No. 1 & 3, Jalan Segambut Tepi
Coordinates: 3.145029, 101.711230
We have a particular penchant for 1
Bak Kut Teh (BKT
for short). This cholesterol laden pot of black gold is an obsession is hard to
shake. After reading rave reviews online we were hard-pressed not to give Joe
Wong BKT a try.
1a Chinese soup that literally means "meat
bone tea", and at its simplest, consists of meaty pork ribs simmered in a
complex broth of herbs and spices (including star anise, cinnamon, cloves, dang
gui, fennel seeds and garlic) for hours. Additional ingredients may include
offal, varieties of mushroom, choy sum, and pieces of dried tofu or fried tofu
puffs. Additional Chinese herbs may include yu zhu (玉竹, rhizome of Solomon's
Seal) and ju zhi (buckthorn fruit), which give the soup a sweeter, slightly
stronger flavour. Light and dark soy sauce are also added to the soup during
cooking and garnished with chopped coriander or green onions and a sprinkling
of fried shallots, and usually eaten with rice.
If you have been following our blog you would have noticed a
trend developing. Living in Subang we used to frequent Yu Kee
, while trying out other establishments
that serve BKT as well.
Joe Wong BKT is a newly found eatery and is pretty tricky to
locate if you are not properly guided by GPS. It shares a mutual premise with
the God of Prosperity Temple here in Segambut. After parking our car at the
temple premises we walked to the back but not before passing by a few tables
hosting a rather noisy session of 2
2a tile-based game played with a set of 144 tiles
based on Chinese characters and symbols that originated in China during the
Qing dynasty. It is commonly played by four players. Similar to the Western
card game rummy it is a game of skill, strategy, and calculation and involves a
degree of chance.
The exterior may not be charming or appealing but we did not
come here for its aesthetics. What mattered was the herbal broth they prepared.
Scanning their menu, we decided on a pot of BKT and with the
proprietress’ insistence we gave the Herbal Chicken Soup a try as well.
|our new-found love: herbal chicken soup|
|BKT: black gold|
|to wash it all down|
What can we say? Brendan who is a hard person to pleased was
completely enamoured with the BKT, while Cat and I fell head over heels for the
Herbal Chicken Soup. The taste, aroma and texture of meat was exquisite and
although a bit pricy (the entire meal cost us RM57) we would still recommend
this place to all and sundry.
Herbal broths have a new name as far as we are concerned:
Joe Wong Bak Kut Teh!
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