Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Mee Hoon Kueh @ Restoran Yi Bao in Johor Bahru Taman Maju Jaya

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The mee hoon kueh slices are thin and have a slight spring to it.

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Add a dab of their blended chilli, each mouthful is a pleasure.

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Their handmade minced pork balls are fresh and naturally sweet.

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The raw egg dropped into the soup is perfectly soft cooked.

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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 Bahru, 80400 Johor
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/kc6mx
GPS: 1.480760,103.765657
Hours: Daily (closed on Thursdays)

Non Halal

Date visited: 17 Jan 2012

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8 comments:

  1. this is my fav mee hoon kueh in jb... i think it has the best bak chor in town ;p
    i also prefer their thin style as opposed to the thick slice type in sentosa etc

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  2. this yi bao mee hoon kueh have another branch at desa cermelang.
    i always eat there.

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    1. Oh yes, I want to eat there too :) Thanks.

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    2. u can try there,yi bao mee hoon kueh son is at desa cermelang.
      taman maju jaya is mum doing.

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  3. having been there 4 yrs ago, we went last week and after the lunch crowd had disappeared. it was a disappointment : the pork was starchy and we felt it was made from frozen pork, the kueh was not springy and few for that price.the chilli was as good as before. well, we have had better one elsewhere. perhaps it will be another 4 yrs before we return to this shop.

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    1. I haven't been here for a year already. Need to revisit and see, if and how, things have changed.

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  4. Went some time ago. Place does not appear clean.

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