Lieong Kee Bae Good Teh (良记肉骨茶) is the one of the most popular and longest-serving bak kut teh restaurant in Kepong that we love and frequent. My family and I have been visiting this place on weekends for breakfast at least once a month since I was a teenager, probably for 15 years now. You’ll probably think having bak kut teh for breakfast is ridiculously heavy as the first meal of the day, not everyone will agree with you especially the morning crowd at Lieong Kee.
Lieong Kee Bae Good Teh opens as early as 6am for breakfast. Every time we are there for breakfast at 7:30am (this is offensively early for me on a weekend), the place is already packed with families filling up the tables. Despite its popular, the wait for a table is short as their service is fast and friendly.
Breakfast for the champions! This is our typical orders every time we visit Lieong Kee Bae Good Teh.
“Sang guat pou” is their most popular dish here. Unlike Klang-style thick-and-sticky soup bak kut teh, the sang guat pou dish is soupy and clear with mild herbal flavour, but has a taste of garlicky sweetness to it. A generous portion of pork ribs are typically served with this pot. You can request to add pork intestines and tendon (recommended), if you like.
The recommended pork tendon is actually a specialty here. You don’t find tendons offered in many bak kut teh places. This thick slice of tendon is soft yet has a nice texture to bite. We observed that the tendons are cooked-to-order. The tendons are only added into the pot to cook before serving to unsure that the meats still have a crunch to them.
Another dish that we never fail to order although I’m not sure what’s the exact name in Chinese, we just referred to it as “the dark sauce pork” and the waiter understood. To have a balance of fat and lean meat, ask for the pork leg portion which goes best with this dish.
No bak kut teh is complete without you tiao (i.e Chinese deep-fried dough or Chinese crullers. Literally it means “oil-fried-devil” in Cantonese). Soak each sinful devil into the soup for about 5 seconds and have them with your rice.
VERDICT: Lieong Kee Bae Good Teh can be a little on the pricier end, compared to most bak kut teh places (disregard those in malls), but it is definitely worth the price. My family can testify on how good this bak kut teh is. We has been frequenting this place for breakfast at least once a month for about 15 years now. We can honestly say, so far, it has never disappointed us. That said, if you are used to the Klang-style bak kut teh, you may find this to be an acquired taste because of the sweet garlicky soup.
Restoran Lieong Kee Bae Good Teh (良记肉骨茶)
Address: 19 Jalan Development, Taman Kepong, 52100 Kuala Lumpur
Business hours: 6am – 2pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm. Closed on Mondays