I came across Da De Bak Kut Teh in SS14 Subang by chance, when I was on my way back from Penang after a work assignment. I was craving bak kut teh and Da De was one of the few options that were open that late at night.
Since it was a random pick, I honestly didn’t expect much from this place, except that it was going to satisfy my craving for bak kut teh. At half past midnight, Da De Bak Kut Teh was packed with people tucking into claypots of piping hot bak kut teh with rice.
The bak kut teh (RM12 per person) was quite decent. Definitely not the best I’ve had but for a late-night option, it’s worth a shot. I like how the broth is thick with a good amount of herbs to give it flavour and aroma. Even the meats are well flavoured from the cooking process, so the ribs are tender and tasty. The three-layer pork has a good balance of meat and fat so it’s not overly cloying.
Jien ordered the dry bak kut teh (RM13 per portion) during our subsequent visit and it was also decent. Again, they could add a bit more dried cuttlefish and chilli for extra oomph but it’s a good enough version if you’re looking to satisfy a craving.
Service is friendly – the owner is happy to give you soup refills and food doesn’t take long to arrive. And just like that, Da De Bak Kut Teh has become one of my go-to bak kut teh spots when the craving hits at night.
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Food: 6/10 (non-halal)
Verdict: If you’re craving for bak kut teh at night, this is a decent option.
Da De Bak Kut Teh
14, Jalan SS 14/2,
47500 Subang Jaya.
Tel: 019-274 5937
Business hours: 7pm till 4am