Singapore-Malaysia Trip: Kim Kee Bah Kut Teh in Jalan Ipoh

When I was a teenager, I used to wake up my parents in the middle of the night when I was hungry. No matter what time of the night, they would just bring me out for supper. Sometimes it is as late as 2am in the morning! We would always go to Kim Kee for Bah Kut Teh.

So, the night I am back in Malaysia, I asked that we go out for dinner at the same restaurant. It was reminiscent of the time we had then … the late night drive into downtown and the empty streets. It felt good. The brightly lit Petronas Twin Towers and the KL Tower looked beautiful.


Kim Kee used to be one of the most famous Bah Kut Teh restaurants many years ago. They were opened 24 hrs. Today, they are no longer what it was then. The restaurant no longer operates 24 hrs and it is not as busy anymore.

The original chef is no longer with them anymore. The quality is not the same as it used to be.


The meat cuts looked very good. They also included a lot of “golden needle” mushrooms as garnishing.


We get a choice of plain steam rice or “oil-flavoured” rice. I described this as dirty rice — it does looked dirty, doesn’t it? My nephews had a good laugh at this.


Yu-tiao is my favourite — a must have in every Bah Kut Teh meal.


The food is not the same anymore. On the other hand, I enjoyed going out for a late night supper with the family. I wish Nanzaro and Arkensen is here too so that they can see their dad’s favourite supper place!

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  1. iportion

    I think we have one place that would be open for deliver. It’s good food.

  2. Mae

    I’ve been seeing a lot of bah kut teh and the side dish of yu-tiao. Sounds like a satisfying meal.

    What’s yu-tiao made out of? I can’t seem to make it out.

  3. Ben

    Wow Mae … it’s such an honour to have you visit my blog. I love your blog … the pictures are the best I have seen around. BTW, yu-tiao is made of flour, deep fried. Some people call it chinese-donuts.

  4. Mae

    Oh, Ben, you make me blush! 🙂
    Quite the opposite, i drool over your bowls of soups!

    Kind of savoury donut? Sounds lovely. I might be wrong but i think i might have had it before somewhere… i can’t remember.

  5. Ben

    SO Mae, care to share with me your photography tips? What camera and lens do you normally use for your food shots. The composition is really good. Me thinks you use an “L” lens.

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