Jiak loh ti lim ko pi@Kin Wah Kopitiam, Johor Bahru

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Had a wonderful old skool breakfast with my friend and her family at this famous corner lot Kopitiam right opposite my favourite banana cake shop.

This was my first time here, and hey, I woke up really early just to be here by 7.30am. Was told that most food would be sold out my late morning and this kopitiam would be crazily packed if you do not come here early.

I had a good dose of old skool style stocking kopi panas with this coffee shop’s famous butter kaya toasted buns. Anything toast, always wins for me.

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Mind you, they are pretty generous with butter haha. Not for the faint hearted and the dieting folks. Had a little charcoal burnt aroma on the outer crusts too. Pretty enjoyable indeed! Coupled by the fact the old skool feeling was like a whole package: food, to old fans, tiny tiled flowery floors, marbled tables and wooden chairs, and plenty of localites!

Twas quite a nice morning. Got to know her kids as well, and her son is absolutely adorable! And also learnt about her daughter’s love for food haha.

Thanks for the fun early morning! Now…back to work!

Address : 
Kin Wah Kopi Tiam 锦华咖啡店
39-67 Jalan Tan Hiok Nee
Bandar Johor Bahru, 
80000 Johor Bahru, Johor
Open hours : 7am – 6pm
Tel: 016- 748 4262

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)