Seng Kee 成记 is a humble wontan noodles and hor fun stall set inside the popular Kee Kim Huat kopitiam 纪金发茶餐室 in Taman Sri Tebrau. What caught my attention at Seng Kee was their chicken curry sah hor fun 沙河粉, yes, sah hor fun doused in robust chicken curry - uniquely Johor!
This unique curry sah hor fun 沙河粉 is the boss, Ah Seng's 亞成 creation. Ah Seng who is originally from Ipoh, started as a sah hor fun hawker 39 years ago. One day, years ago, Ah Seng 亞成 experimented with adding curry to his Ipoh sah hor fun and voila, the uniquely delicious curry and sah hor fun fusion was born.
Seng Kee's sah hor fun is broad and thin, and had that fresh rice fragrance.
The hor fun was soaked in chicken curry that was not too spicy, just a slight pleasant sting and a delicate balance of sweetness and savouriness. The sah hor fun sheets absorbed and combined with the curry gravy very well.
The chicken curry combined with the smooth sah hor fun in such a way that brought out both the rice fragrance and spicy aroma. Yummy.
The chunk of curry chicken was sweet and nicely spicy too.
Seng Kee's chicken curry sah hor fun is a unique and tasty light breakfast.
Give Ah Seng's 亞成 curry sah hor fun a try. There may be imitations of this invented in JB dish elsewhere, but nothing beats eating the original curry sah hor fun where it was created and personally prepared by it's creator, Ah Seng 亞成.
Restaurant name: Seng Kee 成记 inside Kee Kim Huat coffee shop 纪金发茶餐室
Address: 80, Jalan Badik, Taman Sri Tebrau, Johor Bahru
Hours: 6:00am to 11:00am (the chicken curry often runs out by 09:30) (closed on Monday)
Date visited: 25 July 2012, 5 Sep 2012