Wednesday, 18 November 2015
Kak Kak Dim Sum Breakfast near Plaza Pelangi 佳佳点心茶楼 JK1302
Need early breakfast in JB, on the way up north to Malacca or KL? Restoran Kak Kak opens at 5:00am and conveniently located just next to Plaza Pelangi (5 mins drive from JB CIQ off Jalan Terbrau). Nothing exquisite but plenty to choose from, freshly made, tastes good, and very reasonably priced.
Kak Kak dim sum is a long time favourite among locals.
Simple, unassuming shop lot and shop front but there is a lot more than meets the eye.
At the back of the dining hall, dim sum is still made the same old way by hand and with seasoned bamboo steaming trays and tall steel steaming towers.
The boss rushing to feed the full house of customers in front. Mr Wong has been running Kak Kak for around 30 years now.
Ordering cannot be easier. The friendly staff will push the trays of dim sum around the tables. Just point to what you like - there is no need to know the names of the dishes.
I like this ordering system because it is hassle free and I actually don't know the names of many of the dim sum ;-p
Feast your eyes :-D
Nothing exquisite or dainty in this parade. But, there's lots to choose from, including some which I have not seen before. Most are chunky, meaty and filling. The flavours are mostly mildly savoury and sweet, leaning on the sweeter side compared to other dim sum places.
We had a lot of small dishes of dim sum (lost count ;-p ). Two of us were completely filled and our bill (with drinks) came to RM31.
I enjoyed my breakfast experience here.
->> Highly recommended friendly pit stop to carb up, get caffeine and freshen up for the drive up north to Malacca or Kuala Lumpur. Plenty of choices, freshly made. Just need to be early as crowds are expected, especially on weekends.
Restaurant name: Restoran Kak Kak 佳佳点心茶楼
Address: No. 9, Jalan Maju, Taman Maju, Johor Bahru 報紙街
GPS: 1.480711, 103.765531 / 1°28'50.6"N 103°45'55.9"E
Hours: 5:00am to 12:00 noon (closed on Tues)
Date visited: 18 Nov 2015
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