Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Old Froggie Lau Kup Poh. Yong Peng People's Favourite Noodles

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Yong Peng is one of my favourite stops for the drive from JB to KL as it is slightly over one third way between the two cities. Buddy John told me about the popular noodle shop known to locals as Lau Kup Poh or Old Froggie.

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The first time I came here, Lau Kup Poh was closed. So, this was second time lucky. You see, Lau Kup Poh's children are all grown up - professionals working in Singapore, so they sometimes scoot off for holidays overseas 😄

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Lau Kup Poh is in Lian Hoe kopitiam. It's like a little community hub where locals gather in the morning to catch up on what is happening in town. It is conveniently located next to the temple and Jalan Mah Choo hawker centre.

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The noodle stall boss Mr. 劉 is known affectionately to Yong Peng townsfolk as Lau Kup Poh or Old Froggie. (I forgot to ask Mr. 劉 how his nickname came about 😂)

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I started with Lau Kup Poh's wanton mee which is cooked by a staff.

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It's a huge mound of noodles with a small bowl of soup and wantons. The noodles were dense and thick which I like. It's cooked to a nice al dente crunch. The sauce was a simple dark soy blend with aromatic oil.

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The thin char siew slices were the boiled type, lean and dry. There were some thin fish cake slices too.

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The wantons were small knobs of minced pork in an envelope of wanton skin.

Overall, the wanton mee was not very memorable but was very filling.

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After the wantan mee, I ordered a plate of Lau Kup Poh's fried Fuzhou noodles.

But, Lau Kup Poh remembered that I already had a whole plate of wantan mee. So, instead of serving me a full plate of Fuzhou noodles he offered me just a half serving to taste free of charge. Small town Malaysia folk are just so heart meltingly nice lor. I am just an out of town stranger passing through town to somewhere else.

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This half serving looks very big leh... 😄

The piping hot noodles were smoking with aromatic steam.

The thick flat Fuzhou style noodles were infused with Lau Kup Poh's unique savoury sweet sauce. The thick noodles were tenderly spongy outside but there was a slight resistance in the core which gave the noodles an interesting bite.

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Lau Kup Poh lets the noodles and sauce simmer a while in the hot wok so that the sauce gets absorbed by the noodles.

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Another complete stranger Mr. Poh who was driving from KL to JB offered me the wantons from his bowl. See lah, people are so nice one.... . You see, the separate order wantons are bigger and meatier than the ordinary wantons that come together with the wanton mee.

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Mr. 劉's wife hand makes all the fresh wantons at the stall 😄

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Of course, there is also Nanyang style coffee, and toast with hand made kaya (coconut and egg jam) like any kopitiam in Malaysia.

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👉 My recommended meal at Lau Kup Poh is his dry fried Fuzhou noodles with a bowl of large wanton soup 😋 The happy glow from the experience at Lau Kup Poh and Lian Hoe kopitiam in Yong Peng made me feel so good that the rest of the drive to KL was just a breeze.

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Restaurant name: Lau Kup Poh (stall at Lian Hoe kopitiam)
Address: Junction of Jalan Mah Choo and Jalan Yew Ai, Yong Peng, Johor
GPS: 2°00'59.4"N 103°03'45.7"E 2.016505, 103.062704
Hours: 7:00am to 2:00pm (no fixed off day)

Non Halal

Date visited: 31 July 2017

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