Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Soon Chiang Bak Kut Teh in Johor Bahru 顺江肉骨茶 JK1311

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Soon Chiang bak kut teh is the place in Johor Bahru to get the Klang style of pork bone in a savoury dark herbal broth. It's a stone's throw from Plaza Pelangi along Jalan Maju, usually referred to as 報紙街 or newspaper street by locals (due to the several newspaper offices here).

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Soon Chiang has been around for decades and well known among JB locals. The interior of the restaurant still has a 1960s feel. Furnishings are typically bare bones but very clean and neat. The original 1960s style mosaic tile flooring is still there.

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The entire menu and price list is clearly displayed on the wall.

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The friendly boss Mr Wong will pick out your order piece by piece with a pair of long chopsticks from the pot.

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Our pork ribs served in a small old school ceramic bowl, affectionately called cockerel bowls 公雞碗 because of the customary motifs on the outside.

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The short ribs were cooked till tender but not mushy soft, so there is still some bite in the meat which was sweet, savoury and herbal.

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The medium bodied broth made mainly with soy sauce and herbs was mildly savoury and only slightly herbal. It was delicious. As it was not overly greasy, I happily drank it all up.

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Braised pork knuckles.

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Quite a lot of naturally sweet, porcine flavoured tender juicy skin, fat and meat in this little bowl.

Yummy.

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Hahaha.... I don't care... I love this :-D

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Pork stomach soup.

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Pork stomach, cleaned, cut into ribbons, boiled till tender in a gently peppery broth. Nice well balanced savoury sweet peppery broth that is easy and light on the palate.

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The obligatory salted vegetables.

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->> Nice little, rustic bak kut teh shop tucked in a quiet corner of JB which locals go to.

Restaurant name: Restoran Soon Chiang 顺江肉骨茶
Address: 41, Jalan Maju, Taman Tebrau Jaya, Johor Bahru
GPS1.480879, 103.766903
Hours: 11:00am to 5:00pm (closed on Monday)

Non Halal

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4 comments:

  1. As a native Johor Bahru person, i wouldn't recommend this place...... the price and portion is just not good. The taste is so-so.

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    1. I was brought to Soon Chiang by a true blue JB native. Where would you recommend?

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  2. The taste actually is so-so, service wise also so-so, but the price is exorbitant.

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  3. they're related to bak cheng too (bak cheng's dad had a few wives)

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I firmly believe that taste is subjective and so, warmly welcome differing viewpoints :-D But, I disapprove negative comments that are anonymous or hide behind fake identities. I feel that that is the same as speaking ill of others behind their backs. I look forward to all your comments :-D Thank you. (Date: 18 Dec 2015)

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