Monday, June 12, 2017

Alison Soup House @ TTDI Taman Tun Dr Ismail

For those of us who think of soup as a source of comfort & a reminder of home, Alison Soup House is a welcome newcomer to KL's restaurant scene - spearheaded by newlyweds Alicia & Derson (Alicia + Derson = Alison), the kitchen reflects Alicia's childhood memories of her mom's nourishing broths in Johor Baru; come here for slow-cooked, steaming-hot soups, prepared with a surplus of soul, served with heaps of heart.

Alison's specialities include pork broths simmered for 15 hours with twenty ingredients (except MSG!), resulting in slurps of pure, clear flavour. The soups prove lightly sweet, with each bowl promising many spoonfuls of goodness - the Six Treasure Herbal (RM19.90) is a traditional medley of red dates, goji berries, Chinese yam, Solomon's Seal rhizome & more, completed with tender pork belly & brown rice (the pork is barley-fed & antibiotic-free). Miss Spicy Drunken Pork (RM17.50) turns up the heat a bit with toasted dried chillies, succulent salted rice wine pork belly, cold-pressed tofu, boiled egg & brown rice vermicelli.

Of course, there's chicken soup too - the classic Yellow Rice Ginger (RM22.90) relies on Bentong ginger, with three kinds of wine to brew the soup & marinate the chicken thigh (plus an extra shot to pour in), mellow with black fungus & mee sua. But our favourite is the Pumpkin Satay Chicken (RM17.90), earthy with soft pumpkin & a hearty chunk of turmeric chicken. Beverages illustrate wholesome inflections too, with lemon water kefir & Niko Neko Matcha lattes to supplement this liquid diet.

Alison Soup House
6A, First Floor, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur. 
Daily, 11am-10pm (note: will be closed for one week on June 19 to 26). Tel: 012-737-2085

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16 comments:

  1. They all look so good I wouldn't know which one to pick!

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    1. Suituapui: choose all of them! ;)

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  2. Wow looks amazing gotta try it!

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    1. Mini Mel: hope you enjoy the soups! ;)

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  3. Oh my, soups are my all-time comfort food....except my family doesn't share the same sentimnet...haiz :( The ones here look hearty and slurpee good! :)

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    1. Contact.ewew: I guess I'm fortunate in that sense, cos my family loves soups even more than me :)

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  4. Oh I'm soup person and I'll boiled soup once a week for my family too. Those soup you featured are so special, I marked this down and will definitely pay a visit!

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    1. Choi Yen: oh yes, your soup recipes are always lovely! I hope you find these soups satisfying for you too! ;)

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  5. Oh! There's nothing more comforting and satisfying than a good hearty bowl of soup. All in one goodness and deliciousness!

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    1. Phong Hong: yes, and they're very generous with their ingredients here, both in quantity and quality! ;)

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  6. I am impressed with the photos of the food. It is just nearby my home and I have bookmarked this place! Thanks for showing me what is Alison all about.

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    1. Twilight Man: so far, the feedback on alison from its customers has been positive ... hope you enjoy it too! :)

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  7. So near me! :D
    I'm NOT a soup person but these feels like hearty "stews" to me rather than thin soups so its like a full meal on its own. The homely-cooked vibe definitely wow-ed me :D

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    1. Rebecca: yeah, at first the pumpkin satay chicken especially looked/seemed more like a stew to me, but when tasting it, the texture is definitely more soupy/brothy. but you're right, it's really a full meal - each soup comes with an assigned partner of noodles or rice, and each bowl has lots of protein and fibre! :)

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  8. Dear customers,

    thank you for your overwhelming response over the past week. Your support to us show us that our vision to provide hearty & comforting home cooked soups are appreciated by Malaysians young and old ��

    We are taking a week break to upgrade our kitchen capacity and improve our services to serve you better. We will be back again on the 27 June to serve soup with better consistency and an overall better dining experience.

    See all of you soon!!

    Love from all of us!

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    1. Alison Soup House: thanks for the update, guys. i've made a note of that above in the business hours section ;)

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