Monday, September 5, 2011

Restoran Hua Mui (1948) - Jalan Trus, Johor Bahru

The new framed from the old cast iron window frame of Hua Mui. It was started in 1948 and was known as "the Cafe with a Colonial touch". A muhibbah cafe, it is one of the early Chinese restaurants to offer Hainanese style western food to multi-cultural Malaysia.. 
Its signature dish was their Hainanese Chicken Chop. 
 Tender chicken thigh coated with golden bread crust. Crisp with a slight crunch, the meat was tender all round with no hard or tough edges. Really good and better than some of the best-known Hainanese coffee shops in KL. Must try.
Hainanese breakfast staple. If you are a die-hard fan, go for it. It will not go wrong here.
The best noodles here was the Mamak Noodles. Fragrant, slightly sticky from all the sauces binding and then enveloping the noodles. This had me singing.
 Customary noodles to keep the patrons happy.
 Muhibbah diners!

No 131, Jln Trus,
Johor Bahru, 80000 (Below Johor Old Temple)
Time: 8am - 6pm

No 50, Jln Sutera Tanjung 8/4,
Tmn Sutera Utama,
81300, Skudai Johor

Time: 7.30am - 9.30pm


J2Kfm said...

Good spot for some classic Hainanese fares. At first glance that chicken chop did look a little too fried up and dry. But I guess it wasn't after all?
Hard to find good Hainanese kopitiam nowadays. This reminded me of Port Klang's Cathay.

CUMI & CIKI said...

You had me at Hainanese Chicken Chop!! Love the batter and sauce -hard to top la, so addictive!