Ah Her and Samy Bak Kut Teh, Klang
This is the breakfast for the champion labourers. That's what this staple was for in times past. Stories from Klang piled up relating to people eating BKT as breakfast without fail every morning. It is/was my father, uncle, friend's father, etc.
This dish has gone through the thick (fat) and the thin literally where the fatty side of the dish was accused as totally unhealthy at one time and now exalted as good for health.
Mindful that we have a few eateries to visit, we held our horses and did not flew off the handle but ate with dignity and moderation.
First, the soup was out of this world. How did I rate it? It was a balance of sweet, savoury, thick, light brown from sauces and fragrance from some Chinese dried herbs and spices.
It reminded me of how soup, in general, should taste and smell. It evoked emotions and tugged at my heart. The aroma and taste test passed with flying colours.
The meat was firm but not flaky, which is a sign of overcooking. We ordered parts that are mostly rind, tendons and cartilages. We needed gelatin and collagen (laugh here).
It's mostly the preferred portions of those who wanted something QQ, springy and bouncy, moist and not soggy, firm and not mushy. Even the chicken feet held their own. The skin and tendons were so soft but did not give way until it's likely sucked to the mouth.
A great morning has just begun.
Address and map:
Samy & Ah Her Bak Kut Teh
1, Jalan Lang, Taman Berkeley, Klang, Selangor