Wednesday 23 August 2017

Capitol Seafood 佳必多祖传海鲜小吃 @ Mount Austin, Johor Baru

Capitol Seafood 佳必多祖传海鲜小吃 @ Mount Austin, Johor Baru

Looking for light food during Friday night. Having heard that the famous "longkang siham" in Melaka has expanded its business in Johor Bahru, we decided to have a try despite we hate the traffic jam along Jalan Tebrau.

The menu is quite limited to shellfish and finger foods, such as clam (siham), lala, chicken wings, century eggs, rojak and some vegetables, may not be suitable if you require main course for dinner, but it definitely serves as a good choice for supper and finger snacks.

However, compared to the price and portion in Melaka, the dishes here are relatively more costly and smaller in portion.  

Other than the dishes in the menu, the shop also provides "lok lok" to enhance the varieties. Similar to other lok lok in Johor, the lok lok can be made by boiling it, deep fry it or even barbecue it at the patron's choice.

Boiled lady fingers with the special sauce.

Fruit Rojak

Grilled chicken wings

Address : Capitol Seafood 佳必多祖传海鲜小吃
22-G, Jalan Austin Heights 8/4, 
Taman Mount Austin
81100 Johor Baru

GPS :  N 1 33.887   E 103 46.608

(Same row with Ho Ho Steamboat)

Bussiness Hour : 6pm - 1am (Monday off)

Tel : 018-395 1161 /  019- 727 9793 /  012 - 712 7792

Wednesday 9 August 2017

Ah Hua Kuey Teow 亚华粿条 @ Taman Century, Johor Baru

Ah Hua Kuey Teow 亚华粿条 @ Taman Century, Johor Baru

Ah Hua Kuey Teow is not new to residents in Johor Bahru, as it is the pioneer of abalone kuey teow soup with 50-year history in the southern tip of Johor. Ah Hua Kuey Teow started in 60-an with a pushcart, selling Teo Chew style kuey teow soup in the downtown. With the late owner's creativity and innovation, Ah Hua had invented the abalone kuey teow soup even back in those poverty-stricken years. 

Other than the luxury abalone kuey teow soup, Ah Hua also offers the basic version with pork, intestine and fish balls. Ah Hua Kuey Teow has dry and soup version, we ordered both. If you order the dry version, the waitress will ask if you need chilies and black vinegar too. I thought it was the Singaporean style to eat it with chilies and black vinegar but I was told this is actually the traditional Teo Chew style, which has been practised by Ah Hua since day one of its business. 

The soup version was good too, the broth is very flavourful and with the natural sweetness from the pig bone. The pig liver was thinly sliced and well cooked, hence very soft. Not to forget the springy fish ball, I am not too sure if the fish balls were hand made, but it perfectly matched with the kuey teow soup and definitely will be loved by kids.

Since almost every patron ordered their signature fish cakes, we ordered two pieces to satisfy our curiosity as well. It turned out to be not too bad. The chilies sauce was quite special with the minced coriander, making the fish cakes taste more refreshing.

Although the food here was quite good, the restaurant took quite a while to get our servings ready, it is either due to the crowd on the weekends or the kuey teow soup is cooked bowl by bowl to ensure its quality. If you are rushing for appointment or looking for quick meal, you may want to skip Ah Hua during lunch hours or weekends.  

Address : Ah Hua Kuey Tiao 亚华粿条
21, Jalan Serigala, 
Taman Century, 80250 Johor Baru
GPS: N1 29.138   E103 45.664

Business Hour : 7.30am - 4.30pm