** Update June 2017: Ah Foong Bak Kut Teh is no longer here. The restaurant has changed name. **
Although Ah Foong Bak Kut Teh has been around for a while, it was only until a friend’s recommendation that we finally dropped by for dinner. If I am not mistaken, Ah Foong originated from Bandar Sunway and this is actually their branch in Kepong.
Dry Bak Kut Teh is a specialty of theirs, so you can’t afford to miss it. Bird’s eyes chillies are used instead of the usual dried red chillies and there aren’t any greens in it too, which is why it appears a lot darker than the rest in town.
Taste wise it didn’t disappoint, as it was rich, savory and more importantly – spicy enough for us. RM13.50 for a single portion.
For the soup version we had the ‘dai kuat’ (big bone) @ RM19 which had a perfect mix of fat and lean yet tender meat. As you can see the soup is more of the clear type but it’s deceptively flavorful (not with MSG) accompanied by a hint of sweetness.
After eating Bak Kut Teh in KL for so many years, this was our first time having fresh fried on the spot ‘yau char kwai’. Needless to say it was hot and crispy, simply delicious. In fact, this is one of the reasons why I would recommend Ah Foong.
Overall it was a satisfying meal and we would happily return again. Service was quick and efficient and you could really see the effort the boss and his staff put in their work. The only downside to eating here is the dingy and less than appealing location.
Restoran Bak Kut Teh Ah Foong
2, Jalan 3/34B, Seri Edaran,
Light Industrial Park, Kepong
Tel: 019-266 5541
Business hours: Dinner onwards