Man Tian Xia, The New Bak Kut Teh Kopitiam [Now Closed]

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While walking around Api-Api Centre, the KK Food Reviews crew stumbled upon Man Tian Xia Kopitiam. It's located towards the end of the Api-Api Centre block, beside the MAA Building.

Now what makes this different as compared to other Bak Kut Teh eateries is that it has an Al-Fresco concept, which is located between the front and the back of the Api-Api Centre.

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You don't have to worry so much about the hot weather, as throughout the time we were there, it was actually breezy, thanks to the chillers installed and fans around the place.

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We also found out that this Kopitiam is still fairly new, and has only been opened for about a month.

"Man Tian Xia Kopitiam is the first of its kind concept self-service Food Stall" - as stated on their menu.

What is so special about their Bak Kut Teh?

Well, for starters, it's served in the nighttime only on Mondays to Saturdays, but it they also serve it in the daytime on Sundays (yes, unusual for Sabahans). To those of you who have been to West Malaysia (especially in Klang Valley) would know their culture of eating Bak Kut Teh in the mornings there. Now you can give this culture a try as well here at this Kopitiam!

Secondly, their Bak Kut Teh is on the sweet side; not from the sugar though, but from the herbs used in the soup. A contrast from the usual salty Bak Kut Teh we have here in KK, huh?

Mixed Bak Kut Teh

It took us quite a while to get used to the taste at first, but as we had more and more of the food, it was actually quite tasty! The bowl of Mixed Bak Kut Teh [price: RM7] above is reasonably priced, don't you think?

A Bit of Duck & Pork

We also met the Kopitiam owner who recommended us their other dishes, like the Roast Duck, Roast Pork and BBQ Pork. This is one of the most-ordered meals during lunchtime, priced at around RM5.00 to RM6.50.

But the KK Food crew thinks THIS dish below is truly a must-have when you come here:

Braised 'Fa Nam' Pork with Salted Fish

The Braised "Fa Nam" Pork with Salted Fish [RM6.00]. The taste of the pork really blended well with the salted fish, and it was very tender. It is very, very delicious!

Set Lunch

You can also have it as a Set Meal like this for only RM12.00, (which I highly recommend) that includes the Double Boiled Soup and also Vegetables.

So to those of you who loves Bak Kut Teh, or pork in general, this Kopitiam is a definite must-try.

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Man Tian Xia Kopitiam
Block 5, Api-Api Centre
Operation Hours: 11.30am - 2.30pm (Mon - Sat)
8.00am - 2.30pm (Sun & Public Holidays)
6.00pm - 10.00pm (Daily except Sun & Public Holidays)
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12 comments:

Cath J said...

11.30am-2.30pm only?? wow... must go fast hihi..

iamwhatieat said...

I need to relocate.

JACQ said...

Cath J, they're also open from 6-10pm Mon-Sat!

iamwhatieat, ya, you do! LOL!

MimieJay said...

always pass by there.. my college is at Menara MAA..

A bit pricey for me..

Sapuche said...

When I was in KL 14 years ago, I ate wherever my parents took me, but I don't remember ever eating dishes like these! Agh, I feel so cheated now! I would love to try the salted fish and pork. I nearly traveled to Sabah in January, and now I really need to find a way there...not just for the food, but the food is a real draw! Thanks for sharing this.

JACQ said...

MimieJay, awww nvm. Next time we go eat together I pay for you ;)

Sapuche, LOL! Yes you should plan your holiday next to Sabah! ;)

terri@adailyobsession said...

tt looks like my kind of food! must go. soon. this week.

JACQ said...

Terri, was there again last night, but sadly, the portion has gone slightly smaller. I can hardly taste the salted fish in my pork anymore, too. But I sure pointed it out to the people there! Let me know how it went for you ya! :)

chegu carol said...

ya, i remember eating bak kut teh for breakfast for two consecutive days when i was in seremban for a karate tournament bcos the stall selling bak kut teh was just below our hotel. that was my first time eating bak kut teh.

Shin Chan said...

11.30am - 2.30pm? Open for 3 hours and close? what a weird time.

The Malaysian Life said...

Looks delicious. I also like the teluk pulai in penang and other in KL.

Anyway, if you're in KL and looking for bak kut teh, read this.

Here's a list of the 15 Top Bak Kut Teh places in KL.

These places are some of the most popular Bak Kut Teh places in Klang Valley.

jotan23 said...

i love the Sin Kee Bah Kut Teh :)
http://jotan23.blogspot.com/2010/12/day-two-gaya-sunday-market-kilas-river.html