Ban Lee Bakuteh @ Jalan Ipoh, KL


Ban Lee is one of the few old school bakuteh establishments in KL  that still uses charcoal fire to heat up the claypot. It is also one of our favourite haunt for bakuteh because it is open throughout the day, albeit run by different bosses (I think).
Afternoon Session:

The bakuteh here is of the dark broth variation and is full of herbal aroma and flavor. There is also this bitter after taste that we absolutely adore while some find it too strong for their liking.

We always have an additional order of tau fu bok (bean curd) to go with the soup.
To complete the bakuteh experience, we must have some you char kuay (Chinese deep fried cruller) to be dipped into the broth and eaten.
Evening Session:

A new friend that we have just met told us about his favorite bakuteh in KL and insisted on taking us for dinner here. Other than the dark broth variation, one of the specialty of the evening session is the one with “white broth”. Made from lightly blanched pork bones that have been boiled for several hours, the “limited edition” white broth yields a sweeter taste with light hint of herbal aroma. One needs to call and make a reservation for the white bakuteh at least one hour before. Just tell the owner that you want to order “Sang Kuat Bou”. 
We had the special “yat chi kuat” in dark broth. It was HUGE but we polished it off easily. The meat was falling-off-the-bone-tender and the gelatinous strip of skin has minimal fat.
additional order of tau fu bok again.
All in all, Ban Lee serves pretty decent bakuteh and is one of those better one outside Klang. While the normal bakuteh is decent, their white bakuteh is really the bomb (available during night time, must call to order one hour before). Whenever we felt like having some comfort food without venturing out from our comfort zone, Ban Lee is the place that comes into our mind instantly.

Kedai Makanan Ban Lee 万利肉骨茶餐室
222, Jalan Ipoh,
51200 Kuala Lumpur.
(next to Hotel Dynasty)

Tel No: +603-4045 3009 / +6012-203 6865 (call to order “sang kuat bou”, the white bakuteh).

Restoran Ban Lee

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  1. Simon Seow says:

    One of my favourite spot for lunch when I am doing night shift lol, too bad now no makan kaki to go with me already sigh.


  2. Jess says:

    I like the night one better, as they add in the Chinese Rice wine and the taste is so exquisite , however not everyone can accept the taste!


  3. taufulou says:

    look at the picture and i can just imagine the taste of the soup~ nyum~
    .-= taufulou´s last blog ..Peek into Universal Studio and Resort World @ Sentosa, Singapore =-.


  4. Yup… remember having breakfast here one Saturday morning… but to me, I think it’s only so so!!! everyone has their own preference of BKT so don’t take my words for it ok???
    .-= thule aka leo´s last blog ..Grandmama’s @ Pavilion KL =-.


  5. ai wei says:

    i like bak kut teh soup with the some bitter after taste. this place is looking good ar
    .-= ai wei´s last blog ..娟姐客家罗面&咖喱面 Hakka Loh Mee & Curry Mee @ Taman Putra Budiman =-.


  6. mimid3vils says:

    the place is dark if u sit by roadside hor….. :P

    btw, that were tau fu bok, not fu zuk lah~~


  7. tankiasu says:

    When you say “fu zuk” you really mean “tau fu pok” right?
    .-= tankiasu´s last blog ..Do you know? =-.


  8. JD says:

    So many Bak Kut Teh shops, so many choices!
    .-= JD´s last blog ..Pao Xiang Bak Kut Teh @ Bandar Puchong Jaya =-.


  9. samlee860407 says:

    ahhh so i guess this is the famous jalan ipoh BKT that my friends tell me some time ago :p
    .-= samlee860407´s last blog ..Goh Seng Huat Steamboat @ Penang =-.


  10. babe_kl says:

    i was there for lunch recently, funny the diff pork parts ordered were served in 2 diff type of soups. the yat chi kuat and meat was in dark soup which was good. the innards and pai kuat with mushrooms, vege and crispy fu chuk were served in a so so only light coloured soup.

    went one evening but they were close, will go again to check out the evening version!
    .-= babe_kl´s last blog ..Review: Pudu Wai Sek Kai =-.


  11. Bak kut teh is so flavorful. Any good recipes for it? I tried some package spice mix ones and it didn’t taste very good.



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