Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Breakfast and dinner in Johor Bahru

I'm going to share with you my absolute favourite breakfast in JB. I have to have it every Saturday if i'm back cos thats the day there is Pasar Tani in Larkin.

And the gourmet breakfast i'm talking about is..


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Nasi Lemak Daun Pisang with fish for RM1.50 .Yum yum..


Ha ha hope you don't feel too cheated.. But seriously now, it still is my favourite breakfast/lunch/dinner. This humble meal of coconut rice, a slice of cucumber, egg, fish, chili paste is enough to satiate a hungry stomach while bringing back the warm fuzzy feeling of home.The humble nasi lemak is the closest we have to a national food.

Accompanied by some mee hoon (vermicelli with chili) and sardine currypuff .. omg salivating..


And of course a half boiled egg to round things up.


I'd rather have these than any bulls**t hotel gourmet buffet.

Just so that you don't feel so cheated i'm  going to introduce a nice quaint and nostalgic hawker haunt in the heart of Johor Bahru. I remember ever since i was 6 or 7 we would go to the hawker centre in the heart of JB town to buy dinner. The hawker centre was then relocated when i was in secondary school.. (2000- ish) and we thought that was the last we would see of our favourite hawker food.

Who knew then that this year we rediscovered it in Jalan Meldrum JB city. They have sadly been reduced to opening stalls in the back alley between old shop houses with chairs and tables set up next to drains. But that did not stop diners from coming. And the whole gang of hawkers are still there, each looking as they did many years ago.




And this is what we bought. Porridge (it's a favourite of ours) , char kuey tiao , and oops i forgot what it's called. What do you call the soup with lots of intestines that you eat with flat noodles aka kuey tiao? 


Anyway these are some of my homegrown favourite eats. Whats yours?

10 comments:

Sandra - If it comes in pink said...

I have to admit that the first food doesn't look all too good, but I would like to taste it to see how it really is :D

saltvinegar said...

Ha ha i wish i could send it over to you.. imagine coconut rice with an aromatic blend of banana leaf, spicy and sweet chili paste, fried fish, omelette and roasted peanuts. :)

Anonymous said...

JB charkuey teow!!! My absolute Fav!! But somehow the oldman let his son take over few years back. Isn't as good as before. The intestine thingy is "kuey teow kia" only available in Johor/JB

Johnson

saltvinegar said...

Johnson: Sorry to break this to you but the old man passed on. So his wife and som are making the ckt now.. (hope we're talking bout the same man)

Anonymous said...

Oh dear, cause few years back he was frying kuey teow side by side with his son. Aih....

Btw the popiah next to CKT stall is just as good.

Johnson

saltvinegar said...

Whoops I think I got the wrong ckt stall as u. The old ckt seller who passed on is suceeded by his wife and nephew now.. Hope ur ckt man is just on a retirement break he he

shin chee said...

is it called kuey chap? gosh i miss the one in batu pahat!!! last took was in dec last yr n i still craving for it!!

saltvinegar said...

Its called kuey teow kia.. wat is kuey chap? and what were u doing in BP in Dec last year???

chaupei said...

caroline kuey chap is something very famous in BP but i never tried it before >.<"""" next time if you come down BP we can go and check it out!! =)

saltvinegar said...

Chaupei! I wanna eat!Hahahah ok next time i go BP u take me go eat k? I bring you to eat wan tan mee at taman pelangi then we go sing k :) hehehe

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