Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Bak Kut Teh @ Shi Wah in Permas Jaya, Johor Bahru

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Shi Wah is an established old name in bak kut teh in Permas Jaya. The large corner shop located near Jusco Permas Jaya was nearly filled and there was a constant stream of customers even though lunch hour had already passed when I was there.

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The clientele consists mainly of workers from offices and workshops around Permas Jaya.

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Shi Wah offers bak kut teh in the Teochew style with different cuts of meat and ribs. I opted for meat with soft cartilage. The serving is straightfoward - pork and soup without frills like button and shitake mushrooms. The meat is firm and very fresh. The flavour is slightly herbal and naturally sweet.

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The soup is light, herbal and sweet - it is not oily, salty nor peppery.

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The long grain, good quality rice went very well with the bak kut teh.

Shi Wah's self blended dark soy sauce is also worth mentioning - it is mildy salty and slightly sweet. This sauce really lifts the tastiness of the already tasty meat to yet another level.

->> Johor Bahru has many bak kut teh shops and a small handful are local champions. Shi Wah is among the group of champions.

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Restaurant name: Restoran Shi Wah
Address: 6, Jalan Permas 9/5, Bandar Baru Permas Jaya, Johor Bahru (branch shop in Taman Abad)
Map: http://g.co/maps/uuxjw
GPS: 1.496014,103.819835
Hours: 8:30am to 5:00pm (closed on Monday)

Non Halal

Date visited: 12 Mar 2012

6 comments:

  1. I like when mine comes with soft cartilage. Because, the meat is normally softer and more tender there. In addition, I like eating the soft cartilage (or soft bones)!

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  2. haha FoodieFC, we share the same tastes ;D I ate up everything that day ;P It was GOOD!

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  3. Definitely good but very small portions for a relatively steep price.A bowl of bakuteh with rice,salted veggie and liang teh came upto RM13.50.The same ensemble with 'you char kway' in Kulai with bigger portions was only RM10-11.00.

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  4. The pork intestine soup is my favourite. :D

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    1. I love it too :-D Thank you for visiting my blog and for your comment.

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