What makes the Bak Kut Teh stand out among other Bak Kut Tehs according to Mr Ho is the tender texture of the meat, the original and natural flavour of the soup with premium spices as well as the quality of the fragrant rice that is served along with the main dish.
The quality of the ingredients to produce the delicious flavour of the dish are important and as such, Ho is extremely careful with the quality of its mixture of porks, herbs as well as soya sauce.
“Consistency along with the fine tuning of the mixture of the ingredients is a challenge in developing the right taste and texture of the food,” Ho stressed.
Hence Ho himself takes on the task of personally cooking this dish in order for his customers to taste the very best of the Bak Kut Teh. Like the Hainanese Chicken Rice, the Bak Kut Teh is made daily, promising its fresh quality to its customers.
Ho had mastered the art of preparing the dish from the ‘sifu’ of Bak Kut Teh himself three years ago, a local chef from Klang, a region well-known for its Bak Kut Teh delicacies.
Served in a bowl rather than in a claypot, Ho stated that the old school serving in the bowl locks in the natural flavour of the dish. Ho took pride in the history of Bak Kut Teh, noting the humble history of the dish and how it evolved from a meagre diet of underprivileged to the well-known platter for the masses.
Hence, in addition to preserving the natural taste of the food itself, preserving the culture as well as the authenticity of the Bak Kut Teh became the main motivation for Mr Ho’s Bak Kut Teh.
The Bak Kut Teh is reasonably priced at a price tag of RM9 per bowl and is inclusive of a separate bowl of rice. Customers can choose between pork ribs, pork belly, pork shoulder or a combination of all three in one.
Apart from that, customers can have a variety of other side dishes that are also reasonably priced such as bean sprouts, lettuce oyster sauce and many others to complement the main dish.
Since the launch of the Bak Kut Teh on May 1, customers have left feeling satisfied, as noted by Mr Ho and thus, word of mouth plays a critical role in keeping the brand name alive.
For further enquiries regarding reservations and the dishes served at Hainanese Legacy, contact Mr Ho at 082-332812. The restaurant opens from 10.30am onwards on weekdays and 10am onwards on weekends.