Best Bak Kut Teh in Johor Bahru (JB)

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Bak kut teh - a popular dish paired with rice, but also equally delicious eaten on its own. Literally translated as "meat bone tea", this Chinese dish is popularly thought to have originated in Klang and consists of pork ribs in a rich broth of herbs and spices simmered for hours. A number of other ingredients are added such as mushrooms , vegetables and dried tofu to turn it into a complete meal. The highlight of any bak kut teh is always the pork that has been braised and simmered until it is soft and tender while being permeated with the broth to infuse that complex herbal taste. The end result is a heavenly mix of delicious fatty and lean meat in a savoury broth. It’s no wonder Johorians can never get enough of it. Without further a do, here is a list of best recommended bak kut teh in JB for your reading (or eating) pleasure.

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    Kiang Kee Non halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Kiang Kee has a gained a loyal following among patrons with their utmost delicious bak kut teh. The broth and meat are cooked above a charcoal stove upon ordering, ensuring both freshness and flavours are delivered. When relishing this clay pot dish, you will notice the pork comes off the bone with just a gentle tug, and how the broth is a harmonious blend of both sweet and savoury tastes.
    Tips

    Use a GPS to get here.

    Things to expect

    Refined flavours of Bak Kut Teh.

    Best with

    Chinese Tea, You Char Kway (Chinese cruller)

    Price

    RM7.00 to RM20.00

    Kiang Kee View restaurant

    Batu 8, Jalan Mawai, Kota Tinggi, 81900, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    078821290

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    Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    07:30AM—12:00PM
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    The idea of having something home-cooked is always heartwarming. Luckily for you, here at Old Place Bak Kut Teh, you can obtain exactly that. With a homey cooking style and recipe, you will certainly enjoy bowls of translucent and light broth. But don’t let the lack of visual deceive you; the tastes and flavours are full-on savoury and contain the natural sweetness from the tender pork ribs.
    Tips

    Yam rice is available as an alternative to white rice.

    Things to expect

    Homey recipes and flavours.

    Best with

    Deep Fried Pork

    Price

    RM8.00 to RM15.00

    Old Place View restaurant

    G59, Jalan Mutiara Emas 9/3, Austin Boulevard, Taman Mount Austin, 81100, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    0167861185

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    Every day
    09:00AM—04:00PM
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    Hin HockNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    This noteworthy bak kut teh place is not to be excluded from your bucket list. Having been in the business in JB for quite the time now, you can expect nothing less than skillfully prepared bak kut teh. The long and detailed braising and boiling process results in tender pork and melting fats in your mouth. This perfect partnership between the two components of the bak kut teh here is definitely a sell out.
    Tips

    They also serve delicious steamed fish.

    Things to expect

    Freshly stocked and freshly prepared ingredients.

    Best with

    Braised Pork Knuckles, Signature Tofu

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM30.00

    Hin Hock View restaurant

    74, Jalan Dato Toh Ah Boon, 81200, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    0123169908

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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    08:30AM—04:30PM
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    Hwa MeiNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Serving bak kut teh for half a century now, Hwa Mei definitely brings back the olden tastes by insisting on the usage of traditional charcoal cooking. Even the tea is boiled using this old-fashioned method. By doing so, the authentic and smoky flavours of the bak kut teh is preserved, giving you an exciting twist to this common dish. The broth is mild in saltiness and is done just right to accentuate the natural flavours of pork.
    Tips

    Hwa Mei is a short walk from the CIQ building.

    Things to expect

    Traditional cooking methods.

    Best with

    Braised Tofu

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM20.00

    Hwa Mei View restaurant

    146, Jalan Lumba Kuda, Bukit Chagar, 80300, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    08:30AM—02:00PM
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    Probably one of the more distinctive bak kut teh around JB, Ah Loong serves this dish with a touch of his own ideas. Infusing the soup with more vegetables than herbs, you get a much clearer broth with only slight herbal notes in it. But this doesn’t change the fact that the tender and soft ribs here are still a killer. Each bite of the luscious fats and skin fusing with the lean, yet tender meat is bliss. It’s a refreshing change from the typical thick and dark versions of bak kut teh.
    Tips

    Clear soup is served here as well.

    Things to expect

    A healthier option for bak kut teh lovers.

    Best with

    Braised Radish

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM20.00

    Ah Loong View restaurant

    32, Jalan Ara 2, Taman Rinting, 81750, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    Every day
    07:30AM—02:00PM
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    Soon Fatt Bak Kut Teh 顺发肉骨茶Non halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    This shop provides an air conditioned section for you to sit and enjoy your meal. Their bak kut teh is cooked with intense charcoal fire just before being sent out to their customers. To all the 'foo chuk' lovers, you should definitely order their spare ribs bak kut teh as you will find a claypot full of broth to be covered with a big chunk of 'foo chuk' upon ordering. The meat is tender and it has the fall-off-the-bone kind of consistency.

    Tips

    Try their ginger & wine chicken

    Things to expect

    Friendly

    Best with

    Braised pig trotters

    Price

    RM15.00 to RM20.00

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    Soon Fatt Bak Kut Teh View restaurant

    No.11, Jalan Sutera 1, 80150, Taman Sentosa, Johor Bahru
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    0197780709

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    Monday
    08:00AM—05:00PM
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    08:00AM—08:00PM
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