Sunday, February 24, 2008

Old Flavour Kopitiam, Johor Bahru

Okay, no more Korean stuff....for now ;o). Back to my Johor Bahru-Singapore trip, it was another day that I was looking forward to, starting with breakfast in Johor Bahru. However, I got caught in the rain the previous night while walking along Orchard Road and was not prepared for how sick I would get towards the end of the day. Feeling a bit off in the morning itself, Alicia suggested having noodles at a nearby place around her neighbourhood area, Old Flavour Kopitiam.
Old Flavour Kopitiam, JB

Cantonese Fried Flat Noodles
I was pleasantly surprised to see that they have Sarawak Kolo Mee on the menu however, I felt like having something with a bit of gravy and ended up ordering the Cantonese Fried Kway Teow (Flat noodles) - RM6/USD1.90, which turn out to be quite good, I enjoyed drinking up the gravy!
BBQ Pork Noodles
The rest of them ordered other stuff and of course one of them had to be Sarawak Kolo Mee (RM6/USD1.90). Read more about Vkeong's Sarawak Food experience HERE. I had a bite of it and it was delicious. The homemade egg noodles were cooked al dente and the minced pork and spring onions made it even tastier. The slices of BBQ Pork was average (of course, it had quite a high standard to meet!)
Seafood Noodles
They also had the Seafood Kolo Mee (RM7/USD2.20) which is something we have not come across elsewhere. Generous amount of prawns, slices of fish fillet and sotong (cuttlefish) this time round, definitely a seafood lover must order if you fancy something different from the conventional Kolo Mee.

For snacks, we ordered a plate of Yu Tiao (Chinese dough sticks/crullers) which came drizzled with mayonnaise (RM5/USD1.60)
Chinese Dough Sticks with mayo
They were more like mini dough sticks unlike the usual ones but nevertheless, they were absolutely finger licking good. The smaller size meant a more crispy bite and was a real delight. So much so, we ordered a second plate!

I must apologise, I had underestimated Old Flavour Kopitiam thinking it was just another run-of-the-mill kopitiam. I would definitely ask Alicia to take me here again when I'm visiting!

Old Flavour Kopitiam
243 Jalan Simbang
Taman Perling
Johor Bahru


To be continued .... back to Singapore & Unwell

25 comments:

sc said...

looks pretty good! been a long time since i ate kolo mee..got me drooling alright!

beachlover said...

what a lovely photo you took!!..Love it!! make me so hungry just looking at your noodles:)

Judy said...

Ok, sick still can eat hey? Hahaha...drink up the gravy some more? *rofl*

So, since you have tried kolo mee, please tell me, in your opinion, is kwan lor mee better than kolo mee?

Kok keeps saying kolo mee best but I think kwan lor mee is a lot nicer.

Big Boys Oven said...

my storyteller, many many years ago, johor bahru was a place where food was just average, but now there are so so many gorgeous and delicious food and your posts talks and rocks!

jason said...

Why why why we can't get any Kolo Mee in KL?? T_T

tigerfish said...

The Hor Fun (Kway teow drenched with egg gravy) looks VERY GOOD! Now I am unwell and how I wish I could eat something like that!

celine said...

I have not got a chance to try kolo mee before :(

New Kid on the Blog said...

The Cantonese Fried Hor Fun looks yummy!! Isn't it Wat Tan Hor??

kennymah said...

Jason, we should start a petition to bring this seafood kolo mee to KL... it looks so gooooood. *slurps*

daphne said...

oh wah! kolo mee. I heard so much about it. Indeed the noodles texture look springy there. I hope it taste just as good as it looks.

yammylicious said...

Cantonese Fried Kway Teow!! slurp!! eat wif the sambal~ yamm~

Jun said...

it's been a while since i surfed, and now, looking at all the food i'm missing out since touching down in aus, the loaf of bread on the kitchen counter doesn't seem as appetising as i thought it wud be :( thx for the condolences, reli appreciated it.

ekeng said...

love the sarawak kon lo mee..KK also got famous Sarawak kon lo mee..will post up after i go back KK on April :)

Nic (KHKL) said...

seafood kolo mee...that's pretty interesting...can imagine the taste with pickled green chilis..no wanton included?

Cokeworld Citizen said...

haha wat a heart warming meal...

eh seafood kolo mee :3 wa mau!!!

wmw said...

sc: You know of any good ones here in the Klang Valley?

beachlover : Thanks...you can easily whip up something for your hunger ;o)

Judy : Only fell really sick later at night. Both also nice, different versions ;o)

bbo : I believe so...lots of unexplored territory out there!

Jason : Got kolo mee here leh...PJ got :o)

tigerfish : Hope you're feeling better now. Got to eat your noodles?

celine : Well, I'm sure you will get to one day. When you see it, order :o)

NKOTB : Well Wat Tan Hor would be just Kway Teow. I think Cantonese Fried is the same except Yin Yong means Kway Teow and Mee Hoon.

kenny mah : Petition? Need to or not ah???

Judy said...

wmw, eat lah kolo mee, that is why fell sick! :P

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

It's been awhile since I had kolo mee. Used to eat it all the time during my trips to East Malaysia! Where's the good kolo mee in PJ ar?

Precious Pea said...

Haaaa??? You mean your Singapore post belum habis one ar? Wahh...must calculate how many stops you made oledi. This kind of trip...I LIKE!!!!!

wmw said...

Daphne : It did! It did!

yammylicious : Normally, I eat the Cantonese Fried Noodles with pickled green chilli. Best!

jun : Food will start tasting better soon. Take care girl!

ekeng : That's great...authentic kolo mee!

nic : Kolo mee got wantan ah? Don't think so...

cokeworld citizen : I'm no seafood fan :o)

judy : I didn't eat the kolo mee wor, I had the Cantonese Fried Noodles :o)

Lyrical L : Haven't been there for awhile, Restoran Gembira in Taman Megah. They also have Sarawak Laksa there.

Precious P : Not yet wor... ;op

wonda said...

Ooh, I missed the Cantonese Fried Koay Teow in Kuantan. I think they called it Chao Yin Heong? Can't remember now.

vkeong said...

Thanks for the plug hehe. The real Kolo mee in Sarawak is very very the nice.. it's like the nicer wantan mee with seafood (prawns only though)

wmw said...

Wonda : I think it's called Kong Foo Chao Yin Yeong.

vkeong : No worries....Well, when I go over to East Malaysia, I'll eat lots of Kolo Mee and Sarawak Laksa! Hahaha...

mama bok said...

I want the cantonese kway teow please...!!

wmw said...

Mama bok : Over there don't have? Can try cooking yourself ah? My mom does a lovely version of it but it's been awhile we had homemade Cantonese Fried! Sigh...those were the days.