Be it word of mouths or online reviews, Ah Sang Bak Kut Teh has been hogging the headlines as the best in the surrounding nabe. Moreover, they are known to be the first Bak Kut Teh restaurant in Kuala Lumpur. It’s rather located in an old neighbourhood with a staggering number of foreign workers residing, yet it’s habitually flocked with patrons, summing up flavours are pivotal rather than ambience.

The unassuming stall is run by a small family all the way from Ipoh for decades and upon entering, you’ll see reserved cards on tables and glass shelf filled with traditional Chinese porcelains. The front of the shop is assisted by foreign workers yet in the kitchen the family takes charge, which ensures never a dip in quality.

After all that hustle and bustle, just cherry-pick a sizzling bowl of Bak Kut Teh, this is rather dark-toned and permeates an alluring herbal aroma that amps up your salivation. It’s generously loaded with various vegetables, fried beancurd sheets, golden mushrooms, Chinese mustard greens and handful of pork meats. The fat layers just sizzle on the surface of the broth, inviting you to dive in. It’s paired with Chinese fritters/crullers and white rice, unlike the usual oily rich, which is rather healthy and makes the most out of the herbal broth.

The crunchy crullers are amazing while the pork pieces are utterly tender and each sip of the soup pumps in with a herby punch. It’s undeniably up in there among the best.

On weekends, they serve Vinegar Pork Trotters which are mouthwatering and you wish you can have it every day. For those who aren’t a soup person, opt for their dry version which is equally satisfying too. You would relish every moment while chomping down the sizzling spot, totally ignorant of the atmosphere, true sensory delight.