I saw a stall selling soups one day, of the Malay/Indian variety in Lucky Garden Bangsar. Its a stand alone stall in front of AA Pharmacy where the market is in the mornings.
These local soups are spicy and thick and hearty, usually using chicken or goat, and are served with slices of bread. I’d say its more of a stew than a soup. Naturally atthe earliest opportunity I had to try it
By the time I got to the stall at about 7pm they were sold out of goat (kambing) so we had lamb shank and chicken.
The lamb was actually pretty good. The meat was tender and flavourful and there was lots of chewy tendon left on the bone. The soup is served with a straw so you can suck out the marrow!
The chicken soup also had a good portion of chicken inside. It was tough and tasted like a ‘kampung chicken’ which is pretty much free range chicken.
The soup is a thick broth that is heavily spiced. I realised that the man had ladled the same soup over both meats, but after a while the soup gets infused by the flavors of the meat and starts tasting a little different.
I found the soup a bit thicker and more spicy than I’m used to. Its more like a stew. Eaten with thick slices of bread it makes for a very hearty meal perfect on a cool rainy day. Both the soups cost RM30 which is pricey by all standards but lamb isn’t cheap to start with anyway. The stall seems to do a good business so I guess no one’s really complaining.
The stall is run by an Indian Muslim man and is open from 4pm daily, and from 2pm during the month of Ramadan.