Mention Klang and I would automatically relate to Bak Kut Teh — an incomplete association as there’s plenty more that Klang has to offer. During my recent trip there, I tried Peng Heong Hakka Paikut which the regulars claim serves one of the best pork chops in town.
They might be right, judging from the crowd when I was there one Sunday afternoon. If you’re not familiar with Hokkien or Mandarin, fret not as some of the staff speaks good English. What started out as a “snack” stop became a full blown meal as we wanted to try everything that caught our fancy.
Apart from the two servings of pork chop, we also tucked into piping hot claypots of mutton curry, pork belly with black fungus mushroom, seafood tofu, pig stomach pepper soup, chai boey soup and steamed chicken.
As expected, the pork chop was pretty good stuff — tender, juicy and well seasoned for flavour and aroma. I didn’t care much for the pork belly with mushroom, but the mutton curry was quite commendable. Don’t expect your typical Indian style curry or you’ll be disappointed. Peng Heong’s version is milder and sweeter.
I thought the seafood tofu made a good snack but the rest of the gang didn’t quite fancy this the way I did. They did however enjoy the pig stomach pepper soup, which I wasn’t too big a fan of. I like the soup but not the spare parts that comes with it so that bit usually gets left behind.
The chai boey soup was pretty disappointing as it wasn’t as spicy or sour as I expected it to be. That said, I reckon it’s personal preference as I tend to like my soups robustly flavoured. The steamed chicken is a popular choice here, and comes with a side of ginger paste and chili sauce. I suggest you eat it with both as they give more oomph to the chicken.
All in, the food was decent and I particularly enjoyed the pork chop. Our meal came up to about RM20 per pax inclusive of rice and soya bean. Pretty reasonable if you asked me.
Food: 6.5/10 (non halal)
Verdict: Try the pork chop and mutton curry.
Peng Heong Hakka Paikut
2, Lorong Gudang Nenas,
Kawasan 18, 41300 Klang.
Tel: 019-260 0855