When rif and I run errands in PJ State, we often eat at Kam Heong as the wantan mee is pretty good. He recently spotted a newly opened bak kut teh shop around the corner called Ho Say Klang Bak Kut Teh, which we managed to try last week.
This isn’t your typical bak kut teh shop where there are bubbling cauldrons of medicinal broth with tua kut (big bone) and bowls of yau char kwai on standby. Instead, the shop is spacious and airy to allow comfortable eating especially when you dine there in work clothes. We ordered the bak kut teh (RM12 per person), dry bak kut teh (RM14 per small portion) and tua kut soup to share – rather ambitious for two pax to be honest.
I thought the dry bak kut teh was decent; not the best I’ve eaten but it was aromatic from the generous amount of dried squid slivers. This was mildly spicy, thick from the caramelised dark gravy and tasty with rice.
Also decent was the soup version, which was adequately thick with a moderate herbal flavour. If you love your bak kut teh thick and dark, then this wouldn’t be your cup of tea. But I find it good enough for those needing a bak kut teh fix around the area.
Skip the tua kut soup for the meat was tough and the skin wasn’t cooked long enough for it to become soft and gelatinous. The best tua kut bak kut teh still comes from Chow Kiat in Klang, if you ask me.
All of the above cost slightly over RM40 which I found reasonable. I wouldn’t mind coming back if I’m around the area. :)
Food: 6/10 (non halal)
Verdict: If you’re craving bak kut teh around PJ State, give this a try. Skip the tua kut soup though.
Ho Say (Klang) Bak Kut Teh
No. 12, Jalan 52/18,
Tel: 016-679 7765