Shoon Fa Bak Kut Teh 顺发肉骨茶

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Jalan Sutera 1, Taman Sentosa, 80150 Johor Bahru. Malaysia.

Shoon Fa Bak Kut Teh 顺发肉骨茶

Shoon Fa Bak Kut Teh 顺发肉骨茶
Opens Daily 8:00am to 5:00pm

Menu in Chinese

Menu in Chinese

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If you can’t read Chinese, just head to the “display” and point to the secondary items you would like to have added to your BKT order.

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Pork Ribs for the BKT – boiled and kept aside so that the meat would not become overcooked.

Looking around and seeing what others are enjoying is another way to help me on food ordering decisions.

Looking around and seeing what others are enjoying is another way to help me on food ordering decisions.

James (the head outside the restaurant) went out for a smoke after placing the order for food.

James (the head outside the restaurant) went out for a smoke after placing the order for food.

Food items cooked in claypots over charcoals usually equates to deliciousness.

Food items cooked in claypots over charcoals usually equates to deliciousness.

James had ordered a side dish. Let's take a peek.

James had ordered a side dish. Let’s take a peek.

There is no mistaking the ginger julienne were cooked in sesame oil and so it must be Sesame Oil Chicken!

There is no mistaking the ginger julienne were cooked in sesame oil and so it must be Sesame Oil Chicken!

Whiff of sesame oil perfumed the air as the waiter walked past me before laying this dish on the table. The thick sweet soy sauce bubbled for a good 2 minutes before dying down.

Whiff of sesame oil perfumed the air as the waiter walked past me before laying this dish on the table. The thick sweet soy sauce bubbled for a good 2 minutes before dying down.

I would much prefer if the sauce had not been too sweet.

I would much prefer if the sauce had not been too sweet.

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Claypot cooking allows food to retain heat much longer.

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We’ve ordered BKT for two (MYR16) and added secondary ingredients like Pork Balls, Pork Liver, Pig’s Intestines, Enoki Mushrooms, at extra cost.

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In this pot, there’s deep-fried Beansheets, Button Mushrooms, Enoki Mushrooms, Pork Liver, Pork Balls, Pig’s Intestines and of course, the Bak Kut (Pork Ribs).

Bak Kut Teh (Pork Ribs Tea) is so called because one usually have Chinese Tea when eating this dish. Whether it was to counteract the cholesterol or not, it is a good combination and older folks still maintain the practice of drinking premium tea leaves when eating this dish.

Bak Kut Teh (Pork Ribs Tea) is so called because one usually have Chinese Tea when eating this dish. Whether it was to counteract the cholesterol or not, it is a good combination and older folks still maintain the practice of drinking premium tea leaves when eating this dish.

I asked James to "Jiak" (please go ahead and eat). He frozed for a moment and unconsciously became my model in the most conscious manner. Lol...

I asked James to “Jiak” (please go ahead and eat). He frozed for a moment and unconsciously became my model in the most conscious manner. Lol…

Shoon Fa BKT's broth's colour  and herbal concoction are lighter than its brother's (Kuala Lumpur) version.

Shoon Fa BKT’s broth’s colour and herbal concoction are lighter than its brother’s (Kuala Lumpur – KL) version. BKT KL version is much darker and stronger in herbs; Singapore’s version is lighter in colour, no herbs, has lots of garlic and is very peppery. I am not sure if this lightness (both in colour and herbs) in Shoon Fa’s BKT accurately represented as standard BKT of JB.

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The total cost of this meal was MYR47.80 with the Sesame Oil Chicken costing MYR9. I did not have the breakdown of other food which included the BKT and extra ingredients, 4 rice (James and I had 2 bowls each) and 2 herbal drinks.

Unless you are very protective and guarded of your privacy, social media has found a way to widely promote whatever you’ve done and posted. For example, I saw Andrew’s posting on Curried Crab, found out what James ate last week and even where he had his meal. I commented on his Taiwanese porridge meal at Gor Zha Lang and was invited to go to JB for a BKT makan (makan is Malay word for eat/eating) trip. We set off at about 10.30am from Singapore but was caught in the heavy traffic at the causeway. It is still the Ramadan period and a lot of people are going in and out of Johor-Singapore.

By the time we reached our destination, it was just in time for lunch. James suggested a BKT shop near his brother-in-law’s house but the shop with no sign board was still undergoing renovation (James came twice before today and thought by now the renovation should be completed). We made a detour and went back to the city area where James did some shopping for cameras and equipment, enroute to our alternative lunch venue. I ended up buying a lens too. The foreign exchange was in favour of Singapore currency so it was a good buy.

Vanessa was enjoying my 24-70mm f2.8 so much I have a feeling it would find a permanent  residency in her bag so I got myself a 24-105mm f4. It was an imromptu but good buy.

Vanessa was enjoying my 24-70mm f2.8L so much I have a feeling it would find permanent residency in her bag so I got myself a 24-105mm f4L for “just in case” moment and before the “I knew it” situation arises. It was an impromptu but a good buy nonetheless as the foreign exchange favoured Singapore currency and the lens was warranted by Canon.

Happy day tripping 🙂

Shoon Fa Bak Kut Teh 顺发肉骨茶
236, Jalan Sutera 1, Taman Sentosa, 80150 Johor Bahru.
Malaysia.
Opens Daily 8:00am to 5:00pm

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15 Responses to “Shoon Fa Bak Kut Teh 顺发肉骨茶”
  1. Janet Rörschåch says:

    Oh boy! Sam, you have a new toy! Can’t wait to see what you get out of your new lens.

    • Sam Han says:

      Hahaha, thanks Janet. You already did. The pictures here were taken with the lens. I used it straightaway. After trying it at the shop, it wouldn’t come off, lol… This lens is very similar to the one I was using 18-135mm crop lens. It is not as good as 24-70mm which my youngun has confiscated or intend to. My verdict on this lens is that it is not good for low light conditions but for pics like you saw above, I do not have much to touch up. Being a standard zoom lens with a wide zoom range, right from 24mm wide-angle to 105mm portrait-length telephoto, this lens offers me a multitude of shooting options. The Image Stabiliser technology employed by this lens compensates for camera shakes and blurring up to 3 stops. I found it to be ideal for beginners and hobbyists, as well as seasoned photographers. I hope to make good use of it. Now I sound like a Canon salesperson, lol… 😀

      • Kevin says:

        Woe, sounds like you are becoming a camera geek 😀 Enjoy and become an expert with your new lens.

      • Sam Han says:

        Haha, thanks Kevin. I’m mixing with photog geeks these days but having trouble remembering all the tech terms they used. I am signing up to learn photoshop next month 😀

      • Kevin says:

        Good for you. My camera was on auto mode for 3 years until I did a photography course at a community college.

  2. Lignum Draco says:

    Food and a new lens. Great day!

    • Sam Han says:

      Thanks Draco. I have a lot to learn about this new lens. It is not cooperating in low light conditions and I hate to use LED lights or flash in restaurants (disturbing other diners and blinding my friends). 😉

  3. FoodieFC says:

    This stall looks very familiar. Is this the one near Teck Sing Restaurant and Sentosa Shopping Centre?

    • Sam Han says:

      Yes, it is a couple of shops away from Bamboo and Teck Sing Restaurants. Not too sure about the shopping centre though. Am not familiar with JB roads.

  4. Hi there Sam, i would love to consume that “sinsfully” dish(calories!!!) with alcoholic beverage or lime/ lime juice……
    btw, chinese descent in Indonesia used to called the bak kut as baikut, and bak kut teh usually got a bitter after taste from tons of chinese herba…

    • Sam Han says:

      So it must be similar to the KL version of BKT which I do enjoy. My friend told me Segamat’s BKT is so far the best he has tasted. I am longing to go and try now that the idea is planted in my head, lol… 😀

  5. Sam do a post on the bazaar ramadhan! I’m sure you could take lovely pictures there if you don’t get jostled around too much.

    • Sam Han says:

      I will try to do one in Singapore but am a little scared as a few friends got pickpocketed when they were there. One of them even got his jeans’ back pocket slit (that’s where his wallet was and he didn’t even realised). JB is a little difficult as most of my friends cannot stay late (we usually do day trips). You must be missing Asia 😀

  6. A serious camera for a serious woman 😉

    • Sam Han says:

      Having trouble with this lens in low light cond. I hope it does a better job in the morning. I am going to use it for a charity event coming up soon. I’m afraid that I cannot produce any for them in prints if I didn’t do well. Pressure!

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