Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Bak Kut Teh @ Sei Ngan Chai Bak Kut Teh, Klang

It was a public holiday and my uni friend suddenly Whatsapp me for a bak kut teh lunch outing at Klang.  One of his colleagues recommended this Sei Ngan Chai Bak Kut Teh @ Meru, Klang, so off we go heading to this place.

The main dish is obviously the soup version of bak kut teh.  One key point about the soup, which I find is very nice, is that there is a strong garlic taste and packed with a lot of pork flavour.  It doesn't have the bitterness of the  herbs and is very pleasant on the taste-buds   Luckily, they were very generous to allow us to refill the soup, 3 times if not mistaken.  The meat, unfortunately, is not tender enough and a bit tasteless.  I suspect all the goodness of the pork already has seeped into the soup.

Becoming very popular is nonetheless the dry version of bak kut teh.  I must say the meat here is more tender and better seasoned, with the addition of the fragrance from the dried cuttlefish and garlic.  But what I didn't like was that the cuttlefish was not sliced thinly enough, so it got a bit quite hard to chew.  But still, this pot of meat is delicious.

No meal is complete without some greens.  I love how they gave so much of the fried shallots.

Overall, Sei Ngan Chai is quite a good choice for a decent bak kut teh meal.  Do go for meat in the dry bak kut teh and the soup.  However, one thing I didn't like was that the meat was all cut in large chunks - in away, I find that quite a nuisance since you're forced to take big pieces of meat.

Price-wise, quite reasonable.  For a group of 8 people, it only costs RM 15 per person.  Bear in mind we also ordered many bowls of yao cha kuai, which is a must in every bak kut teh meal.

Sei Ngan Chai is part of a old single-storey house.  Despite looking old and small from outside, it is surprisingly very clean and spacious.  Even on a hot afternoon, it is very cooling and comfortable.

Sei Ngan Chai Bak Kut Teh
Corner of Jalan Kepayang and Jalan Gelugor
Meru, Klang
GPS: 3.050662,101.450605

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