Yi Bao restaurant, just across Jalan Maju from Plaza Pelangi, offers traditional Hokkien mee hoon kueh. Their signature dish is very popular with office workers and residents in the area.
This bowl of mee hoon kueh costs RM4.50. Comes with minced pork balls, slices of lean pork, fried anchovies (ikan bilis), sayur manis, and a raw egg.
It is eaten with fish sauce, ground white pepper, cut chili paddies, and blended chili sauce.
The pork based soup is clear and has that distinctive anchovy flavour. As there is no excessive use of salt and MSG to artificially boost the soup’s taste, the delicious soup is highly drinkable. I finished the whole bowl of soup and yet did not feel thirsty afterwards.
The mee hoon kueh slices are thin and have a slight spring to it.
Add a dab of their blended chilli, each mouthful is a pleasure.
Their handmade minced pork balls are fresh and naturally sweet.
The raw egg dropped into the soup is perfectly soft cooked.
The price list is prominently displayed for all to see.
Many of my Hokkien friends love mee hoon kueh. I will bring them to Yi Bao to enjoy this home styled comfort food.
->> Traditional mee hoon kueh warms the heart and body, and good for the soul.
Restaurant name: Restoran Yi Bao Mee Hoon Kueh
Address: 5, Jalan Maju,
Taman Pelangi, Johor Johor Bahru, 80400
Hours: Daily (closed on Thursdays)
17 Jan 2012
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