While many have flocked over the border to join the cafe-hopping spree, the local food of Johor Bahru is something not to be missed out on too.
Located inside Restoran Sekee lies Ah Hua Kway Teow, an old-school noodle stall that serves traditional Teochew kway teow and brews a pork bone broth over a charcoal stove. Some may even call it the “Sekee Kway Teow” as it is the only stall running in the coffeeshop.
Thinking of making a trip to Johor Bahru this weekend? Ah Hua Kway at Restoran Sekee is a 10-minute walk away from the Checkpoint and definitely worth checking out.
The small bowl (RM8) comes with silky smooth rice noodles (kway teow), tender pork slices, thinly sliced pork kidney and liver, soaked in a flavourful broth and topped with fried shallots. You can opt for the dry version if you prefer to enjoy your soup separately with your noodles.
Most would expect the broth to pack an intense punch of smoky flavour since it is cooked over charcoal. In fact, the cloudy broth was extremely light to the palate, filled with sweetness from the pork bones and had hints of smoky flavour.
We also opted to add on small pig intestines (+ RM8) in another bowl to spice it up. You can also choose to add in other premium ingredients such as Fish Maw or even fresh Oysters into your bowl for approximately RM8 and above.
Ah Hua Kway Teow is a huge hit amongst the locals and we highly recommend visiting them during non-peak hours unless you are willing to wait up to 20 minutes. If you are planning to cafe-hop over the border, drop by Ah Hua Kway Teow for a comforting meal before indulging in other sweet treats.
Ah Hua Kway Teow (Restoran Sekee)
30, Jalan Segget, Johor Baru Town
80000 Johor Bahru
Sun to Thurs: 7.30am – 2.30pm
Closed on Fridays and Saturdays