Best Bak Kut Teh Places in Penang

That soupy tummy warming feeling just won't stop tempting us to go back!

Although Penang is not as well-known as Klang when it comes to Bak Kut Teh, our little food heaven here do have many to offer when it comes to a good warm bowl of meaty herbal soup. We have checked out well over 15 stalls in Penang and here's a list of the best in our opinion.

Bak Kut Teh has always been a treat for those of us who love warm soup with strong meaty flavours.

Be it a cold rainy day that makes you scream the urges for tummy warming broth; a breakfast or supper sessions to fix your soup and meats craving; Bak Kut Teh has always been the choice of many Penangites.

Thankfully for us the food ninjas, we have an editor who has never say no when we ask for a bak kut teh treat.

After tasting so many great places in Penang, of course we have to share it with you guys the best bak kut teh places that will keep your tummies warm and cravings satisfied.

Let's dig in!

Note: List is in no particular order; we will continue to update this post when we found something worth mentioning to you.

Best Bak Kut Teh Places in Penang

  1. Lau Fu Zi Bak Kut Teh at Dato Keramat

    Unlike other places you visit in Penang, you get your Bak Kut Teh served in regular bowls at this place instead. And you'll still get that flavorful warm soup just like what you'll expect.

    The blanched lettuce topped with meat floss and pork lards is another highly recommended dish.

  2. Bak Kut Teh at Coffee Island

    Having been in business for more than five decades, this stall at Coffee Island definitely knows their thing when it comes to serving a pot of Bak Kut Teh that really warms up your tummy.

    Both the soup and dry version Bak Kut Teh are equally good with unique taste and flavours.

  3. Beng Kee Bak Kut Teh at Old Green House

    Beng Kee Claypot Bak Kut Teh at the Old Green House is exactly the kind of stall that will keep you coming back for more. The broth here are so good that it instantly hits the right spot for us! We're pretty sure that you'll get your meat cravings satisfied and leave the place with a warm tummy.

    This is a great supper place for night owls as they're open till late!

  4. Lao Fu Zi Bak Kut Teh at Paya Terubong

    Nope, you won't get your bak kut teh served in a claypot at Lao Fu Zi. They use a normal bowl instead. But nevertheless, you get to enjoy the soup warm and nice just like what you'd expect from a nice bak kut teh stall.

    The blanched lettuce topped with meat floss is another highly recommended dish.

  5. Food Master Bak Kut Teh at The Shark Food Court

    Touted by many as one of the best bak kut teh in Penang, this stall is well hidden inside the less known The Shark Food Court (which was previously called Parma Food Court). After a few visits, we totally agree with those who has tipped us to this place.

    Price is slightly on the high side, but we must say the quality does speak for itself.

  6. Khoon Klang Bak Kut Teh at Perak Road

    You can't talk about Penang Bak Kut Teh without mentioning Khoon Klang Bak Kut Teh. This place here in Perak Road is one of the more well-known spot in Penang if you're craving for some authentic bak kut teh soup. Though its dry version bak kut teh is also the big seller here for the tangier and sharper taste.

    Their 3 Taste Tofu is another food ninja approved MUST eat dish!

So this is currently our list of best bak kut teh in Penang.

Have you tried any of them?

Do share with us if you know any other great bak kut teh places!

Related: 7 Must Try Street Foods in Penang

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