Talking about Bak Kut Teh in Petaling Jaya, personally I find the famous or rather popular Heng Kee Bak Kut Teh in PJ has nothing to shout (or oink) about.
The gist or the essence of an authentic Bak Kut Teh is the soup. The one from Heng Kee is really pathetic. It is vapid or weak; hardly any smell of the herbs.
Another thing is the soup is far too sweet. I suspect it is heavily-laden with the notorious MSG aka Monosodium glutamate.
I think the Bak Kut Teh here will be more suitable for kids. It is sweet tasting and no strong smell of the herbs. Price wise is pretty expensive too. For two person, it costs me RM31.00(thirty one). A normal bowl of the mixed meat, two bowls of rice, a bowl of Japanese Enokita mushroom, a bowl of fried cruller (yu chia kwei) and a glass of equally sweet yellow sugar cane water.
I felt thirsty the whole night through after having my Heng Kee Bak Kut Teh during the evening around 6p.m.
This is my personal experience . If you are a so-called foodie, and would like to argue over the taste of this Heng Kee Bak Kut Teh stall in PJ Old Town, I don’t want to be the piggy in the middle. And some of you may even say it is just like casting pearls before swine.
Well, I admit I’m no food connoisseur, anyway. But I do eat like a pig. And I’m as happy a pig in mud, when I’m eating.
Food Quote: “Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.” -Voltaire