I knew about Kiang Kee Bak Kut Teh during my secondary school days and it was actually owned by my friend’s family business. It has slowly began to fame after years and being featured in various social media platform. The scale of business is expanding but yet retains the location and the attap roof.
During the old times, we can easily find a table and seats but not for now. My recent trip with my foodie friends was truly shocking for me. Mostly because of its’ fame and it’s Sunday where everyone gets off-day and family and friends bonding time. We arrived 10am and the queue for order was more than 10 pax if I remembered correctly. People are everywhere finding for seats and getting attention to clear the table. The business was superb good and people are willing to wait. Some even shared table with others in order to secure a dinning place.
So, if you are travelling there for your craving in group, my advice is split to secure the table and one to queue to order. This will at least shorten the waiting time. We waited for approximately 30minutes to get our foods served. I missed the good old days where lesser people with serving in less than 15 minutes time.
Orders are placed and payment will be made after we are done with our foods. There is a cashier payment counter just next to the ordering section. However, if you order otah RM9, payment need to be done on the spot.
Bak Kut Teh served in a pipping hot claypot. The sip of the herbal broth truly made the waiting worth though. Some of my friends said the taste was not as good as last time but for me, I still think it’s good. You can’t find this taste in Singapore.The pork rib meats were tender. Personally felt that the consistency of the food quality still maintain despite of the crowd. The broth soup is the crucial key of all.
Not forgetting the pork tripe soup which Nic commented that it has his mom’s homecook feel.
There are preserved vegetables which we didn’t order this time. With the exchange with Singapore currency rate, you will only spend approximately S$21.00 (based on exchange rate SGD1 ~ RM3) for the whole meal of 3 pax. (3 bowls of plain rice and a pot of tea are included).
If you are driving from JB, drive all the way straight to Kota Tinggi route and pass by Kota Tinggi turning and continue to go straight.Kiang Kee is on your right after a while of driving. There are factories and oil palm plantations along the way and I trust it can be easily identified when you see many cars are parked at the road side.
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Kiang Kee Bak Kut Teh 强记肉骨茶
Kampung Haji Mohd Jambi,
81900 Kota Tinggi, Johor, Malaysia
Tel: +6019 7479416 | +607 882 1290
Opening Hours: 7:30AM – 12:00PM (Closed on Monday & Tuesday)