Friday, July 01, 2005

On Location!!! - Kuching - Bak Kut Teh @ Grandma

Yes, we do realise that Bak Kut Teh has been posted before. There is a good reason why its being posted again. It is one of the Makan Kings favourite food!! One of many actually. Anyway, Continuing the food expedition in Kuching. Today, went with a friend for lunch. He recommended trying the bak kut teh at Grandma's. Grandma is in one of the shops in the area after the BMW showroom along Rock Road.

Lets start off with the condiments. The picture above as you might already know is "yau cha kuay". The "yau cha kuay" here is quite dry. Not very tasty on its own but once soaked in the bak kut teh soup, its a whole different story.

Ordered a simple garlic/oyster sauce vegetable as well but didnt manage to take a picture of it (forgot). The vegetable is called "sabah yau choy". It has this nice fragrance to it although it was slightly overcooked.

Now this is the main! The bak kut teh. According to the banner, this bak kut teh is directly imported from klang. The lady serving us had quite the Klang slang when she spoke hokkien so its probably true.

The serving abover includes some vegetables, button musrooms, "foo chok", belly pork, pork intestines, pork stomach and pork ribs. The taste is quite similar to the bak kut teh posted before but there is slightly more herb taste from this one. Not bad!

Now, the picture above might look like the same thing but actually it is not. This serving of bak kut teh only contains pork ribs, lean pork, button musrooms, "foo chok" and vegetable. Apparently the guy eating this is very health concious. You can safetly bet that it isnt of of the Makan Kings! :D Taste wise its the same. Only the cut of meat is different.

Now, to go with the bak kut teh, a serving of rice is served. This particular shop serves its rice differently. Normally, the rice is either white or mixed with some fried shallots. This shop's rice is mixed with some fried garlic. Very fragrant and a nice change from the normal white rice or rice mixed with fried shallots.

Overall a very good meal. Should also be noted that prices of food in Kuching are quite reasonable. Even had full course chinese meals here that would cost more than double in KL. But that is for another post!

Makan Kings ratings = 7.5 out of 10

-Makan Kings-


Anonymous aPple kitty said...

today i ate "lap mei fan" (in canto) indirectly sticky rice with pork oil soooo nicee u will love it

5:09 AM, July 03, 2005  
Blogger Patrick Leong said...

i am not really a great fan of bak kut teh. i have lived in klang for several months while working in north port. klang bak kut teh is supposed to be famous ... but in fact there are so many of them. just do not know which is good.

1:16 PM, July 03, 2005  
Blogger Makan Kings said...


Pretty sure that even some locals in Klang dont know where to go for good bak kut teh.

Been there before and couldnt believe the amount of stalls selling bak kut teh.

-Makan Kings-

7:12 PM, July 03, 2005  
Blogger Makan Kings said...

apple kitty,

Where did u eat that? Got any pics? Will check your xanga for it.

-Makan Kings-

7:12 PM, July 03, 2005  
Blogger eLiSsa said...

there's one food stall at the coffee shop jz opposite bdc everise selling bak kut teh. it's quite well known. not bad la..but i still prefer the herbs to be stronger. my sister likes it though.

2:58 PM, June 13, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was love at first slurp for me.

6:36 PM, February 10, 2010  

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