March 30, 2019 Johor



“Bak Kut Teh” or commonly known Herbal Pork Soup is a kind of our Chinese local no.1 delicacy eatery which cooked from mixture of herbals & pork ribs/pork offals that been practised since decade, and believed that was originated from Klang, Selangor (in Malaysia) are somehow different from those in Singapore, all the while favourite by visitors presented on respective recipes. Here in the southern nation, we found and being successfully recognised the best 40 years Kota Tinggi Bak Kut Teh recipes carried into the Johor Bahru township in “Kota Zheng Zong” Bak Kut Teh restaurant, having great positive response from the market recently.

The local Johorean Dato’ Lai Sing Yai (Kota Tinggi, born 1962), together with his son Mr. Gavin Lai Kok Hui (born 1989) and partner Mr. Pang Kong Pee (born 1972) are the recent immediate owners of this best recommended Bak Kut Teh eating place “Restoran Kota Zheng Zong” in Johor Bahru bringing Pang family’s 2-generations (nearly 40 years) charcoal boiled chinese herbal pork soup & other home recipe menus to the locals & visitors under a roof in better manner, since year 2018 in town.

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The Kota Tinggi originated Mr. Pang Kow (Kong Pee’s father, born 1937), who was the initial founder of this nearly 40 years Kota Tinggi Bak Kut Teh began his very simple tricycle push cart bak kut teh roadside stall in the end-1970s serving his homemade fresh & finest quality ingredients to provide the health attributes & upmost satisfaction to his customers. Still on-going serving their family’s home-cooked bak kut teh along the main street (Kota Tinggi) running into their 2nd generation.

With the vision to further expose Pang family’s Kota Tinggi Bak Kut Teh, added with the home recipes hold by Kong Pee which passed onto by father (Pang Kow) and foreseeing the market opportunity in the f&b industry locally made Dato’ Lai Sing Yai, together with son Gavin Lai in year 2018 bodied-up with Kong Pee and successfully established their very first and owned bak kut teh eating place in Johor Bahru officially named “Restoran Kota Zheng Zong” Bak Kut Teh at Taman Sentosa serving their Pang family’s home-cooked chinese herbal pork soup to the locals. Finally being recognised among the best in town by the F&B E-Media for the year 2019 in the southern nation.

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In this Kota Zheng Zong restaurant, the owners’ very first top recommended in menus surely will be their Pang family’s 40 years recipe on “Kota Traditional Claypot Bak Kut Teh” which most wanted by all the visitors from the beginning. In-house soup base boiled 1&half hours with 18 chinese herbals mixture, then into pork offals (such pork belly, ribs, tails, tendons, trotter, liver, intestine & pork tripe) cooked for another a hour, finally served after boiling in claypot on flaming charcoal, sided with dried beancurd sheets, sometimes mushrooms and topped onto fresh chopped spring onions will be a wonderful pot of their traditional authentic Kota Tinggi Bak Kut Teh that you must have a try when reached Johor Bahru. Especially the exotic herbal soup taste swallowed and the pork’s meat bites texture into mouth.

Secondly will be their famous “Black Pepper Pork Tripe/Stomach Soup”, which among the restaurant’s daily top seller favourite by their customers. Sarawak imported natural black pepper commonly selected, boiled in-house at least 2 hours with local fresh pork tripes/stomachs (or sometimes with pork tendons on customer’s request), then served boiling in claypot topped onto chopped spring onions will brings excellent delicious pepper taste of soup eatery that you will never regret after tasted here.

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Another will be their very special “Claypot Spanish Iberico Soup/Bak Kut Teh”, which only be served in this Kota Zheng Zong in Johor Bahru. Quality imported Spanish Iberico (pork) selected, boiled half an hour with white pepper soup base into fresh Spanish Iberico pork ribs, added into white cabbage (options added into abalone, mushroom etc on request) and served boiling in claypot will brings unbelievable chewing meat’s texturing bites and the Iberico meat’s freshness into mouth that you will neither found the same nor better in town. For those who like herbal soup can try their Iberico pork ribs in Bak Kut Teh soup base.

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Moreover, the owners also introduced their chef’s all time favourite recommended “Braised Pork Trotter” which prepared in their very home authentic cantonese traditional recipes mixture like by the locals here. Fresh pork trotters selected, cleaned and braised at least 2 hours in home recipes mixed into garlic, ginger, dried chilli & mushroom will brings rich pork’s natural collagens from the long braised and amazing trotter’s bites texture itself into mouth that you really cannot missed when stepped into this best recognised Kota Tinggi Bak Kut Teh eating place “Restoran Kota Zheng Zong” at Taman Sentosa, Johor Bahru.



Address: No. 177,

Jalan Sutera,

Taman Sentosa,

80150 Johor Bahru,


Business Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm (Daily)

(Closed on Monday)



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