Saturday, 18 July 2015

The Story of Ah Tat (Klang Bah Kut Teh in KK)

NON-HALAL | BAH KUT TEH | WARISAN SQUARE, KOTA KINABALU, SABAH

When looking for a good Bah Kut Teh, I always preferred Klang Bah Kut Teh because this is what I am familiar with. I seldom eat Kepong Bah Kut Teh or KL-style Bah Kut Teh because they are just taste different as compared to Klang Bah Kut Teh. There are a few types of Bah Kut Teh, even in Klang, there are easily more than 400 Bah Kut Teh stalls or shops around and all taste slightly different. There are generally 3 types of Klang Bah Kut Teh:

  1. Herbal Soup with Light Soy Sauce, served on either small bowl or claypot
  2. Herbal Soup with Light Soy Sauce, served on claypot and added with shiitake mushroom, canned button mushroom, enoki mushroom (optional), fried tofu skin (腐皮), tofu puff (豆腐卜) and iceberg lettuce
  3. Meat cooked in Dark Soy Sauce, herbal soup is cooked to gravy-like  

What Pin Xiang Bah Kut Teh (品香肉骨茶) has offered is Type 1: Herbal Soup with Light Soy Sauce, served on either small bowl or claypot. Located at Warisan Square Kota Kinabalu, Pin Xiang has gained a numbers of regular customers. I believed they were all impressed by the authentic Klang style Bah Kut Teh Pin Xiang can offer.

The story of Ah Tat

Ah Tat comes from the hometown of Bah Kut Teh -- Klang in Selangor. His Father, Mr. Lim, is a butcher who supplies fresh pork meat to some Bah Kut Teh stalls in Klang. Since small, Ah Tat was already helping his father, to deliver the fresh meat to their clients, sometime they have to help out in the Bah Kut Teh shop when their clients were busy. I will pay you when I am free. I assumed this was one of the regular tag lines the father and son always heard. They ended up with helping up in the kitchen - cutting the meat accordingly, cleaning the innards, and cooking Bah Kut Teh while waiting for their payment.

Ah Tat was very busy at the open kitchen

This is how Ah Tat and his father learnt to cook Bah Kut Teh. However, authenticity isn't something that can be achieved with weight and procedure: it has to be live in one-self, like Ah Tat, a boy who grown up in the hometown of Bah Kut Teh, who see, smell and eat Bah Kut Teh almost everyday for the past 20 over years.


(Front) Fragrant Rice - with fried onion
(Back) Yao Zhar Guai - slightly soak in the hot soup and eat with rice, yummy!!!

Three Layer Pork

Dried Bah Kut Teh

Big Bone

Pin Xiang Bah Kut Teh is serves in a bowl, or claypot

Tofu Puff

Pin Xiang Bah Kut Teh

Pin Xiang Bah Kut Teh, located at Warisan Square KK
The shop is next to Hotrod Pub and Bar, facing Marina Court Condo

FOODIOT'S POINT: 90%

BUSINESS HOUR:
11AM - 3PM
5PM - 11PM

PHONE: 012-8673068 (Eddie)

ADDRESS:
Unit No.3, Ground Floor, Block A,
Warisan Square, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

1 comment:

Anushka Sharma said...

This looks absolutely perfect. All these tiny details are made with lot of background

knowledge. I like it a lot.

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