Friday, 15 November 2013

Johor Bahru Kway Teow Soup at Kue Teow Meng 果条明 in Taman Melodies

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Kue Teow Meng is one of the most famous Teochew kway teow soup stalls in JB.

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Nearly 30 years in the business, Kue Teow Meng is always busy and crowded. During lunch time, the waiting time is at least 30 minutes.

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Besides the crowd at the kopitiam, there is always an endless of stream of takeaway orders.

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At Kue Teow Meng, only Ah Meng the master does the cooking.

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Even turning out bowls of kway teow at the rate of one per minute, customers still have to wait, especially during lunch. But, everyone waits patiently as they all love Ah Meng's special touch with the kway teow.

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I ordered the basic RM5 set which consists of a bowl of kway teow noodles with sauce, and thin slices of pork plus a bowl of soup with liver slices.

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The kway teow and sauce were good but didn't really awed me as there are other kway teow stalls in JB that serve a similar standard of kway teow.

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To me, Ah Meng's artistry is in how well he cooked the ingredients like this pork liver. The liver was expertly cooked so that it has bouncy mouth feel, and inside, it is smooth with a fine powdery texture. Ah Meng's humble pork liver tasted like some of the foie gras I have tried.

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The tiny and thin pork slices were sweet and soaked up some of the sauce when I tossed the kway teow in the bowl. This turned the tender pork slices sweet, savoury and slightly spicy - I like this.

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I look for stalls that make their soup in huge drums with all the bone stock goodness simmering inside. Kue Teow Meng's pork broth is light yet well bodied, infused with savouriness, clean tasting and have very little oil.

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At additional cost, customers can have fresh oysters, pork kidney, fish and other choice ingredients.

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This is another customer's well endowed bowl with shellfish and fish slices.

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Restaurant name: Kue Teow Meng 果条明
Address: 112, Jalan Meranti, Taman Melodies, Johor bahru
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/wVx6j
GPS: 1.495344,103.765429
Hours: 7:30am to 3:30pm (closed on Monday)
Non Halal

Date visited: 13 Nov 2013

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3 comments:

  1. Kue Teow Meng - Formerly known as "Ah Meng Kway Teow"(previously located at the corner coffeeshop next to "The Store" in Taman Sentosa, JB.

    Kue Teow Meng - Ah Meng(the big brother cooking the kway teow) is the discipler of Ah Hwa
    Ah Hwa Kway Teow(at Plentong) - Operated by the elder son of Ah Hwa
    Ah Hwa Kway Teow(at Taman Century, opp. KSL City) - Operated by the younger son "Steven" of Ah Hwa Kway Teow(at Sekee Restaurant) - Operated by the ex-wife of the younger son "Steven" of Ah Hwa.

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  2. Ah Hwa (Plentong) - uses Tang-Oh 茼蒿 , no fishballs or fish cakes
    Ah Hwa(the other 2 branches) and Ah meng - uses romaine lettuce

    Soup wise, I prefer the one in Plentong.

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  3. Tried this stall this morning. Good. I like it. Thanks

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