Updated: Jan 17
Nothing too fancy but we had it on a day when we were caressed in great relief , so everything became explainably good.
I remember how frustrating it was when Zyan's post-ops recovery period was bumpy and left us in much pain and agony. A lot of conditions went unexplained and all we could do was to pray for his successful recovery. Then it came to the idea of seeking for a second opinion. We were thankful that Zyan's paediatrician was responsive and gave us much needed support. Everything was history - and on 26th November 2020, we went on an appointment with Dr Yik in Sunway Medical Centre. Much to our relief, Zyan's condition was actually better than what we had imagined.
Do you know what will happen when you're released from distressing anxiety? YES! We immediately felt hungry as soon as we stepped out of the hospital. We scouted around and decided to pick a place less crowded so we could enjoy our meal peacefully. Shen Heong Bak Kut Teh Restaurant came into picture.
It's persuasive - as a parent, I want a restaurant to be clean and tidy when I dine out with Zyan. Everything here was kept considerably clean - the chopsticks, spoons and saucers - all tidily arranged in closed containers. We ordered a portion of Bak Kut Teh (soup) with pork ribs, spicy crispy roasted pork belly and blanched vegetables.
= / Our all time favourite restaurant when we crave for spicy food: Cu Cha Dan Fan @ Seksyen 14 / =
Bak Kut Teh (Soup) (RM13/portion)
We specifically ordered a portion with pork ribs only because that's our favourite part. Unlike the bak kut teh places in Klang, most of the restaurants in other parts of Malaysia serve this version of soupy, light bak kut teh. The flavour is lighter, but packed with Chinese herbal taste. Shen Heong serves bak kut teh in a claypot. Without other accompanying ingredients (the usual ones are fried beancurd, enoki mushrooms, button mushrooms as well as lettuce), bak kut teh in Shen Heong allows the diners to appreciate and focus on the pork and soup. To me, the pork ribs were cooked perfectly - it was tender and easily fall off the bone. However, there were small fragments of bone, which can cause a huge pain on tooth if we accidentally bit on it. The plus point? Well, the shop did generously refill the claypot with soup :) The herbal soup was comforting as it was not too overpowering.
Spicy Crispy Roasted Pork Belly (RM16)
The star of our lunch that day was definitely this dish! There isn't a bad way of preparing roasted pork belly, is there? Bite-sized pieces of roasted pork belly were tossed into hot wok, given a quick stir-fry together with chilli, garlic and dark soy sauce (maybe sugar too), this was a flavour bomb. The savoury dish was balanced with a tiny bit of sweetness, and was packed with wok-hei. We simply liked the addictive aftertaste, which was pleasantly lingering in mouth for some while. Even with the chilli the chef put into the dish, it wasn't spicy at all. Just right.
Together with the blanched lettuce, it made a hearty meal. Most importantly, we knew things will eventually be on the right track. Things happen for a reason, we just have to persevere and be thankful for everything.
What do we think about Shen Heong Bak Kut Teh?
We won't say it's the best bak kut teh we have ever had. However, Shen Heong does serve reasonably good one. The whole experience was fuss-free and oh my, I miss the roasted pork belly.
= / If you like Chinese roasted pork, we definitely recommend Toast & Roast @ SS2. / =
Shen Heong Bak Kut Teh Restaurant @ SS15
📍 Address: 30, Jalan SS 15/4b, Ss 15, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor
⏰ Opening Hours: 10:30AM - 9PM, Daily
☎️ Phone: +60173428636
🚗 Parking: Street-side parking available. However, the area can be busy and looking for a parking spot can be challenging.
Ambience: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Quality of Food: ⭐ ⭐️ ⭐️
Price: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️