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Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Ayam Goreng Dapur Kayu. Chicken Deep Fried with Fire Wood in Johor Bahru

Ayam Goreng Dapur Kayu. Chicken Deep Fried with Fire Wood in Johor Bahru

Today, we visited Ayam Goreng Dapur Kayu along Jalan Petaling Larkin at Taman Tampoi Industries. It is Malay style deep fried chicken cooked over wood fire.

Ayam Goreng Dapur Kayu. Chicken Deep Fried with Fire Wood in Johor Bahru

Ayam Goreng Dapur Kayu is a little food stall in this small public hawker centre along Jalan Petaling Larkin in Taman Tampoi Industries. This hawker centre is popular with workers working in the many factories around here.

Ayam Goreng Dapur Kayu. Chicken Deep Fried with Fire Wood in Johor Bahru

There are about 10 stalls at the hawker centre - Ayam Goreng Dapur Kayu is a corner stall.

Ayam Goreng Dapur Kayu. Chicken Deep Fried with Fire Wood in Johor Bahru

What sets Ayam Goreng Dapur Kayu apart is they still cook their deep fried chicken with wood fire.

Ayam Goreng Dapur Kayu. Chicken Deep Fried with Fire Wood in Johor Bahru

When Kak Nor's parents started the stall about 40 years ago, there was no paved road and therefore no gas delivery to this area. So, they had to use wood fire to cook. Kak Nor continued using wood to cook even after the road and hawker centre were built. Wood fire cooked food tastes better she said.

Ayam Goreng Dapur Kayu. Chicken Deep Fried with Fire Wood in Johor Bahru

Four of us, we had a piece of fried chicken each, nasi lemak, fried bee hoon and tea (teh). Everything came to RM32.

Ayam Goreng Dapur Kayu. Chicken Deep Fried with Fire Wood in Johor Bahru

Kak Nor's fried chicken was indeed nice - the taste and smell of spices and herbs were prominent. The chicken meat was tender and juicy with a slight crisp outside.

Ayam Goreng Dapur Kayu. Chicken Deep Fried with Fire Wood in Johor Bahru

I like the sambal tumis too as it had a nice blend of sourish, spicy and savoury taste. The asam pedas and curry they served us were tasty too.

Ayam Goreng Dapur Kayu. Chicken Deep Fried with Fire Wood in Johor Bahru

We didn't enjoy the mee hoon goreng as much, as it was relatively moist and there wasn't much flavour of any kind.

Ayam Goreng Dapur Kayu. Chicken Deep Fried with Fire Wood in Johor Bahru

The nasi lemak was also average as it was moist and the smell and aroma of coconut milk was weak.

Ayam Goreng Dapur Kayu. Chicken Deep Fried with Fire Wood in Johor Bahru

Information for you 👉 Kak Nor's delicious fried chicken alone is enough for me to come back to Ayam Goreng Dapur Kayu. Together with the coconut milk rice and sambal chili, they make a good nasi lemak set (though the rice was just average). I enjoyed the street side public hawker centre ambiance and appreciate it that Kak Nor still cooks with wood fire. Not sure if fire wood changes the taste of the food, but it certainly sets Kak Nor's stall apart as it had the rustic nostalgic charm.

Ayam Goreng Dapur Kayu. Chicken Deep Fried with Fire Wood in Johor Bahru

Restaurant name: Ayam Goreng Dapur Kayu
Address1, Jalan Petaling Larkin, Taman Tampoi Industries, Johor Bahru
GPS1°30'36.1"N 103°44'21.8"E 🌐 1.510018, 103.739379
Tel016-715 4390
Hours: 8:30am - 3:30pm (Sunday off)

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Date visited: 11 Feb 2019


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1 comment:

  1. The assam pedas curry is enough for you to finish a whole plateful of rice.
    Chicken is tasty accomapaniment.

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