Monday, 8 May 2017

Restoran Hock Kee Bak Kut Teh Dan Seafood @ Kajang, Selangor

This evening we were in the mood for some Bak Kut Teh and being new in Kajang, I wasn't too sure where to go and during these times, Google always comes in handy. Most reviews were pointing to Hock Kee Bak Kut Teh and another unnamed Bak Kut Teh place which is close to a large drain. I remember that fact clearly as everyone was referring to it as Longkang Bak Kut Teh. That nick name wasn't too appealing to me and since it was our first time exploring the Bak Kut Teh scene in Kajang, we opted for Hock Kee instead. 

The Restaurant in Taman Sri Langat

A Fairly Large Restaurant

As much as this restaurant is famous for their Bak Kut Teh, they also operate as a usual Chinese restaurant serving the entire range of dishes that we would commonly get. This is something that I have never come across. Usually, Bak Kut Teh places do not sell any other dishes and this exception was quite fascinating. Even this evening, there was a large group who were there solely for their Bak Kut Teh and another large pool of customers who were there for their dishes. Interesting combination for sure. The restaurant itself had a large seating area and was attached to a house. Cooking is done by the boss and the lady boss is the one that handles the cash management. Orders are all taken by the staffs. The staffs are very efficient. In fact, the moment they know that you're having Bak Kut Teh, all the condiments are sent over to your table. 

Dry Bak Kut Teh @ RM 15.00

Complimentary Tea
We ordered both the dry and wet Bak Kut Teh and the first one to arrive was the Dry Bak Kut Teh. This was for one pax and it was priced at RM 15.00 . For Kajang, I would say that it is expensive. I would have expected this to be around RM 10 to RM 12 maximum. If I were to comment on the taste of the dish, it was good. Lovely cuts of meat were cooked in a thick spicy gravy. They have also added a lot of dried shrimps which enhanced the taste. Definitely some good stuff. Also, this comes with a small bowl of tea since it was the dry version. I would rate this at 8/10. 

Bak Kut Teh @ RM 12.00
The standard Bak Kut Teh was priced at RM 12.00 for one pax. The portion was huge and definitely larger than the dry version. There was more meat in this one too. The soup was very different to the one that I am used to. This was much lighter and was slightly sweet. I am not sure if this is the standard taste that we get from Kajang Bak Kut Teh or it's only this place that is like that. Whichever it was, it wasn't to my liking. I would give this 6/10. 

Mushroom @ RM 7.00

Bean Curd @ RM 2.00

Char Kuey @ RM 2.00
The other sides that we ordered were the Mushrooms, Tofupok and some Char Kuey. The price of the mushrooms were surprising. RM 7.00 for that small portion and that's totally ridiculous. It wasn't so great as well. Their Tofu Pok also tasted a little old and the texture was rough and stiff. Similarly, their Char Kuey was also the same. Not the freshest of quality. If I were to rate these, I would give them 7/10, 5/10 and 7/10 respectively. 

To summarise our dining experience, I have got to say that this is one expensive Bak Kut Teh place. Most of the dishes that we tried we not up to our expectations either. Some were even lacking in terms of freshness. The only thing that we enjoyed is their Dry Bak Kut Teh which was very good. Their Soup Bak Kut Teh was a tad too sweet for me as well. If I return, it would be solely for their Dry Bak Kut Teh.

Address: No. 114, Jalan Langat 1, Taman Sri Langat, 43000 Kajang, Selangor.

Opening Hours: 0900 - 1400 & 1730 - 2200 Daily

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