We recently visited this stall serving Bak Kut Teh (BKT) in Block C, Happy Mansion. Located within the popular Restoran Choon Yien, MuziLi operates in the evening onwards, from 4.30 pm till 9.30 pm. This would make this a perfect spot to head to after work if you happen to be in the area and fancy having some delicious Bak Kut Teh.
The recipe used here is one that is passed down generationally. The mother used to operate a Bak Kut Teh shop back in the 1990’s and fast forward years later, her two sons have taken over the business. The siblings have since done some R&D and with some tweaks here and there, they’ve improved the recipe. One known downside to Bak Kut Teh is that it is often heaty. Especially with the crazy hot weather we are facing nowadays, heaty food isn’t desirable. Years of trial and error have led the siblings to discover a combination that works well – delicious Bak Kut Teh with reduced heatiness.
As of now, MuziLi Wellness Bak Kut Teh has two outlets – one in Bangsar and one in Seksyen 17, PJ. As you would have guessed, each outlet is managed by one sibling. I’ve had the chance recently to meet Mr. Christopher, who is in charge of the outlet at Happy Mansion. At first glance, he does come across as being somewhat shy but with some time, you’d find him opening up. Soon enough, you’d realise more than an hour has passed and half of that was spent chit chatting with the chef 😁.
Signature Bak Kut Teh (Soup), RM 18.90 + Sour & Spicy Vegetable, RM 14.50 + Onion Rice, RM 2.50 + Emperor Noodle, RM 2.50 + Char Kuay, RM 2.50
The Signature Bak Kut Teh came with 2 options – Mix meat or Ribs & lean meat. On top of that, you can choose between having the soup served with or without organs. As I am one who prefers meat to organs, I enquired if it was possible to have a mix of both, more meat with little organs. Mr. Chris was nice enough to accommodate.
The dish included tender yet chewy flavorful pork meat, some pork organs, fuchuk, goji berry, dates. I enjoyed slurping the soup to my hearts content. I loved the herbal infused broth, its distinct taste was evident from the get go thanks to the hours long boiling of the soup, meat and herbs.
When one orders the Signature Bak Kut Teh, it is also inclusive of rice or noodles. As there were two of us, we opted for one of each.
The Onion Rice was delicious. I literally finished half the rice on its own, without any gravy whatsoever. It was tasty, almost as if it was cooked soaked in chicken broth with fried onion sprinkled on the top. I loved it. Eating it by itself was good enough, adding in the Bak Kut Teh broth and its meat was simply divine.
The particular noodles used was Emperor Noodles. Here, the noodles were served with some bak kut teh soup. Just like the Onion Rice, this noodles were delicious too. I can’t say I’ve been to many restaurants serving noodles with this broth, which makes this dish served at MuziLi unique. The particular type of noodle used was a perfect choice to compliment the flavorful soup and goji berries. I loved it.
The Sour & Spicy Vegetable lives up to its name. Do go for this dish only if you can tolerate spicyness. To me, as I am one who generally enjoys spicy curries and gravies, this dish was right up my alley. The soup had an appealing spicy vinegar-ish taste to it that made it a pleasant soup to slurp up. It also included kai choy and some meat with chilli and peppercorn. Yum!
We had a good experience here. The food at MuziLi was delicious, best enjoyed on an empty stomach. In addition to all the cafes at Happy Mansion, the Ground floor retail area of this ol’ school apartments is also now home to a Bak Kut Teh shop. One does not need to drive all the way to Klang just to get a taste of good BKT anymore. MuziLi is more than capable of satisfying your needs. I’d be back for another visit soon.