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Restoran Hua Mui 华美茶餐室 Smile Jul 23, 2018   
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Categories : Chinese | Kopitiam | Noodles

http://www.umakemehungry.com/2018/07/restoran-hua-mui.html

With so many breakfast choices in Johor Bahru, we have given up our Hotel Breakfast and decide to indulge in the local food journey on a Sunday morning. Hua Mui is less than 15 minutes walk from City Square and is pretty accesible. They are established in 1946 serving up stomach comforting food to both locals as well as tourists. Take a look at the amount of people outside the shop, it really stunned me upon reaching. Luckily, the waiting time was short with the high turnover rate for breakfast.

Restoran Hua Mui

Restoran Hua Mui

 
The interior is an old school charm and a reminiscent of how Singapore Coffee Shop used to be. From the gates to the vintage floor tiles, this is a very good experience to some who have not seen it back home.

Interior

Interior

 
Restoran Hua Mui consist of 2 levels. Despite the morning crowd, the flight of stairs linking to the upper level was closed with a signage indicating "Atas Tutup" meaning Closed. However such scene did not stop the crowd from coming, instead you can see many of them patiently waiting for their turn.

Stairs

Stairs

 
A look at the cover of menu already tells what one should order. Other than that, I would say like menu is extensive, comprising of both local and western cuisine.

Menu

Menu

 
We begin our breakfast in the most Singaporean / Malaysian way with half boiled eggs .

Semi Boiled Eggs - RM 1.20 / Pcs

Semi Boiled Eggs - RM 1.20 / Pcs

 
 Condiments were all laid on the table. Besides the usual Yakun half boil eggs I had, these eggs will be my favourite too. The black sauce was different bringing out its sweetness and boiling of eggs were skillfully stopped at the perfect timing to achieve such precise standard.

 
Sauce is good Even the drinks were served in the old school kind of glasses that we have in our coffeeshops.

Kopi - RM 2.00, Lemon Barly & Lemon Juice - RM 3.50

Kopi - RM 2.00, Lemon Barly & Lemon Juice - RM 3.50

 
Each Margarine Toast was fragrant and given with a pinch of sugar. If need be, tad on it to enhance its taste. The toast was slightly thicker and crispy on the edges, totally my kind of breakfast.

Margarine Toast - RM 1.60 (Right)

Margarine Toast - RM 1.60 (Right)

 
 Butter on the toast had blend in well with the sweetness of Kaya in the toast.

Butter & Kaya Toast - RM 2.00

Butter & Kaya Toast - RM 2.00

 
Hua Mui Breakfast set is basically home cook food and making us feel at home. The breakfast consist of fried bun, potatoes wedges, hot dogs, tomato, egg and green peas with light brown gravy.

Hua Mui Breakfast - RM 7.90

Hua Mui Breakfast - RM 7.90

 
The plate of noodle tasted familiar and homely till I was prompted if resemble Chilli Crab sauce. Yes, absolutely. The humble and flavourful Mee Mamak resemble a plate of Mee Goreng, however what we were served was delicious making me having more than what I suppose to have although I was supposed to have just only a mouth or two for testing. The style of a wetter version noodles instead of our usual dry mee goreng had gain a few nods from my breakfast buddies. Taste aside, Hua Mui was generous with their ingredients such as eggs and fishcakes.

Mee Mamak - RM 8.00 T

Mee Mamak - RM 8.00 T

 
The Hainanese Chicken Chop that everyone is raving in the social media that this is a must try if you ever go to Restoran Hua Mui. In fact presentation (green peas, tomato, potato wedges) and chicken chop gravy is similar to their Hua Mui Breakfast in the above picture.

Hainanese Chicken Chop - RM 15.90

Hainanese Chicken Chop - RM 15.90

 
Chicken chop batter was perfectly done in crisp and was not oily at all. Verdict: Yes, you should try it out when you are at Hua Mui. Comparing the chicken chop we have in IT Roo Cafe, I will prefer this.

The batter and its crispiness

The batter and its crispiness

 
Having lesser of the traditional coffee shop and breakfast we have these days back home, I'm quite keen to such meals whenever I am in overseas. With the long list on the menu, we can never finish trying all their recommended food in a breakfast. Should there be any chance, I will want to be back again.
 
Date of Visit: Jul 15, 2018 

Spending per head: Approximately RM10(早餐)

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Have been patronising this place since a few years back. I was both shocked and happy to see the owners had expanded its small stall to an entire shop. Years back, they were operating along the walk way with their wok and a small stall and its quite prominent everytime we walked past.

Wah Cai 3 In 1 Chinese Cake Fried Durian

Wah Cai 3 In 1 Chinese Cake Fried Durian

 
The stall is vegetarian friendly. With 3 in 1 Chinese Cake as signature, they do sell other items like Sweet potato, tapioca, banana, curry puff, green beam puff and yum puff.

Menu printed

Menu printed

 
 People swarmed to the stall when the batch of 3 in 1 chinese cake was ready to purchased. As usual, the popular items gets sold out quickly.

Items were fried in batches and we had to wait for a long time before the next batch were ready. In the case, there were no fried banana and fried durian for us this time round as we need to wait for more than an hour. We bought the cempedak, fried chinese cake and 3 in 1 chinese cake.

Fried Items in a bag with grease paper

Fried Items in a bag with grease paper

 
 The normal Chinese Cake (Nian Gao) is chewy and generous in its amount. It was thick and not too sweet. Best enjoyed when it is hot.

Normal Chinese Cake -

Normal Chinese Cake -

 
 For the 3 in 1 Chinese Cake, it is make up of a slice of yam and sweet potato with Chinese Cake (Nian Gao) Sandwiched in between. You can see that them Deep frying the 3 in 1 Chinese Cake involved two or more times of frying.

In the picture, they fried the 3 in 1 bundle of chinese cake, there after the first round, they took the piping hot items out and remove the toothpick in the central and refried them again.

 The second frying had given the 3 in 1 Chinese Cake a more presentable outlook. Its round with golden brown crispy crumbs outside.

3 in 1 Chinese Cake - RM 2.50

3 in 1 Chinese Cake - RM 2.50

 
The Chinese cake is very melty and holds both the yam and sweet potato in tact with its sticky nature.

3 In 1 Chinese Cake

3 In 1 Chinese Cake

 
 Fried Cempedak was also fried till golden brown with crispy crust. It is quite interesting to have fruit serve in hot piping thin crust. However I still prefer the usual chilled Cempedak. Among all, though i do not have the chance to try the fried durian this round, I will vote for its original Chinese Cake and fried Durian.

Fried Cempedak - RM 4.00

Fried Cempedak - RM 4.00

 
 
Date of Visit: Jun 24, 2018 

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Hoe Kee Chicken Rice Smile Jan 07, 2018   
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Hoe Kee Chicken Rice is one of the popular chicken rice shop in Melaka for Hainanese Chicken Rice Balls. Had passed by Hoe Kee a few times but it was always closed and I had never gotten the chance to enjoy their Chicken Rice even though there are a few players out there like Famosa, Chung Wah etc about 100m apart in Jonker Street. Hoe Kee is easy to locate as it is just located right next to San Shu Gong Shop (if you are looking for Malacca traditional biscuits, candies and stuff you should know where it is).

Shop Front

Shop Front

 
Even looking at the queues, we did not surrender the idea of having their chicken rice. We joined the queues and not soon after, we got our seats. Service was impeccable and perfect team work was seen in the restaurant.

While in the queue, we were looking into the kitchen observing staff preparing the orders and at the same time deciding what we should order. We noticed that many had ordered their cabbages and Asam Fish Head.

Since it is very crowded, some exceptions were made up front but Hoe Kee, example, taking away service is not available and during busy times, they may not have enough rice ball, thus they will serve loose rice too.

Throughout the session of queuing and dining, this uncle had never stopped concentrating on his continuous chopping of chicken.

Menus were all pasted along the corridor and had gave us a good average calculation of how much we can spend in a meal.

Menu

Menu

 
 For chicken rice balls and meat, this menu serves a very good guide base on how many one should order.

Guide and Menu for Rice Ball & Chicken

Guide and Menu for Rice Ball & Chicken

 
And if you have specific chicken portion and parts to order, this menu is quite handy to you.

Chicken Prices

Chicken Prices

 
 Orders were make during our queue and even for big groups, I would say the staff did a very good job by allocating seats well. As soon as we sat in, orders came. Communications are efficiently and fluently pass down to servers and kitchen.

I love its interior as it had portray a very traditional feel like those ancient Chinese shows we watched through the television programs. It looked like a walk back into the olden dynasty but in our modern clothing.

Interior

Interior

 
Interior Before the dishes arrived, we took some chilli and black sauce. Chilli was fiery but come with a tad of sweetness within.

Black Sauce and chilli

Black Sauce and chilli

 
Loose rice was fluffy and fragrant, my perfect craving on and empty stomach.

Loose Rice - RM 1.50

Loose Rice - RM 1.50

 
Comparing the Rice Balls to the loose rice, they are stickier and packed with lesser fragrant. According to the chart written by the restaurant, the guide for 1 pax will be 5 rice balls. Each rice ball is small like Ping Pong size.

Rice Ball - RM 4.50 (15 Balls)

Rice Ball - RM 4.50 (15 Balls)

 
There are no other vegetables except for the small plate of Beijing Cabbages with carrots. It tastes sweet and ordinary if you want to have some greens. The portion paid is based on the number of pax you ordered.

Beijing Cabbage - RM 3.00 (Portion for 2 Pax)

Beijing Cabbage - RM 3.00 (Portion for 2 Pax)

 
We ordered half a poached chicken to share among 3. It was drenched and soaked up with fragrant light soy sauce, delectable with crunchy cucumber slices. Chicken was succulent and taste was to die for.

Half Chicken - RM 22.50

Half Chicken - RM 22.50

 
Being in Malacca for a few times, having chicken rice balls is a must have in my meals but beating the crowds, queuing up for the staples food of Malacca can be time consuming too. Unlike Famosa, there is only one Hoe Kee Chicken Rice shop, I guess queues are inevitable. However, I'm glad that we do not have to make advance reservations like those Nyonya Restaurant to enjoy such chicken rice meal.

Our Meal

Our Meal

 
 
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Pin Pin Hiong (品品香餐室) Smile Jan 05, 2018   
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We chanced by the corner of the street and notice there is a long queue outside Pin Pin Hiong. We joined the crowd and waited for about 20 minutes before getting a table ourselves. The reason for the queue perhaps is due to the precise cooking method of the chefs who insist to cook order by order, bowl by bowl instead of "mass producing".

Their Menu is rather limited but still attracting a good crowd.

 The interior looks like our (Singapore) Coffeeshops in the 90s with old school kind of ceiling fans and switches. Even their tiles were so old school.

The kitchen is very open and you can see that the one who standing beside the stove is an elderly man who cook in rhythm and his son. They were very focus on the dishes. Besides that, the elderly woman (assuming the wife of the man) is helping on the miscellaneous. Taking orders and serving dishes were done by their 2 maids.

Mee Sua is something that most diners had on their table. Soup was tasty topped with fried lard to perk up its aroma. As most Mee Sua Soup will turn salty due to the nature of the noodles, the combination of ingredients in the bowl and noodles make things sweet. Cooking Mee Sua is quite tricky as timing is quite important. If it gets a little over cook, these Mee Sua will turn soggy.

Mee Sua Soup - RM 7.00 (Small)

Mee Sua Soup - RM 7.00 (Small)

 
Ingredients in the bowl of our breakfast includes lean pork meat, liver, prawns, pig's stomach, vegetables and mushrooms.

Ingredients

Ingredients

 
We ordered their "Wah Tan Ho" aka fried Kway Teow with egg. Gravy was quite ordinary and ingredients used were similar to what we had in the Mee Sua soup.

Kway Teow - RM 7.00 (Small)

Kway Teow - RM 7.00 (Small)

 
 The chinese version of oyster egg is fluffy but a tad oily. Taking a closer look into the kitchen, the chef beside this fluffy plate will be the young chap - the boss's son. Oyster Egg is tasty and the use of oysters were generous. To add on, I got to enjoy pieces of them on every bite I had.

Oyster Omelette - RM 6.00 / 9.00 / 12.00

Oyster Omelette - RM 6.00 / 9.00 / 12.00

 
Oyster

Oyster

 
I would say their food is Asian's comfort food, heart winning. It reminds us of a childhood taste even though food was simple and homely. It might not be the most delicious in the streets but at least it had given our stomach a good warming up for the morning. I can say its definitely not a tourist as everything there looked humble.
 
Spending per head: Approximately RM7(早餐)

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Lucky King Bun Smile Jan 02, 2018   
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Was recommended by a friend to this Lucky King Bun in a quiet town of Lukut, Port Dickson. Lucky King Bun is situated at one corner of the shop house, popular for its Pork Ribs & Chicken Curry Bun. If you have been to Seremban, this speciality is also famous there.

Lucky King Bun

Lucky King Bun

 
The shop is easily identified by the chicken mascot in front of the shop and with a simple glass cabinet displaying big buns. These buns were attractive in its shiny golden brown thin crust.

Lucky King Bun

Lucky King Bun

 
Mascot If you are afraid that the curry might be spicy, you may want to prepare yourself by ordering some drinks first.

Wang Lao Ji Herbal Drink

Wang Lao Ji Herbal Drink

 
 Bun is being cut into flower like "petals" using their signature cutting method, revealing the packet of curry in between. Diners can choose to have chicken or pork ribs curry. However, if you want to have both of it, they do offer such combination too.

Buns are freshly make and baked daily. Best consumption period is within 4 hours. The bread is pillow soft and fluffy. It has a sweet taste that you can actually eat it on its own. However who will resist such delicious tasty thick curry that lays in front. Enjoy the meal to the fullest by dipping the bread into the aromatic curry that give u a bursting flavour.

Portion is quite big and best to share with at least 3 pax or more.

Curry Bun - RM 34.00

Curry Bun - RM 34.00

 
Looking at most tables, its hard just to order curry bun alone. Each of the table do order some sides. For us we had some greens to go with. Crunchy and not too oily.

Vegetables - RM 13.00

Vegetables - RM 13.00

 
 We had ordered other other side dishes like their soup lala. Lala were freshly cooked and soaked up in tasty broth. Naturally sweet from the seafood and taste were perked up by the use of ginger and green chilli padi, adding on a little spiciness in between.

Soup Lala - RM 23.00

Soup Lala - RM 23.00

 
The popularity of Lucky King Bun is evident and the coffeeshop is fully packed as soon as we dined in. For those who are taking away the buns, it is best to follow their instructions to keep the buns in a cool and dry place, avoiding direct sunlight.

Service was ordinary but they were quick to serve.

 
Recommended Dish(es):  Curry Pork Bun
 
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