Klang Bak Kut Teh & Petaling Street Claypot Chicken Rice is one of the stalls at Great World Malaysia Chiak. A mini food court in basement one that is presented like a nostalgic street scene in Malaysia. I must say that the setting is quite realistic with soft 1970s Mandarin pop songs being played in the background.
Do you remember 水長流 ? These kind of songs were played at when we were there. It felt like a walk around the Beauty World at seven milestone Bukit Timah in those days. It was the perfect atmosphere in which to eat bak kut teh and claypot rice.
Klang Bak Kut Teh & Petaling Street Claypot Chicken Rice
The Klang Bak Kut Teh & Petaling Street Claypot Chicken Rice stall looked authentic enough. Even the chefs were wearing the thin flimsy white T-shirts that is the standard dress code for coffee shop uncles (apart from the singlets which might be too casual for a high end mall like Great World City). We decided on the chicken rice claypot ($5) and a bak kut teh ($5 for the soup only and $1 for the you cha kueh (deep fried dough fritter).
Claypot Chicken Rice
The Petaling Street claypot chicken tasted very good – the pot was very hot resulting in charred bits of rice at the side. The chicken was well marinaded and tender. But the pieces of chicken were so small. If only the pieces were larger and more meaty, it would have been really enjoyable.
The Klang bak kut teh suffered from the same issue. The taste was good but we had to fish for the small pieces of pork ribs. The large objects you see in the picture are bean curd skin (tau kee). The you char kueh was soft and looked tired, but we can overlook that as they need to be dunked in the soup anyway. There were a few slices of pork belly and some small pieces of pork bones with meat in the soup and that was it.
We thought that the order for BKT would automatically include rice, but we were mistaken and ended up with just the soup. We would specify the rice in the future and drop the you char kueh. Better still, be prepared to order something else – perhaps the char kway teow from the neighbouring stall will be a nice additional course for the meal at Malaysia Chiak Great World City.
#B1-102 Great World
1 Kim Seng Promenade
Tel: +65 6370 1155
Opening Hours: 10 am – 10 om
For more dining options at Great World see TOP Restaurants at Great World 2020.
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