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Friday, 21 December 2018

Simmer Soup in Johor Bahru 时尚老火汤

Pig Tail Soup

I love soups with rice and so when buddy Sean shared about Simmer Soup 时尚老火汤 at Wan Chang coffee shop in Setia Indah, I quickly went to try it.

Simmer Soup in Johor Bahru 时尚老火汤

Simmer Soup 时尚老火汤 is cooked in a central kitchen and distributed at over a dozen stalls throughout Johor Bahru (Wan Chang coffee shop in Setia Indah is one of them). I am not a fan of central kitchen food but simmer soups 老火汤 is a dish that can benefit from bulk cooking. The bulk ingredients give 时尚老火汤's soups more body and depth of flavours.

Over two nights, I tried 4 of 8 types of 时尚老火汤 soups.

Pig Tail Soup

I like 时尚老火汤's pig tail and black bean soup 黑豆猪肚汤. The soup was mildly savoury sweet. There were generous pieces of pig tail boiled till soft tender. The pig tails still have natural sweetness which I like.

Black Chicken Soup

The black chicken herbal soup 黨參烏雞湯 tasted sweet herbal - too sweet. The sweetness came from too much red dates and wolfberries. I like the pronounced herbal taste but the soup was too sweet for my liking. You may like this, if you have a sweet tooth. There wasn't much herb aroma. (The black chicken was tasteless as it had given up all its flavours to the soup, as it should be.)

Herbal Chicken Soup

Herbal chicken soup 药膳菜园鸡汤. The soup had a full smooth body with dissolved gelatine (probably from chicken feet). It tasted quite robustly savoury herbal. This is for you if you like your soup robust and have depth of flavours. I can't smell much herb aroma. (The chicken was coarse and all its flavours were surrendered to the soup.)

Pig Stomach Soup

The peppery pork tripe soup 胡椒猪肚汤 had a gelatinous full body. It had robust savoury peppery flavour with a mild lingering sting.

Pig Tail Soup

The tender spongy pig stomach and chicken feet which were  deep fried before simmering in the soup, giving it body and flavour.

Salted Egg Minced Pork

There was a generous serving of steamed minced pork with salted egg 咸蛋肉饼 for RM8. But, there wasn't much flavour from the dish and the minced pork was rather stiff (perhaps from overcooking).

Simmer Soup in Johor Bahru 时尚老火汤

If you are looking for a comforting soup, look out for the yellow signboard of Simmer Soup 时尚老火汤 stall. All soups sell for RM11 per serving with rice.

Pig Tail Soup

Of the 4 soups that I've tried so far, I like 时尚老火汤's pig tail soup. If I want a simple, comforting no frills meal in JB, I would go for this pig tail soup.

Wan Chang Setia Indah 万昌美食阁

Restaurant nameSimmer Soup 时尚老火汤 stall in Wan Chang coffee shop 万昌美食阁
Address: 2-02 Jalan Setia 3/6, Taman Setia Indah, Johor Bahru
GPS1°34'18.4"N 103°45'31.1"E 🌐 1.571781, 103.758637
Hours: Soup stall opens at 6pm

Non Halal

Date visited: 19 Dec 2018, 20 Dec 2018

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