Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Kway Teow Soup @ Tua Thow Coffee Shop along Jalan Tun Abdul Razak, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

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This kway teow soup stall in Tua Thow coffee shop is among the most popular in Johor and one of my favourites.

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Larkin Fire Station
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Tua Thow coffee shop is located next to a Shell petrol station and across Jalan Tun Abdul Razak from Larkin Fire Station. (Important note for drivers - As you drive along Jalan Tun Abdul Razak in the direction of Skudai, keep a lookout on your left for the small Mobil station, then filter to the left exit. If not, you'll miss Tua Thow coffee shop and Shell station altogether and there isn't any other entrance to the entire Susur 4 lane.)

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Small size order for RM5
The kway teow soup was loaded with ingredients. Five Ringgits got us the basics and the full works went for RM10.

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We can also ask for specific ingredients like just fresh sea bass (Baramundi) slices. Tua Thow fillet and slice their fish slices from fresh whole sea bass fish.

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The pork and fish bone based soup was clear and naturally sweet. As the ingredients were fresh, there was no need to load it with MSG, salt or sugar - I did not get thirsty even after drinking up the whole bowl of soup. 

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The kway teow noodles were very clear and light in taste. Though it didn’t melt in the mouth, it was soft and nice. Much better than those salty and tacky with heavy grease kind we get in some other kway teow places.

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The fish ball was springy and we were able to taste the fresh fish.

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The pork ball was tender and released the sweet flavour of fresh pork when we bite into it.   

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The pork liver was beautifully done. Nice, tender texture with a slight spring to the bite.

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The stall holder Mdm Tan took care to check and get everything cooked just right, even when the shop was packed with a big crowd. I salute the stall holder for such pride and admirable unfailing commitment to quality for the past 30 plus years.

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Slice of fresh lean pork. Sweet and simple. Just perfect.

Love Tua Thow kway teow soup stall and I will be back to try out the other ingredients that they sell with the soup.

->> Tasty fish and pork soup at one of JB people's old favourite food stalls. Fresh fish, seafood and pork in clear, clean tasting broth preferred by Tua Thow's loyal following.

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Restaurant name: Kway teow soup (stall inside Restoran Tua Thow)
Address: Susur 4, Jalan Tun Abdul Razak (next to Shell petrol station), Johor Bahru ((filter left once you pass the Esso station, otherwise you cannot enter the side lane).
Map: http://g.co/maps/6vbnw
GPS: 1.484281,103.751953 / 1°29'03.4"N 103°45'07.0"E
Hours: Daily (closed on Fridays)

Non Halal

Date visited: 18 Jan 2012, 23 Oct 2012

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9 comments:

  1. Hi Bro JK, it's me again! This morning, I chiong the fish ball stall at Tua Thow coffee shop. Good recommendation if you are not into a heavy duty breakfast but something light & bland. There is a fried fish, roast pork next to the stall. I noticed the locals order that, so I tried. Wah, the fried fish is good - it adds some crunchiness to the entire experience. The Shell station is a small one so keep a lookout for the Mobil station(also a small one) then filter to the left exit. If not, you'll miss the coffee shop and Shell Station altogether and there isn't any entrance to the entire lane.

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    1. Thanks Bro Mike, for the recommendation. Shall try the dried fish and roast meat soon ;D Thanks so much also for the driving tip.

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  2. JK, your pic don't show the kidney, oops I think I ate eat before you shoot. Sorry when I see kidney I go crazy.

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  3. Hi, try the braised tau kwa at the same shop too!

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    1. yes yes szweet. thanks for the suggestion. it was delicious.

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  4. Hi, I passed the coffee shop around lunchtime today and it seems the place has closed for good. can anyone confirm and whether the fishball soup stall has vacated to somewhere else?

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    1. The stall is still around. Just had it yesterday morning.

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    2. Still going strong as at Aug 2015. Just had brekky there.

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