Top 10 Must-Try Bak Kut Teh In Kuala Lumpur (KL)

Bak Kut Teh in KL
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Bak Kut Teh is a popular dish in Malaysia for its fragrance and warmth. If you’ve never heard of this dish before, it can be described as a medley of fragrant herbs, spices and delicious tender pork ribs in soup. It’s an incredibly homely dish of Hokkien descent that is the comfort food for many! Where can we find Bak Kut Teh in KL, you ask?

We’ve compiled a list of the 10 best Bak Kut Teh spots for you!

1. Sun Fong Bak Kut Teh

Hungry for one of the Top 50 Masters of Bak Kut Teh of 2019-2020? Su Fong Bak Kut Teh was established in 1971, and they’re so famous for their Bak Kut Teh that they even got an award! Sun Fong Bak Kut Teh is not one to share many of their secrets, but one thing they can share is that their broth prioritises the ‘harmony’ between flavours. As you won’t find flavours that overpower each other when you taste their Bak Kut Teh, we can say that it’s the perfect blend!

Address: 37, Medan Imbi, Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Operating Hours:
Monday – 8:00am to 10:00pm
Tuesday – 8:00am to 10:00pm
Wednesday – 8:00am to 10:00pm
Thursday – 8:00am to 10:00pm
Friday – 8:00am to 10:00pm
Saturday – 8:00am to 10:00pm
Sunday – 8:00am to 10:00pm

Contact Information: 03-2141 4064

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/d2Q3urnjUXEXmM4Y9

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2. Ban Lee Bak Kut Teh

Ban Lee Bak Kut Teh is said to be one of the best Bak Kut Teh spots in Jalan Ipoh. This place is so popular that it’s always crowded during peak hours! However, the area lacks parking spaces, so getting a table at Ban Lee can be challenging. A reason why patrons flock to Ban Lee may lie in their herbal soup recipe. A noticeable feature is its dark broth, which is surprisingly mellow with a strong herbal taste. The meat of their Bak Kut Teh is also incredibly tender!

Address:  222, Jln Sultan Azlan Shah, 51200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Operating Hours:
Monday – 5:30am to 3:30pm & 5:30pm to 3:30am
Tuesday – 5:30am to 3:30pm & 5:30pm to 3:30am
Wednesday – 5:30am to 3:30pm & 5:30pm to 3:30am
Thursday – 5:30am to 3:30pm & 5:30pm to 3:30am
Friday – 5:30am to 3:30pm & 5:30pm to 3:30am
Saturday – 5:30am to 3:30pm & 5:30pm to 3:30am
Sunday – 5:30am to 3:30pm & 5:30pm to 3:30am

Contact Information: 012-203 6865

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/iJo4kaT5Sb5NXeYXA

3. Ka Ka Bak Kut Teh

If you ask locals for Bak Kut Teh recommendations, some might bring up Ka Ka Bak Kut Teh as a suggestion. Ka Ka Bak Kut Teh is another popular restaurant often packed with customers that seating arrangements even extend to the back of the restaurant. When you dine at Ka Ka, you can opt for the typical wet Bak Kut Teh or try the dry one. You can also order other menu items such as their Pork Hind cooked with Vinegar as an accompaniment to your meal.

Address:  Jln Kepong, Taman Kepong, 52100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Operating Hours:
Monday – 3:00pm to 12:00am
Tuesday – 3:00pm to 12:00am
Wednesday – 3:00pm to 12:00am
Thursday – 3:00pm to 12:00am
Friday – 3:00pm to 12:00am
Saturday – 3:00pm to 12:00am
Sunday – 3:00pm to 12:00am

Contact Information: 019-552 5525

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/Uc8UUiLSMLCDUndn8

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4. Kheong Hee Bak Kut Teh

Kheong Hee Bak Kut Teh is one of the veterans around the area because they had been operating for many years. It also came from humble beginnings before renovating into a full-fledged corner shop. Although its interior and design may make the restaurant seem new, they beg to differ! Their Bak Kut Teh is described to be very flavourful, and customers don’t need to enhance the dish with soy sauce. They also serve unique spins to the dish by offering a vegetarian version and a seafood version that features crab!

Address: 70G & 70A, Jalan Pandan Indah 4/6b, Pandan Indah, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Selangor

Operating Hours:
Monday – 10:30am to 10:30pm
Tuesday – 10:30am to 10:30pm
Wednesday – 10:30am to 10:30pm
Thursday – 10:30am to 12:00am
Friday – 12:00am to 8:00pm
Saturday – 10:30am to 10:30pm
Sunday – 10:30am to 10:30pm

Contact Information: 03-4292 4576

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/8htrCYjAU3yb1dLZA

5. Kim Tek Bak Kut Teh

Kim Tek Bak Kut Teh is a place for the early birds because they open as early as 6:30am! Regulars also say that if you come as ‘late’ as 9:00am, you will only get the leftovers because all the good portions have already been sold. If you take a peek at their kitchens, Kim Tek Bak Kut Teh uses almost parts of a pig for the most flavourful result. You’d also be in disbelief over their generous meat portions! Broth wise, it has a thick consistency thanks to the gelatin from the stewed meat.

Address:  26, Jalan 3/1 A, Taman Kepong Indah, 68100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Operating Hours:
Monday – 6:30am to 2:30pm
Tuesday – 6:30am to 2:30pm
Wednesday – 6:30am to 2:30pm
Thursday – Closed
Friday – 6:30am to 2:30pm
Saturday – 6:30am to 2:30pm
Sunday – 6:30am to 2:30pm

Contact Information: 012-310 3099

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/eNGadMZSA69LigQb9

6. Fatty Bak Kut Teh & Fish Head

Operating since 2002, Restaurant Fatty Bak Kut Teh & Fish Head is a familiar face around Klang because they’re a favourite among the locals and tourists. Many flock to this restaurant due to their Bak Kut Teh, which is cooked for hours using the freshest ingredients and herbs, ensuring a tenderness in their dish. Bak Kut Teh isn’t the only dish they excel at either; their Steamed Fish Head is another proud specialty of theirs.

Address:   4 ½, 5, Batu, Jln Klang Lama, 58100 Kuala Lumpur

Operating Hours:
Monday – 4:00pm to 12:00am
Tuesday – 4:00pm to 12:00am
Wednesday – 4:00pm to 12:00am
Thursday – 4:00pm to 12:00am
Friday – 4:00pm to 12:00am
Saturday – 4:00pm to 12:00am
Sunday – 4:00pm to 12:00am

Contact Information: 012-366 0035

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/iNBTpzyFSpbJQQLb8

7. Yik See Ho Bak Kut Teh

Yik See Ho Bak Kut Teh is a legend in Pudu for being the pioneer of Bak Kut Teh. Established in 1971, this restaurant is currently in its 3rd generation, and they’re still going strong. The restaurant operated as a roadside stall before evolving into the eatery they are today. Their Bak Kut Teh uses a recipe that hasn’t changed for decades, and customers are incredibly fond of their secret 8-herb blend.

Address:  20, Jalan Landak, Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Operating Hours:
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – 9:30am to 10:00pm
Wednesday – 9:30am to 10:00pm
Thursday – 9:30am to 10:00pm
Friday – 9:30am to 10:00pm
Saturday – 9:30am to 10:00pm
Sunday – 9:30am to 10:00pm

Contact Information: 012-789 2293

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/wrdR9HkCwV1MM2Ww8

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8. Minji Bak Kut Teh

If you’ve ever wondered where Bing Kee Bak Kut Teh went, they simply renamed themselves! They’re now called Minji Bak Kut Teh, a great place for some herbal bak kut teh. Their bak kut teh can be described as herbal and on the darker side broth-wise. Customers also enjoy their meat portions that are so tender that they fall off the bone! We recommend trying their “King of Bones” for an ultimate experience.

Address:  7-6, Jln Sungai Besi, Pudu, 57100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Operating Hours:
Monday – 10:30am to 3:00pm
Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday – 10:30am to 3:00pm
Thursday – 10:30am to 3:00pm
Friday – 10:30am to 3:00pm
Saturday – 10:30am to 3:00pm
Sunday – 10:30am to 3:00pm

Contact Information: 03-9221 5232

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/8CHcWX2wGPfvwpiv8

9. Samy & Ah Her Bak Kut Teh

Samy & Ah Her Bak Kut Teh is a favourite among Bak Kut Teh enthusiasts because they let customers select their meat cuts for their Bak Kut Teh. A popular recommendation is their pork leg which contains the fattiest tissues, which goes perfectly with the herbal taste of the broth. Another option you can go for is their pork belly cut because it has the ideal combination of lean and fatty meat for the best of both worlds. If you love munching on chicken feet, it is also a great option to pair with their Bak Kut Teh!

Address:  1, Jalan Lang, Taman Berkeley, 41150 Klang, Selangor

Operating Hours:
Monday – 8:00am to 2:00pm
Tuesday – 8:00am to 2:00pm
Wednesday – 8:00am to 2:00pm
Thursday – 8:00am to 2:00pm
Friday – 8:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday – 8:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday – 8:00am to 2:00pm

Contact Information: 012-370 1217

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/YuqJZShUwTLJMJmy6

10. Mo Sang Kor Bak Kut Teh 

Mo Sang Kor Bak Kut Teh is popular because its broth is thick and gooey and almost looks black, unlike other recipes. However, this colour and thick consistency doesn’t mean its bad, because their Bak Kut Teh is barely diluted with any water. Customers get to enjoy a Bak Kut Teh that is concentrated and has a rich profile that’s found nowhere else. Although customers may nitpick at its smaller portions, the quality of the dish is worth it.

Address: No 22 & 22A, 2, Jln Ehsan Perdana, Pandamaran, 42000 Pelabuhan Klang, Selangor 

Operating Hours:
Monday – 6:30am to 1:30pm & 4:30pm to 8:30pm
Tuesday – 6:30am to 1:30pm & 4:30pm to 8:30pm
Wednesday – 6:30am to 1:30pm & 4:30pm to 8:30pm
Thursday – 6:30am to 1:30pm & 4:30pm to 8:30pm
Friday – 6:30am to 1:30pm & 4:30pm to 8:30pm
Saturday – 6:30am to 1:30pm & 4:30pm to 8:30pm
Sunday – 6:30am to 1:30pm & 4:30pm to 8:30pm

Contact Information: 012-264 8558 

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/q2P2fZyL7NvKqjMFA 

We’ve listed 10 of Kuala Lumpur’s best Bak Kut Teh places for you to feast! Whichever restaurant you choose will not disappoint you as each restaurant has their own unique perks that make them special with every dish.

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