Weng Heong Bah Kut Teh

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Have I ever mentioned that I grew up in Klang? Yup, true-blue Klang boy. Stayed in Teluk Gadung. Went to school at La Salle Klang. Hung out at Emporium Makan and Great Wall. Back in those days, there were no Starbucks or Dome. McD’s was the most “happening” place to be seen. If you’re unsure of all those places I mentioned, ask anyone from Klang who took their SPM in 1989. They’ll vouch for me.

Yup, I miss those days. But of course, what I miss most was weekend family outings to my favorite Bak Kut Teh shop in Pandamaran. We used to compete for the most plates of rice we could finish and you could see stacks of plates after we finish our meals. Sad to say, my favorite shop was long gone. And I stopped enjoying Bah Kut Teh ever since. I just couldn’t find anyone that could make Bak Kut Teh that good …. anymore. And I moved out from Klang …..

Nah …. just kidding. I moved out of Klang a long time ago, after graduating college to look for a job in the city. I still visit Klang occasionally but not as often as I wished to.

But recently, I stumbled upon another good Bak Kut Teh outlet in Klang. And suddenly, I am visiting Klang more often again.

The place is Restoran Weng Heong which is located at Taman Intan, Klang. Drive around Taman Intan and chances are you will easily find more than 5 other Bak Kut Teh outlets including the popular Teluk Pulai Bak Kut Teh. So what’s so different about Weng Heong? Well, externally you won’t spot much since all Bak Kut Teh shops look alike. Simple setups, plastic chairs and tables, kettles with hot water and practically no decorations whatsoever in the shop. You’ll find out the difference when you sink your teeth for the first bite. But first, you have to know how to order your food.

Ordering is simple enough if you know how to. Everyone has a personal preference when Bak Kut Teh is concerned. There are those who watch their diets …. i.e. they only take lean meat. With all the oily stuffs in the soup, I wonder how ‘lean’ can the meat be. But generally, you’ll need to know what you want to order. You make your order by specifying the “cuts” of pork that you want : fatty, lean, half-fat / half-lean, ribs, leg, spare parts (meaning intestines, stomach etc). My favorite is the leg and knuckle.

And if you’re into bones, just order “big bones” and this is what you get. Trust me, you’re need some sort of ‘skills’ to really enjoy this choice of cut.

So what makes a good Bak Kut Teh. Again, this is personal preference but I’d like to share mine. 2 things to determine the quality of a good Bak Kut Teh. First is the soup, since that is the first taste. My choice of soup has to be thick with strong herbal taste that leaves a sticky after-taste in your mouth. Second is the meat. A good Bak Kut Teh chef knows how long it takes to cook the meat to a perfect taste that practically melts in your mouth. Read this … you can practically suck the meat off the bones. Now, that’s a good Bak Kut Teh. According to me, that is ……

Anyway, here’s the address to Weng Heong.

Restoran Weng Heong Bak Kut Teh
28, 30, Jalan 5,
Kawasan 16,
Taman Intan,
Klang, Selangor
Tel : 012-382 4408

Note : Is Bak Kut Teh halal? No? Haha .. silly me. But do read this interesting article.

  1. J2Kfm Said,

    This shop also provides addition of seafood ingredients into the broth, right?
    I tend to frequent the next door version, the Teluk Pulai one.


  2. uLi Said,

    Klang bakuteh always served the big big bone one…ehheheh! 1 of the signature i see in Klang 😉
    .-= uLi´s last blog ..Project O2H Begin Soon~ =-.


  3. Bangsar-bAbE Said,

    Like J2Kfm, I go to Teluk Pulai BKT. Is this shop’s BKT better? =)


  4. Timothy Low Said,

    Personal preference, I would say. Like you guys, I used to go to the Teluk Pulai one until someone told me about this place. And I never looked back since.


  5. ai wei Said,

    i have not been to klang for a long long long time. can’t even remember how’s the bakkutteh from klang taste d 🙁
    .-= ai wei´s last blog ..Triple celebrations @ Max @ iHaus =-.


  6. Cynthia Said,

    I am a knuckles person and I would order that!

    It’s great to finally find someplace with a taste that you enjoyed growing up isn’t it? Lucky you!


  7. cumidanciki Said,

    weng hong eh? well, must try then .. since u know your BKT so well;) do they do the dry one as well?
    .-= cumidanciki´s last blog ..A New Home for Cumi & Ciki! =-.


  8. Christine Said,

    I havent had BKT for months! will take note of weng heong then 🙂
    .-= Christine´s last blog ..Simple Ways to Party Good =-.


  9. Leo Said,

    this area has a lot of BKT restaurants… the last time I came here was years ago not for the BKT but for the dai chow dishes 🙂
    take time to explore this area, quite a lot of hidden gems.. that’s what I am plotting right now
    .-= Leo´s last blog ..Time Goes By =-.


  10. CHIN HUNG Said,

    i grew up with this restaurant, the only weekends must-do activity for our family..
    the bak kut teh might not the best, but one word, ”GLAMOROUS”, the feel that couldn’t get in other places.


  11. msihua Said,

    Oooh… there is a good BKT area in SS14 Subang Jaya… I’ll put it up once I get the postings on Egypt done. But if people don’t feel like driving all the way to Klang, this place is quite worth a try =)
    .-= msihua´s last blog ..Day 2 – Cairo – Egyptian Museum =-.


  12. Pureglutton Said,

    I have read many good reviews about this place, so i guess this will be my next BKT meal in Klang, hehe! I have tried the next-door Teluk Pulai one – good also, I must say! I’m pretty choosy about my BKT too 😉
    .-= Pureglutton´s last blog ..My little Greek adventure =-.


  13. keeyit Said,

    Not sure whether you still remember me? Haha..

    Anyway, the pork looks fat.. geli le.. normally i will call for less fat- pork.
    .-= keeyit´s last blog ..Miserable Sunday =-.


  14. Rizal Said,

    im a true blue La Sallelian, were there until 92, yup you are right, MC D and A&W was the hottest spot for all La Salle boys and Convent Klang gals to flirt, not to forget Kedai Minum Ah Seng at Plaza MPK. Such great memories….


  15. Lee Said,

    You should try Pai Kut Peng in Klang. Peng Heong Hakka Paikut Restaurant
    A must try!
    Beside a big mosque (beside Klang river)
    The restaurant is in the corner shop lot in between the big mosque and Gold Course Hotel.


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