Friday, 21 March 2014

268 Kway Teow Kia Stall in M2 Food Court in Taman Bukit Kempas, Johor Bahru

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I was food spotting at Taman Bukit Kempas this morning, wandering into M2 Food Court. I noticed this corner kway teow kia stall 果条仔 with many customers. At first I wasn't keen to add yet another kway teow kia stall to my long KTK list but decided to give it a try to find out why this humble stall is attracting such a big following.

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We ordered just pork innards, skin and a bowl of kway teow to share and taste. Total bill for all of the above came to RM15.90.

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These braised large pork intestines were superb! They were soft yet bouncy like pillows. The flavours were a beautiful balance of savoury and sweet. They were like savoury marshmallows. Very clean, and I can only detect delightful aromas and flavours.

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The savoury braised skins were cleaned of fat, tender and yet had a springy crunch.

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The braised tongue was firm and dense, yet light and refreshingly bouncy. 

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Braised stomach and small intestines.

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The kway 果 in delicious braising sauce to go along with all the scrumptious meat.

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We enjoyed everything at 268 kway teow kia 果条仔 stall. The flavours, aromas and interesting textures were all just right for me. This is one of the best KTK that I have tasted in JB, so far.

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Aida, is the boss of this small but busy stall. Aida came from Jambi (Sumatra, Indonesia) and was assisting her husband who had been a kway teow kia hawker for nearly 30 years.

Five years ago, Aida's husband fell ill and she had to run the stall herself. 

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Fortunately, the talented Aida had mastered the art of making kway teow kia from her husband. The large loyal following at the stall attests to her braising skills.

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One of the key secrets of a good kway teow kia seller is skill at cutting the meat 刀工. A good kway teow kia hawker knows how to slice the meat at the right grain, thickness, size and part for the best taste and mouth feel. Aida is a master at cutting the meat.

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Aida is assisted at the stall by 子伶 (left) and 晶晶 (right)

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It's a pleasure to watch the charming and friendly ladies work together at the busy stall.

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->> 268 果条仔 kway teow kia stall is a Must Try for KTK lovers. Really must try.

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Restaurant name268 果条仔 Kway Teow Kia stall at M2 Food Court
Address: Junction of Jalan Kempas 1 and Jalan Kempas 1/18, Taman Bukit Kempas, Johor Bahru
Maphttp://goo.gl/maps/RuH38
GPS: 1.527691,103.695219 (approximate)
Hours: 8:00am to 1:000pm
Non Halal

Date visited: 21 Mar 2014

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