I was in Johor Bahru Malaysia few weeks back to make some suit and shirts. I know there are a lot of good food just opposite of Holiday Plaza where rows and rows of shop houses are.
Hence I was looking around for some nice bak kut teh and only found one dedicated store selling that. So I parked along the roadside… without parking coupons… mind you the carpark person comes like every hour… So try to park near the food place everytime. check out my pics and comments below:
Taste: To be honest, I was expecting super strong herbal taste but this didn’t have… Was there at 3pm, so maybe they added water to the broth? The taste was alright but maybe my expectation was a little higher.
Portion: About 4 small pieces of pork ribs. They will come to your table and ask you what you like to add inside the pot other than pork ribs. But I didn’t add any other things because I wanted to taste the original soup without any of the other stuff like clams, liver, intestines, etc… Maybe I’ll try the full mix next time and the soup may be better? Hmmm…
Price: RM$10.50. Quite ok I guess.
RTE: Maybe…. maybe…
Location: 23-51 Jalan Serigala, Taman Abad, 80250 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia (copy this address and check out on google maps)
Saw this new Bak Kut Teh place open not too long ago along Balestier Rd just after Rocca building. Have been wanting to try it, so was there during the holidays to check out if the food has something to shout about since they have converted the entire corner coffee shop into an airconditioned eatery with open air seating for smokers.
Walked into the shop during dinner time, was almost full inside. Basically all the staff there are all from China… No Teochews around… But the aircondition was really bad… it was hot!!! So I moved outside instead which was a lot cooler! So I placed my orders and realise the prices are not that cheap also.
Taste: Soup has loads of pork taste in it which is good. BUT, too much white pepper!!! It was so much that I couldn’t talk after that. I felt irritated at the throat after drinking more than 5 spoonfuls of the soup. MSG can be tasted also… which is bad. Cut the pepper and MSG by half, the soup will be a lot better.
Portion: Below average
Price: Stated along with the pics.
RTE: Not in the near future. I rather pay a little more to have better stuff from the Founder Bak Kut Teh just down the next road.
Location: Round the corner of Balestier Road after Rocca Building
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