It is never too early for breakfast (and Bak Kut Teh of course!). The early bird catches the worm and at Kim Tek restaurant – that is just what patrons shall receive. If you do not want to miss out one of the best Bak Kut Teh in Kuala Lumpur, come before 9am or you will be scraping the bak kut teh pot. The restaurant is a typical Chinese restaurant consisting of two shoplots, one indoor and the other under the trees right at the opposite for those who wish to breathe the morning air.
With an open kitchen, you can observe the cook prepare your bak kut teh with full admiration as they cook and serve the bak kut teh in a claypot. There is a variety of bak kut teh ranging from the dark rich broth of the Hokkien variety to those you can generally get in Singapore, the clear peppery soup of the Teochew style of cooking.
For the dark rich broth Hokkien bak kut teh, one can never go wrong with a hearty bowl of Sai Kuat which consists of small pork bones cooked with a lot of herbs resulting to the herbal taste to every sip. The meat is stewed to fall off the bones and tender.
Other side dishes such as Yau Char Kwai which are Chinese crullers as well as Tafu Pok which are fried bean curd cubes complement rather well with bak kut teh and not forgetting a plate of plain white rice. Gobble all of the goodness down with a pot of Chinese tea and you are good to go!