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.
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.
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.
The savoury braised skins were cleaned of fat, tender and yet had a springy crunch.
The braised tongue was firm and dense, yet light and refreshingly bouncy.
Braised stomach and small intestines.
The kway 果 in delicious braising sauce to go along with all the scrumptious meat.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Aida is assisted at the stall by 子伶 (left) and 晶晶 (right).
It's a pleasure to watch the charming and friendly ladies work together at the busy stall.
->> 268 果条仔 kway teow kia stall is a Must Try for KTK lovers. Really must try.
Restaurant name: 268 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
GPS: 1.527691,103.695219 (approximate)
Hours: 8:00am to 1:000pm
Date visited: 21 Mar 2014
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