Adding anything other than pork and herbs into bak kut teh is considered sacrilege in ancient China; often punishable with a lifetime ban from looking pigs in the eye. Today’s Groupon desecrates delicacies deliciously with a cash voucher for à la carte food at Pao Xiang Bak Kut Teh in Pudu. Choose from:
- RM30 cash voucher for RM15
- RM40 cash voucher for RM19
Pao Xiang Bak Kut Teh
The origin of the restaurant could be traced to a man named Qingzong Wu, whose love of bak kut teh increased when a man named Dr. Chen informed him of the origins of “bak kut teh”. Intrigued by the story, Wu started to cook the dish on occasions, but it wasn’t until he met an old man that taught him the techniques required to cook a tasty pot of bak kut teh did he consider opening a restaurant of his own. Giving up his chicken rice restaurant, Wu rented a small booth at a restaurant in Klang and named it Pao Xiang Bak Kut Teh. Quickly enough, with a group of loyal customers, Wu earned enough revenue to rent the whole premise as well as setting up branches in shopping complexes. By sticking to traditions, the bak kut teh served by the restaurant is cooked by tying the meat with cotton strings to remove excessive oil and fat from the meat as well as keeping it still throughout the process. Combined with a mixture of a few Chinese herbs, a balanced flavour is attained in the soup and meat that satiate the taste buds of customers who consume it.
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Overall, we enjoyed eating at Pao Xiang a lot. The location is close to our place and the food is consistently good, worth checking it out if you’re a Bak Kut Teh lover! – Aug 2, 2012