Leong Kee (Klang) Bak Kut Teh – Awesome Bak Kut Teh (Thick, Cloudy & Herbal Taste)
Updated as of 17th Oct 2016. Leong Kee (Klang) Bak Kut Teh has moved to 251 Geylang Lorong 11, Singapore 389309.
I will never get tired of bak kut teh. After my last bak kut teh post complaining about how the boyfriend no longer eat bak kut teh with me after he has won my heart, many friends offered to eat bak kut teh with me!
The Keropok family suggested a few places where we can have bak kut teh together; Karen cooked bak kut teh and invited us for dinner; sweet Michelle satisfied my craving by agreeing to have bak kut teh for lunch! *touched*
Just a few days before my lunch with Michelle, I was watching a food show on TV, showing a 13-year-old boy in Malaysia who cooks dry bak kut teh very well, it made me crave for Klang bak kut teh so here we are, at Leong Kee (Klang) Bak Kut Teh in Singapore!
So what’s the difference between the teochew version and klang version? The teochew version is clear soup and peppery taste, while the klang version is thick, cloudy and has a herbal taste. Can’t really say which one is better because it all depends on your preference.
Nevertheless, Leong Kee is one of the very few bak kut teh place which serve klang style bak kut teh. I used to eat it frequently 5 year back when my workplace is just nearby. My impression then wasn’t very good because the soup is very oily. Then I went back a few times last year when my friends and I were looking for a place for late dinner.
But this time, the soup seems to be better! Not as oily as the previous rounds. Yes it has the herbal aroma and there was a generous portion of pork ribs in the claypot, and the meat was tender and so soft you can pry it off the bones just by using your chopsticks. But the broth suffered from a lack of oomph, although appearing dark and promising, I felt it was thin and light.
You can choose whether to have purely bak kut teh with pork ribs ($6) or bak kut teh with pork ribs and intestines ($6).
It was the Stewed Pork Leg ($6) that won me over. Cooked in the aromatic broth, they were very tender with a good proportion of fats and lean. And you can see that each piece has a very thick layer of fats which is super shiny and tasty.
To pair with my bak kut teh and pork trotters, we also ordered salted vegetables ($0.60). If you like some garlic, chilli padi and dark sweet sauce to go with the dishes, they are available in all tables.
Conclusion? There are of course much better klang bak kut teh in Malaysia but I feel this is actually one of the better ones in Singapore, affordable and filling lunch. I tried Pao Xiang Bak Kut Teh in NEX but the price was way too expensive.
What about you? Do you have any favourite Klang bak kut teh stalls in Singapore?
Leong Kee (Klang) Bak Kut Teh
321 Beach Road (Closed)
251 Geylang Lorong 11, Singapore 389309 (Current)
Opening hours: 11am to 9pm, closed on Wed
Contact: 9380 1718
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