JTean Kitchen – SSTwo Mall, PJ – Bak Kut Teh mooncake !

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!

Jtean mooncake

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).

Jtean kitchen sstwomall - bak kut teh mooncake

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.

Jtean kitchen sstwomall - bak kut teh mooncake-2

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.

Jtean kitchen sstwomall - bak kut teh mooncake-1

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

J Tean Kitchen, SS2 Mall-21

All pictures are:
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This Post Has 13 Comments

  1. Baby Sumo

    The filling really does resemble a wu kok…

    Nowadays anything round shaped is called a mooncake lol!

  2. JoinMe

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  3. Sean

    Oooo, looks like a quirky, interesting type of fried dim sum. Looks quite attractive and well-prepared actually, from the photo. But I guess unlike real mooncakes, this wouldn’t be suitable to bring back home and store for several days.

    1. rebeccasaw

      Yea yea.. it’s like any savoury item you buy, best eaten immediately or the most 2 days!

  4. Ho

    Got to watch you eating worms in Sibu market.

    1. rebeccasaw

      Hahah! Hv u watched the vid? It’s on the side coloumn of my blog!

  5. Isaac Tan

    lol, you’re right Rebecca, i was expecting a mooncake with bah kut teh filling. This one should be called some deep fried stuff (kind of reminds me of siew bao), but i think its as delicious.

    1. rebeccasaw

      ACtually it is, on its own! But not labeled as Bak Kut Teh mooncake

  6. kianfai87

    by looking at the fillings, it doesn’t even looks like bah kut teh fillings in it lol . . .

    1. rebeccasaw

      Ya lor! I think it shouldn’t be named as such.. but as plain savoury mooncake, I think it’s good!

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