Wednesday, 7 August 2013

You Char Kway Streetside Stall in Pemas Jaya, Johor Bahru

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My friend Ian introduced me to his favourite you char kway 油炸粿 stall which he visits at least once a week.

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This street side stall is located at the alley way beside the well known Sin Yong yong tau foo shop. Diagonally across the road (Jalan Permas 10) is the 7-11 shop.

This humble but very popular stall is run by Mr. Liew and his young son and daughter. The small 3-man team runs like Swiss clockwork serving a constant stream of customers from all walks of life. From workers on their bikes to well heeled customers emerging from luxury sedans.

The Liew family team got their work process neatly worked out :)

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Mr. Liew, the boss, prepares the dough. When Mr. Liew kneads and tosses it, his dough looks soft like small pillows.

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Liew junior fries the dough under dad's watchful eye.

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Junior Liew may be young but you could see from these you char kway that he has got good technique :)

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Customer's bagful of hot and fresh you char kway ready to go :)

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Ms. Liew mostly handles the sales but will sometimes take over the frying to give her little brother a break.

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The Liew family moved from Raub in Pahang and have been running this street side stall for 5 years.

I asked Mr. Liew what made him bring his family from Raub to Johor Bahru? "求生存 Seeking for survival" he replied in an instant.

Through sheer hard work, providing good food at a reasonable price, Mr. Liew's you char kway stall is now well established in Permas Jaya.

Mr. Liew's fried goodies have good mouth feel and are not overly greasy. The goodies are always fresh because they are made on the spot and the turnover is very high. In fact, customers are usually waiting to get the goodies straight and hot from the wok. Mr. Liew sells his food at 80 sens per piece.

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Liew junior striking a confident pose, frying the tau sar 豆沙 balls.

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Mr. Liew's hottest seller - tau sar ball with black sesame seeds.

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Master Liew frying the peanut balls.

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The peanut ball with white sesame seeds is loaded with a generous amount of crunchy crushed peanut filling. My personal favourite :)

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The ham cheem peng 咸煎餅 - see how airy and puffy the bread is?

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Mr. Liew's very popular donuts.

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Some of the other fried goodies from Mr. Liew that you may wish to try.

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Mr. Liew uses bottled vegetable oil to fry his food.

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Liew's stall is across the road from the 7-11 shop

Restaurant name: Liew Kee you char kway (street side stall)
Address: 21, Jalan Permas 10, Bandar Baru Permas Jaya, Johor Bahru (next to Sin Yong yong tau foo shop)
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/eoixO
GPS: 1.497145,103.815345
Hours: 3:00pm to 7:00pm (Sunday off)
No pork, no lard, no Halal cert

Date visited: 3 Aug 2013

1 comment:

  1. Noted the dark wok and oil, usually they only top up ....

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