Shang Pim Bak Kut Teh 尚品肉骨茶 @ Taman Kepong
There are countless of Bak Kut Teh choices at Kepong area, be it a proper restaurant or road side stall. For example, you can spot at least 20 Bak Kut Teh shops stretch along Jalan Kepong and each of them has their own loyal followers. Shang Pim Bak Kut Teh located in Taman Kepong is a fairly recent addition to this Bak Kut Teh haven apart from Klang.
Previously located at the aforementioned Jalan Kepong, Shang Pim new location in Taman Kepong also another area which is heavily populated with Bak Kut Teh restaurants. Please be warned that getting a parking at this area could be a pain in the neck.
The interior of the restaurant is airy and brightly lit, tables are cramped within the space, a no frills typical Bak Kut Teh restaurant setting. Like most of the restaurants at this area, tables and chairs are not only available in the shop but also stretch along the road in front of the shop.
Yam Rice & White Rice
The yam rice flavourful with discernible dried shrimp taste, pretty good stuff.
Soup Bak Kut Teh (RM14.00/pax)
The soup was lighter on colour and flavour compared to the Hokkien version from Klang. Topped with coriander and Goji berry, the broth with mild but fragrant herbal taste was easy to palate and I love the subtle sweet endnote. Meat portion was generous however the meat were not as tender as I would like it to be but rather has a bite.
Dry Bak Kut Teh (RM 15.00/pax)
I knew it must be a good pot of dry Bak Kut Teh when I saw the generous amount of dried cuttlefish. The flavor was certainly hit the spot as it had a good dose of spiciness and savoriness from the dried chili, dried cuttlefish and dark soy sauce. But on personal stance, I prefer it comes with stronger smoky flavor.
Other than soup and dry Bak Kut Teh, Shang Pim also serves braised pork, braised chicken feet, Pig Stomach Pepper Soup, Chicken in Ginger Rice Wine and Sour and Spicy Vegetables.
Yao Char Kwai is a must for my Bak Kut Teh meal.
Blanched Vegetables with Oyster Sauce
Total: RM 45.00 which includes Soup and Dry Bak Kut Teh (1 pax each), 1 bowl of Yao Char Kwai, 2 white rice, 1 yam rice, blanched vegetables and Chinese tea.
Verdict: It was a satisfying Bak Kut Teh dinner for me and if you like your Bak Kut Teh slightly milder with a good balance of flavour, herbs and sweetness, you would probably enjoy Shiang Pim Bak Kut Teh like I do.
Shang Pim Bak Kut Teh 尚品肉骨茶
No.13, Jalan Development, Taman Kepong, 52100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +6017-750 3839/ +6012-525 5441