Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Friday nite out

My friends and I had long debated for about a week where to go for dinner. Finally after reading someone's blog about this place in SS2 PJ that serves bak kut teh, we decided to go try it out. The place is called Wee Sang Kee. Anyway, it took most of us some time rounding SS2 to find it.

When we got there, it was quiet. Just a few tables filled. Not sure if it's because it's a Friday night and people were off partying somewhere or the food isn't as attractive. But I'd say the food wasn't lousy, so it must be the former.

Anyway, we ordered a large pot of bak kut teh, steamed vege with oyster sauce, beancurd (tao-pok), and "yau cha kuay" (sorry I don't know what it's called in English or any other language for that matter!).

Here you have it, bak kut teh in all its glory, the highlight of the dinner. The soup of the bak kut teh was good. But the meat didn't seem to have been cooked in the soup. Tasted quite blend. I suspect it was probably steamed and then added into the soup. But for the lack of tastiness, it was more than made up when one of the ladies at the shop offered to heat up the pot for us after we've been sitting there for so long and still have not finished!

All in all, it wasn't that bad. I enjoyed the soup and the company I was in.


Jay said...

I love bak jut teh, but you can't really find it here in London - at least, I haven't managed to. My mom gave me some bak kut teh mix, essentially a teabag-style sachet of the herbs. And let me tell you... BLERRRRGH!

Abso-bloody-disgusting. And to think I'd invited my friend over for a sample of a Malaysian classic.


BTW, try and put the prices in as well. :-) I wanna know how much you pay for these dishes!

Sue said...

Jay, whatever we pay will be pittance once you convert it to your powerful Pound! :p

Sue said...

I don't know how much each dish cost us, unfortunately. We paid RM60 for that in total. There were 5 of us. Guess it isn't that bad. RM60 would be less than GBP10 for you!! *Envious*

I agree with you a lot of those sachets don't taste quite like the real thing. Promise that if I find one that is good enough, I'll let you know.

boo_licious said...

Wee Sang Kee, this sounds like the one near the Digi Centre or Nam Heong right? We usually eat BKT at Cheow Sang near Cheow Yang side if we're lazy to drive far but nothing beats Klang BKT.

Jay said...

Please lah, I'm still Malaysian. And I still think in Malaysian currency when it comes to local food.

"Waaaaah! Uncle, your rojak very expensive already! No sotong but still charge RM3!!!!"

Sue said...

Yupe this is the one next to Nam Heong. I totally agree with you that the Klang one is good. But there's another along the LDP (I'll make sure I get the address and name the next time I go there). That's pretty good too.

Jay, where you buy rojak for RM3 la?? Kena con ah? :P

Jay said...

Old Klang Road lor. Some more not very good. :-(

Sue said...

Brickfield's used to have a good one. Haven't been there for a long time, dunno if the guy's still there.

Makan Kings said...

Actually, packet bak kut teh mix can be quite nice. The secret is in the seasoning. Try adding some oyster sauce and liberal amounts of dark and thick soy sauce. It should help!!

We love bak kut teh too!! We have a couple of bak kut teh post on our blog here and here.

-Makan Kings-