Within the vicinity of Bukit Bintang, the Imbi area is quite a hot spot for Bak Kut Teh.
Here, a few famous ones enjoy brisk and consistent business, drawing in the crowds as early as 6-7am in the morning.
I had been at another outlet (Yu Yi Bak Kut Teh) twice and I had thought that the bak kut teh was quite good.
However, a friend claims that Ah Hee is better so naturally we got together one weekend morning and popped in for breakfast to verify her claim.
We began with a big pot of “everything” to share.
Everything here refers to the standard ingredients of pork meat, pork ribs and whatever else that comes in a basic pot of bak kut teh plus offals (pork stomach, intestine, liver, heart, kidneys).
Bak kut teh is traditionally eaten with oil rice or you can choose to have it with plain rice. The common condiments are raw garlic, chopped chilli and soy sauce.
The accompanying youtiao (crunchy fried crullers) are meant to be dunked into the soup to soften it a little and enjoyed with rice as well.
Being greedy we added an order of Ginger Chicken (S – RM25++).
It’s been a while since I had this and I always loved the pungency of ginger mixed with thick soy sauce and sesame oil of a good ginger chicken dish.
This serving at Ah Hee could be better but it wasn’t bad enough to warrant a major complaint.
Some bak kut teh shops charge for top-up of soup but not so at Ah Hee, which I thought is a good move.
Would you pay for extra bowls of soup?
I prefer my soup base thicker and stronger in herbs than what was served in Ah Hee. But I must praise the tender meat and well-cleaned offals, which made the meal truly enjoyable.
Would I return though?
Not likely, since I’m quite adamant that my bak kut teh must be thick with robust herbal taste and imbued with rich porky flavour; something that most bak kut teh outlets failed to offer.
Getting to Ah Hee Bah Kut Teh:
Address: Jalan Imbi Klang Valley 55100.
Refer map: https://goo.gl/maps/Vme49
How to get there (Recommended mode): Take the train (Monorail) to Bukit Bintang Station. Take a metered taxi from Bukit Bintang Monorail Station.
Operational hours: 5.30am until 2pm or until sold out.
Tips on safety, communication, ordering and directions:
The menu is on the wall. You should order according to number of diners as the portion per pot is allocated according to the number of diners, for example RM42 for 2 pax and so forth. Tea, fried crullers, rice and any additional orders are priced separately.