Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Sesame Oil Chicken 麻油鸡 @ Ah Soon 亚顺 Bak Kut Teh Restaurant in Taman Sri Tebrau



Ah Soon 亚顺 in Taman Sri Tebrau in JB is typical of a popular Chinese coffee shop.



It has a constant stream of customers – like waves overflowing and spilling onto the sidewalks most of the time. At lunch and dinner, customers would have to wait for seats. Fortunately, service is very fast and efficient, and is cheerier and friendlier than that typical of Chinese coffee shops. 

Ah Soon’s mainstay is its excellent Bak Kut Teh 肉骨茶 but on this visit, I decided to check out their equally famous sesame oil chicken.

I was really glad for being a little adventurous that day – wasting cholesterol and calories on sub-standard food will leave me feeling regretful and miserable.

The sesame oil chicken at Ah Soon restaurant was a pleasant surprise to my fussy taste buds.


The chicken and shreds of ginger were simmering in a claypot of still furiously bubbling hot juices and throwing up steam when it arrived at our table. It took a few minutes for the claypot and its contents to cool down a little, and for the steam to subside so that I can take this picture. 

When I took my first bite of the chicken, I was immediately delighted by the tenderness of the flesh and the delicateness of its flavour.


Such natural fresh flavour is possible only when the sesame oil chicken is prepared with the freshest fowl.



Furthermore, the chicken’s natural juices must be sealed in with the most intense heat. For this, Ah Soon’s uses traditional fiery red hot charcoal stoves.

I enjoyed the juices so much that I actually slurped it all up. Yet I did not feel thirsty afterwards - evidence that the juices are not artificially boosted with MSG or excessive salt and sugar. 

This delicious meal of top quality sesame oil chicken enough for two persons costs RM16.00.

Ah Soon is definitely on my return visit list :-D

->> JB people's long time favourite for bak kut teh and sesame oil chicken.

Restaurant name: Kedai Makanan Ah Soon 亚顺
Address: 141, Jalan Keris Satu, Taman Sri Tebrau, 80050 Johor Bahru
GPS: 1.488715,103.767457
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday
Non Halal

Date visited: 28 Dec 2011, 4 Sep 2012

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