On the final weekend we were in KL, we purposely go to Klang for Bak Kut Teh. It has been a long time since we last step our foots in Klang. We were there more than 1.5 years ago…. I think. The other reason we wanted to go there… to visit the biggest Jusco which is located in Bukit Tinggi, Klang. Will blog about it another time.
We went on Sunday and the weather for that entire day was beautiful… gloomy and with on off drizzles. Klang is near to Port Klang so the area can be quite hot so the gloomy weather helps especially for the driver.
Our first stop is of course savor Klang’s most talked about food… Bak Kut Teh…. in a place called Tamn Intan. Initially we have wanted to go try a corner shop but believe it or not, the tables are full and many more customers are waiting to be seated. And it was not even 11am! So we made another choice by going to the ‘most’ beautiful shop and that was the biggest mistake!
Why? You pay for the ‘nice’ things of course! Among the few BKT restaurants in this area, the shop we went (Klang Delicious Bak Kut Teh Sdn. Bhd) has the most attractive furnishing… nice marble tables and ceiling fans. It operates on two shops space but only one is newly renovated while the other is still like the rest of the other BKT shops. Regardless of where we sit, the prices are still the same.
Service was fast since they have lots of workers but not that many customers. First we have our tea which served in a very small pot with not so very small cups. Then we ordered a pot of BKT (in a clay-pot) with everything in (all the innards) for 2 pax, a plate of ‘lobak‘ (meat wrapped in bean skin), you-tiao (flour sticks) and some yam rice.
The BKT has too many mushrooms and seemed to lack of the main ingredients. The serving is very small if compared to our favorite BKT hunt in Queens Park along Jalan Peel… so is the price!
And the ‘lobak’ was a rip off! So skinny and dry… I think those made by my MIL tasted better though I’m never a fan of ‘lobak’. The ‘you-tiao’…. you can guess… so very normal lor! As for the yam rice… another rip off! It was rather dry and you can’t really find much ingredients inside and they charge almost RM3 a plate!
The total for this meal comes to above RM60 with 3 yam rice and 1 oil rice. Not cheap at all. If we eat this in Queens Park, for the same amount of $$ we get a pot of BKT for 3 pax, 1/2 steamed farm run chicken, 2 bowls of you-tioa, 2 bowls of tau-pok, a stir-fry vege, rice and a pot of tea!
So, can you imagine when we add in the fuel cost to travel all the way there? We won’t be going to Klang for a long while…