Braised duckie goodness!@Tai Keh Huat, Skudai, Johor

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This shady spot, popularly known amongst local Johor Bahru-ians, and our friendly neighbour Singaporeans and siblings Melaccans, for its amazing braised duck.

We were here early hence the lunch crowd has yet to come. The strong, heavy, smell of herbs and savoury meatiness of the duck surrounded the area.

Tummy…growling…bad…!

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Nothing seemed perfect without braised herbal eggs and tofu. Pretty average, but oh well, it ain’t complete having duck noodles without this!

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You can select the type of noodles of your liking: be it kueh teow, bee hoon, yellow mee, lou shu fun etc to go along with your braised duck. I went with the usual fav of my, kueh teow!

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This was half a braised duck’s portion. Really huge! And there were only two of us. Burpsssss. Ok, protein intake! The duck meat, deserved its fame and popularity. Tenderlicious, and juicy! Filled with all the herb fragrances and not too fatty also (my style). Thumbs up! Even though it was just the two of us, we braced through and stuffed ’em deliciousness down our tummies!

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In a way, this dish reminded me a lot of Ba Kut Teh, with its servings of tofu, fried foo chuk and herb based flavours. Disregarding all the oil and fats absorbed into these crispy flaky fellas, I whalloped up piece after piece.

Total damage was about 20 per pax which I’d thought it really ain’t bad for the generous portion we received. It’d probably be nice if there were 3 of us instead of 2.

Worthy place to come by and oh yeah, many politicians visited this place also, particularly MCA. Don’t know why but, guess good food draws no boundaries!

Address:
八里半大家发鸭肉 
Kedai Masakan Itik Taika Huat
Address: Jalan Kilang Nenas (Jalan Skudai Batu 8½ near Lee Pineapple Factory and SJK Kuo Kuang school)
Hours: 8:30am to 4:00pm (closed on first day of every lunar month)

Fancy schmancy breakkie meal@Rusty Bean + Batter, Kuching

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Located just next to Citadines Uplands Kuching, a newly opened service suites (pretty good for value too, 1 night for less than RM200), stations a chic, hip, trendy, cool looking cafe known as Rusty Bean + Batter. The cafe has been operational for some months now, and fast in gaining popularity amongst local Kuching-ites.

I had the opportunity to try out this place for a fancy schmancy breakkie since it is just next to where I stayed. Gotta say, the cafe’s got some funky looking seating decors. Each section, is uniquely designed.

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How about a jeans couch potato day? Slouching on some old Levi’s how about that?

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Or you’d rather be serious and cool, enjoying your meals and cuppas on metal pipes and wooden table tops?

I went ahead with boring and conventional, normal wooden tables and chairs. Haha.

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This place is famous for their waffles and coffee. Well, coffee was alright. I went with my usual, long black. A little sour and bitter, but twas bearable. Good enough caffeine to kick my butt up to full alert!

The waffles, in two joint square pieces, topped with vanilla ice cream, was about RM10 over bucks. Quite good I must say, crunchy on the outside and still keeping the fluffness on the inside. They must have used fairly decent quality butter as it had a really fragrant buttery aroma, and it didn’t smell artificial or cheap, like the 3.50 dollar waffles you buy at the random kiosks.

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The big breakkie was about RM25, and the portion was really big for one. Definitely worth sharing among two persons, so you can have some tummy space for waffles!

All in all, not the best big breakfast i had ever tasted, nonetheless was decent enough in term so portion and presentation for that kinda price. The mushrooms and eggs were a little too salty and oily, but I am used to very salty food hence it didn’t bother me that much.

I definitely won’t mind coming back here to chill over a plate of ice cream topped waffles, but for mains, perhaps there may be better ones which I will try out next time!

Pricing wise, in Klang Valley I guess it would be deemed decent, for such environment. But for Kuching, I’m not sure about the locals, if it was me, it is surely considered as a little premium if it is a weekly hangout spot.

Anyway, being in this foodie haven land, it’d still prefer the hawker food here in Kuching.

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Like the Swee Kang ABC! Yummylicious and my must-have whenever I am in Kuching. One of my favourite ABCs ever! Man, I’m surely craving one now! And it only cost a couple o’ dollars, no more than RM5. If I lose my self-control, I’ll end up slurping 2-3 bowls. Control, FV, control!

Address:
Rusty Bean + Batter,
Jalan Simpang Tiga | ST3, 
Kuching 93350,
Malaysia
FB page: https://m.facebook.com/rustybeanandbatter
Tel: +60196338866
Opening hours: 10 am – 11pm.

Address:
Swee Kang Ice Kacang
176, Jalan Haji Taha, Kampung Bandarshah, 93400 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia