Thursday, 3 May 2012

Famous Kulai Mok Gao 莫九 Beef Noodles, Johor

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Ask any Kulai resident about the famous Mok Gao 莫九 beef noodle shop, and chances are they will be able point you to this old shop near Kulai Centre Point.

This shop may have no signboard but if you are not early enough, many of its items will be sold out. I was there are and they already ran out of kway teow! Anyway, Mok Gao 莫九 opens super early (before day break) at to cater to the factory workers in the area and also for workers who commute to Singapore.

This shop may have no signboard but locals know it as Mok Gao 莫九 (many thanks to readers Audrey and Rebecca for the information).

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RM5 got me this bowl of mixed beef and pork bee hoon. (Not enough beef left in the shop for full beef version :-(   ).

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The star is of course this tender and naturally sweet beef. The soup is beefy, slightly herbal and noticeably salty.

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While slurping up the beef bee hoon, it was quite fun to watch the frantic cooking area out at the front of the shop.

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They even have an area at the back of the shop to cater just for take away customers. Some customers even brought their own thermos flask to take away hot and wholesome beef soup :-D

This place is not easy to find, so I’ve got additional details besides the usual address, map and GPS co-ordinates.

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Coming from the Kulai exit (Exit 252) along the North-South Expressway (NSE), drive down Jalan Kulai (also known as Jalan Besar), and look out for Kulai Centre Point on your left. Prepare to turn right.

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Once passed Kulai Centre Point, make a right turn at the first traffic light junction into Jalan Ismail. You will see small shops lining the street up ahead.

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About 50 metres into Jalan Ismail, you will see this large Fujifilm advertisement painted on the wall. Turn left, into the side lane.

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The famous Kulai Mok Gao 莫九 no signboard beef noodle shop is on your left, 20 metres inside. Walk down a short flight of steps to the shop.

Wish you happy food hunting and eating :-D  I will be coming back early for the dry version (with gravy) and the kway teow :-D

->> The most famous and popular beef noodle place in Kulai.


Restaurant name: Mok Gao 莫 (no signboard)
Address: Off Jalan Ismail, near to Kulai Centre Point
GPS: 1.660484,103.603670
Hours:
Non Halal

Date visited: 2 May 2012

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18 comments:

  1. Hey,

    how was the voting? Hope it went well.

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  2. johorkaki finished 5th out of 27 nominees in the food blog category. I am pleased with the result and am encouraged to keep blogging ;D Thank you for your support.

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  3. Hi

    that is very good result! Congrats!

    I will continue to support your blog, after all I am a foodie! hee

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  4. Cheers, bro JK...

    Congrats for the good result..

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  5. Thank you Mike! Happy eating ;D

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  6. hmm~ actually... it does has a name... just no signboard.
    Locals call it "Mok Gao"
    It has another branch in Kulai- Indahpura too, but still the 1st is always the best isn't it? ^_^

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  7. Thanks Audrey. Can you write that in Chinese for me? Its in Hakka I guess?

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  8. 莫搞
    It looks funny, but that's the name. Had this since I was young the shop is still standing!
    The branch in Indahpura, Kulai is called 'Mok Chai' (莫才). I have never tried the branch before, but what I heard from my friends is it is quite good too. Will have a try soon.

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    1. LOL Rebecca, thank you so much! Will try 莫才 too soon ;D

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  9. Hi! their famous is dry noodle with special made gravy, always finish around 8 am. (sunday maybe before 8 am)

    And, the rear kitchen is actually (Only) preparing for beef. I don't know when they started, but I was there since early 80th.

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    1. Ah... hmm.... I must try their dry noodles soon :D

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  10. what is their operating time ?
    evening time got open ?

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    1. Morning only. 4:30am to 11:00am but usually closed by 9 something....

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  11. it's call 莫九牛肉面.

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  12. Which are they closed

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    1. The lady boss told me that are opened most of the time and rarely closed.

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