Bak Kut Teh isn’t something I regularly indulge in – a ritual that is only possible if you happen to live in Klang, or near enough. So when I do make time for bak kut teh in Klang, I try and make sure I only get the best ones possible. Alas, we weren’t as lucky when we tried Weng Heong Bak Kut Teh – said to be one of the popular ones with several branches across Klang Valley.
Like Mo Sang Kor and also Teluk Pulai Bak Kut Teh (just a few doors away), Weng Heong is packed with patrons tucking into piping hot medicinal broth and tender meat that falls off the bone. Waiting time depends on what time you arrive at the shop – we waited for about 15 minutes before our food arrived.
Our table of four ordered a claypot of bak kut teh with a mix of tua kut (big bone), three-layer pork and pork ribs. This also came with some straw mushrooms, tofu puffs and some fresh lettuce on top – I found the lettuce unnecessary. We also shared a small claypot of dry bak kut teh, which came with a generous amount of slivered dried cuttlefish for aroma and flavour. This was quite good, I felt.
The soup bak kut teh was alright, but I preferred the one at Mo Sang Kor and Chow Kiat. This soup was relatively thick but it lacked that herbal kick, which I was looking for. The meats were tasty enough – all cooked till tender perfection with the right amount of meat to fat.
Soup refills are allowed here, so that’s a plus point for soup gluttons such as myself. But since it wasn’t “oomph” enough, I left the restaurant feeling less than satisfied. That my bak kut teh adventure wasn’t quite a success.
I guess I need to look for other options the next time I head to Klang. Or stick to my usual spots since they never disappoint. Our bill was about RM60 for four of us, if I remember correctly.
Food: 6/10 (non halal)
Verdict: Decent bak kut teh, but the broth could have been more herbal.
Weng Heong Bak Kut Teh
28 & 30, Jalan Batai Laut 5,
Kawasan 16, Taman Intan,
Tel : 03-3341 4408 / 012-382 4408
Business hours: 7am till 8pm