Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Samy & Min Bak Kut Teh @ Pavilion

From Bandar Botanic to Bukit Bintang: Samy & Min represents the legacy of Klang-based patriarch Samy, who's been cooking up bak kut teh in the constituency of Pandamaran for the past 25 years. In 2014, his daughter Min expanded the business, setting up the first outpost of Samy & Min nearby in Bandar Botanic. The family has now extended its turf to KL, launching a sleek, comfortably contemporary space in Bukit Bintang's Pavilion shopping mall.

The traditional touchstones of bak kut teh are all accounted for here - choose from pork parts that range from trotter meat to 'fat bone,' three-layer meat to ribs, each served steaming-hot (RM21.20 per portion). 

The pork is triumphantly tender, with a full-bodied fleshiness - a testament to being freshly cooked everyday (no overnight leftovers here). The well-portioned broth is concentrated and meaty-tasting, though it might not convey the herbal complexities that some customers might hope for. Still, this should hit the spot if you're a fan of bak kut teh in all its variations.

Side dishes like shrimp omelette (RM26.50) and the essential yao mak (RM19.10) are available to complete the meal.

Many thanks to Samy & Min Bak Kut Teh for having us.

Samy & Min Bak Kut Teh
Lot 5.01.09, Level 5, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. Opposite Red Box Plus. Tel: 03-2110-3168

10 comments:

  1. That reminds me, I haven't had my BKT fix for a long time!

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    1. Phong Hong: hope you get your fix before january is over! :D

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  2. Oh dear, lots of wobbly things are staring back at me! :D I noticed from the pics that the broth of the pork belly seems a bit different (clearer) than the rest of the bowls. I actually prefer broth that is not overly herbal in taste. But my family only likes the dry-style BKT.

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    1. Contact.ewew: i can't say no to the wobbliness :D i'm probably not the ideal person to write about bkt, since i only have it two or three times a year ... personally, i like the broth-style bkt over the dry style ;)

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  3. Is this outpost of Klang's Samy & Ah Her BKT?

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    1. Choi Yen: oh, i'm not sure it's related to that one :)

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  4. Wahhhh!!! This sure is a cut above the regular bak kut teh coffee shop kind of place. I love how the place looks so clinically clean.

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    1. Suituapui: cleanliness is next to godliness, heheh :D but yes, you're right! :)

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  5. Now tourist can enjoy good bak kut teh in city centre. Thumbs up.

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    1. Boon Chuan: hopefully they will enjoy it :)

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