Siong Huat Bah Kut Teh @ Klang
Let’s continue with my obsession with Durian as I have written about Dinner Buffet with Durian at an upscale hotel just a few days ago.
How about having Durian in Cendol served at a Bak Kut Teh joint?
That’s totally unexpected when I craved for a good old authentic Bak Kut Teh at Klang a few months ago. It is weird to me but maybe some of you have came across such combination of tag team before. Granted, durian cendol is nothing new in this durian-obsessed country where people would queue for 3 hours for a taste of durian cendol (source), but seriously, at a Bak Kut Teh joint?
As the Chinese name suggested 巴生港口大树下祥发肉骨茶, Siong Huat Bah Kut Teh is covered space located under a shady big tree by road side. The dining area is spacious and quite airy with plenty of ceiling fans to provide a comfortable dining experience to diners. The cooking station sharing the space at one side and the other side is a ‘premium” covered car park. LOL
Claypot Soup Bak Kut Teh (RM12.00 – 1 portion)
Portion wise, the claypot generously filled with tender pork ribs and lean meat as per our request. We also found some bean curd sheets, bean curd puffs and button mushrooms submerged in the herbal soup. The broth had a medium thick and slightly sticky consistency, we call it Klang style but to be honest I prefer a lighter version. The flavours was good, lovely herbal taste and fragrance.
Dry Bak Kut Teh (RM18.00 -Minimum 1.5portion)
The dry Bak Kut Teh was entirely different from what we had envisioned it to be. It wasn’t really “dry” as the meat were drenched in a thick and dark gravy with lots of chopped garlic which I didn’t fancy >_< Mild in spiciness and it lack of that char smoky flavor as well as the dried squid aroma that I’ve expected. This rendition to me was more like a braised pork instead due to the missing of the usual lady finger slices.
Bean Curd & Fish Balls with Mushroom Sauce (RM18.00)
Recommendation from the staff and it was my first time saw such a food combination. Steamed fish balls and bean curd paired with sliced Shiitake mushrooms in oyster sauce heavily infused with fried shallot and lots of chopped garlic (yes, again ~>_<~) The flavors was really nothing to shout about.
Musang King Durian ABC (RM15.00)
My bowl of Durian ABC with cheerful vibrant colour from the various ingredients. Fine shaved ice with generous amount of cendol, sweet corn, kidney beans and grass jelly in creamy concoction of coconut milk and Gula Melaka. Took center stage definitely the Musang King durian pulp crowned on top, I got a rather big size Durian pulp and I enjoyed it immensely. A humble local dessert that turns more noteworthy with this famous tropical fruit.
Verdict: The food did not suit my taste bud, perhaps I’m more accustomed to the light flavoured Bak Kut Teh like this one. The dry Bak Kut Teh didn’t live up to our expectation too and it would be hard to be convinced for a revisit.
How about a pet lizard dining companion?
巴生港口大树下祥发肉骨茶 Siong Huat Bak Kut Teh
Jalan Tengku Badar, 42000 Port Klang, Selangor.
Tel: +6010-276 0363
Operating Hours: 7.00am – 9.00pm