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Teochew Abalone Kway Teow Soup @ Yong Xin in Taman Ungku Tun Aminah

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Yong Xin is a popular kway teow soup shop off Jalan Tun Aminah in Taman Ungku Tun Aminah (TUTA), Johor Baru.

Yong Xin’s fare is typical of traditional Teochew style kway teow soup. Teochews make up the majority of Chinese in Johor Bahru, so it is no surprise that kway teow soup shops selling this Teochew comfort food is ubiquitous here

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This is the RM8.50 size of kway teow soup at Yong Xin (2012 price). It comes with kway teow and a full load of different seafood and pork ingredients.

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The soup is the soul of this Teochew comfort food. At Yong Xin, the pork bone based soup is light, clear and naturally sweet savoury – exactly the way Teochew kway teow soup should be.

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The kway teow noodle is plain, clear and light tasting. It is like a white canvas whose purpose is to provide the backdrop that helps the other ingredients show off their colour and dash in the best light.

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The snowy white slice of fresh lean pork tastes sweet and tender.

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The thinly sliced pork liver is fresh and cooked just right.

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The thick piece of pork stomach is spongy and tender.

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An unpeeled fresh shrimp – its bright red colour adds dash and flavour to the kway teow and soup.

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The soup comes with a thin slice of canned abalone. This is very common in JB, so it must be quite popular among customers. A nice touch, but personally, I am not a fan of canned abalone.

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There were 3 or 4 of these small fresh oysters in the soup. Though tiny, this oyster made up for its size by being plump and juicy – it's like a seedless Chinese red date with ocean fresh taste.

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Customers can help themselves to a “free flow” of these pork crackles (lard croutons). Very crispy and crunchy - I had two helpings of these cholesterol pop corns 😄

If you enjoy light clear soup with fresh ingredients, JB has many kway teow soup shops that can please your taste buds. Yong Xin would be a good option when you feel that craving for this Teochew comfort food.

The key to good kway teow soup is fresh ingredients. It is clear that Yong Xin spares no effort to ensure that only the freshest ingredients go into their kway teow soup.


Restaurant name: Restoran Yong Xin 永新鲍鱼粿條

Address: 143 Jalan Pahlawan 1, Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, Johor Bahru (directly opposite the Shell petrol station along Jalan Tun Aminah) 
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/qFnRl
GPS: 1.522205,103.663660
Hours: Daily
Non Halal

Written by Tony Boey on 20 Jan 2012 | Updated 16 Jan 2021

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