I ate: Ah Ping Bak Kut Teh, SS14 Subang

Bak kut teh one of Malaysia's best known dishes and synonymous with the town of Klang. But i do believe that this dish has matured beyond its original location and could be found probably at other place around town or another state. Venturing into Subang SS14 where it seems that a little pocket of Bak kut teh joints have mushroomed along the same row of shop houses with 3 restaurants to be exact. So we went for the middle one, Ah Ping Bak Kut Teh which has been around since 1989 and rather popular among folks in this area.

For the 5 of us at the same table we ordered 2 claypots one soup and a dry one each a 3 person portion. The first pot of steaming soup bak kut teh came with the regular mixture of pork both fat and non fat,intestine, ribs,button mushrooms, lettuce and fu chok(dried tofu skin). The soup was pretty tasty with a sufficient herbal feel to it which was enough to trigger my threshold of a good bowl of bak kut teh herbal soup. Credit definitely has to be given to the workers at the restaurant for an excellent service of refilling our bowl with soup each time it was depleted.

The dry version however was a little disappointing as it lacked that spicy punch which is probably a distinctive feature from its counter part. For those unfamiliar with this version, dry bak kut teh is usually cooked with dry chilli, shreds of dried cuttlefish and garlic with plenty of soy sauce which is cooked in a clay pot till its all dried up. This would have been better if it had more dry chilli to it.

Overall it was a pretty satisfying meal coming at RM 12 a person inclusive of drinks. Very reasonable and above all most probably the best way to bridge the gaps formed by time with your long lost buddies.


Restoran Ah Ping Klang Bak Kut Teh
42, Jalan 14/2Subang Jaya
47500, Petaling Jaya

*pictures taken with iphone 4. pretty awesome eh? Thanks Nick!


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