Wednesday, 19 August 2015

A No Frills Lunch and Durians!


Sometimes the best meals can be had at the most unglamorous places. This Bak Kut Teh joint somewhere in Sungai Way is one such example.



It is just a little shack with very basic amenities. Sorry I couldn't get a bigger shot of the sign. I took it from where my brother parked his car.


Take a look at the television. It's an old relic.


This is the drinks station.


But it doesn't matter. I am not too concerned about the ambiance. I just want good food! 

To start off, we were served the "yew char koay" which is dipped into the BKT gravy. 


These are the condiments, garlic and chilli padi.


I love this garlic and chilli padi combo with light soya sauce and sweet thick soya sauce.


And now for the piece de resistance.


BKT with all the works. I dug for the precious treasure.


I love this! The other items were pork belly, soft pork ribs, taupok and beancurd skin. The BKT gravy was so flavorful. We plan to come back again.

By the way, anyone knows where I can get pork porridge with liver and other spare parts? Anywhere in PJ and Taman Tun would be great :)

And now, we look for durians. We made our way to Section 19. While stuck in the jam, I noticed this guy perched on the railing of the overhead bridge.


Can you see him? I was worried he might lose his balance. Thankfully, he got off and walked away.

So here we were. 


An assortment of durians all ready for the picking.




We stayed away from the Musang King. Expensive stuff that.



My brother chose the D24, D2 and Teka (I think). One each for us, that came to 6 durians. How much I forget. It was his treat hee..hee...


While opening the durians, the worker found some bad fruits. And he replaced them for us. The bad ones were discarded.


We then left with our stash.


Once I reached home, I opened the box.


I don't know which is which. They were all mixed up.


What a satisfying Saturday!

39 comments:

  1. where's the budu? had my rice+budu+durian+salted egg for dinner... btw, there is a porridge stall which serves those innards, somewhere in the middle of Kota Damansara/Sunway giza's hawker center.

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    1. I was planning to have budu, durians and fried fish hah..hah... so many things to eat! Ah, must go and find that porridge place.

      I don't like ikan singgang :(

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  2. Hmm... durian is one of my favorite but in the US (Texas) don't have any usually frozen. I was wondering if I goes to Singapore in Feb. and visit Malaysia do you think I can find some durians? I don't like to travel in July or Aug cos the weather is so hot!

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    1. Hi Christine! February they are not in season. So if you really want durians, you will have to tolerate the heat hah..hah...

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  3. Phong Hong, this is a very delicious posting! I see all my favourites here! BKT, durians, mangosteen. I love the last photo of the fat, yummy treasures of durian! Lol!

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    1. Nancy, these are all my favourites too! Looking back, I should have bought the mangosteens!

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  4. Both food are considered "heavy" food. Do you feel satiated when you finished eating the durian?

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    1. Very satiated and very satisfied! hee..hee...

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  5. Oh wow! Both are my favourites! BKT and Durians!! There used to be a stall at Kuchai area selling pork innards porridge (another of my favourite!!), but the stall is no longer there, and I have no idea where they have moved!!
    You are making me hungry with the photos of the BKT and the meaty mouth-watering durians! Sniff, sniff, I can almost smell the durians!! Lucky you, got a treat from your brother! :).

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    1. Joyce, to me BKT and durians are such a good combination hah..hah...

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  6. aiyoh, you just took the photo from inside the car?? i thought you actually went in to have your BKT and upon entering the shop, you can actually take a clearer close up of the sign, bukan?? haha, or probably you were too excited and did not bother to do that for one more time, hehe.. :P

    now tell me that was actually BKT!!! because i only saw fuchuk and taupok and lots of chinese celery in that pot, it doesn't look like the usual BKT i have been having, haha!!! or i actually rarely have BKT, so i am not aware of how the BKT nowadays have "evolved".. and my dad actually cooks BKT at home quite often so i really rarely go out for BKT already..

    huh?? what was that man trying to do on the bridge?? i am very puzzled.. if anything happened, it's not just about him falling down, but then he will also cause trouble to the vehicles moving below.. like the chinese always say "want to die die further away and don't put me into trouble"..

    fuyoh, durians!! errr, sorry lah, i think you know that i don't like durians right?? but the stall was giving very good service, the worker is very honest to replace a good one for you when he found out the one you chose was a bad one.. some will just care not and dump everything into the packaging and there you bring them home, tsk tsk tsk..

    i wanted to say, the last second photo when you opened the box as soon as you reach home.. looks just like some steamed chicken pieces in a container!!! hahahaha.. i can see "wings" and "drumsticks", hehe, opppsss, am i actually feeling hungry that i am having such an illusion?? :p

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    1. I was a bit shy lah to take photo of the sign. The place is quite narrow and also the angle not so convenient up close.

      Ya, I should have korek-korek the BKT before taking the picture. And I know if you were there, you would discard the corriander (not Chinese celery), betul tak? So lucky you, can eat home cooked BKT so often until BKT is so biasa to you.

      I was worried that guy might lose balance and come out in the newspaper the next day. I was relieved when he walked away. Not safe lah to lean or sit on the railing like that.

      Lucky you don't like durians because we durian lovers and like drug addicts when they are in season. Earlier I spent quite a lot of money on Musang King durians. They were really awesome. Once in a while, just spend lah. After all it goes into the stomach :)

      Haiyah, mana ada like steamed chicken? hah..hah... but yeah, the color reminds me of the steamed ayam kampung. I love to eat those too.

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  7. For durians, I like "red prawns" durians, they are sweet and slightly reddish in colour, but long time never eat durian already cos scare of getting sore throat

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    1. Libby, I have not yet tried the red prawns durians.

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  8. I had bak kut teh yesterday too, what a coincidence. Post on that coming up. Durians in season but I'm not having any, not a fan - love durian desserts though!

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    1. Saw on your FB. Made my knees go weak hee..hee....I love BKT too much :) Oh, not a fan of durians, just like my mum.

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  9. Wah so hoiwai go eat bkt ahh.. Somemore go until Sg.Way to eat.. Yep I heard about the place there.. We went to Sg.Way for lunch a few times, not the bkt.. We ate at the building there, neh got Public Bank one.. Upstairs got one restaurant that serve noodles, good.. Hmm, this bkt place, must pester the lunch gang one day..

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    1. Louiz, the BKT there is very good. Super thumbs up. I want to go again hee..hee...

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  10. wa..didnt know that buying durians can also use credit cards! so is the durian seller a hunky muscular guy ? not sure if you hv seen it in fb or other social media. now trend la..taiwan got male model selling taufoo, kepong got male model selling durian...hahaha

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    1. Lena, the seller is an uncle hah..hah...

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  11. Ooo....I love pork intestines especially when it's multi-layered like the one in your pic. I don't get to each BKT much coz my son hates BKT....he just dislikes the taste of herbal soup :( I see a lot of durian lovers end up at Donald's durians....I don't eat durians so I wouldn't know....hee...hee!

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    1. Hmm..another non-durian fan hah..hah... I love BKT and I love durians, so you can imagine how happy I was that Saturday :)

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  12. BKT, I like the soup only, the meat i like too, but I don't dare to eat a lot. Kekeke! You should know why. Durians, I can take a lot, thought durians is fattening too, but to me, it is a type of fruit which has high calories only, kekekeke! I am talking nonsense.

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    1. Yannie, I know you are very much into fitness and healthy eating! And glad to know that you enjoy your durians.

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  13. I don't know PJ area, but you should look for these words in those food courts/coffee shops: 猪什 or 猪杂. That's the words for pig innards.

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    1. That would be hard for me because I can't read Chinese :(

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  14. Hi Phong Hong,
    Did you prepare more coconut juice or "liang teh" ? Wow BKT + durians = "heaty".
    I like BKT too ... but always call for just pork ribs + taupok + soup ...
    Oh yes Musang King is very expensive here too. Tasted just a few times (cos can't afford) and I must keep my eye on on the worker and insisted pack separately, make sure the fruits won't get mixed up with the rest... hee .. hee !

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    1. Karen, I am OK, not heaty wor.... hee..hee... I should have asked the worker to pack into 3 separate boxes and label them so that I can appreciate which is which.

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  15. Hi Phong Hong, my hubby bought about 6-7 durians for just RM 12 at Balik Pulau, Penang in June. Why so cheap? But the quality is good.

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    1. Kimmy, I heard that in Penang the durians are a lot cheaper. I also heard that there is a glut and that prices are coming down but it doesn't not seem to be so over here :(

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  16. I have never tried durian, I wonder how it tastes

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    1. Ola, the smell and taste is quite strong and you might not like it. Some people find the smell is similar to onions or cooking gas hah..hah...

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  17. BKT is yummy with all the innards.. got pig stomach or not? Oh dear, I am really not sustaining from them... I really should! I think there is one porridge with all the innards near the KL central... hahaha.. but I believe it is too far for you... Happy Hunting and Durianing!!

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    1. Yes, yes, I love it with innards! But the one we had that day only have the intestines and not pig stomach. KL Sental not so convenient hah..hah... must hunt around PJ area.

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