Kluang is not particularly known for their Bak Kut Teh, but this would be a pretty good choice. The Bak Kut Teh here is of the more clean tasting type, and can fit your fancy if you don’t like those stronger tasting ones.
Is it Halal?
Of course not, I don’t really have to go into this, do I? It is Rou Gu Cha (Meat, bone in tea) which is basically pork in soup.
Where it Is
It is on a row of shop lots with no particular banks or landmarks for you to look out for. Ultimately you will have shop lots on one side of the road, and houses on the other. You should be able to see it pretty easily, especially during the opening hours.
Address: Restaurant Sin Siang Kee, Jalan Dato Sulaiman Mohd Noor, Taman Kluang Baru 86000 Kluang Johor
7.30am to 2pm on weekdays only, closed on weekends
What it Costs
I sincerely apologise because I can’t quite remember the price of the bak kut teh here. Ultimately, from what I remember, it is at a fairly reasonable price point, around the RM10 mark. They also serve You Tiao that I recommend that you always order whenever you have Bak Kut Teh!
They DO refill the soup, but they almost seem a bit annoyed that you want to refill the soup, which I won’t really talk too much about, because they can get pretty busy.
How it Tastes
Actually, really fresh. As I mentioned before, you get a really clean taste out of this bak kut teh, and this isn’t even me saying that there isn’t flavour, because there is plenty of it. I’m just saying that it is one of those soups where you just WANT to keep refilling because it isn’t that thick (which, for me, is the style that I personally prefer).
The meat is comparable to any other bak kut teh experience out there, but the main attraction here will be the soup. If you’re not a fan of intestines and liver, do tell them beforehand in order for them to remove it before service.
I even had the yam rice, which I would say is probably worth getting. The taste of the yam rice is actually tangible (which I don’t say all the time) and is actually pretty fragrant despite looking like white rice!
Most people! Pretty cheap, clean and fast (when it isn’t peak hour) lunch for both the working crowd and for a quick lunch chit-chat.
7/10. It is still pretty good, but I wouldn’t say it is one of those things that I will die to come back for and eat again. Perhaps good just to try it one time, because it does have its own unique character.