Remember my previous post on all things porky at JTean Kitchen @SSTwo Mall & Master Tean’s innovative dishes?
No? Well, do read about his pork pies, bak kut teh pork burger & pork ribs curry spaghetti HERE !
As I was writing the previous post, I checked through JTean Kitchen’s FB & saw this poster. It seemed that with the current mooncake festival, Master Tean is taking his creativity level up another notch with Bak Kut Teh mooncakes!
Yes, you read right! A savoury mooncake. As you would have guessed, I didn’t waste any time hopping in to get one for sampling.
The mooncake itself is similar sized with the current baked ones on the market; which is about 2 inches in diameter. The fillings consisted of cubes of yam, pork meat, LARD, chinese spring onions in gravy & encased within a deep fried yam crust (think of the chinese yam rings that are commonly served at Chinese restaurants during banquet dinners).
It is prepared & deep fried upon order. Not a long wait, not to worry, as we waited about 5-7 mins for ours. It smelled really good & has a nice & crisp crust. However, it was certainly not a mooncake per se; other than the shape. To me, it is a mini yam pastry or “wu kok” like the ones you get in dim sum restaurants.
There are 2 variations available – one spicy & another non-spicy; both priced at RM8.50 each. I chose the non-spicy one as I wanted to be able to savour the “original” taste. But truth to be told, it didn’t have any flavour nor aroma of bak kut teh herbs at all!
I was pretty disappointed, and so were another 2 fellow foodies who sampled it with me. All 3 palates concluded that there were no bak kut teh flavour whatsoever.
Conclusion? Buy it for novelty sake or if you are looking for a purely savoury mooncake. However, if you are expecting a really Bak Kut Teh tasting mooncake like I did, do save yourself the disappointment.
J Tean Kitchen
G-58, Ground Floor, SS2 Mall
No.40, Jalan SS2/72,
46300 Petaling Jaya.
Contact Number: 03-7954 0819
Business Hours : 10.00am – 10.00pm