Imagine having piping-hot bak kut teh with all the mild or rich herbal taste and other ingredients such as pork ribs, beancurd skin, mushrooms and of course, the obligatory yau char kwai (Chinese crullers). All of which are waiting to satisfy your taste buds and warm your tummy. So, if you are looking for some recommendations, check out our selected list of 7 Places For Some Bak Kut Teh Goodness in Johor.
Believe it or not, Hwa Mei’s history of bak kut teh goes way back to over 50 years ago. They even cook them the old-fashioned way using charcoal, resulting in an aromatic and flavourful broth with a subtle hint of herbal taste. And in keeping the tradition, they do not serve their bak kut teh in a claypot but rather in a porcelain bowl.
Address: 146, Jalan Lumba Kuda, Bukit Chagar, 80300 Johor Bahru, Johor.
If you prefer a mild-tasting bak kut teh minus the strong herbal note, you might want to check out Shoon Huat Bak Kut Teh. Their HQ is located at Taman Sentosa and to date, they have successfully expanded to over 20 outlets, with most of them in Johor alone. Part of what makes their bak kut teh a go-to place among many customers is their traditional way of cooking them in charcoal fire. They offer Signature and Spare Ribs Bak Kut Teh, both of which are served with mushrooms and pork liver. But you can choose to add on various ingredients like pig stomach, pork meatballs, enoki and beancurd skin for a fraction of the price.
Address: 11, Jalan Sutera 1, Taman Sentosa, 80150 Johor Bahru, Johor.
At Ah Soon Bak Kut Teh, their broth is all light-bodied and mildly savoury. The pork chunks on the inside enhance the taste of the bak kut teh, making it slurp-worthy at every spoonful. They serve their bak kut teh all piping-hot in a claypot that goes well with a bowl of rice, yau char kwai and beancurd skin. Also, do try their signature sesame oil chicken.
Address: 141, Jalan Keris 1, Taman Sri Tebrau, 80500 Johor Bahru, Johor.
For over 30 years and still counting, Kedai Bak Kut Teh Hin Hock has attracted both loyal customers and newcomers alike with their signature bak kut teh goodness. Expect the savoury-sweet and mildly herbal taste of bak kut teh served in a claypot. Their braised pork trotters are a must-try and if you are looking for a side dish, Kedai Bak Kut Teh Hin Hock’s steamed fish comes highly recommended.
Address: 72, Jalan Dato Mohammed Seth, Taman Tampoi Indah 2, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor.
Soon Chiang Bak Kut Teh is where you can savour Klang-style bak kut teh (i.e. dark herbal broth). They serve them in traditional ceramic bowls, offering choices of braised pork trotters (one of their must-tries), short ribs and more. The broth itself has a savoury-sweet pork taste and of course, both rich and distinctive herbal taste.
Address: 41, Jalan Maju, Taman Maju Jaya, 80400 Johor Bahru, Johor.
6) Kiang Kee Bak Kut Teh
A well-known bak kut teh place in Kota Tinggi, Kiang Kee’s charcoal-fire broth is all cooked with added herbs and fresh pork. The broth particularly has a robust taste, perfect for those who like their bak kut teh strong and savoury. And not to forget, their tender pork ribs and other usual ingredients like yau char kwai complete the bak kut teh experience.
Address: Batu 8, Jalan Mawai, Kampung Haji Mohd Jambi, 81900 Kota Tinggi, Johor.
Restoran Kota Zheng Zong brews its bak kut teh with lots of herbs (18 different types, to be exact) and pork. Not just a single part of the pork but rather various parts of them, covering belly to ribs, leg and tail. This gives their bak kut teh a distinctly rich and savoury-sweet taste. And yes, they cook them on a charcoal stove too.
Address: 177, Jalan Sutera, Taman Sentosa, 80150 Johor Bahru, Johor.
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