Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Hokkien Prawn Mee in New Star Kopitiam Near Plaza Sentosa, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

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Today, my friend Bryan brought me to this little stall at New Star kopitiam near to Plaza Sentosa (the former Lien Hoe Complex) in Taman Sentosa.


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Bryan said I must try this stall's Ipoh Kway Teow soup.

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One sip and I was literary bowled over by the full bodied soup which had a distinct prawny, umami flavour.

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Other than the soup, the rest of the ingredients that made up the dish such as the hor fun, prawns and pieces of chicken were pretty ordinary in taste. But, the outstanding soup alone was enough to make me add this stall to my list of favourites.

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When I saw the little mountain of prawn heads used to make the soup, there was little wonder as to why the soup was so deeply prawny and umami.

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Furthermore, this stall uses local sea prawns which are more flavourful than farm bred freshwater prawns.

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I will be back to try out their equally popular prawn mee.

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Restaurant name: Noodle stall in New Star kopitiam
Address: Jalan Sutera, Taman Sentosa (Opposite Plaza Sentosa, formerly Lien Ho Complex)
GPS: 1.493268,103.769677
Hour: (closed on Thursday)

Non Halal

Date visited: 20 Nov 2012

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4 comments:

  1. This is one of those understated kind of shop. You don't see long que or crowd but the guy is always busy. When I brought others there, they will always ask this question, " nice meh?". After the first slurp and bite, it becomes, "how come I never knew about this? Why didn't you tell me before? " . And then a new fan was born. It never fails. Since this post I've been there almost every week. This guy is consistent. Its always a great meal. Great post. Beautiful pics. Thanks

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    1. Thanks and am glad that you like it too. Wish I could have a short chat with the boss and a picture of him at work, but he is a private person and camera shy :P

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  2. try the 擂茶 at the same coffee shop. best in JB! =)

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  3. Yes, I have :) It is great too. I have blogged about it here also :) Thanks!

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