Thursday, 18 April 2013

Hwa Mei Ah B 华美 亚B Bak Kut Teh in Johor Bahru

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Hwa Mei 华美 亚B bak kut teh is in an inconspicuous part of Johor Bahru that attracts little, if any tourist traffic at all. Still, Hwa Mei 华美 亚B bak kut teh is full house everyday.

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Hwa Mei 华美 亚 B bak kut teh is a very old name in Johor Bahru BKT. This shop has its roots 50 years ago in the push cart stall at the car park at the old Sungei Segget.  

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Today, Hwa Mei 华美 亚B Bak Kut Teh is run by Johnny, the third generation owner and his wife.

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At Hwa Mei 华美 亚 B BKT, the entire process of cooking the bak kut teh is done with charcoal fire which requires constant attention to both the fire and the meat.

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Hwa Mei 华美 亚 B bak kut teh is the only shop in Johor Bahru that still insists on using charcoal for all its cooking including cooking the rice and even just boiling the water for tea. Sticking to the traditional way for three generations, little wonder then that Hwa Mei's regular customers said that the tastes and flavours at Hwa Mei BKT hasn't changed.

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This, of course, is the star at Hwa Mei 华美 亚B Bak Kut Teh. The meat was tender yet still had sufficient firmness for a bouncy bite. The firm meat was clinging to the bone yet tender enough to fall off with a light tug with the teeth.

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The meat was naturally sweet and had a subtle, lovely porky flavour.

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The broth was very mildly herbal and was savoury with slight saltiness. It was not overly greasy and I was comfortable enough to drink it all up. At Hwa Mei 华美 亚B Bak Kut Teh, customers can ask for soup top ups :)

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This braised tofu was tender, spongy and heavily loaded with the braising sauce.

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The savoury braising sauce gushes out with every bite of the tofu. Don't bite into this too fast if you don't want the braising sauce running down the corner of your mouth :P

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Another customer's pork soup. This made my mouth water and I must come back for this soon.

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The simple menu and price list are prominently displayed on the wall.

For those who are using public transport, Hwa Mei 华美 亚B Bak Kut Teh is about 10 minutes walk from JB CIQ building.

->> One of JB's oldest brand of bak kut teh with it's own unique style and loyal local following. Tender but firm meat in a brown savoury, salty, slightly herbal broth.


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Restaurant name: Hwa Mei 华美亚B Bak Kut Teh
Address: 146, Jalan Lumba Kuda, Bukit Chagar, Johor Bahru
Map: http://g.co/maps/f2esq
GPS: 1.460851,103.767564 / 1°27'39.1"N 103°46'03.2"E
Hours: 08
Non Halal

Dates visited: 31 Dec 2011, 17 Apr 2013, 4 Sep 2013, 30 Dec 2015

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7 comments:

  1. normal only la. like kueh chap in sg

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  2. The service is good, place is nostalgic. However the soup has got a considerable amount of MSG to numb my cheeks. The food is ok. I still prefer Singapore's version of bak kut teh.

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  3. Went to shop today. Oct 1. Food is great. But too much MSG. And I hate MSG. Johor Kaki one down for your recommendations.

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  4. Too much MSG. Will not go back. Johor Kaki one down for You

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    1. Haven't been back for a while. Didn't have MSG issue before. Time to visit again.

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    2. Dear KS Lee, thank you. Six of us revisited on 30 Dec 2015. We ate a lot of BKT that day. Non mentioned MSG afterwards. Will update if there are changes in the future. Thank you.

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  5. this is one of the most potent BKT i've tried in jb. its very intense, so if you're used to the SG type or the clearer more drinkable types, may assume its msg. I can only eat this one with a bowl of rice because its that intensely herbal.

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I firmly believe that taste is subjective and so, warmly welcome differing viewpoints :-D But, I disapprove negative comments that are anonymous or hide behind fake identities. I feel that that is the same as speaking ill of others behind their backs. I look forward to all your comments :-D Thank you. (Date: 18 Dec 2015)

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