My favourite ways to eat spaghetti are the minimalist aglio e olio followed by self indulgent Singapore chili crab spaghetti :-D I am not sure where this brilliant Italian - Singapore fusion of two national dishes was invented but the best chili crab spaghetti that I've tasted in Johor Bahru is at EH HE Art Cafe at Jalan Tan Hiok Nee.
The facade of EHHE Art Cafe at Jalan Tan Hiok Nee in JB's cultural district.
EHHE serves a wide range of local and Western fare as well as one of my favourite Nanyang kopi. EH HE is a family oriented restaurant that has something in it's menu for everyone.
EH HE's Singapore Chili Crab Spaghetti. It's a generous serving at RM18.90.
The pasta was done al dente with a tender firmness to the bite. The mound of pasta was completely smothered with a thick blanket of sweet, tangy, savoury sauce with mildly spicy notes. The thick blanket was made mainly of onions, tomatoes, eggs and crabs.... lots of crabs.... almost too much sweet crabs.....
EHHE extracted the slivers of soft white meat by hand from flower crabs and mixed it into the house made spaghetti sauce.
I can feel the spongy fibres of sweet crab meat with every bite.
->> Singapore's visiting President Tony Tan just told his Italian hosts that there is much scope for cultural co-operation between Singapore and Italy. In the culinary field, there's already Singapore chili crab spaghetti :-D A good version of that is at EH HE Art Cafe in Johor Bahru.
EH HE Art Cafe is right at the junction of Jalan Trus and Jalan Tan Hiok Nee in JB's old downtown.
Click on the photo for other dishes available at EH HE Art Cafe ^^
The view of EH HE Art Cafe from Jalan Ibrahim.
Restaurant name: EHHE Art Cafe 中間旁邊
Address: No. 1, Jalan Trus, Bandar Johor Bahru 80000, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia. Junction of Jalan Trus and Jalan Tan Hiok Nee (just beside Hiap Joo Bakery) 陈旭年文化街
GPS: 1.456477, 103.764608 / 1°27'23.3"N 103°45'52.6"E
Tel: +60 7-220 0866
Hours: 7:00am to 4:00pm daily
No pork, no lard, no alcohol, no Halal cert
Date visited: 14 Dec 2015 and numerous times afterwards
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