Best Bak Kut Teh in Ipoh

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Bak Kut Teh in Ipoh is a hit-and-miss to most people. Pure BKT fans would demand the thicker, stronger and darker broth with fatter meat, but Ipoh's rendition is slightly different - theirs are more light and clear but unlike the typical Teochew-styled broth either. Ipoh's BKT are loved by the locals, simply because it has a great balance between the strong and light versions of BKT. Even if Ipoh's version does not come close to the preferred famous BKT in Klang Valley, you would be surprised to know that you might enjoy the lighter and balanced versions available here. 

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    Soon Lee Bak Kut TehNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    BKT at Soon Lee's can be decent at best, and seemingly attracting many students from around the block (since there is a high school nearby). On weekends, it would be a little more than crowded, with locals brimming from one end to the other end of the shop. What makes Soon Lee so welcoming to the locals is the sweet and heartwarming BKT broth, filled with mild herb-ish essence and porky goodness. 

    Tips

    Interestingly, corianders come in a separate bowl for you to add into your soup (optionally).

    Things to expect

    Decent, neighborhood BKT.

    Best with

    A BKT meal isn't BKT without some 'you tiao's.

    Price

    RM7.00 to RM15.00

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    Soon Lee Bak Kut Teh View restaurant

    1, Jalan Temenggong, Pasir Puteh, 31650, Ipoh, Perak
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    0195577896

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    08:00AM—02:00PM
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    Restaurant Tung Lok HinNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    When you enter Tung Lok, be expect to be greeted with rushed welcomes from waiters darted in orange shirts, probably running around the store trying to accommodate the packed crowd. It's only like this during peak hours, though. There are menu's written on the wall (all in Chinese) but we'd say just go for the classic BKT soup and maybe if you want to spice things up a bit - there's always a choice of dry BKT. In fact, Tung Lok is probably the earliest store in Ipoh to be selling the dry version of BKT.

    Tips

    If you have an option to get the yam rice, go for it! For all we know, the yam rice is often sold out/unavailable.

    Things to expect

    The wait is super long. If you are dead beat famished, you might wanna think of another food choice.

    Best with

    For better digestion, get some greens with the 'Sam Sik Choi' (basically three types of vegies in one plate).

    Price

    RM6.00 to RM15.00

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    Restaurant Tung Lok Hin View restaurant

    22, Medan Bendahara 2, Taman Taiping, 31650 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia, 31650, Ipoh, Perak
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    0165665234

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    Sun Tong Chew Bak Kut TehNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Sun Tong's BKT are loved by many due to the traditional taste and usage of herbs. Abundance of herbs (mainly coriander) are used in the broth, with additional coriander toppings which provide a greater oooomphh when eaten. We love the generosity of ingredients here as well. The amount of 'foo chook' and 'tau fu pok' given is almost ridiculous - you couldn't even see the broth, thanks to the ingredients filling the pot to the brim! Here's another extra tip for BKT lovers; do visit on Fridays for the special yam rice serving. 

    Tips

    Do avoid the seats on the verandah if you aren't looking for a sunbathing session during your BKT meal.

    Things to expect

    Tastefully herb-ish pot of BKT.

    Best with

    Pork lovers need to try the braised pork trotters.

    Price

    RM6.00 to RM12.00

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    Sun Tong Chew Bak Kut Teh View restaurant

    1, Jalan Chung Thye Phin, Taman Chateau, 30250 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia, 30250, Ipoh, Perak
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    0124584786

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    08:00AM—02:00PM
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    Tan Kee Klang Bak Kut TehNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Tan Kee offers many specialties (totally teasing the guests and newcomers), ranging from the usual BKT - soup or dry, have your pick - steamed fish head, vinegar pork's trotter and Thai-style beancurd (Thai-sik taufu). If you are craving for the dark, strong flavors of Klang BKT, look no further! Tan Kee tries to bring the beloved Klang-BKT market to the heart of Ipoh. As you order your BKT, a prompt choice must be made for the preferred cuts of pork - lean meat, ribs or fatty three layer meat? 

    Tips

    They are open early and closes late at midnight. Great for heavy supper sessions!

    Things to expect

    Strong BKT, although truthfully a little oily.

    Best with

    Get the large-sized pork 'dai kuat' (basically a huge pork bone) if you dare.

    Price

    RM9.00 to RM20.00

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    Tan Kee Klang Bak Kut Teh View restaurant

    No 51, Jalan Raja Dr Nazrin Shah, Medan Soon Choon 1, 31350 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia, 31350, Ipoh, Perak
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    0162368196

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    Restoran Yum Yum Bak Kut Teh 金香味肉骨茶店Non halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Yum Yum Bak Kut Teh is pretty famous with certain Ipoh-ians. They fit right in the good BKT category simply because of its unmatched taste - rightly mixed with balance between the herbs and the meat and bones. Judging from the number of customers visiting Yum Yum, it wouldn't be a surprise to see it often packed to capacity. Besides BKT, you can also opt for other side dishes, like chicken feet with mushrooms.

    Tips

    Additional soup is possible here. Just keep refilling the soup if needed.

    Things to expect

    Porky, strong broth.

    Best with

    Vinegar Pork Knuckles

    Price

    RM8.00 to RM20.00

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    Restoran Yum Yum Bak Kut Teh 金香味肉骨茶店 View restaurant

    68, Jalan New Pasir Puteh, Off Shatin Park, Pasir Puteh, Perak, Ipoh Town, 31650, 31650, Ipoh, Perak
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    0124493069

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    Good Taste Chef Klang Bak Kut TehNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    The menu at Good Taste's is pretty extensive - they cover the usual claypot style of BKT, with options of preferred meat cuts available. It's hard to decide or explain which parts of meat you'd like but no fret, the shop has an illustrated diagram of a pig with its different body parts labelled. Very amusing and not to mention educational, right? If you're too darn fed up to look at that, you can just ask for BKT with small/big bones. Still loss? No worries, the menu has pictures. 

    Tips

    The soup can be replenished for free without limit.

    Things to expect

    Comfortable BKT dining at the air conditioned space.

    Best with

    Funnily enough they serve many other different dishes. If BKT isn't filling enough, do try the Curry fishpot.

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM25.00

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    Good Taste Chef Klang Bak Kut Teh View restaurant

    PT187104 (8G and 9G), Glamour Square, Persiaran Selatan 20, Taman Bercham, 31400 Ipoh, Perak, 31400, Ipoh, Perak
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    055471219

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