Restoran (Malay Spelling) Yong Mui is not actually a restaurant but two stalls inside a shop run by the same owners. The husband is in charge of the beef noodles stall while the wife takes care of the wanton (mince pork dumpling) noodles and the drinks stall.  Customers are here for the beef noodles, especially the beef kway teow. As for the wanton noodles stall, its sole existence to give customers an alternative.

The fresh beef slices  is dipped into hot boiling  water for only a short while, leaving it tender and chewy. The  texture of the kway teow is awesome, it is almost identical to Zhu chang fen that is found in dim sum restaurants. They are quite generous with the beef especially if you order a medium or large bowl. Choose between soup or dry then choose the type of noodles, by and large most people choose thin kway teow ( flat rice noodles).

Do not be deceive by the look of the shop. There is a constant stream of customers throughout the day.


Beef Kway Teow - Mix of Beef Slices, Stomach and Tendon - Rm $ 13 (Medium)


 

Beef Kway Teow - Beef Slices Only.- Rm $ 13 (Medium)


 

We ordered two bowls of kway teow (dry), one mix bowl (beef slices, stomach and tendon) and one beef bowl (only beef slices). The stomach and tendon are chewy and not too hard. They add dark black sauce, salted vegetables and peanuts to the noodles. Unlike some places where they drown the noodles with an overpowering thick and gooey brown sauce, you can actually taste the beef at this place. The tangy chili sauce that contains ginger, garlic and lime i makes a delicious dip for the beef.

For every bowl of noodle, you are also given a small free bowl of beef broth. This dark brown soup is thick, tasty and to die for. The stock is from the beef innards,beef bones and some Chinese herbs which the the owner did not want to disclose.The salty, sweet and sour combination is a sensory treat for the palate. Every time I am here I will end up slurping up the soup to the last drop.

Small  Bowl Rm $10 , Medium $13 and Large $15. (regardless of the meat combination).

 

Restoran Yong Mui

149 Jalan Lumba Kuda, Bukit Chargar, Johor Bahru

(7 min wlk from JB Customs and Immigration Building)

(6)016-7703368

7.30 am to 3.00 pm  (Close on Wednesday)

This is my favorite fish soup stall in the entire Johor Bahru.  Ah Chuan Fish Soup has been a staple for me since 2012. It is run by two brothers in their twenties. They may be young but their fish soup is way more delicious then veteran hawkers twice their age. Like the saying goes: "Age is just a number".

 Ah Chuan Fish Soup was located along Jalan Lumba Kuda which is a stone's throw from JB Customs and Immigration Building.  However as more and more Malaysians park their vehicles around the area to cross over to Singapore for work, customers numbers decline due to lack of parking space. In 2014, they threw in the towel and shifted to their present location at Jalan Sri Pelangi.

The Barramundi (Jin Mu Lu) is sliced thick, not like the thin razor blade cut found in some places. The fresh fish is so skillfully cooked that the pieces crumbles in your mouth without much chewing The soup base is made from four main ingredients: ginger, salted vegetable, tomatoes and fried fish bones  grind into powder. Yes, you read correctly "fried fish bones". The soup is to die for.

Their home-made fishball (they actually make it in their home) is light and chewy, with little added starch. You can either ask them to add fish balls to you slice fish soup or you can order it individually at RM $6.00.

I highly recommend this stall to fans of fish soup. Even if you are not a fan, give this place a try and you may be converted. There is a saying in Singapore that there is no such thing as "Cheap and Good" . Well, such things do exist in Johor Bahru.

The stall owner felt shy and turned away when I snapped.

Fresh Barramundi chunks straight from the fridge

Four main ingredients used in cooking.

Take look at the thickness of each piece.

Available but not on the menu "Slice Fish Soup with Rice" RM$8 (S) RM$11 (L).

Who says that healthy food is never delicious.

I would have lick the bowl if I could.

Ah Chuan Fish Soup

124-138, Jalan Sri Pelangi, Taman Pelang, Johor Bahru.

Opens Daily from 8.00 am to 2.30 pm or until they run out of fish.