Sunday, 28 May 2017

Ah Mah Bak Kut Teh at Sun Coffee in Ulu Tiram Johor JB

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I've heard about Ah Mah's bak kut teh at Sun Coffee in Ulu Tiram for a while but this morning was the first time I managed to get to taste it 😄 You see, Ah Mah only cooks one (yes, 1 only) pot of bak kut teh on Sunday and it usually sells out before 10am 😂

东升的阿妈肉骨茶. 猪肉新鲜. 汤的香跟猪肉搭配刚刚好. 阿妈亲手煮了20年. 老字号咖啡店充满人情味. 在新山, 要来吃吃哦. Jalan Tembusu, Ulu Tiram.  只有星期天早上才有. 大概10点钟卖完. 喜欢吃阿妈的肉骨茶的朋友要早哦.

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Sun Coffee is a favourite haunt of Ulu Tiram locals. It is always packed in the morning.

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Sun Coffee is popular for their kopi and is especially famous for their sambal chili which is used in their toasts and nasi lemak.

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Mr Foo founded Sun Coffee over 60 years ago. Now, his grandson runs the coffee shop. Mr Foo is still at the coffee shop chatting with customers. He knows everybody here and so started a conversation with me asking politely, "Where are you from"?. It's old school hospitality. The owner wants to know every customer personally.

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Mr Foo's wife, Mdm Tan has been making just one pot of bak kut teh every Sunday for customers for the past 20 years.

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I always missed it as it is usually sold out before 10am. To make sure that I got my Ah Mah's bak kut teh this time, I arrived at Sun Coffee before 8am 😂

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Of course, we can sit at the main dining hall or at the foyer to enjoy our coffee and bak kut teh - but, they also have two tables in the kitchen. Where do you think I chose to sit? 😝

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Bak kut teh with kopi kau - no Chinese tea? What kind of bak kut teh blasphemy is that? 😱

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Ah Mah's bak kut teh is served in a small ceramic bowl with soup and three pieces of pork. This costs RM9.50.

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The broth is tea coloured and light. Not greasy. Just a bit of tiny oil globules floating on the surface.

The main flavour is mild savouriness with a bit of subtle sweetness, herbalness and garlic taste.

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The rib bone meat was tender and juicy, and it still had a spring when we bit into it. The pork was fresh and we can taste the pork's natural sweetness complemented by the mildly savoury herbal broth.

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My favourite cut is the pig tail as there is springy skin, soft spongy fat, and tender juicy meat. I also prefer fat because it is sweeter than lean meat 😱

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I ordered another bowl of pig's tail because Ah Mah still have mah 😂 

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Ah Mah dug deep into her pot and managed to find two pieces of pig tail for me 😄

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👉 Why do I recommend Ah Mah's bak kut teh at Sun Coffee? Because, the pork is fresh and it is lovingly cooked just right by Ah Mah. The texture is good and the flavour is simple and nice. I am happy to see Ah Mah enjoy herself and love to share a table and chat with Ah Kong.

Read more about Sun Coffee's sambal toast and nasi lemak 👈 click

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You won't be able to see Sun Coffee from the street as the kopitiam's front is covered by a big clump of bamboo.

Restaurant name: Sun Coffee Kopitiam 东升 
Address: Jalan Tembusu, Ulu Tiram, Johor 
GPS: 1°36'02.1"N 103°49'08.5"E | 1.600596, 103.819021 
Hours: 7:30am to 12:00 noon (Ah Mah's bak kut teh on Sunday only) (Closed on Monday) 

Non Halal  

Date visited: 17 Jun 2014, 28 May 2017

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