Monday, 5 March 2012

Foon Zhong (Foon Yew) Curry Laksa, Johor Bahru 寬中辣沙

This humble curry laksa stall run by a lady and her sons is one of the most popular in Johor Bahru, never mind its rather offbeat location in a vacant plot off Jalan Stulang Laut Darat with cars whizzing by.

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Look at that pile of additional ingredients you can heap onto your curry laksa :D

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The media even found her in her old nook along Jalan Stulang Darat and wrote a large feature story about her, which she proudly (and justifiably) displays.

This stall known as Foon Zhong curry laksa 寬中辣沙 is actually very famous as it used to be in the Foon Zhong (Foon Yew) high school canteen. Many Johoreans are alumnus of Foon Zhong (Foon Yew), the largest Chinese independent high school in Malaysia.

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Not my car

Today, Foon Zhong curry laksa fans come from all walks of life, and from far and near.

This laksa is just next to the famous two sisters’ kway teow kia (kway chap) stall. So, many customers order food from both stalls and have the best of both worlds ☻

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Foon Zhong curry laksa 寬中辣沙 is aromatic, mildly spicy and slightly more lemak (rich in coconut milk) than the other famous laksa stalls in Johor. Still, it is not that overwhelmingly jelak (sickening bloated feeling) type of lemak that we sometimes get elsewhere.

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For her fans, Foon Zhong curry laksa 寬中辣沙 is just the perfect level of lemakness. I liked it too – this is just nice - I am not a fan of too heavy lemak.

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This RM5 laksa comes with a good selection of ingredients like handmade fish balls, fried tofu and fresh cockles which are all tasty and interesting.

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If you like, you can choose your pick and pile in as much additional ingredients as you wish, at additional cost.

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They are generous with the sambal chili and you can add as much of the hot stuff as you can stomach.

This little, unpretentious corner off Jalan Stulang Laut Darat is definitely one of my favourite, delicious places to hang out in JB.

New Address

Restaurant nameFoon Zhong Curry Laksa 三楼宽中辣沙
Address: Off Jalan Stulang Laut (opposite 3-storey flats 三楼 and old Chinese Temple)
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/p3hZF
GPS: 1.473346,103.780041
Hours: 11:00am to 8:00pm (closed on Monday)


No pork, no lard, no Halal cert


Old Address (moved)

Restaurant name: 三楼 (San Lou or 3-storey) Laksa
Address: Along Jalan Stulang Darat, Johor Bahru
Map: http://g.co/maps/km32z
GPS: 1.472092,103.777295

Hours: 5:30pm to midnight

Visited: 22 Feb 2012


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13 comments:

  1. When I saw the first picture, I tot it's yong tau fu stall, hahaha..

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    1. Dear Irene

      Have you try already the laksa?

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  2. Hi Irene, LOL they also sell these ingredients with their kway teow soup. I like your site - neat and clean ;D

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  3. More reasons to go exploring makan around that area.

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  4. Yes, I am now writing up a post on a popular Teochew porridge shop there called "Come & Eat" LOL.

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  5. come and eat rocks! and the kue tiaw kia (2 sisters) next to this place rocks too!!! the ktk was from in front of come n eat at san low. also do try tony pedas chinese style nasi lemak. this laksa shop also have cheng tng... so u dont have to have laksa tng with ur liao

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  6. Wanted to make a CLARIFICATION!!
    Couple of months ago the stall's owner just took back the stall to run in their selves, so currently it is NOT THEY who are selling Laksa there already. (Not saying that you shouldn't come down and try out the new stall but just to say they are not the same person so don't feel like cheated if the taste doesn't meet your expectation)

    This auntie and her sons are still searching for suitable spot to reopen their Laksa stall so I'll have to say sorry but seems like those who hadn't get to try their food before will need to wait a lil bit longer.

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    1. Thank you for the information Little Girl. Appreciate it. Hope to update about them in their new location.

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  7. accidentally stumble on their new location today, so happy:) it is at the stulang pisang goreng place. 1 of the stall is their. very convenient with ample parking space.

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  8. Hi guys, u all know their opening hours?

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