Mungo Jerry – Bak Kut Teh – Jalan Raja Laut

December 24, 2007 – 9:33 am - 13,585 views

Ah of the local favourites, a true Malaysian dish! Bak Kut Teh (Pork Bone Tea Soup).

Although some countries have claimed it as theirs..

We’re great fans of Bak Kut Teh and especially the other dishes served with it like the braised pork knuckles, vinegar pork knuckles, poli sang choi, tau fu pok, yau char gwai and siu yuk!

Mungo Jerry is one of them more famous BKT establishments and has been around for a long time, it’s also very accessible if you are in KL city (Just head down to Jalan Raja Laut) and it’s open late at night for that post clubbing supper. There’s also one in SS2 – but I can’t vouch for that one as I’ve never been there.

Mungo Jerry - Jalan Raja Laut

There’re two types of rice you can order, normal white rice or the special onion rice. I always go for the onion rice, it’s delicious with BKT and it’s not too oily.

Mungo Jerry - Onion Rice

Of course you have the main Bak Kut Teh – there are various types and sizes and I usually go for lean meat. The Bak Kut Teh isn’t the best in town definitely – but it is pretty good.

Mungo Jerry Bak Kut Teh

And all the normal side dishes, get some Tau Fu Pok and Yau Char Gwai.

Mungo Jerry - Tau Fu Pok

And I find Poli Sang Choi goes very well with BKT as well as Claypot Rice.

Mungo Jerry - Poli Sang Choi

And my personal favourite – especially at Mungo Jerry the Braised Pork (I always get lean too). It’s really good and I specifically go to Mungo Jerry just to eat this.

Mungo Jerry - Braised Pork (Lou G Yuk)

They have some good fatty, crispy Siu Yuk too – so do get a plate of that too.

Siu Yuk

Definitely a place to check out after some drinks or on a cold rainy night. The prices are reasonable, it’s not too hard to find parking and the service is ok.

We’d give it an overall We Ate This 7/10.

We Ate This - 7/10

To find it out just head out of KL on Jalan Raja Laut, Mungo Jerry will be on the corner on your right – it’s opposite Eon Bank HQ.

Location on Wikimapia.





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  1. 18 Responses to “Mungo Jerry – Bak Kut Teh – Jalan Raja Laut”

  2. OMG! this place has been there for ages! nicely located in a very “interesting” area..haha! we usually go to the shop opposite mungo. great pics, btw 🙂

    By Nic (KHKL) on Dec 27, 2007

  3. I like the braised pork in black sauce. Nice!

    But their bakuteh tasted bitter. Was there in May 07 and again on early Dec. Still the same bitter Bakuteh taste. Err…definitely nowhere anything I’d call a good bakuteh.

    Go there to eat their other dishes…but stay away from their bitter bakuteh.

    By KG on Dec 27, 2007

  4. Nic (KHKL): Yeah it’s been around a longgggg time. Thanks 🙂

    KG: Yah agree, it’s worth going for the braised pork….but the BKT is not that great.

    By He on Dec 28, 2007

  5. Been there…ate that.
    The taste are really different the most BKTs.
    Its more to a mushroomy,bitter taste.
    I don’t really recommend the Siu Yuk. But all BKTs are good aren’t they? =)

    By Will Yong on Dec 30, 2007

  6. You should try a different approach to bak ku teh at Yi Xin Ge opposite Tmn Mayang SS25 on LDP heading towards Sunway.

    23 Jln SS4D/2
    People’s Park
    Kelana Jaya

    By kevin on Jan 3, 2008

  7. Will Yong: Yah agree, and yeah BKT is pretty good however bad it is 🙂

    kevin: I have no idea where that is, where’s the GPS co-ordinate or Wikimapia link?

    By He on Jan 5, 2008

  8. Would this be the same as the one in PJ? Opposite RedBliss? It’s also called MungoJerry.

    By FeR on Jan 15, 2008

  9. FeR: Yes there’s one in SS2 opposite RedBliss. I haven’t tried it tho.

    By He on Jan 16, 2008

  10. sry for the super late reply. been rather busy of late and totally forgot bout this comment.

    i cant seem to get wikimapia to work.

    from SS2 head towards Kelana Jaya LRT station (in the direction of sunway). it doesnt matter whether you choose to go up the fly over or remain on the bottom lane.

    around 500m after KJ LRT station, there will be a turning on the left, you will see the bak ku teh shop in the middle of the shop lots there.

    here are the coordinates.

    Coordinates: 3°6’38″N 101°35’52″E

    happy eating!

    By kevin on Jan 17, 2008

  11. kevin: Ah ok thanks, I think I can follow that – I’ll try and find it. It’s pretty near my office.

    By He on Jan 22, 2008

  12. Their ex workers are opening their own stalls since they left Mungo Jerry at year 1998. I started to eat their BKT since year 2000 when they just started their business by selling at people’s shop side walk during the supper time. Open stall at 9pm and sold out at 1am.

    The taste are far more better than Mungo Jerry’s BKT. The way they serve the rice is the same which puts in crushed fried onions and a bit of special oil that cooked from the onions. The “LOU G YOK” is a must to try especially the gravy.

    More details can be obtain at http://www.foodpoi.com/2007/09/restoran-son-in-bak-kut-teh/

    By Food POI on Jan 31, 2008

  13. Food POI: Interesting, will have to check that place out.

    By He on Feb 6, 2008

  14. Who can let me have Restaurant Mungo Jerry
    in PJ’s phone no?

    By Su Chia on Mar 22, 2008

  15. yea,it nice to eat at that place in PJ(ss2) and KL (jalan raja laut) the bak kut teh is bitter but it is traditional BKT from KLANG enjoy that BKT

    By alex on Jun 1, 2008

  16. Hello,

    Does anybody have a phone number of the shop (Jln Raja Laut)?
    Are they open on 1st Jan, 2009??
    I’ll have a foreign friend coming to KL for the new year and want to take them there on the 1st night…

    thanks!

    By valerie on Dec 22, 2008

  17. can i have your mungo jurry phone number

    By tee on Jun 18, 2012

  18. this mungo bak kut teh like fuck how to eat spoil our chinese taste , mungo jerry no responsible let all this bangladesh to handle wtf bangladesh

    By liew on Mar 15, 2013

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