Sunday, 26 February 2012

Kway Teow Kia (Kway Chap) @ 三楼 San Lou Kway Teow Kia in Stulang Darat, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

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
Somehow, when the food is good, people from all walks of life, from far and near will track it down.

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).

Small intestines


Skin and tongue before cutting into bite size.

Intestines large and small

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
GPS: 1.472092,103.777295
Hours: 5:30pm to midnight
Non Halal

Visited: 22 Feb 2012


  1. my no.2 best ktk in jb... my no.1 is still meng fang (which i know u like too)

    1. The best we have taken of the Kway Teow Kia in JB.
      Stall operators are very clean and food is steaming hot.
      This present site sits on the Old Hak Seng Cook Food. Heard that the stalls might be moving to the Pisang stall area oposite to temple???????

    2. Laatest update from the lady operator. (26 Jan 2013)
      Soon after Chinese New Year she will be moving down the road nearer to the seafront along side (same direction) as the Chinese Temple. (non halal)
      Her co-stall holders shall be moving next to the fried-banana opposite the chinese temple.(halal food)

    3. latest update. (confirmed) the stall is moving to behind the Come and Eat (san low) enter from the end of the block - san low. Day is a san low cafe - night is kway teow kai. There is a large sign visible on the wall of the flat San Low Cafe near the temple or opposite the pisang stall.

  2. Jk, heard yr Fr sg? We r Fr jb n am v impressed with yr blog n knowledge of gd food in jb. Juz v happy tat someone like u is doing jb hawker a great service! Btw, hav u tried ktk at jln maju jaya, tmn tasek, coffee shop below le cocktail at dama and centrepoint food court behind paragon Htl? These r oso some of d popular ones in jb.... Hope it adds to yr wonderful food blog.

    1. Hi Jill, haha yes I am from SG. Thanks for your encouragement and support. I have tried some of the places you mentioned. Others I have not. For example, the coffee below Le Cocktail. What is the name? I want to try that :)

    2. Haha, I forgot Le. It's d corner coffee shop tat is d same row as dama's magnum 4d, next to petrol station. They only do lunch. Morning oso serve v popular Ipoh horfun. Dun forget to try d plain buns the drink stalls sells too, goes well wif d curry horfun.

    3. Jill, I think you are refering to the KTK at Kee Kim Huat kopitiam. I have added them to my blog :) Thanks!

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