Ke Ren Lai Hakka Cuisine Inwards Johor Bahru 客人来.家传菜 |Johor Kaki Travels For Food
We lunched today at Ke Ren Lai 客人来 at half-dozen , Jalan Pingai inwards Taman Pelangi. Ke Ren Lai is dedicated to popularising Hakka cuisine inwards Johor Bahru. The Pelangi outlet is the bring upwards store amongst branches inwards Sutera Mall together with Bandar Baru Permas Jaya.
Founded inwards 2004 , Ke Ren Lai is a compact eating theatre but the tables together with seats are good spaced out , together with so it has a comfortable soundless intimate feel. The decor has a down-to-earth , homely , rural ambiance amongst vivid ruddy lanterns overhead lighting upwards the chocolate-brown together with grayness tones.
Bryan Ho , 1 of Ke Ren Lai's founders started us off amongst the nearly basic of Hakka cuisine - Hakka noodles 客家肉挫面. It's solid made noodles topped amongst lightly stir fried minced pork together with served amongst aromatic fossil oil together with a sprinkle of chopped scallion. (No lard inwards Ke Ren Lai's Hakka noodles.)
Hakka mee is eaten past times tossing , folding together with mixing the noodles together with fried minced pork together. The thick solid made noodles were cooked to a really slight leap , leaning on the soft side. The fried minced pork together with aromatic fossil oil were mildly savoury.
Hakka Yong Tofu 客家釀豆腐 is the perfect side dish for Hakka noodles.
The pieces of fresh brinjal , bitter gourd , chili pepper , tau kwa , tau pok were packed amongst a blend of minced pork together with ti poh (dried sole fish). It is served inwards a uncomplicated stock made past times boiling soya beans together with dried anchovies.
Just give me Hakka noodles amongst a bowl total of Hakka yong tau foo anytime together with I am inwards nutrient sky already 😄 (But , the non type stuffed amongst generic fish surimi together with starch fillers lah 😂 )
Hakka Yam Abacus 客家大埔算盤子 is only about other dish synonymous amongst Hakka cuisine.
Hakka Yam Abacus is a staple inwards Hakka homes. It is made amongst tapioca flour together with yam rolled into buttons that await similar the "seeds" on a traditional Chinese abacus estimator , thus the cite Yam Abacus.
The "abacus seeds" are stir fried amongst minced pork , strips of fungus , dried tofu , cuttlefish etc. Ke Ren Lai's version of Yam Abacus (and nearly of its dishes) are lite handed on savoury-salty flavours , only similar the way loving mothers would homecoming them. Healthy eating is 1 of Ke Ren Lai's approach to promoting Hakka food.
Of dissever , no Hakka eating theatre bill of fare is consummate without Hakka Lei Cha Rice 客家擂茶飯 (or hum cha).
(Commonly referred to "Thunder Tea" inwards English linguistic communication , the word 擂 inwards Hakka truly way "to grind" so 擂茶 is to a greater extent than accurately "Ground Tea".)
The bowl of boiled white rice was covered amongst a colourful blanket of stir fried long beans , tau kwa , cabbage , toasted peanuts , greens , together with chai poh. A bowl of "tea" made past times grinding together with boiling vegetable together with herbs was tipped into the bowl of rice together with a spoonful of dried shrimps was mixed in.
In the oral cavity , it's a mix of crunchy , soft together with nutty textures. Blended flavours from vegetable , nuts together with dried shrimps brand an interesting tasting dish.
Lei Cha Rice is likely the best illustration of good for you lot eating inwards Hakka cuisine.
Not really pretty looking but Hakka Vinegar Pork Trotter 客家豬腳醋 (price RM24.90+) is a traditional wellness tonic dish amongst lots of robust flavours. It's a traditional confinement dish that flora its way into the staples of Hakka cuisine.
Pork trotter is stewed inwards a blend of nighttime soy sauce together with dark vinegar till the skin , fatty together with meat are soft together with infused amongst robust savoury sourish flavours.
Hakka Drunken Chicken Set 客家黃酒雞套餐.
Ke Ren Lai offers many laid meals which consists of 1 primary , 3 small-scale sides together with rice. The sides alter everyday - today , nosotros had tofu , pumpkin together with corn soup.
The chunks of tender chicken were cooked inwards a soup heavily laced amongst rice vino which tasted sweetness amongst a really slight zesty sourness.
Ke Ren Lai has soup sets for those days when you lot entirely desire something soupy together with lite - all of us convey such days 😄 The Pork Stomach Pepper Soup Set 胡椒豬肚套餐 is comforting together with tasty.
On each tabular array is this petty tub of sambal chili. Make certain to get it every bit it is really prissy - sweetness amongst a briefly lingering spicy kicking which makes everything tastes better.
Customers similar this sambal chili together with so much that Ke Ren Lai makes bottles of it for sale. It is a hot seller at RM8.90+.
Wrapping upwards the repast amongst a traditional dessert. Ke Ren Lai's Barley Beancurd Skin Soup amongst Ginko 白果薏米腐竹 is just similar how mums brand that wholesome "sweet imbibe 糖水" at home.
👉 Ke Ren Lai 客人来 is a prissy comfortable identify inwards JB to instruct to know many traditional Hakka dishes. If you lot missy Hakka nutrient , this is a proficient identify to instruct it. Ke Ren Lai uses fresh ingredients together with is sparing inwards its purpose of seasoning , together with so the gustation is similar mum's cooking at habitation amongst proficient remainder of mild flavours together with healthfulness.
Disclosure: Please complaint that this was an invited tasting.
Restaurant name: Ke Ren Lai 客人来
Address: 6 , Jalan Pingai , Taman Sri Pelangi , Johor Bahru
GPS: 1°28'55.6"N 103°46'21.1"E | 1.482115 , 103.772527
Tel: 07-331 2430
Hours: 11:00am to 9:30pm
Date visited: 22 December 2017
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