Restoran Telok Pulai BKT, Klang

Driving down to Klang for Bat Kut Teh (BKT) is a worthwhile pursuit for food lovers as Klang’s believed to be the “birthplace” of BKT. The dish is reported to have originated from Port Klang where coolies working at the port in the 19th century ate BKT as a health tonic to gain energy. So where else to go than Klang to sample the best?

I have been brought to this BKT restaurant twice now by local Klangites and I’m fairly convinced that this is the shop that eatingasia went to. There are so many BKT shops in Klang bearing the name “Telok/Teluk Pulai” that it can get very confusing. The most famous one is of course the corner shop near Jusco.

But despite that, this shop pulls its own faithful crowd as most of the tables are already taken when we arrived. Typically a breakfast dish, authentic BKT fans can take the copious amount of meat and soup even if it’s barely 8am.

After ordering, the must have sidekick – dough crullers to soak into the flavourful herbal soup was served to us. Half of the plate was gone even before the good stuff came. Lol. Only complaint was that it wasn’t fresh or crisp enough. But then, that doesn’t really make a difference when you use it to sop up all the soup later. And yes first up was the fear factor part – the stomach and intestines. Oh so good.

We also tried the dry BKT. Pork cuts cooked with dried chilli, dried cuttlefish shreds and sliced okra. This doesn’t taste anything like the soup version as it’s sticky and throughly infused with the flavours of the dried chilli and cuttlefish. No herbal taste here, but still perfect with white rice. The taste grew on me and I found myself scooping for more meat here. However, felt some of the pork cuts were too big, as the middle parts didn’t really get flavoured by the sauce.

The works – Ribs, Spare ribs, Riblets with strings of enoki mushrooms, sheets of tofu and squares of beancurds with a few leaves of lettuce in a steaming hot claypot dish. The porky broth was dark coloured and tasted hearty with a hint of the sweetness of the herbal concoction.

Blanched bok choy topped with oyster sauce and fried garlic bits to balance our meal. This simple vege dish was suppose to be the lighter bit of our meal but it had too much oil doused on it and we ended up not finishing it. Pity as it would have been a nice and crunchy accompaniment to the meal.

Another special that this BKT shop offer is Assam Fish but we didn’t try any as we were not sure if we could finish what we ordered to begin with. However price was a little steeper here than we expected as it came up to about RM170 for a double portion of what’s depicted here.

Restoran Telok Pulai Bak Kut Teh 直落玻璃肉骨茶
27H, Jalan Teluk Pulai,
41100 Klang, Selangor
Tel: 03 – 3373 3239

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4 Comments »

  1. J2Kfm said

    RM170?! for how many ppl? wow. pricey stuff …

    this one diff from the one near Jusco ah? that one I used to go. very nice also.

    epicuriousgirl says: about 10 adults and a couple of kids. but i thought it was expensive coz the actual portion of each bowl was for 3-4 pax only.

    i think diff, but similar names. i still go to the one in Jusco sometimes.. easier to find 😛

  2. cumi&ciki said

    BKT as a health tonic to gain energy!! Ooo i love the way that sounds because it gives me an excuse to eat more of that healthy tonic BKT! no guilt! haha

    epicuriousgirl says: haha. i know this BKT foodie (who can prolly eat it 24/7 too!) who says the same thing! And he’s super skinny despite all the BKT he has. go figure.

  3. err that just sounded very expensive..for 10 pax?

    epicuriousgirl says: we were about that with a couple of kids. but, the actual portion was only for 3-4 each.

  4. mimi said

    Went once the Teluk Pulai BKT but I think not the same shop as u 😛

    epicuriousgirl says: there’re a lot of BKT shops with the same name 🙂

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