Saturday, December 25, 2010

Sun Fong Bak Kut Teh @ Imbi, KL.

It was a hot sunny day. The normal question of 'where to have lunch' kept flashing in our mind. Indeed it was not an easy task. My working mates and I gave a dozen opinions or suggestions. Should we have Japanese or just have some hawker food or should we have something really good like 'sang har sang mee' or something like that. Truly we were like involved in a reality show.

Somehow we decided against all the above. Shockingly all of us said 'Aye' for 'bak kut teh'. But then that's not all ....... where should we have it? Someone suggested 'Pavilion' and one brilliant guy mentioned 'Jalan Imbi'. Viola !!!! Jalan Imbi that is.

This place is called 'Sun Fong Bak Kut Teh'. I remembered dining here before like more than 13 years ago. Yeah 13 years ago that's true. Back then this place is just like a dirty old shack but now it's like a totally new world to me. Fully renovated with both indoor and outdoor dining. I would say it's a little too 'commercialize'. I still prefer the olden days where everything was original. Oh well ....... moving along with time I reckon.

Bak Kut Teh @ RM52.00+
There were 5 of us and we decided to order a big pot of 'Bak Kut Teh' with mixture of lean and fatty meat, pork ribs and some 'spare parts' meant for 4. All of us was like 'drooling' when the waitress brought us a really big clay pot of 'BKT'. The aroma was simply amazing BUT I was shocked to find that the portion was just too little compared to the size of the pot. I felt we were like taken for a ride and being cheated in broad daylight. Oh well ..... shit happens especially dining in famous places in KL nowadays. This is a very normal scene.

Back to the food...... must really give credit to this pot of 'bak'. Truly amazing and delicious. Some had white rice and some had 'yam' rice. The broth was just simply breathtaking and we found ourselves requesting for 'tambah soup' in so many occasions. Not just the soup we requested to be added but the rice too.

Yam Rice @ RM1.70+
The yam rice was just so-so on it's own. The one I had in Kota Kinabalu was the best yam rice I have ever had and I was really disappointed with the ones served here. Just so lousy and more of a plain Jane to me. I would not have enjoyed the rice without the 'bak' soup which saved the day.

Fried Long Beans with Dried Shrimp @ RM13.00+
Fried Choy Sum @ RM11.50+
We also decided to order 2 different types of vegetables to neutralized the meaty stuff from the big pot of 'BKT'. The fried long beans was pretty good but a little too oily. Fried to perfection as the texture of the long beans was crunchy. Whereas the fried choy sum tasted second to the long beans. Nothing fantastic about it ... we did not even finish it.

Curry Prawn @ RM16.50+
Lastly came the curry prawn served in a mini 'wok'. Prawns was small in size and it was accompanied with some ladies fingers. This dish does increased our appetite but it could really be better. I found the taste to be very amateurish from too much usage of curry powder to generate the taste. I seriously could do a better job here.

Conclusion : All of us found the price to be staggering expensive. We had to fork out RM130.20 for the above meal and we have vowed not to step into this outlet for the rest of our life. All the dishes we ordered was in small size except for the 'bak kut teh' and for RM52.00 it is really a raw case of daylight robbery. This place is famous with tour guides flocking in tourists in loads of buses. Food and service was just so-so. And the only amazing thing about this place is it's price! A 1.5/5.


Sun Fong Bak Kut Teh
35A, 37, 39,41, Jalan Medan Imbi
55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel : 03 2141 4064


  1. Sorry to say, I'm a little let down by the quality of the food shot, hopefully some improvement to spice up reader's appetite!

  2. Hey thanks for your feedback. Will surely look into it. Cheers mate. Hope you have a good read.


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