Wednesday 30 July 2014

Restaurant Tua Thow 大头餐室 @ Jalan Tun Abdul Razak , Johor Bharu

Restaurant Tua Thow 大头餐室 @ Jalan Tun Abdul Razak , Johor Bharu

Restaurant Tua Thow is located on the left side of Jalan Tun Abdul Razak if you come from City Square, is a end lot after a row of workshops. The location of Tua Thow is not really strategic as it is rather isolated from Johor Bahru centre, yet is a popular spot for lunch break and surprisingly crowded with white collars during lunch hour. In fact, we have visited Tua Thow twice due to its excellent soup stock, thus this post actually combines two meals.

They serve dried and soup noodles. Customers can opt for small, medium or big, the interesting part is the "small, medium or big" does not represent the portion and size of your meal, but the variety of ingredients to be added in the soup. "Small" costs RM5.00, "Medium" costs RM7.00 and "Big" costs RM10.00. Other than the ingredients predetermined by the price, you can customise your noodles by requesting for add-ons, for example baby abalone, additional prawn, squids and etc.
 Dry Noodles 干捞面  RM7
During our first visit, we ordered the "medium" noodles, one is dry version and the other is soup based version. The dried noodles is mixed well with dark say sauce and pork lard, just a normal dried noodles and nothing to shout about but the soup is excellent. Perhaps we visit Tua Thow around 2pm, where all the essence of meat and ingredients has merged into the soup, enable the soup taste extremely good with the meaty sweetness.
Soup Noodles 粿条汤  RM7
The soupy version comes with the same ingredients, comprising pig livers, pig kidney (which you can tell the boss to omit/replace it if you are not a lover of pig internal organs), pork slices, fish slices, fish maws and vegetables.
Dry Noodles 干捞面  RM10
While the RM10 version is served with additional ingredients i.e. fresh prawn, fishballs, meatballs and fish wantons.
Soup Noodles 汤面  RM10
Overall, I would describe the noodles and the soup as "porkilicious" and might be a very traditional Chinese cooking. If you love double-boiled pork bone soup, Tua Thow's noodles definitely will be your favourite too. But price-wise, I still think it is rather pricey considering the environment of the restaurant, which is quite warm.

Address : Restaurant Tua Thow 大头餐室
9 Jalan Tun Abdul Razak (Susur 4)
80100 Johor Bahru, Johor
GPS : N 1 28.924 E 103 45.179
(Location beside Mobil station)

Business Hour : 7.30am - 2pm (Sold Out)
Closed on Friday