If i said that this is Bak Kut Teh… you probably wouldn’t believe me,
But seriously folks, this is where the good people of Klang…(as well as PJ/KL) come to sample the famous DRY Bakuteh.
The name of this place is Lai Choon Bakuteh. It is situated in Meru, Klang, just behind Klang Parade.
Because we got there late, i.e. 2pm, all the Pun Fei Sau(half fat, half lean meat) Pai Kuat(Bone), Cheong(intestine), Tow(stomach) were gone!
Wot?! No intestine… no fatty meat… groan.. what bad luck.
Wait a minute, Mr Cheong yells.. he reaches into the depths of the caldron and yanks out one last, lonesome, hunk of meat hanging on soft bone. Thank God! There is hope yet for a good meal:D
What a Champion.
Anyways, we sound found out that the Wet BKT, taste extremely meaty and sweet. Less herbal, so if you are the sort who likes your BKT herbally, then this would be just so-so for you. However, the soup was very sweet and pungent so I would rate it as above average. It gets a 6/10.
The Dry BKT was gorgeous. I have never tried this sort of concoction before and found it really addictive! The strange taste that hits you first when you bite into the black meat, is the Ham Yee(dry salted fish) and then followed by the burn, from the Chili Padi (Small green chili). Very unusual and very, very good. It gets a 7/10.
So, the cost for the claypot BKT, both dry and wet, are RM9 each. If you ask for the wet BKT in just a bowl (no claypot) then it is RM7. Not any cheaper than KL standards, right, though people keep saying it’s cheaper to eat in Klang. But this is no wonder as raw materials are just sky-rocketing in prices and the owners are having a hard time keeping their prices reasonable. Apparently Pork has gone up in price, 4 times in the last 4 months. So, a raise from the RM8 per bowl, to RM9 is actually considered being KIND to its patrons!
The ladies are mass producing the Moon cake!
After buying our mooncakes, we were still full.. so we decided to walk some more and to check out Klang Parade.
Looking at the neon, we knew that Klang people know how to shop and have a good time;D
We left, but one day we will be back to explore the other hidden gems in Klang, for sure:D