Teluk Pulai Ba Kut Teh is another leading BKT shop in Klang - the capital of Malaysian bak kut teh.
Teluk Pulai Ba Kut Teh is a huge corner shop stretching across 3 units. It is always busy and packed, especially during lunch.
Like any top Klang bak kut teh restaurant, there are lots of cuts to choose from at Teluk Pulai.
There's even pig tails (which I must remember to order next time 😃 ).
The food is finished with high heat and served piping hot.
The ka wan 脚弯 is a cut popular with Klang folks. The cut today at Teluk Pulai is a little on the fat side with not much lean meat. But, I like it that it is savoury-sweet-herbal with natural sweetness from the fresh pork. The pork has just the right tenderness and juiciness.
Teluk Pulai's brownish savoury-sweet-herbal broth is medium bodied, thickened by melted collagen. The broth's taste leans slightly more on the salty-savoury side.
(We can add bean curd sticks, tau pok, button mushroom, enoki mushrooms, lettuce etc etc but we just like our bak kut teh with pork and broth only 😃 )
At the staff's suggestion, we had a bowl of pork tendons. It is served with the same flavoursome savoury-sweet-herbal broth.
Tendons are mainly about texture - it is tender with a firm jelly-like spongy bounce. The tendon itself has little flavour - the dish's taste come mainly from simmering the tendons in savoury-sweet-herbal stock.
Teluk Pulai's "dry" bak kut teh is served bubbling and puffing hot steam in a clay pot.
The pieces of pork are smothered in a thick wet caramelised sauce with robust savoury-spicy-sweet flavours from soy sauce blend, dried chili and dried cuttlefish.
It's so.... delicious.
Our total bill for all these food came to RM42.
4-Star (out of 5). Teluk Pulai is one of the local favourites among the best of Klang bak kut teh. You may like this especially if you prefer more savouriness than sweetness or herbalness in your BKT.
Restaurant name: Restoran Teluk Pulai (Clay Pot) Ba Kut Teh
Address: 32, Jalan Batai Laut 5, Kaw. 16, Taman Intan, Klang, Selangor
GPS: 3°03'23.2"N 101°28'27.7"E | 3.056435, 101.474355
Tel: +603 3344 5190 | +6012 238 9806 | +6012 657 1236
Hours: 7:30am to 3:00pm (alternate Mon off)
Date: 16 Feb 2017