Overseas Malaysians returning home, after mom and pop's cooking, would head for their favourite hawkers to relive the taste of their comfort foods. Botak's curry mee, an over 60 year old institution in Kluang, is a magnet for locals and Kluangites returning from overseas. Fans from beyond Kluang are also growing steadily in strength.
Botak's curry mee comes overloaded with fresh tofu, fried tofu, fried fish stick, cockles and so on, but the real star is his curry made from a family secret recipe.
|The next generation to grow up with Botak's curry mee|
|Botak's daughter's stall @ Mengkibol River Hawker Centre|
|Botak's son's stall in Kampung Paya|
Botak's Kampung Paya shop showcases his wall-to-wall collection of colourful tea pots and liquor. There is also this funny looking table with cement shoes :)
I must mention the sambal chili provided with the curry mee. Made from fresh chili and fried in oil, it is spicy and adds oomph to the curry for those who prefer their curry extra hot. This sambal chili is so good, I ate a couple of tea spoons on its own - don't try this at home :-P
Restaurant name: Gerai Makan Botak
Son's address: Jalan Paya 2, Kampung Paya, Kluang
Daughter's address: Jalan Panggung, Kampung Masjid Lama, Kluang (Mengkibol River Hawker Centre)
Hours: 7:00am to 5:00pm
Date visited: 15 Feb 2012