Kueh tiau kia (rice noodles kid) ho laio@Ka Hoe Restaurant, Johor Bahru

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This auntie was busy chopping away those porky deliciousness and almost everyone seated at Ka Hoe was ordering from her. My JB localite friend brought me here for lunch saying that this is a JB trademark dish. Found no where else in Malaysia except here. “Kueh Tiau Kia” literally translated to Rice Noodles Kid.

The smell of the herbalicious soup and pork covered the whole place. Gosh. Tummy growling wowling! Bonus point: the weather was extremely cloudy and windy. Perfect for something hot and soupy.


I didn’t expect it to look like this. First time seeing my kueh teow soup in brownish black soup rather than clear soup. The soup reminded me so much of Ba Kut Teh. This combination was surprisingly nice!


The kueh tiau kia is accompanied with some delicious sides: we ordered some tofus and herbal eggs. Added the feem even more towards home cooked BKT.


This….was the bomb yo! Sliced tender pork drizzled over with the BKT-like sauce and home made fried shallots and shallot oil. You just gotta brace it through. Brace through the guilt of consuming all the calories and cholesterol. The pungent aroma of the porkiness may be too much for some others, but with the herbal soup, the smell was covered slightly.

Best part of it all, when the owner came to collect the food’s money, he joked saying it cost “jee par khor” (hundred dollars). In actuality it was only RM10. For all that. YES, ALL THAT. My jaw was spiritually dropping, if only the guy could see lol. Gosh that was cheap for the amount of food we were served with!

Truly pleasant lunch experience indeed! Yummy good with a beautiful cool breezy weather. And hey, no holes burnt from my pocket yo!

Restoran Ka Hoe,
No. 24, Jalan Maju,
Taman Maju Jaya,
80400 Johor Bahru Town.


Kueh teow soup Kuching style@Spring Delight Café, Kuching


We came to Sping Delight cafe in the early morning and the place was half packed already. The locals here love their breakfast early (quoting back the Choong Choon incident where by 10.30 am all food was gone).

This kopitiam is also another kopitiam which only locals know how to get here, and not many tourists come here for a foodieventure.

Their specialty is kueh teow soup, porky style.


This bowl of porkylicious, steaming hot bowl of kueh teow soup was so pungent with porky aroma, full of lard pieces. Yet, somehow it did not taste like pork noodles we get in the Peninsula. There was still this element of brothy soupy feel which resembled kueh teow soup. I can’t fully explain why.

The soup was amazing! But the only downside was the kueh teows. They were a little too hard and thick for my liking. The locals love them this way though. Maybe I am accustomed to the thinly sliced smoothylicious kueh teow we have in Peninsula.


The fried chicken slices are also another popular item from Spring Delight. The chicken chunks were just, alright. Maybe because I already had the super delicious one at Peach Garden the night before.

Overall rating for this place, was that it did offered me a unique feel and taste of Kuching style kueh teow soup but the wow factor lacked a little for me. I was told that many doctors come here for meals with their families during the weekends.

Spring Delight Café
Cafe & Bistro
Lots 4202 & 4211,
Jalan Stutong, Kuching,
93350, Kuching.
Tel no: 082-619 616
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