Who would have thought that those blue coloured zinc shacks on a vacant plot along Jalan Stulang Darat are three popular food stalls.
Every day at about these stalls burst into life like a butterfly emerging from its cocoon. This place stays a hive of activity until closing time at around midnight.
This Jaguar is not my car☻
One of the most famous here is the kway teow kia stall run by a pair of sisters. They have been running this popular stall here for more than 20 years!
Officially this stall has no name but the locals call it 三楼 (San Lou or 3-storey) kway teow kia, after these 3-storey flats around the corner.
My set of mixed braised pork and innards with a bowl of kway teow kia (flat rice noodles) in braising sauce costs RM6 (USD2).
|Popular braised chicken eggs|
The braised meat and innards are firm yet tender, naturally sweet and not salty.
Look at this kway teow kia, it is actually not too oily. The little globules of oil floating on the surface are actually fragrant shallot oil.
The lady boils the kway teow kia and then meticulously picks it up to let the water drip away. She makes sure that the customer is served only kway teow kia and braising sauce, undiluted by water.
The soup made from the braising sauce is subtly herbal and is not salty. I finished all in my bowl without realising ☻
Definitely a place I will come back to, for the food and the unique ambiance here.
Restaurant name: 三楼 (San Lou or 3-storey) kway teow kia
Address: Along Jalan Stulang Darat, Johor Bahru
Hours: 5:30pm to midnight
Visited: 22 Feb 2012