Restaurant Xan Ling is a quirky Segambut gem located behind an abandoned furniture factory. The restaurant was bare, with menu banners strung across the space as decors. While, the extensive menu includes the famous Bak Kut Teh, we have decided to try their Claypot Porridge with Pork Ribs this time around (p/s: you are required to call and order this dish 1 hour before arriving).
Despite the sunny weather, the restaurant was packed with people
Soy Sauce Braised Pork - Vintage sweet savory, well seasoned braised pork.
Deep Fried Bean Curd - Deep fried bean curd evoked the word "lovely".
Sweet Potato Leaves - The abiding love of starchy vegetables and chopped garlics.
Porridge with Pork Ribs - The rice porridge thrived with the sweet pork ribs, while the green onions and sesame oil topped it off with a flare.
Hokkien Mee - This was the less compelling dish of all, with sluggish noodles drenched in watered down and under seasoned sauce.
Verdict: SOMEWHAT SMITTEN