Saturday, 21 June 2014

Sun Kopitiam in Ulu Tiram, Johor 东升

Most locals in Ulu Tiram (north of Johor Bahru) are familiar with Sun Kopitiam 东升 which has been here for over 30 years.


The local townsfolk like to gather here to catch up over breakfast as they have always done, all these years.

For people driving from Singapore or Johor Bahru to Desaru, Mersing, or Kuantan, Sun Kopitiam is a convenient breakfast stop. I was last here with the Militia Riders Motorcycle Club during our food trail to Kluang.

The present owner, Mr Foo is the third generation. Mr Foo's aunt runs Sunshine kopitiam in nearby Taman Puteri Wangsa selling the same signatures.


Sun Kopitiam's signature nasi lemak.

Very simple - just rice cooked with coconut milk, slices of cucumber and a few fried peanuts, a fried egg and a dollop of sambal. Regulars have been enjoying this for years.


This sambal chili stood out in the otherwise quite ordinary nasi lemak. The sambal was a good blend of sweet, savoury and mildly spicy with a pronounced anchovy flavour.


Sun kopitiam's butter and homemade kaya toast. Well executed.


Sun kopitiam's signature sambal toast.


It was simply a sandwich of toasted white bread with fried egg and sambal chili spread.

Sun kopitiam enjoys a huge following for this sambal toast.


I love runny soft boiled eggs for breakfast :D


Sun coffee shop's half boiled eggs were perfectly done.


Bitter local coffee given body, aroma and sweetness by large dollops of milky sweetener. 


Coffee served here is the "Television brand" old school Nanyang blend of Robusta beans roasted with corn, sugar, margarine and other add ons.


The Sun kopitiam signboard is partially hidden by the large clump of leafy bamboo on the left.

For people driving from Singapore or Johor Bahru heading north to Mersing, Desaru or Kuantan, Sun Kopitiam is a convenient and pleasant breakfast stop.

Restaurant name: Sun Kopitiam 东升
Address: Jalan Kekabu, Ulu Tiram, Johor
GPS: 1.599003,103.819282
Hours: 7:30am to 12:00 noon (Closed on Monday)
Non Halal

Date visited: 17 Jun 2014

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