Monday, August 29, 2016

Kiang Kee Bak Kut Teh (强记肉骨茶)

Kiang Kee Bak Kut Teh - a familiar name for many as it is renowned for its delicious Bak Kut Teh that has attracted many locals as well as Singaporeans to travel far just for a taste of the pork ribs.

Setting off from home before sun rise, we traveled more than 1 hour, driving past Kota Tinggi, before arriving at our destination. Suggest to key in the co-ordinates on your GPS and it should be pretty easy to spot as there are many cars and even tour buses parked around the area.

We arrived at 730am on a Saturday morning and it was already 75% occupied. By 8am, most of the seats were filled up! Lucky for us, we were able to place our orders before a group of tourists swamp in. Dining under the attap roofs is something that we don't get to experience everyday. Apart from keeping us cool, it felt nostalgic and sheltered us away from the morning sun.

Pricing is clearly labelled and there are some side dishes and home-made drinks that you can order. We highly recommend their Buah Long Long juice as it is one of the best that we have tasted so far. We could have ordered more but it was already SOLD OUT! :O

Check out their open kitchen and the entire row of charcoal stoves where all the cooking takes place! Sitting and smelling the fragrant aroma of the Bak Kut Teh, while waiting for ours to arrive is making us famish!

Thankfully, our orders arrived just in the nick of time. :)

Salted Vegetable - RM2 : One of my favourite side dishes whenever I have Bak Kut Teh. Not overly salty and it goes well with the rice. A nice starter and appetizing dish in my opinion.

Stir-fried lettuce (油墨菜) - RM6. Paid for this dish separately on the spot, excluded from the main billing. 

Pepper Stomach Soup (猪肚汤) - RM16. Smooth and tender Pork Stomach soaked within the tasty, peppery broth. 

Bak Kut Teh - RM60 :  What we have been waiting for! The piping hot claytop with generous servings of beancurb skin looks absolutely mouth-watering already. Not forgetting the tender and juicy pork rib meat dipped in the herbal broth brings this claypot of Bak Kut Teh to perfection.

Pork Leg/Pig's Trotters (卤豬腳) - RM16 : Another favourite dish of mine where I can scoop some sweet sauce and spread onto my bowl of rice. I know it is pretty sinful but the tender, fat and juicy meat is adictively delicious.

We spent about RM130 (approx SGD44) for our BKT meal (6 person share). Reasonably priced and affordable. Operating hours starts early and they close around noon time where most of the pork ribs have been sold out! If you are travelling up along Kota Tinggi, do drop by early and check out Kiang Kee BKT.

Adding Kiang Kee as one of my favourite Bak Kut Teh place in Johor Bahru. Would definitely love to frequent more often if not for the longer distance.

Kiang Kee Bak Kut Teh (强记肉骨茶)
Address: Batu 8, Jalan Mawai Kota Tinggi Johor, Malaysia
GPS: 1.827702, 103.958317
Operating Hours: 730am - 12pm (Closed on Mondays and Tuesday)

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