Famous Laksa @ Jln Harimau Tarum

Drive drive walk walk looking for cheap good eat around Johor Bahru (JB) town area, was in Jln Harimau Tarum, lazy to drive any longer so just park and go to one of the most famous Curry Laksa shop in Johor Bahru. Restoran Yew Swee (友水)

It is a very old school, bare boned shop that can get VERY stuffy during afternoon when the sun is BIG, SHINY BRIGHTLY and HOT. For those that are like me, VERY ALLERGIC (lol) to heat, come only during rainy days ok?

ZERO appeal but the taste will makes you fall in love with it - Yew Swee Laksa


Fried bean curd skin, siham, fish ball, tofu, you can find all these in Yew Swee Laksa
Somehow my bowl of Laksa have ZERO appeal, not photogenic at all. I shoot what I get from the stall. Didn't ask the model to re-pose pose. Ugly then ugly la. Janji sedap gila.

Ok, sorry, it does not look appetizing, but trust me, it taste heavenly.
Yew Swee Laksa's gravy/soup is very thick, creamy, pack a very heavy punch. 
Hidden in the soup there are ingredients like  fish ball, fried bean curd skin, and ofcourse fresh blood cockles. Comes with either yellow mee or mee hoon.

Be warned, their soup is really creamy, thick and rich, loaded with santan.
But it is not just dull creamy kind of gravy, it also pack a punch.The sambal belacan,spices and chilli are not there to joke around. It do really taste very strong. Very well balanced creaminess, spiciness and fragrance.
I always almost finish the soup until I remember I have a glass full of drinks that need to be finished as well.

Apart from Curry Laksa which they are famed for, they have Lor Mee (which is very good also), dry mee, and mee hoon kueh which I have not tried yet. It is always Laksa or Lor Mee (and usually during rainy days)


!!  ** MY VERDICT **  !!

WORTH THE MONEY? : ♥ (Starting from RM8 onwards, is kinda expensive but their gravy is really rich) 
TASTE :  (They truly deserve the title - 'One of the best Laksa in JB') 
ENVIRONMENT : ♥♥♥ (Run down bare boned shop. Stuffy and Hot unless rainy days)
ACCESSIBILITY  : ♥♥ (Parking might be an issue depending on the time, most of the time got to walk a bit)
RETURN TO EAT : Of course (During rainy days)!! 




Photo of the shop frontage and location map as below.

Name : Restoran Yew Swee (友水)
Address : 64, Jalan Harimau Tarom, Taman Century, Johor Bahru
Phone : +60 7-333 5516
Operating Hours : Everyday from 8AM to 4PM 

Frontage of Yew Swee, image from Google Satellite
** Image from Google Satellite **
















Famous Laksa @ Jln Harimau Tarum Famous Laksa @ Jln Harimau Tarum Reviewed by Makan Minumla on September 20, 2017 Rating: 5

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