Saturday, May 3, 2008

Ah Soon Bak Kut Teh, Johor Bahru

Carpe diem, seize the day and so off we went to JB on the Labour Day public holiday. I had decided to eat the famous paper-wrapped herbal chicken even before we had stepped out of our house but 1 hour later, got waylaid by the sight of hordes of happy locals tucking into steaming claypots of Bak Kut Teh, or pork rib soup not far from our original destination. 3 huge steaming vats of bak kut teh were boiling furiously away on the stoves next to the entrance, making our entry a precarious one for fear of being scalded by the hot soup.
Ordering was fast and superbly efficient despite the very busy shop. The soup had a very slight pleasant herbal taste and was tasty and steaming hot. They add a little sugar to the soup (something that I personally don't care for, but many people like the added complexity) but fortunately it did not leave too much of a sweetish aftertaste on my palate. Very affordable fare at 20 ringgit (8 SGD) for two of us, including the side dishes and Chinese tea.
Ah Soon is located at 3/5 Jalan SUtera Satu, Taman Sentosa, JB just 5 minutes walk away from the famous Bamboo paper-wrapped herbal chicken (that will be another post).

No comments:

Post a Comment