Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Kim Long Curry Fish Head 金龙咖哩鱼头 @ Taman Pelangi, Johor Bahru.

Kim Long Curry Fish Head 金龙咖哩鱼头 @ Taman Pelangi, Johor Bahru.

Kim Long Curry Fish Head at Jalan Wong Ah Fook has been one of the landmark restaurants in Johor Bahru, not only attracting local patrons, but is also Singaporean's favourite. We have been seeing long queue outside Kim Long Restaurant during lunch hour and with the worries of long waiting, we have not visited Kim Long at Jalan Wong Ah Fook, but it remains one of the items on our list. Until we found out a restaurant in Taman Pelangi also bears the same name, more importantly it opens for dinner at night. We were told that all the ingredients used in Taman Pelangi Kim Long are being supplied by the main shop and hence the taste should not be far different. The good taste is also evidenced by the crowd, it is not easy to get a table on Fridays' or weekends' night.

Other than the signature curry fish head, this restaurant in Taman Pelangi is also famous with its kam heong lala (clams stir-fried with garlic, dried shrimp and curry leave). We noticed almost every table has this dish and we followed the trend too. The lala is really a good choice, very savoury to go with rice.


We ordered a small portion, which is just nice for 2 pax. The fish head also comes with long beans, egg plant and cabbage, making the whole dish more abundant with various ingredients. Although it is a curry dish, the fish head used is very fresh, hence its flesh is very smooth and solid. The gravy is not too thick with the appropriate portion of coconut milk, making it rather refreshing and not overly heavy. 

Address : Kim Long Curry Fish Head 金龙咖哩鱼头
51 & 53, Jalan Kuning,
Taman Pelangi, Johor Bahru

Tel : 07-3333168
Business hour : 3.30pm - 10.30pm (Tuesday Off)

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Paik's Pan Sizzling Korean Chicken @ City Square, Johor Baru

Paik's Pan Sizzling Korean Chicken @ City Square, Johor Baru

Paik's Pan has entered into the territory of City Square for quite some time. As other freshies in town, the first few months of Paik's Pan's operation in Johor Bahru, there were big crowds and people queuing up to wait for seats. We visited Paik's Pan after a while of its hotness, although the crowd has reduced, we can still see high table turnover rate. 
  

Paik's Pan is located at Level 3, right outside the Inner City. The eye-catching red and white exterior design is definitely a brownie point, making it look modern, yet friendly and approachable. 
 

This is not conventional in Korean Sizzling restaurant in Malaysia, they serve side dishes which can be unlimited refilled! The cold side dishes (coleslaw, pickles and radish) are very appetizing and the warm seaweed soup really comforted our tummy before the main course served.


We opted for Spicy Dakgalbi Pan (Chicken) RM30.80/pax before GST & Service Charge. This set include of chicken in spicy sauce, fresh vegetables and rice cake. 



There are other additional ingredients to be added to the hot pan. We had extra cheese and ramen to complete our meal. It costed us RM14.80 and RM 8.80 respectively.


Similar to other Korean Sizzling Restaurants, Paik's Pan has set the minimum order of 2 pax. However, the portion for 2 pax is definitely not meant for 2 person, it can at least feed 3 to 4 person. The overall taste is very delicious, but we hardly finished the whole thing with just two stomach, it would better to share the portion with more people.


Address : Paik's Pan Sizzling Korean Chicken
Lot MF08/09. Level 3, City Square
GPS : N 1 27.695 E 103 45.837

Business Hour : 11am - 9pm
Tel : +607-207 1117

Branch : KSL City, JB

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Authentic Johor Baru Kuey Tiao Kia 老字号新山粿条仔 @ Taman Sri Tebrau, Johor Baru

Authentic Johor Baru Kuey Teow Kia 老字号新山粿条仔 @ Taman Sri Tebrau, Johor Baru

Have been trying few famous kuey teow kia in Johor Bahru, and this shop near to the wet market in Taman Sri Tebrua has become one of my favourite. The name of the restaurant, claiming itself as an authentic restaurant for Kuey Teow Kia in Johor Bahru. I am not too sure about its authenticity, but its kuey teow kia one of the most delicious and just right to my taste.

We normally visit the restaurant during dinner time. Other than the tables in the shop, they also get ready with another half dozen of tables, to cater the bigger crowd later in night.


The herbal broth is lighter in colour but is sufficiently flavourful. 


Our all-time favourite side dishes to go with the kuey teow kia are beancurd skin, pig intestine, pig skin, braised egg, pork belly, all of which are very tasty as they have fully absorbed the essence of the broth. This Authentic Johor Bahru has become one of our regular places for kuey teow kia, the main reason being is their consistent quality and standard, the same good taste is maintained all the while.

Address : Authentic Johor Baru Kuey Tiao Kia 老字号新山粿条仔
81, Jalan Keris 1, Taman Sri Tebrau,  
80050 Johor Baru
GPS : N 1 29.202 E 103 46.022

Business Hour : 5pm - 2am