. And zip back down south to Melaka or Johor, chances are you will also find “Klang” Bak Kut Teh available. Another advantage of being a Malaysian … good food is available anywhere, anytime. Once I had Ampang Yong Tau Foo in … err.. Penang. Don’t ask me why …. ha ha.


Since I am writing about Bak Kut Teh, I might as well add this article snippet about the origin of Bah Kut Teh … which was an excerpt taken from (dudes, don’t mind I “pinjam” your article)


Bak Kut Teh was invented by a gentleman from Quanzhou of the Fujian province in China. The secret recipe was passed to a friend who later went to Klang and became the first person to commercialize and sell Bak Kut Teh. The dish went on to become a famous dish and was copied and improved many times over. So according to this version the Hokkiens were the inventors of the dish. The Teochews came later and the main visual difference between the Hokkien and Teochew version of Bak Kut Teh is that the Hokkiens use dark soy sauce and thus the soup base is characteristically darker in colour. It is up to the individual’s taste buds which one tastes better.

Here’s another article that claims Bak Kut Teh originated from Singapore. Hmmm.

Done with that and now to the main topic, which is about Subang Teow Chew Claypot Bak Kut Teh stall … not in Klang, but in Bukit Jelutong .. Shah Alam. This place came highly recommended by one of my close buddy and we’ve been planning for AGES to go there. Having said that … the anticipation buildup was quite unexpected.


Anyway … the plan came through and we visited the place finally. As we arrived pretty early, there were not many customers … and we chose a good place with good lightings (for my sake). The place looks pretty much like a construction canteen shack but otherwise, quite clean.


Well … to cut it short, there were not much of a choice when it comes to ordering Bah Kut Teh …. it’s served in claypots, hence you only get to select the serving size (depending on the headcount) and what extra ingredients to add or not to .. i.e. mushrooms, dried bean curd skins etc. Then there’s the extras such as steamed vegetable dishes and there’s even Assam Fish (didn’t order that one though). We ordered a cold Tofu dish instead … which is surprisingly good. Then again, it’s a very simple dish to prepare … light soy sauce, green onions with a sprinkle of dried prawns …


I think I might be a little one-sided especially when it comes to reviewing this place. Reason ? I prefer Hokkien Bak Kut Teh … which has thicker, and more herbal tasting soup. It has more soft, fatty meat with huge bones whilst Teow Chew Bak Kut Teh has clearer and not too herbal taste. But having said that, some may like it otherwise. So, don’t quote every word from me ….



Bukit Jelutong, Shah Alam
(Opposite the Esso Petrol Station along the main road heading to Sungai Buloh)

  1. Tamie Said,

    I still think the Bak Kut Teh in Klang next to MBB is the best!!! I love thick soup. Recently, I tried another new Bak Kut Teh Shop in Sunway near my office and it’s not too bad. The soup is quite thick. This Sungai Buloh Bak Kut Teh was a dissapointment as my friend told me it’s the best! Guess the quality has gone down. The picture looks great but the taste is not good.


  2. daphne Said,

    oo.. I miss a good bak kut teh! You hv good picture taking skills! they look very yummy.


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  4. Jason Said,

    I have been to this Bah Kut Teh stall, with Boss Stewie. Heh! Their bean curd skins are excellent.


  5. jason aka ipohwav3 Said,

    Now that’s what I call complete BKT meal! My friends always omit the greens when doing BKT session. Hmm…


  6. Lu Said,

    do you know where got the best bak kut teh around klang valey?
    i am interest to test the bak kut teh and i try so any in klang area.please recommend the place if posible i need the add for the shop and direction to go there.tq


  7. Eugene Said,

    Where is this bak kut teh in sunway?
    Next time post with some description or address la..
    Now make ppl hungry only


  8. miko Said,

    erm,can u post in the address, thx


  9. cl Said,

    i think u should try Yew Chian Haw BKT…it is the best so far i have tested…i purchase it from tesco…it has lots or variety besides BKT 2


  10. xin Said,

    ah.. now i m craving for some bkt. Found your site while googling for bkt. nice pics!

    xin’s last blog post..Umai-ya Japanese Restaurant


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