J Tean Kitchen

May 23, 2011

Fusion bak kut teh? J Tean Kitchen's catchphrase might sound scary, but we soon found out that its cooking isn't all that strange.

Pork forms the foundation for the recipes here, with a mild herbal BKT flavor infused in much of the meat _ possibly including these ribs (the menu leaves things open to interpretation, and the service team seemed unsure). Succulent, but fairly similar to regular BBQ ribs, smothered in a sweet, sticky sauce that might have been char siew glaze.

Western-style pork pie, with a surprisingly spicy stew within. Lots of luscious chunks of pork belly buried beneath a buttery, fresh-tasting crust.

Pork belly, stomach & rib BKT. The traditional version, comparable to what Pao Xiang Bak Kut Teh offers at numerous malls. Not bad, though most customers might insist that their favorite decades-old outlets do this better. Still, only a curmudgeon would really complain.

Prices are reasonable; two can have a stomach-stuffing meal for under RM60.

Flower tea & citrus tea.

Cold jujube tea.

Would we return? Sure; we still wanna try the pork fajitas and crispy knuckle!

J Tean Kitchen,
SSTwo Mall, Jalan SS2/72, Petaling Jaya.