Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Ikan Bakar @ Bukit Bakri

最初从朋友那里听说了这间巴口烧鱼,关于这家只卖海鲜的餐馆,关于从不售卖白饭的老板,关于自由开放地让顾客外带食物,还有关于海鲜与叁峇辣椒的完美搭配。直到一个特别的夜晚,兜兜转转,MuarKaki 终于来到了位于巴口新村的巴口烤鱼。巴口烧鱼是个适合家人朋友聚餐的地方,大约有15桌所以无需等待。地方非常宽敞,绝对适合把酒问青天高谈阔论天下事,不怕干扰到邻座的顾客!我没有注意到店家有任何菜单,想必读者们大可向老板或伙计询问当日的新鲜活!
I have heard so much about this Ikan Bakar and MuarKaki finally had the chance to visit this place on a special day! This place is famous for its depth of flavors from a perfect combination of sambal and seafood, and also they are very specific when it comes to the food they serve - ONLY seafood! They do not serve even rice, so you are most welcomed to bring your own rice and other dishes too! SO, all the publicity is true. The place is spacious with around 15 + dining tables. I did not notice any menu in the restaurant but I guess you could just go ahead and consult the waiter/waitress for the daily menu as I think they receive seafood daily and check it for quality and freshness before it is even prepared and served.


Once we stepped in the shop we were welcomed by a spicy peppery smell which immediately stimulated the nerves and caused 5 sneezes in a row! We were all so hungry and did not wait too long to order. The serving time was just nice, 15 minutes when we just got done with gossiping! Spicy “lala” was the first to be served. Juicy clams flesh with an added fragrant sambal spice blend was fantastic. Next, we had the sambal grilled Ikan Pari. Mild, flaky-textured fish fillet served with sambal and lime juice squeezed on top was simply amazing. My Goodness, my dear readers, if you are going, PLEASE make sure you bring some rice with you! The last two dishes we had were grilled calamari and prawns which were both amazingly cooked!
铁板烧烤啦啦 Spicy lala
铁板烧魔鬼鱼 Sambal grilled stingray
Sambal Calamari  铁板烧章鱼
Sambal Prawn 铁板烧虾

They offer a wide variety of fresh seafood ranges from fish, squid, calamari, prawns, clams/”lala” and etc. This is also the place where you’ll find flavored and interpretations not to be easily found somewhere else. In short, food and services are amazing. However, I wish they could grill the calamari for another 10 seconds maybe? Hehe Also, the quality of Ikan pari we had was not as fresh and tender as we thought! A friendly reminder once again, you are welcomed to bring additional dishes / rice as you wish!
Come enjoy the warm atmosphere as I definitely think it is a great place to hang out with the BFF. Awesome food, chilled beers and great company, who can ask for more? 
Total: RM52 (inclusive of drinks)

Ikan Bakar @ Bukit Bakri (吧口铁板烧鱼)

Closed: Every Tuesday

Operating hours: 6pm-12am (Roughly)

Contact number: 012-684 2811

Location: Jalan Barat, Bukit Bakri, Muar.

GPS Coordinates: 2.043333, 102.653889

Written by: WHC
Photograph by: STT
Accompanied by: SCP


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Monday, June 17, 2013

Popeye Bak Kut Teh


在麻坡,宝牌肉骨茶(Popeye Bak Kut Teh)绝对是其中一家售卖肉骨茶的老字号,当之无愧。Popeye BKT 大约有整20多张桌子,所以不必花太多时间等待。上菜的时间也快,约10-15分钟左右。这也是少数在晚上开档售卖BKT, 最适合一家人或朋友聚餐。如果你对猪内脏,肉丸或金针菇独有钟情,还想加上一些好料,请务必询问店家!
Bak Kut Teh (BKT) was first introduced to Malaya by Chinese workers of Hokkien origin and becomes popularly served in Malaysia and Singapore. The name literally translates as “Pork rib tea”, however it’s actually consists of meaty pork ribs simmered in a complex broth of herbs and spices. 
Popeye BKT is definitely one of the most popular BKT places in Muar. They have around 20 tables thus queue is not common over here. Their service is usually fast (approximately 10-15 minutes). Popeye BKT  is one of the restaurant that serves BKT for dinner and supper. FYI, if you are a big fan of pig internal organs, meatballs or enoki mushroom, they do have a variety of choices which you can add on. Also, Popeye BKT serves a more herbal based soup compared to the peppery taste you could find elsewhere.

We had a big pot of Bak Kut Teh for 3. Soup was fantastic and  all the ingredients such as pork ribs, meatballs, lean meat, Tau Pok etc. have absorbed the goodness of the soup. I especially love to eat BKT in very traditional way with Yam RiceFried You Tiao together with my customized chili ( cili padi, dark soy sauce, soy cause, garlic)
It tasted good when it was still piping hot however after 10 minutes or so, we realized the soup was not as flavorful and it was lack of herbal taste (probably because I started to taste the ajinomoto!)  
芋头饭Yam Rice: RM0.80 × 4
肉骨茶 Bak Kut Teh: RM5.00 × 3
油条 Fried Youtiao: RM2.00
肉丸 Meat ball : RM 5.00 
乌打 Otak: RM0.60 × 3
  Chinese Tea: RM3.00 
总计 Total: RM30.00

Popeye Bak Kut Teh (宝牌肉骨茶)

Closed:  Tuesday

Operating hour: 6pm - 10pm (Available for breakfast on Sunday and public holiday)

Contact Number: 017-626 3135

Location: No 116, Jalan Abdul Rahman, 84000 Muar Johor, Malaysia.
               (next to SJK (C)Chung Hwa 3) 

GPS Coordinates: 2.032917, 102.566639

Written by: WHC
Photograph by: STT
Accompanied by: LCH
WHC去日本工作了,感谢她的认真, 用心还有配合我这什么都不会,但诸多挑剔的人。

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Red House Spicy Delight

For this entry, MuarKaki pay homage to this long existed Red house for our first Western food entry! This used to be one of  STT’s favorite hangout place, but we haven’t had the opportunity to try the food until this. Their menu was simple and direct as you can find basic western style entrees with various appetizers. The interior is comfy and it’s not as crowded as other cafes in Muar thus make it a pleasant ambience to dine in too. On a side note, MuarKaki found out that Red House is actually a home for quintessential Malaysian-Western dishes which was created by Hainanese chefs who had previously worked in colonial English restaurants.
Mushroom Soup was served in a great portion but the taste was just average. Drinks we ordered such as Pink Guava Juice and Honey Green Tea did not bring any surprises too.
红馆招牌铁板黑胡椒鸡扒香味四溢,而且铁板与鸡扒得完美组合滋滋作响,色香味俱全!这里的黑胡椒酱汁可不像市面现成那种黏黏糊糊带点化学味儿,鸡扒的肉质也鲜嫩多汁,光芒并不完全被辛辣的黑胡椒汁盖过。鸡扒香脆的表皮加上黑胡椒的香气令人想即刻大快朵颐 (虽说我们还是觉得鸡扒加上蛋的组合能够再加强)!
The famous Sizzling Black Pepper Chicken Chop was good, very good indeed! Juicy grilled boneless chicken leg was gorgeously tender and the accompanying black pepper sauces made a pleasant combination.
这里的日式盐烤牛扒口感很好,单纯的盐烤把牛肉的香味升华。蔬菜沙拉和薯条也更能衬托出豪迈的牛排厚度!cp 要求的五分熟牛扒这个小小要求却似乎被忽略了,因为肉质显得有些老,肉汁与血色略少。
I could imagine the chef seasoning the steak with fine-grained sea salt and threw it on the grill when they served the Japanese Sea Salt Steak. Yes, it’s as simple as it tasted without flattering presentation. While I am not an expert in gourmet salt, I did some research that the Japanese Sea Salt is supposed to bring the grace and definition to the red meat. However, one thing that disappointed us was the slightly overcooked steak that ruined the texture and tenderness of the steak even though we requested for medium rare.
烤羊扒简单不做作,新鲜的羊肉加上基本的调味把羊肉的臊味降到我能接受的水平,正中下怀!两大片的羊排份量十足,物超所值!有点小小可惜的是虽然我再三强调我要五分熟,但是呈上的却已是七分熟(10% 血色),影响了羊排肉质。
 Two hearty pieces of grilled lamb chop is a generous portion if you consider the price which is RM 19.90! I requested for medium cooked but I was a little upset with the medium well lamb. The meat was not as tender and juicy as I’d imagined but it was well marinated with the perfect flavor. No excessive spices or seasonings were used and thus it had decent depth and savory flavors for the price you paid!
There was attention paid to both the main and side dishes. Light salted fries were crisp and salad was freshly prepared. The quality of the food is compromised by the price. Service was decent but second hand smokes from other customers could be annoying at times.
p/s: Sometimes it doesn't even matter when you have great companies.
蘑菇浓汤 Mushroom Soup: RM 6.90
铁板黑胡椒鸡扒Sizzling Black Pepper Chicken Chop: RM 15.90
日式盐烤牛扒Japanese Sea Salt Steak: RM 29.90
原味烧烤羊扒 Grilled Lamb Chop: RM 19.90
粉红石榴汁 Pink Guava Juice: RM 3.90
蜂蜜绿茶 Honey Green Tea: RM 3.90
Heineken: RM12.90
总计Total: RM93.30

Red House Spicy Delight

Open daily

Operating hours: 6:30pm-12:00am

Contact number: 06-9513824

Location: 100-2, Taman Sri Tanjung, Jalan Abdul Rahman, 84000 Muar Johor, Malaysia.

GPS Coordinates: 2.03875, 102.560278

Written by: WHC
Photograph by:  SCP

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