Friday, 9 October 2015
Foon Yew Foon Zhong Curry Laksa, Johor Bahru 寬中辣沙 JK1261
Most Johoreans know about the well loved Foon Yew/ Foon Zhong Curry Laksa 寬中辣沙. This old stall started life as a canteen stall in Foon Yew's school tuck shop.
When I first tasted Foon Yew Laksa, the stall was at a makeshift wood and canvas shed along Jalan Stulang Laut. Two years ago, Foon Yew Laksa moved to Stulang Walk together with a few other road side stalls.
Now Jing Ng helms the iconic old Johor Bahru stall with his aunt and cousins.
Everything that went into that aromatic pot of curry laksa gravy is still made right here at the stall.
Foon Yew Curry Laksa today is run along the same lines that made it so popular all these years. Customers can pick and choose from over 30 different types of yong tau fu to eat with their curry laksa gravy.
We started off with one bowl of curry laksa bee hoon and another one with as much yong tau fu items as the bowl could hold.
The main thing that brings me back regularly to Foon Yew Curry Laksa is their well...... curry laksa... The gravy is heavy with coconut milk, aromatic with curry spices yet not overly spicy. I also like it that the underlying broth is made by boiling chicken (no just plain hot water). Of course, as mentioned the rempah (spice paste) is made at the stall.
If you really need more "kick" in your curry laksa, you can add this sambal chili to your heart's content. Needless to say, this sambal chili is also made in house. It is slightly savoury and has quite a sharp spicy sting - I like it.
I like the fried stuff, especially the fried stuffed eggplant.
Small but very fresh, very clean cockles (siham). As usual, bee hoon works very well with curry laksa - sponge up loads of that delicious spicy broth.
Not satisfied with two bowls of curry laksa, we went for our third :-D
Our third bowl of Foon Yew curry laksa today.
Our total bill for 3 bowls of laksa with drinks came to RM26.00.
Come and try this well loved Johor Bahru institution.
Lots of parking at Stulang Walk but it can get quite hot in the afternoon.
Read my first post on Foon Zhong Foon Yew Laksa <- click
Restaurant name: Foon Zhong Foon Yew Curry Laksa 寬中辣沙
Address: Stulang Walk (off Jalan Stulang Laut opposite the old 3-storey flats and Chinese temple), Johor Bahru
GPS: 1.473124, 103.779635
Hours: 11:00am to 8:00pm (closed on Monday)
No pork, no lard, no Halal cert
Date visited: 9 Oct 2015
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