Klang’s Famous Teluk Pulai Bak Kut TehAugust 2, 2008 | 29,904 views
But of course, this town, situated around 30km from Kuala Lumpur, houses the royal palace for the Sultan of Selangor, and one of the busiest (if not THE busiest) port in Malaysia, Port Klang. It is also one of the world’s busiest seaport.
A boy cycling past the gate of the palace
Soon to be granted city status, Klang is rapidly developing, and flourishing, indeed a future force to be reckon with, in terms of tourism and development.
But of course, Klang is famous for one specific dish. Even the most un-foodie of Malaysians are able to correlate Klang with Bak Kut Teh, a herbal soup concoction with various pork cuts, from ribs to lean cuts, and tenderloin, and served with various type of vegetables.
Side view of Teluk Pulai Bak Kut Teh
After tasting several of Klang’s best offerings, Teluk Pulai Bak Kut Teh in Taman Intan, Klang (opposite of Jusco Bukit Raja, but DO NOT cross the busy highway, you’re just walking into your own grave!!!) managed to impress me time and again. Even boo_licious, Joe, kySpeaks and several others agreed.
Opens for breakfast and lunch only, the place is packed on most days
Choose your brew
The place is packed on most days, typically on public holidays and weekends. Unlike Ipoh’s Bak Kut Teh outlets, here you pick your own Chinese tea, brew them with a steaming kettle of hot water placed on strategic locations, and wait patiently for your serving of Bak Kut Teh.
Normally, the person sitting nearest to the kettle would be automatically in-charged of brewing and pouring tea for everyone on the table
Yau Char Kwai – Chinese crullers
Most outlets serve mediocre Yau Char Kwai to complement the fragrant herbal soup. But not in this restaurant. The flavourful fried dough/breadsticks are crunchy, and soak up the soup really well, providing squirts of aromatic herbal aroma with every bite.
White rice with fried shallots
The white, fluffy rice served with Klang’s Bak Kut Teh is different from other states. Firstly, the rice is drizzled with fragrant oil, and the sprinkling of fried shallots on the rice is a good enough reason to consume the rice on its own.
Claypot brimming with porky-licious cuts
You can pick your preferred cuts of pork, from the usual ‘bun fei sau’ (half lean-half fat) to pork ribs, and tenderloin to ‘yat chi kuat’ (a whole bone, resembling chicken drumstick). Innards are served as well, and you can choose enoki mushrooms (“kam cham ku”) and additional “foo chook” (beancurds) if desired.
Soon to disappear in minutes …
The fragrant herbal soup, not overpowering, but not as diluted as some restaurants’ offerings. You can request for unlimited top-up of the soup, for free. A wise option, considering even without the meats, eating the rice with soup alone is a feast in its own right. Delightful, and warming concoction of Bak Kut Teh, possibly THE best in Klang, and even Malaysia.
Front view of the shop
Total for 4, including drinks and rice = RM39. We ordered a portion for 3 person, as this was BREAKFAST after all. Oh, and here in Klang, you can even opt for HALF portion, eg. 1.5 portion if you’re eating with a friend, particularly with small-eaters.
Teluk Pulai Bak Kut Teh
No 32, Jalan Batai Laut 5,
Kawasan 16, Taman Intan,
Business hours : 7.30am – 3.30pm.
Tel : 603-3344 5196
Do refer to the other bloggers’ posts for directions.