If you’re familiar with Klang, or live in Klang itself, the obvious option to satisfy a grumbling belly is a piping hot bowl of bak kut teh, more specifically Ki Heong Bak Kut Teh.
Ki Heong (not to be confused by Kee Heong at Taman Eng Ann) is located in Bukit Tinggi, occupying two shop lots with one side fully air-conditioned.
This is perhaps one of the best things anyone’s done for the enjoyment of bak kut teh – having it served in a climate controlled environment.
After all, hot soup and hot weather don’t work well together. Perhaps this is why bak kut teh is often preferred as a breakfast simply because it isn’t too hot outside in the mornings.
Over here, you can enjoy bak kut teh either as a soup or dry in a variety of cuts – “pua pui chiak” (half-fat, half-lean), “tua kut” (big bone), and “seh kut” (small bones).
Additionally, you can also order innards such as stomach and intestines. You can have these in a separate bowl in case others at the table do not want them next to their meat, which is a bit of a shame, really.
The dry bak kut teh here is certainly rich in flavour and as usual, comes with a bit of dry chilli and some okra slices to give it a bit of character.
The soup version isn’t the thickest, but there’s still a good herbal note, and they are happy to refill the clay pot as much and as often as you like.
The meat here is cooked just slightly firmer than some of the best restaurants in Klang, though by no means anywhere close to “tough” in texture.
Overall this is a pretty decent bak kut teh outlet, made better by having an air-conditioned dining area and unlimited soup refills. Not a bad choice really.
Ki Heong Bak Kut Teh
Bukit Tinggi No 28
Jalan Bayu Tinggi 2A
Batu Unjur, Klang
GPS: 3.011611, 101.439157
Trying to influence your cravings since 2005, Kar Yeong was Guest Judge on Versus 1001 Rasa Baba’s 2018, R.AGE Food Fight Judge 2015 and NTV7 Foodie Blogger 2014. To read more about Kar Yeong’s food journeys, visit his blog at www.KYSpeaks.com