Is this how Klang dry bak kut teh tastes like?


Like kungpo?

Yesterday night, I tried Klang dry bak kut teh for the first time, in Penang. 🙂 I was expecting some herbal stuffs. Instead, I got this claypot of stir fried meat, meat balls, crispy foo-phei (soya bean skin?), okra and dried chillies with lots of dark soya sauce. There are shreds of some stuffs which my husband said is ginger shreds and I thought carrots. Duh! It turned out to be dried cuttlefish. Nice!


This stall is quite popular and just opened a few months ago. The name is something like Xi Liu Xiang Klang Bak Kut Teh. I have never been to Klang so I can say it is a new experience for me. They sell nice Guiness Stout sauce fried chicken, sambal vege, fried fishes besides the regular bak kut teh. The bak kut teh soup is a bit too sweet for my liking though. However, I don’t get too thirsty after a meal so I suppose the taste is not MSG.


The stall is manned by many people but still the wait is long on weekends because of the crowd.  There are white rice and dark soya sauce rice.  Plus the standard garlic and chillies with dark and light soya sauce to play around with.


Do try their sweet and sour soya bean cake.  It is filled with lots of dried shrimps and come with tangy flavoured sauce.

Location -Jalan Gottlieb, just a few metres away before Penang Chinese Girls High School, right across New Bob Centre.  It is very brightly lite at night.  Only available for dinner.

So, Klang-lites, is this how they serve bak kut teh down in Klang?

Post Author: lilian

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11 thoughts on “Is this how Klang dry bak kut teh tastes like?


    (June 5, 2006 - 3:37 pm)

    Actually a little different, klang’s style is more towards the basic, no extra ingredients like ladies fingers and such, you can look at my post the last I had in Klang.

    Btw I’m actually from Penang though staying in KL. Cheers.


    (June 5, 2006 - 5:17 pm)

    No of course not! My maternal’s side is from Klang so we’re there quite often. Klang’s BKT is basically like any of the BKT you get in Pg, as in soupy and herbal version. However, what differs it from the others is, really the broth. Is thick, full of flavour and plenty of oomph. Not so much herbal taste but very meaty taste. Copycat ones are usually watery and not so tasty.

    I found this page below here, do take a look. It’s exactly what good Klang BKT is like. 🙂


    (June 6, 2006 - 12:34 am)

    Whoops sorry, I misread the dry part. Since you’re talking about the dry version, it’s actually quite uncommon in Klang. I think I’ve only ate it once. Your description of it right down to the cuttlefish is quite accurate. IMO, the dry BKT is seldom served in Klang probably because it’s not as popular as the soupy one.


    (June 6, 2006 - 1:54 pm)

    Had an ‘almost dry’ version in Klang at a corner shop behind Jaya Jusco sometime ago which reminded me of Brand’s Chicken Essence!


    (June 6, 2006 - 4:21 pm)

    hmmm will go n try this weekend… thx for sharing.


    (June 16, 2006 - 5:04 pm)

    klg bah kut teh …the ori is thick and yummy,….

    but the dry one is the latest offering…
    yah u r kung pow…
    totally no herbs…
    just tht it is very nice, smells good, and yummy…


    (July 14, 2006 - 7:46 pm)

    Sorry to say this but it sucks big time.


    (July 27, 2006 - 10:45 pm)

    i’m from Klang. actually dry BKT varies from shops to shops, but u can try dry BKT at this shop at klang town

    Restoran Chen ho BKT

    many ppl give compliment to its BKT especially dry BKT.

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    (August 13, 2006 - 4:55 pm)

    Actually, I had the thick soup version of Klang bah kut teh 2 days ago and I think I still prefer the herbal type which are served in PJ and Penang.

    There’s one shop in SS15 which sells very nice herbal soup bah kut teh and the needle mushrooms simply rocks! It’s a corner lot shop in the middle of the row of shop houses. I can’t quite remember the name.

    Add a bit of chilli and raw garlic with every mouthful and you’ll be extremely satisfied. Goes well with Chinese Tea (Tieh Kuan Yin).


    (February 5, 2008 - 11:51 am)

    I’ve never tried the dry version.. but I bought a pack of the herbs and ended up cooking it the same way as the normal one..hahaha.. i just don’t have any idea how it tastes like.

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