Thursday, September 08, 2011

Restoran Swee Ang, Jalan Kuning, Johor Bahru

Restoran Swee Ang at Jalan Kuning, Johor Bahru. Head along Jalan Tebrau parallel to Plaza Pelangi. Drive straight till you see Hong Leong Bank/Buddy Restoran, Jalan Kuning. Head a little further till you see an orange/black building. Make a left turn into the parking lots and you should see the restaurant on your left. :) They rest on Tuesdays, opening only at 11 a.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. on weekends.

After a failed trip on a previous Tuesday, my aunt made plans to bring us to this place on a Wednesday instead. We arrived at 9.15 only to find that the shutters were still down. Heading over to Larkin Market, we looked for their previous neighbouring stallholders to ask for their contact numbers. That's where Swee Ang started. A humble shop in a badly ventilated bus interchange/ wet market food centre. The first time we've patronized this stall must have been a good ten years ago. Then the market underwent a revamp and they were elusive for the entire period. Only when we returned and spoke to their friends who still ran their drinks stall and porridge stalls in the market were we able to make contact and recce our way to their very own shop at Jalan Kuning. For my aunt and grandparents, this wasn't their first visit at the new shop. For my mother and I, we were looking forward to this. Their signature crab meat/ minced pork patty soup. :) So when they answered the phones at 1230 pm, we headed over immediately for our lunch.

Not one to stinge on ingredients, crab meat tops the minced meat patty in a soup i've long since come to recognize as one with a certain umami taste.

A fluffy shrimp omelette with crispy edges. Simple dish well done. :)

Pig trotters. Doesn't look it? Where's the skin and fats? Healthier choice version. You can ask for lean meats and no, you will not be disappointed. Tender pork braised in an aromatic gravy that does not have a salt content to keep you from drinking this on its own. Warning: May lead to one's consumption of copious amounts of rice.

 滑蛋河/ wat dan hor or simply egg drop hor fun. First time trying this in JB. For a RM$5 portion, you get substantial amounts of thin flat hor fun noodles fried in dark sauce before being drowned in tasty seafood gravy. If oil and carbo loading makes you faint hearted, you probably would want to skip this dish. Lacking wok hei, what it makes up for in quantity, it doesn't make up for quality. Everything else but the wat dan hor on my repeat visit.

This isn't in my neighbourhood but having patronized this stall since ten years ago, following them in their shift in locations. It's not just a die hard fan relationship with this stall. It's a genuine passion for good food that keeps us coming back. Familiar faces and delicious soups.

Try it yourself.


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