Saturday, 5 December 2015

Yi Bao Mee Hoon Kueh near Pelangi Mall Johor Bahru JK1323 顺利面粉粿

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Even though Johor Bahru is known as "Little Swatow" because it's Chinese community is mainly Teochew, JB has more shops and stalls serving the Hokkien comfort food, mee hoon kueh than Singapore - which is mainly Hokkien.

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Yi Bao mee hoon kueh is popular among JB locals -  顺利面粉粿 is a name most locals know.

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Yi Bao is right across the street from Plaza Pelangi along Jalan Maju which locals refer to as "newspaper street 報紙街" because of the number of newspaper offices here.

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The view from inside the simple shop lot. That's Plaza Pelangi in the background.

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The menu with all the dishes and options with prices all clearly displayed on the wall. Only old school mee hoon kueh, ban mien, mee kia and bee hoon here. Crispy fried anchovies is the most popular add on.

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With a long day ahead, I indulged in a large bowl of mee hoon kueh for RM6.50.

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Yi Bao's mee hoon kueh are uniformly thin squares. Personally, I prefer them hand torn so they come in irregular thickness and in odd shapes but roughly the same size.

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The tenderly chewy mee hoon kueh tastes great with a pinch of the house made stinging hot chili sauce.

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I like it that Yi Bao still uses sayur manis 马尼菜 which is the traditional greens for mee hoon kueh.

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Tender balls of mince pork that tastes like wanton minus the wanton skin.

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Tender fresh lean pork slices.

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The broth has a comforting gently savoury sweet taste made by boiling pork bones and anchovies.

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The egg was scrambled and quite stiff after I am done with photo taking. It didn't have a chance to blend into the broth (which would have enhanced it with egginess). 

->> Traditional mee hoon kueh is a plain Jane, familiar comfort food which locals gravitate to. Yi Bao is one of the established places for simple mee hoon kueh done well in JB.

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Restaurant name: Restoran Yi Bao Mee Hoon Kueh
Address: 5, Jalan Maju, Taman Pelangi, Johor Bahru, 80400 Johor
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/kc6mx
GPS: 1.480760,103.765657
Hours: Daily 9:30am to 7:30pm (closed on Thursdays)

Non Halal

Date visited: 17 Jan 2012, 29 Nov 2015

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2 comments:

  1. There's another one quite famous among JB people . 彩虹老夫子面粉果 from JLN ABIAD , Taman Pelangi. I tasted Shun Li and several famous Mihun Kueh stalls , 彩虹老夫子面粉果 is the best . Currently runs by his son , i think . The address :http://www.opensnap.com/en/johor/r-lao-fu-zi-mee-hoon-kueh-mei-sin-restaurant-johor-bahru-town-chinese-noodles-r548379

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    1. Thank you for your info :-D I shall visit Lao Fu Zhi mhk soon :-D

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