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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.

Ban Lee Bak Kut Teh at Jalan Ipoh
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.

Ban Lee Bak Kut Teh at Jalan Ipoh
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.

Ban Lee Bak Kut Teh at Jalan Ipoh
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.

Map to Ban Lee Bak Kut Teh at Jalan Ipoh

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)

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Discuss : KY eats – Ban Lee Bak Kut Teh at Jalan Ipoh (evening market)

  1. Is eating RM50 Bak Kut Teh for 4 value for money & a full tummy in a restaurant? For RM30, you get a leg, a maw & the che chang & the herbs (with tong kwai) home cooked for 8 with possibly leftovers!

  2. mwt,

    The problem is, I’m not that great in cooking Bak Kut Teh, and didn’t have the time to cook then and there either.

    Home cook meals usually offers the best value, but not always a possibility.

  3. foodcrazee

    any BKT with mushroom sux big dude…it kill the taste….but…personal taste reigns

    Gong Xi Fa Cai

  4. I tried this once at nite as even my father also told me is a famous place for BKT. But seriously to me is just fine only…

    did u try bfore the one at Jalan TAR? Not the same row as Mungo Jelly…is in a lorong one. Ho Chak went there bfore.

  5. John Doe

    What on Earth is that first thing? It looks nasty and quite disgusting. Almost gagged when I saw that. :-\ Icky.

  6. I never knew BKT costs so much these days. Perhaps I’ve been away for too long.

  7. heh..been this place before…yummmmyyyyy…
    now i miss havin bah kut teh.. *slur*
    your pics look so yummilicious!

  8. John Doe,

    This is a Malaysian Chinese delicacy, it might not look great to unfamiliar eyes, but once you tried it, you’ll never go back to fish and chips.

  9. Woi, tak ajak makan 😛

    Btw, my house is very nearby to the restaurant, which is about 1 minute walk or less.

    And most of the patrons ALWAYS park their bloody cars on the road, which left us with just one lane of the road -___-

  10. not only yr blog feed my tummy, when im looking for map, i found this map for the post much easier to understand than those professional ones. thx ky!

  11. one of my favorite BKT place! I love the soup and yau char kwai there.

  12. zickleer

    was wondering u guys know a BAK KUT TEH stall in taman sri muda,shah alam.i went there…order for 3orang wan nga pou (got chi chang n ying kuat) rm 22 onli…:) 4 fellow eat….summore got baki….maybe becoz im long time customer there:)

    velli cheap n nice:)

  13. Yeah !! This places serves great small bone ” sai chi kuat’ and the soup is yummy !!!!! One word of advice, the owners relative operates the night shift at the same place , and it isnt as good as the morning one.

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