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Toastbox

Posted in Johor Bahru,kopitiam,malaysia,toasts by chrisau on September 14, 2009
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I noticed this kopitiam is always next to Breadtalk, even in Singapore,  till I realised it’s under the same management. Well, I had this during tea on a hot sunday afternoon at Sutera Mall, JB. The toast doesn’t come cheap but it’s another great experience with good kaya in crispy bread.I love it , and so as my kid.

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Next, is the ‘kopi’. I witnessed the entire process of the coffee-making. Saw them putting in the coffee beans into the coffee grinder …. took out the powder, put it and stirred it in a big ‘coffee-pot’. And there goes the kopi-man, doing a few stunts of kopi-tarek until he took out the long filter and skillfully pour the coffee via the filter onto the small cup, while coffee bubbles are created.

13092009861The coffee is great…possesses nice aromatic smell and not too sweet and bitter. Just nice for me!

13092009864Here’s a look at the shop, where the decors are a bit nostalgic. Very typical ‘modern’ kopitiams indeed.

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Kluang Railway Station Coffee

Posted in coffee,kopitiam,malaysia,toasts by chrisau on August 11, 2009
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Here I am, back to Kluang for a visit since one year ago. Well, it’s still the same  peaceful town with its pre-war shop houses and the snail pace life. And, of course, when you’re in Kluang, never miss the Railway Station Coffee.

08082009827-001This kopitiam is quite well-known throughout Malaysia, probably thanks to the publicities of the press. When I was there at around tea time on a saturday afternoon, the place was very crowded. Anyway, we still managed to find some seats.

08082009825-001I think their nasi lemak is good and since I’m sort of hungry, I decided to order the plain nasi lemak. (Just sambal belacan, egg and ikan bilis). There are other varieties of nasi lemak, like those with fried chicken but I preferred the simple type. After all, I just want to taste the sambal.

08082009829-001When you’re in a kopitiam, never ever forget to order their toasts. At least, get 2 pieces of it to try. Their toasts were good and the bread was very crunchy! I love the kaya filling!

08082009828-001And, everything wouldn’t taste good without their famous Kluang Raiway coffee. This makes my afternoon at a peaceful little town!

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My last saturday’s tea break

Posted in Johor Bahru,kopitiam,nasi lemak,toasts by chrisau on May 3, 2009

While running errands and sending my car for a nice shower in JB  last saturday afternoon, I passed by one of my favourite kopitiams and decided to go in for a cup of coffee besides finding something to bite on. Yeah, I was hungry then and decided on something ‘light’ as it almost 5pm, thus I go for a small pack of banana leaf wrapped nasi lemak. Heated up in the microwave which was available at the kopitiam and the aroma of the banana leaf and coconut milk rice rising up  and whetting up my appetite. 🙂

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Nicely wrapped nasi lemak on banana leaf and half an egg…yummy…

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And, not forgetting a nice cup of kopi and toasted kaya bread. In fact, Kim Kopitiam makes the best coffee in JB and it’s branches are all over JB in Taman Pelangi, Taman Permas Jaya, Taman Molek and etc.

Old Town White Coffee

Posted in coffee,kopitiam,malaysia by chrisau on January 31, 2009

I thought it’s a good idea to mention about old town coffee here. There are so many outlets being opened throughout the country lately and it’s becoming more like franchised fast food outlets. Anyway, not all the outlets are good and maybe they should perform a quality assurance check.

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What I like most are their coffee, nasi lemak and hor fun soup, which are all my hometown, Ipoh, specialities. I also like their interior designed where most of the kopitiams tried to emulates.

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Nanyang Memorably – RM3.20. After trying out most of their coffees, I still find this one is the best. It’s thick and full of aroma.

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Ipoh Hor Fun – Rm6.30. It’s considered a high price paying for the bowl of hor fun at Rm6+ but that’s the only place where you can enjoyed it, outside Ipoh.

As a conclusion, their coffee and food are good but not all outlets produce and maintained the same standard.

This outlet is located at:- 1 Jalan Bestari 6/5, Taman Nusa Bestari, 81300 Skudai, JB.

Station 1 cafe, JB

Posted in coffee,food,Johor Bahru,kopitiam,malaysia,nasi lemak by chrisau on January 4, 2009

I noticed this cafe in Puchong before and understand that it has many branches in the Klang Valley.  However, it has recently opened a new outlet in JB, at Taman Molek. I was there on a saturday morning enroute to Tesco Plentong and thought it’s a good idea to have our breakfast there.

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The cafe looks great from outside. It’s big and do attracts passer-by from  the main road to Taman Molek or Taman Johor Jaya.

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Nice interior design with a stage for performing. I guess there’s some live bands or ktv singing sessions at night.

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OK, here comes the food. I had nasi lemak with fried chicken wing. Well, the nasi lemak is ok and I like the fried chicken which was quite nicely marinated and fried. (Anyway, I still loves the small packs of nasi lemak wrapped in banana leafs)

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My wife had a ‘wat tan hor’ (kuay teow with egg  in soup). This is so-so only, I guess their specialty could be western food.

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My kid loves garlic toasts, so we decided to order one for him. This was good and that convinced me more that they are better in western food. Must try a sirloin steak or a chicken chop on my next visit.

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I love the mug but the coffee is just average. However, it’s good enough to start my day.

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Another shot of the interior. Basically, this is a pleasant place for a coffee break and unwind. It’s quiet and windy here too, and I love their interior design. The place is clean while their crew of waiters/waiteresses are very friendly. And,not forgetting that there’s a wifi connection here.

Station 1 cafe is located at :- 78, Jalan Molek 2/2, Taman Molek, JB.

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