Thursday, 13 February 2020

Jia Bao Bak Kut Teh @ Damansara Uptown


This Bak Kut Teh outlet opened sometime last year. I passed by many times and only recently paid a visit.



There are 10 main dishes to choose from, each costing RM15.00 per serving (subject to SST with no service charge). Rice and sides are charged separately as add-ons.


The decor is quite nice.


I ordered the pork belly, shallot rice (small), yao mak and iced Chinese tea.


The shallot rice turned out to be just regular rice with a miserly topping of fried shallots. 


The pork belly was thinly sliced and was tender enough. Then came the disappointment. The bak kut teh broth was rather flat, lacking the fragrant aroma of herbal mix. It was just watered down and not something that would make me return.


The yao mak was pretty standard while the tea had a strong earthy taste.


This lunch cost me RM24.00 and one visit is enough for me.

22 comments:

  1. I love those marble tables but not the stools, have to sit up straight. LOL!!! Oooooo...the skin, the fat... Slurpssss!!!

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  2. not easy to find a good BKT place....

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    1. Now I know. I used to love the one at Sungei Way but apparently it closed down/moved already.

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  3. Yes, not easy to find good BKT even in Ipoh. I think my home cooked BKT tastes better than some of the BKT in town.

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    1. I agree with you. We just need to buy the spice pack and cook at home.

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  4. I usually don't like Klang-style BKT as the soup base is too herbal-ly for me, so it's a big surprise this one has hardly any herbal taste. And the shallot rice is a cheat...just topping the rice with some fried shallots is not shallot rice! :P

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    1. I was surprised too because the BKT outlet at Starling is heavy on herbs. Yup, that shallot rice is very misleading!

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  5. Very nice oriental decor but a pity the food is disappointing.

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    1. I can't believe that they can serve such lackluster BKT.

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  6. I thought you didn't like strong herbal taste in bkt. The recent bkt I ate in Imbi also didn't have strong herbal taste, just natural sweetness and when I was eating it, I thought to myself perhaps PH would like this bkt as it didn't have a strong herbal taste.

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    1. This one was too mild, simply flat. What a let down :(

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  7. Yep, can see the broth very watery... and the vegetables not so fresh...

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  8. I like the set up. Nice, clean. Very ngam to have bak kut teh. I neither like overly strong or too mild bkt broth. Must be just nice for me.

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    1. This one is not up to standards unfortunately.

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  9. Shallot rice normally costed more but this version..... big cheat lo >_<
    Come my place and I'll bring to eat good BKT! ^__^

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    1. Exactly! I can't believe they did that. Very misleading. :( Very kind of you for the invite! hee..hee...

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  10. I have not eaten enough BKT to know a great one from an average one.

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    1. Me too. I'd like to go to Klang and try the real deal!

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  11. Dear PH, We appreciate the feedback from your posting. As we have only been in operation since January 2020,
    We are constantly working to further improve the food and overall experience at our restaurant.
    We would like to inform you that we have changed the shallot rice recipe and will continue to improve on our soup taste, apologies and we hope you will give us another try.

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    1. Hi Jia Bao BKT! Thank you for dropping by. Perhaps I happened to drop by on bad day because I have read positive reviews from your other customers.

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