june tee

I headed down to Cheras over the weekend to check out June’s family’s bak kut teh place. It’s at Taman Segar, just a stone’s throw away from Cheras Leisure Mall (if you’re an Olympic grade shot-putter that is). I was particularly interested in the dry bak kut teh noodles – bit of a novelty there. :)

xingang cheras

Xingang serves bak kut teh as its main fare, but being a neighborhood shop, it also has chicken rice, fish and other miscellaneous dishes. What is interesting about the bak kut teh is that they don’t use a lot of herbs to cover up the lack of pork flavors – this BKT broth really has been boiling for a long time.

xingang

Go early if you want to have the bak kut teh noodles – it is one of the highlight of the lunch. Xingang is built so it feels like you’re seating al fresco but there’s air conditioning coming from the vents on top. I noticed this provides the best balance for eating BKT (not so cold as to make your dishes cool down the minute it gets set down and not so hot to leave you reaching for multiple glasses of iced water).

big bone bak kut teh

Big Bone Claypot Bak Kut Teh
This is a huge shank of pork. I love how the meat falls of the bones. The broth is really good – full of BKT flavors and garlicky to boot.

bkt big bone

The huge bone allows you to pick the meat choices that you like – lean, fatty and even tendons. Mmm…

bkt intestines

Bak Kut Teh Intestines & Stomach
Intestines. Notice anything different? The intestines are stuffed with intestines, like what I imagine a Matryoshka doll’s innards would look like. smirk You know, one of those Russian nesting dolls that goes into another bigger doll etc etc.

intestines

You can order a plethora of cuts from trotters (pig’s feet) to braised egg and it comes in a small side dish filled with the item and some BKT soup, KK style.

dried bak kut teh

Xingang Special Mix Bak Kut Teh
This is where you can choose three types of meat to go into your BKT. We opted for the dry version which is absolutely fabulous. It comes cooked in a spicy claypot with the dried chillis and okra.

okra bkt

I found the addition of okra to be particularly delicious. The okra starts out raw and gets cooked by the claypot heat. It goes very well with the dry salty BKT pork and the hint of spiciness in this dry BKT makes it one of the best I’ve ever had.

dried bkt noodles

Bak Kut Teh Noodles
This is what I came for! You can choose between the dry (RM 6) or wet (RM 5.50) version. I went with the former, which comes with a bowl of BKT soup so you won’t be left wanting. The noodles are hand tossed and served with dry BKT pieces and garnished with a healthy sprinkling of mouth watering scallions.

tong shui

I had this for my main dish (although I had rice as well, which comes sprinkled with deep fried onions) and liked it a lot. I also had a bowl of tong shui but it’s something one of June’s aunts made so don’t expect to see it on the menu. smirk

xingang bkt

Xingang is located at Jalan Manis 7 and has one of the best BKT outside of Klang. I really liked how hearty the soup is – it’s been boiled with a lot of pork and you can taste the care that went into it. The BKT noodles is awesome too – there’s a side of cabbage to offset the spiciness of the dried BKT pork slices.

Thanks for the lunch June! I will definitely be going again. I hear there are some other attractions in the Cheras area that I should be aware of. Heh.

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30 Responses to “Xingang Bak Kut Teh, Cheras”

  1. omg i’m craving for bkt now. at this hour!

    • Heh! Me too actually, I would love to eat BKT right about now.

      It supposed to be eaten at breakfast back in the days. :)

  2. Looks real good… Oooooo!!!! The innards!!! I love those…but have to go a bit slow on them – may run the risk of a gout attack but at times, I would just throw caution to the wind – can’t resist the temptation…. LOL!!! Yummmmm!!!!

    • Yeah, I love the innards too! They stuff the intestines into intestines so it’s a nice chewy full piece instead of a hollow one.

      Heh! It’s good to indulge sometimes, gout or no gout. ;)

  3. My hometown is famous with Bak Kut Teh too! It is different from KL ones.
    U should try it when u head down to JB area. I can bring you for nice authentic bak kut teh :)

    • Hello Hazel! :)

      I would love to! I don’t think I’ve ever had JB style BKT, at least not that I remember.

      I’ll give you a buzz next time I’m in JB! :D

  4. HB, been reading your entries and your food ones are the most interesting of all. This bak kut teh cheras does it have a soy sauce base to it? I like the pork shank and intestine ones it look so good. That so much food it would take 4 people with me to finish all that.

    • Thanks Erica! Well, BKT is made with a herbal blend – the name itself means “pork rib tea”.

      I love intestines and all sorts of innards too. My favorite is pig liver. :)

      Yeah, it was a lot of food! The two of us didn’t finish everything but we nearly did. Nearly. :D

  5. thanks again for dropping by my blog.. :)

    Dried bah kut tehs are the bomb :) love them to bits, but thats not saying the soup one isnt good as they’re awesome too, just that dried ones really is very flavorful. Thanks for sharing this shop, had a blogger’s food outing at another bah kut teh corner the other day, but its at kepong.

    • Hey there Isaac!

      Yup, I like dried BKT too, especially if there’s a bowl of the soup served on the side…coz I like the soup in BKT. :)

      I totally agree, the dried version is more salty, spicy and generally flavorful – goes very well with rice.

      No worries, drop by if you’re ever in Cheras, the place is run by the family of a friend of mine. :D

  6. The bak kut teh “dai kuat” looks huge and delicious. how much is it? the girl is pretty hot too. ;-)

    • Yeah, it’s pretty good eh? I love the BKT big bone too. :D

      It’s RM 9 / RM 18 / RM 27 for Small / Medium / Large respectively. Pretty decent prices! There’s also side orders in smaller bowls for RM 8 – these are like the KK style BKT although I’ve seen it in Klang (and now Cheras) too.

      June? Heh! Yeah, she is good looking. :)

  7. i should give this place a shot since i don’t live too far away from tmn segar. haha

    • Hey, you live in Cheras! :)

      Yeah, it’s just in the row of shops beside Cheras Leisure Mall.

      Check out the BKT dry noodles, I found it to be really good. The noodles are delicious, it’s a nice change from eating rice. :D

  8. Wow ~ Does looks nice .

    So far , haven’t try BKT with a whole shank there

    • Yeah, it’s delicious bro!

      I like having an entire shank in the BKT, it’s very appealingly gluttonous. :D

      You get the lean mean, the fattier meat and some tendons and stuff in a shank too.

  9. you can never go wrong with that huge bone in BKT!

    • Yup, that’s one of the best parts of the pig I reckon – the gigantic bone has just about every kind of meat on it from fat to lean to the tendons. :)

      It complements the rest of the BKT meal nicely. Loved the innards and dried BKT too.

  10. Wow THAT is a lot of food. No wonder I skipped dinner that night LOL. The noodles my favorite too! :p

    • Heh! Yeah, it’s a lot of food! I was totally stuffed from the BKT lunch. :D

      Yup, the BKT noodles are the best! Especially the dry ones. I loved that!

      Thanks for having me over June! :)

  11. Strange how you grow to love certain things as you get older 9it’s a sign that you are OLD). BKT is one of those thing, when you were a kid, no way you go for a garlicky broth over McDonalds or ice cream. But now, you are older and hopefully wiser, you sit down for a hearty serve of BKT.

    Eh eh….how come long time no post about Miss Man United? She sister still got the shits with you for soiling her room? next time bring your own box of tissues OK? ha ha ha

    • Yeah, I think it’s the natural progression – I didn’t like fish as a kid either but I love it now. :)

      The maturation of your tastebuds and willingness to eat different things. I used to be a really picky eater as a kid, would only eat certain foods.

      BKT is one of my favorite things to eat – just gotta love the herbal pork goodness and the heartiness of the broth. :D

    • and where is miss man U?

  12. 地点在那里.电话号码

    • Hey there bro!

      I’ve run it through Google Translate, and it seems you want to know the place. It’s near Cheras Leisure Mall at Jalan Manis 7 in Taman Segar.

      It turns out that I saved the GPS coordinates! :)

      N 3.08760
      E 101.74230

      Hope that helps Liew. :D

  13. Eh that intestines stuffed with intestines is really special!
    Will try it someday :)

    • Yeah, I liked it too! It has a very chewy texture, once you’ve had it you’ll never go back to the normal ones. ;)

      Cheers Charmaine! :D

  14. wah the big bone BKT is indeed gigantic leh! But I love the intestines. looked so yummy leh.

    • Indeed! I was pleasantly surprised by the size of the big bone too. :D

      It’s huge and the BKT the is delicious.

      …especially the intestines. ;)

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