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Kuala Lumpur - Big Mouth Bak Kut Teh (大口仔 肉骨茶) in Chinatown

klyeoh | Oct 1, 201102:45 AM

This old stall (it's next to Guan Di Temple - you can't miss it!) serves undoubtedly the best-tasting "bak kut teh" or "rou gu cha" (肉骨茶) in Chinatown!

The slow-simmered pork-ribs, pig's tails, intestines, slices of pig's stomach & fatty pork belly were soft and tasty with the slight Hokkien-style "bak kut teh" herbal taste. The whole concoction came bubbling in a claypot, with bowl of crisp, golden-brown fritters, or "yau char kwai" (油炸鬼) / "you tiao" (油條) on the side - I liked dunking the fritters into the soup, letting the dough soak in the soup before devouring them. Big Mouth's soup was delicious. The dish also came with button mushrooms, golden-needle mushrooms, Chinese white cabbage and dried beancurd sheets (腐皮).

Another favorite side-dish is flash-blanched baby Romaine lettuce ("yau mak") with oyster sauce. Very crisp & tasty here.

I can't believe it took me soooo long to finally have my first meal here - I first saw this stall in 1988, and what caught my eye were the sidewalk tables, full of customers slurping soup & chewing on pork-ribs, right next to Jalan Tun HS Lee's busy, noisy traffic..

Address details
Big Mouth Bak Kut Teh
Penjaja Gallery
Jalan Tun HS Lee
50000 Kuala Lumpur

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