Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Claypot Bak Kut Teh Street in Subang Jaya SS14 - Chuan Chiew

What's a Punjabi got to do with BKT? No, he's not a Bengali. Bengalis are from North East India (as well as Muslim Bangladesh) while Punjabis are from the North West India. The well-known defining moment for all Sikhs Punjabis in Malaysia was when the ex-MB of Perak, Nizar, equated Sikhs as Bengali. Karpal Singh has to come to his rescue. Though all was forgiven but the rest was history. Sikh Punjabis throughout the country redeemed their pride from years of misunderstanding. A Sikh Punjabi is not to be called a Bengali and vice-versa!

So this buddy of ours loves BKT besides all things curry. On his insistence we made our way to the famous BKT roads in Subang Jaya SS14/1A and /2A. I thought there were 4 along these roads. Go ahead and order the usual soup BKT, but then do not forget their dry BKT and braised trotters and more.

Directions: From Sunway Lagoon continue on the NPE towards Inti and Metropolitan College on the right. Once doen the flyover exit at the first left turn (legal). Its the block of shops behind those fronting the NPE. Cost: RM65 for 6 adults and 2 kids.
The ubiquitous soupy herbal BKT. Yum. Just right. My Punjabi friend had 3 more bowls of the brownish liquid.
The trotters cooked with thick black soy sauce almost to the point of sticky gelatinous wonder. It will be when cooled but where's the chance when we dug in quickly in rapid succession of quick synchonised chopstick wrist work.The dry BKT was very salty with generous whole pieces of small dried squid. It tasted like squid snacks and marred the porky goodness. There were not enough dried chilis to heat it up to a numbing lip-smacking and tongue on fire experience.
All the dishes following were pre-cooked. Pan-cooked Char Siew. Average only.
Curry vegetables. Curry tasted very Chinesey. Preferred the Indian version.
Veges again for good fibres.
Eggs with long beans for the kids and also adults.Finally drumsticks for you know who. The adults were the DBKL doing mop-up operations just in case.


CUMI & CIKI said...

too bad about the charsiew..

SimpleGirl said...

Quite cheap for 6 adults and 2 kids...too bad the dry BKT was too salty...

FoOd PaRaDiSe said...

wow... the foods look delicious...

mimid3vils said...

I love dry BKT, salty sauce go well with white rice mah...hehe ^.^

worldwindows said...

CampC... I am suspicious of pan-cooked char siew.

SG... It seems that many eateries are lowering the price to attract. The dried squid was very salty and I think they should reduce the soy sauce/salt.

FP... BKT is like a regular meat to me and its good everytime.

MD... Aiyo, very salty lah:)