After coming back from the Melaka trip, we decided to have some Bak Kut Teh (肉骨茶). Since this is one of those dishes that is actually better in the Klang Valley as compared to my hometown that is Penang. Going to Klang would be a bit of a drive after the long journey from Melaka, so we went to Ban Lee Bak Kut Teh at Jalan Ipoh instead.
this is some mouth watering stuff
I have been to Ban Lee on a previous occasion, but that was for their morning/lunch session, when we got there at around 5pm last week, the night session was just getting started. That suits me just nice as I had wanted to try their night session Bak Kut Teh since more than half a year ago.
look at the amount of herbs in the soup
For the four of us, we ordered a clay pot Bak Kut Teh with mixed ingredients, a plate of oily vegetables (油菜), and some yau char kwai (Chinese Crullers – 油炸鬼).
The yau char kwai and a bowl of plain Bak Kut Teh soup was served almost instantaneously. This was a nice touch as we could immediately start to curb the penned up hunger while waiting for the main course to be served. The yau char kwai was actually good too, very crispy.
this is some nice bak kut teh
The main pot didn’t take long before it was on our table. Steaming with the proper Bak Kut Teh smell, the clay pot came with plenty of pork (fatty and non fatty), ribs, intestine, stomach, mushroom (2 types), vegetables, and some crispy fu chok (dried bean curd skin) on top. The soup was pretty strong and tasty, as you can see from the herbs that they put into it. Overall the taste was very satisfying, with the meat properly cooked and the different ingredients making up a range of taste and textural feel.
It was a good meal, though i think some of the Klang shops still retains a slight edge over Ban Lee, but there is nothing to complain about, and I will not hesitate to visit there again. The dinner costs around RM 50 for the 4 of us, a very reasonable price.
Ban Lee Bak Kut Teh is located just a stone’s throw away from Dynasty Hotel along Jalan Ipoh. Parking might be a bit of a hassle, but do not park right in front of the shop by the yellow line as the police station is just right across the road. I have actually witness a Kancil get hunted down by the police as the guy parked illegally twice (the cops gave chance the first time, but the dude did it again 2 minutes later, the guy left without even paying for his food)
GPS: 3.172557, 101.691642