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Famous No Name Fish Ball Noodles @ Mengkibol River Hawker Centre in Kluang Johor

Famous No Name Fish Ball Noodles @ Mengkibol River Hawker Centre in Kluang Johor

Update 22 Aug 2019. Actually, we just wanted to go to the Claytan reject store in Ayer Hitam to buy some cheap imperfect fine china. But, Claytan opens at 10:30am - we were too early, so we decided to push on to Kluang for breakfast before returning back to Ayer Hitam. We wandered into Mengkibol River hawker centre and stumbled upon a busy fish ball noodle stall.

Famous No Name Fish Ball Noodles @ Mengkibol River Hawker Centre in Kluang Johor

It's deja vue for me. I've been here, seen that blue board and orange board, and crowds of locals enjoying their breakfast. It's the famous "no signboard" fishball noodles of Mengkibol, Kluang.


Famous No Name Fish Ball Noodles @ Mengkibol River Hawker Centre in Kluang Johor

Stepping closer, nothing seemed to have changed here at the fishball stall. Mr. Tay busy at work looked the same as 7 years ago when I was first here. I told Mr. Tay how I loved his handmade fishballs and that I was here 7 years ago. He replied that he would probably not be here in 7 years' time - meaning, I need to visit him more often ๐Ÿ˜‚

Famous No Name Fish Ball Noodles @ Mengkibol River Hawker Centre in Kluang Johor

Mr. Tay and family made these fishballs the same way by hand for over 60 years with 100% yellowtail fish meat.

Famous No Name Fish Ball Noodles @ Mengkibol River Hawker Centre in Kluang Johor

As we plan to eat our way from Kluang all the way back to Ayer Hitam, we ordered just this bowl of fishballs to share.

Famous No Name Fish Ball Noodles @ Mengkibol River Hawker Centre in Kluang Johor

The irregular shaped fish balls were tender and gently springy to the bite. Each bite released subtle savoury sweetish fresh fish flavour and aroma. They were delicious and are quite addictive, even possibly causing craving with prolong absence ๐Ÿ˜„

Famous No Name Fish Ball Noodles @ Mengkibol River Hawker Centre in Kluang Johor

For carbs, we opted for kway teow. I like it that Mr. Tay uses thick and relatively broad kway teow (rice noodles). They were well coated with a blend of dark soya sauce, and aromatic oil infused with fried shallot flavour. Not very punchy but it lets me taste the subtle rice flavour and they were just perfect with the fish balls.

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Famous No Name Fish Ball Noodles @ Mengkibol River Hawker Centre in Kluang Johor

Recommended for you ๐Ÿ‘ Very satisfying traditional handmade fish balls with 100% real fish meat. Good texture and nice flavours. If you love hand made fish ball noodles, do have this no signboard stall in your Kluang food trail itinerary.

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Famous No Name Fish Ball Noodles @ Mengkibol River Hawker Centre in Kluang Johor

Restaurant name: No signboard fish ball noodles @ Mengkibol River Hawker Centre

Famous No Name Fish Ball Noodles @ Mengkibol River Hawker Centre in Kluang Johor

Address: Jalan Panggung, Kampung Masjid Lama, Kluang (Mengkibol River Hawker Centre)
GPS2°01'43.8"N 103°19'15.6"E ๐ŸŒ 2.028835, 103.320987
Hours: 7:00am to 2:00pm (closed on Monday and Tuesday. Usually sold out by 10am)

Non Halal



Date visited: 4 Aug 2019

Famous No Name Fish Ball Noodles @ Mengkibol River Hawker Centre in Kluang, Johor

Famous No Name Fish Ball Noodles @ Mengkibol River Hawker Centre in Kluang, Johor

Archive post dated Aug 2012. The old Mengkibol River Hawker Centre in Kluang has many old food stalls that had been here for decades. Everything is very casual, informal, laissez faire and laid back here. The mainly older townsfolk roosts here on weekdays. While on weekends, young Kluangites working outstation congregate here for the comforting taste of hometown.



Famous No Name Fish Ball Noodles @ Mengkibol River Hawker Centre in Kluang, Johor

Everything here is by habit and by word of mouth. Some of the famous stalls here, don't even have a name or signboard, like this popular famous no name fish ball noodle stall.

See that blue board above the stall? That's the signboard for the fish balls stall - nothing written on the board, just blue paint.

Famous No Name Fish Ball Noodles @ Mengkibol River Hawker Centre in Kluang, Johor

It really didn't matter. The stall opens at 7:00am and does a brisk business with all the fish balls and everything sold out by noon (at the latest).

Famous No Name Fish Ball Noodles @ Mengkibol River Hawker Centre in Kluang, Johor

The noodles are doused in a fragrant sauce based on garlic oil and dark soy sauce, and topped with fried shallot crackles. The presentation was rather untidy, just like the entire environment. Again, it really didn't matter. Customers were happily tossing and slurping up their delicious noodles.

Famous No Name Fish Ball Noodles @ Mengkibol River Hawker Centre in Kluang, Johor

Famous No Name Fish Ball Noodles @ Mengkibol River Hawker Centre in Kluang, Johor

The RM4 noodles/ bee hoon/ kway teow set comes with a bowl of fish balls and yong tau foo soup.

Famous No Name Fish Ball Noodles @ Mengkibol River Hawker Centre in Kluang, Johor

Like everything else here, there seemed to be a self assured disdain for order, and the prim and proper. The fish balls weren't even round in shape. But taste wise, those perfectly round factory made balls are a far cry from these fresh handmade bouncy globs of sweet fish meat.

Want to know the taste and feel of old Kluang? Come to the old Mengkibol River Hawker Centre and try out the numerous food stalls here.



Restaurant name: No name fish ball noodles @ Mengkibol River Hawker Centre
Address: Jalan Panggung, Kampung Masjid Lama, Kluang (Mengkibol River Hawker Centre)
Map: http://g.co/maps/a7nc7
GPS: 2.029777,103.320971
Hours: 7:00am to 2:00pm (closed on Monday and Tuesday)

Non Halal

Date visited: 2 Aug 2012


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