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2013-07-05 270 views
A few days ago, I ventured into the charming Kluang town famed for its Kluang Rail Coffee. Located 107 km from Johor Bahru, Kluang derives its name from the Malay word ‘keluang’ which means flying fox. However, don’t expect to see much of these creatures around nowadays as hunting and destruction of their natural habitat had dwindled its population. Apparently, Kluang Rail Coffee has a rich history tracing back to 1938, where it started off as a canteen catering for train passengers arriving at
When I arrived there at mid morning, there was already a sizable crowd waiting patiently for their food and beverage. Service was nevertheless quick. The waiter informed us that their Mee Siam has finished. We tried their Nasi Lemak (RM 0.70) instead which came with a dollop of sambal wrapped with a piece of banana leaf.
My first impression was “So small one ah?”, when I saw how petite the package was. Inside, there was nothing much at all apart from the rice, a few pieces of anchovies, roast peanuts and the sambal, of course. However, looks can be deceiving. The aromatic coconut rice was very appetizing and I could actually taste each grain of the rice nicely infused with the coconut milk. This has to be one of the best nasi lemak that I have eaten so far. And for the price, what is there to complain about? Next up was their famous Roti Bakar. With a choice of either Roti Keping, Roti Bun or Roti Wholemeal, we ordered the toast bun with butter and kaya spread. At (RM 1.10) each, the bread was simply heavenly. Charcoal-grilled to perfection, the bun was layered with thick homemade kaya and thick slabs of butter. As simple as it may be, this was one awesome toast bun! They certainly did not skimp on the butter as drips of melted butter was oozing out from the bun when I took the first bite. Their half-boiled Telur Kampung (RM 1.00) costs 30 cents extra as compared to the normal eggs but it was nicely cooked with the usual runny texture. And as far as coffee is concern, one should never missed out on their famous Kopi Susu (RM 1.30). Grown locally and roasted with butter, the coffee has rich and punchy flavour that is hard to resist. I am glad that my first visit to Kluang Rail Coffee was so satisfying. Although the franchise has grown to a few other outlets, I was told that nothing beats the one located at Jalan Station when it comes to the original taste of the coffee & toasted bread. Highly recommended!