When I first came across the name Aheko hot soup restaurant in some blogs , I thought it was some Korean or Japanese restaurant or something, since the name is foreign sounding, and only after reading the Chinese name of the shop that the mystery is solved ( for me anyway), it’s Ah Hee Ko, or brother Hee lahh..so glamour one..
I am not too sure about dining at a hot soup restaurant since my tolerance for hot /spicy food is very low, so we were flipping the pages at the kaki lima of Aheko to see what they have to offer. One of the staff/waiter approached us and explained the menu. including an assurance that—they can ‘tailor made’ the soup to suit what you want, not hot, little bit hot, very hot – all also can one. With that assurance, we decide to try it out.
The menu begin with the Top 6 famous dish 六大名菜
-Aheko hot soup specialty 13/26/39 small/medium /big
-Steamed fish head 18/-/28
-fried fish tofu 8/14/20
-belly pork with seasoned yam 15/-/28
-Cabbage with shrimps 8/12/14
-stir fried chicken with huadio wine 花雕鸡 10/18/26
As the name imply, Aheko specialty is hot soup, with variations of :seafood hot soup, four season mushroom hot soup, also available : spicy claypot pork with salted fish咸鱼花煲, fried egg with bittergourd/onion/carrot, and seafood which include, steam fish, la-la and curry squid.
They also offer a variety of combo set which comes with rice and priced from RM6.90..including pork ribss set – sweet and sour fish slice , Spring onion and ginger fish There are also set meals ranging from : for 2-3 pax, 3-6 pax. 5-9 pax etc
We ordered : stir fried chicken with huadio wine , Aheko hot soup –pork minus spare parts, less hot, and for vege, the waiter recommended a new dish : mooi choy ( fermented vege) with Hong Kong kailan.
For drinks we had chrysentimum +lemon and Honey lemon –both drinks were pleasant and soothing ( need to order ‘cooling’ drinks la..since we are having hot soup mah)
The hot soup arrived in a clay pot mounted on a steel pedestal ( for want of a better word), there were quite a lot of needle-mushrooms , button mushrooms and slices of pork in the soup. The taste…Hmm… very tasty.. it was pretty good lah.., it was not very hot ( as per our request) but still pretty hot, it’s like those ginger-ish kinda hot, this would be perfect for a rainy day. The pork pieces (with a bit of fat) were tender. ( you can order the chicken version if you do not fancy pork). We ordered the small serving, which I think should be able to feed 2-3 pax.
The stir fried chicken with huadio wine sizzled it’s way to our table and yes ! another winner, this is yummy ! The fragrant of the Chinese wine, the tender chicken pieces –ahh..i would recommend this dish. ( I am glad this dish turn out good as I had to ‘forgo’ my initial choice of belly pork and seasoned yam to try this out)
When the fermented vege +kailan arrived, it was kinda a surprise, I never expected so much of mooi-choy…( kinda scary really ) on top of the kailan. Order this only if you love mooi-choy. As for me, there were too much of mooi choy which overpowered the kailan. The kailan was nicely fried and fresh though, crunchy yet not tough
Aheko Hot Soup
No 6-1, Jalan SP 2/2
Taman Serdang Perdana
Section 2, 43000 Sri Kembangan
(The shoplots next to South Cuty Plaza, Serdang)
Tel : 8941 1377
For the location Map click here
Aheko is also available at : First World Hotel, Genting : Citrus Park, OUG and in Kuching