Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Chuan Chuan Le 川串乐 - A taste of Szechuan

It was a Saturday night and we were looking out for a place to have our family dinner together. By chance, we stepped into Chuan Chuan Le 川串乐 at Jalan Besar and was delighted to see a good variety of food on its menu comprising of BBQ skewers, traditional sze chuan mala dishes, stir fry, soup, staple food, cold dishes, Chef's Special etc. 

We ordered some BBQ skewers and other dishes to try and was pleasantly surprised by the flavour and taste of the food that were served. 

Chuan Chuan Le has assorted BBQ Skewers with price from $1 onwards. We ordered pork belly, beef, sausage and mantou. Thankfully they served sausages and not hotdogs which we had at another restaurant. The meat are nicely marinated that is not over empowering or spicy. It was just nice for our palates. 

All meat on the skewers were already cooked and only placed on the plate with a small candle fire beneath to keep them warm. 

Yummy Grilled Mantou on skewers ($1 each)

One of our favourite has to be the beef noodles ($8.8). Definitely worth the price tag as it is a big bowl filled with lots of beef and noodles. The soup is sooooo delicious that we would have slurp it all up if not because we had so much food on the table! Unlike the other beef noodles that I tried, the broth is thick and has a different flavour and aroma. The beef is tender and juicy and honestly, one bowl is enough to fill our tummy already.

Mapo Tofu ($10.80) is our children's favourite dish. Hence it is a must order whenever we see a place that serves this dish. Thankfully it is not too spicy and overwhelming. Our boy loves this dish as it is more authentic than the one I cooked at home. :)

The only dish that I find was a bit of disappointment is the Fried rice with egg ($6.80). It tastes too bland but thankfully, we had mapo tofu to beef up the flavour, making it easier for us to finish the plate.

The children don't take Eggplant (Brinjal) but this is one of my favourite vegetable (especially in curry fish head). Hubby ordered Grilled Eggplant ($5) and I thought it will only be shared among us. Surprisingly, the children love the grilled version thanks to the spices and how it was marinated and cooked.  

Free 2 cold dishes on the house. Nice and refreshing!

Steamed soup dumplings is our favourite and 8 dumplings for $6.80 is pretty worth it! Though the skin of the dumplings is a bit too thick, the soup and meat stuffed within is tasty!

We only remembered to take a photo after we were almost done with our meal. Total Damage: $95

Only a few tables (indoors and outdoors) on its first floor but there is more seating on the 2nd level. From their official Facebook page, there is a private dining room with karaoke. Place is rather new as they just had their official opening in May 2022. Second outlet is located in Ubi.

Chuan Chuan Le (川串乐)
Outlet 1: 271 Jalan Besar S208941
Outlet 2: 301 Ubi Ave 1 #01-247 S400301

Opening Hours: 12pm to 12am (Daily)
Visited: July 2022

Monday, June 13, 2022

Kway Teow Kia @ Restoran Rong Shu Xia (榕树下粿条仔) - Pelangi

We love to have Kway Teow Kia whenever we are in Johor Bahru. In Singapore, its known as Kway Chap and we prefer the flavour and taste here though. After the borders opened and when we start to revisit our favourite stall, it suddenly daunt onto me that I have not post about this foodie spot for Kway Teow Kia!

Restoran Rong Shu Xia has been around for many years and when we first visited, the stall (near Plaza Pelangi) is under a big Banyan tree. Now it has expanded into not one but 2 shop space due to its popularity. 

Monday, June 6, 2022

Ah Ma TeoChew Kuih (阿嬷潮州糕) - Tan Hiok Nee

It feels good to be back on our food hunt in JB. There are many good cafes and eateries in Tan Hiok Nee and one of such breakfast place is Ah Ma TeoChew Kuih. Was warmly welcomed in and introduced to the varies homemade kueh inspired by their Ah Ma's special recipes that have been handed down to the fourth generation. 

Stepping in to the 2 storey shophouse, mimic the setting of an old school coffee shop giving a nostalgic atmosphere. More seating at level 2.

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Fun In JB - Love Fun Baking House (爱烘焙聚乐部)

It feels good to be able to drive in to Johor Bahru once again after a 2 years hiatus. However, the pandemic has also caused so much stress and disruptions to the local businesses that many could not sustain and has to close shop. 

Love Fun Baking House has been our kiddos' favourite place to go whenever we are in JB and we have spent many years having our fun bakes there since 2017

With the crunch from Covid, Love Fun Baking House has now moved to Taman Johor Jaya. Though the space is smaller than before, the warmth from the staff still remains. Many of our Fun in JB places have closed and kudos to 爱烘焙聚乐部 for holding on through the past 5 years. We will be back for more bakes in the near future.

Love Fun Baking House (爱烘焙聚乐部)
Address: 2, Jalan Dedap ,17 Taman Johor Jaya 81100 JOHOR, Malaysia

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Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Kin Wah Coffeeshop (锦华咖啡店) - Tan Hiok Nee

It feels good to be BACK in Johor Bahru after 2 years! We have missed driving in and visiting our favourite breakfast place in Tan Hiok Nee - Kin Wah Coffeeshop . We have been their faithful patrons for the past 8 years and it has been a place where our children spent half of their growing up years tasting the local traditional breakfast.