Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Back in the 70s, Oan Ah Lek started a modest bak kut teh (meat bone tea) business in Teluk Pulai, Klang, a Chinese soup popularly served in Malaysia nowadays. The business flourished since then and the next decade witnessed an increasing of venture into bak kut teh business in Klang and Port Klang, and some say in certain areas in Malaysia. Thus, there is about more or less 600 stalls/shops of bak kut teh in Klang & Port Klang itself. Competition is intense in this business however Ah Lek is able to strive to be one of the best bak kut teh in town. In fact, the business was even featured in a few popular food books and magazines.
Today, the business has expanded and the second branch is located in Sentosa Klang, handle by his elder daughter and her husband, while the main branch by his son, Oan Chee Kian.