Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Famous Bak Kut Teh in Jalan Ipoh

Growing up in KL or shall I say Malaysia has given me the opportunity to relish some of the world's finest cuisine. Be it street food by the sidewalk or beautiful candle light gourmet meals, the options are aplenty and one of my favourites is the Bak Kut Teh, a local cuisine made by the Chinese community that can be found here and in Singapore.

This is our bowl of Bak Kut Teh after half the meal was over.
It looked awesome before we started but I was
too hungry to take the photos  first.. :)

So what is Bak Kut Teh? Since I am no expert  at the ingredients, ( I just love eating it) I sought the help of google. Well essentially, Bak Kut Teh roughly translates to Meat Bone Tea and it has pieces of pork meat and bones boiled in a broth with a lot of ingredients and herbs. When served, diners can opt to put in other stuff like vegetables and mushrooms.

Like every family we have our own special Bak Kut Teh shop and it is situated along Jalan Ipoh heading towards Chow Kit. It is the second shop from the left a few doors down from Ambank after the Damai Hospital ( I hope the description will help you find it). The Son In Bak Kut Teh shop is a small family run business and has been the talk of the town for years. Although there are two other Bak Kut Teh shops along the same row we feel that the soup and black sauce pork (i have no idea what the dish is called) is pretty delicious compared to the rest.

Sorry the photo is a little blur coz it was really dark and the signage was really bright.
To top it off I am not that great a photographer :p
As you walk in three brothers would be hard at work behind the stove and greeting guests. Although they take a little time to warm up to you, they treat you like old friends once they do. You can request for the vegetables, tauhu and mushrooms on the side or add it in the soup, the choice is yours and of course we cannot forget char kuey :). My siblings and mom prefer the black sauce pork dish but I am not a fan of that. However they swear by it so ya go ahead and try it out but let me say that this does not have dried chillies or anything in them so it may not be for everybody. Try a small bowl and order more if you like it. :)

Black sauce pork..

So if your in town and if you are looking for a little shop that serves tasty Bak Kut Teh do stop by.. :) 


  1. hmm. Priya Menon. good job on the background. it looks quite classy as compared to the earlier one.
    okay, let's go here. i dont mind some bak kuk teh once in a while.
    and oh, please diable this verification thing. i makes me feel inadequate as a human :p

  2. Thank u babe.. yes i have to take u to two places now.. Porridge and Son In bak kut teh.. :)

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