Sunday is the best time to either sleep in or to wake up early for ‘morning tea’ and breakfast with the elders in the family. There are many coffeeshops opened early catering to the breakfast crowd.
You can see tables and tables of families; young and old all gathered together for breakfast. As a traditional coffeeshop, you have to find your own tables and order your food from the stores which will be brought to your tables.
One of the popular store is this Hakka yong tau foo store where you pick the ingredients and the noodles and they will cook it and bring to your table
The ingredients were either fried or just cooked in clear broth. The ingredients were fresh with signature Hakka pork filling. The pork was flavoured with abit of salted fish and was a good balance to the rest of the vegetables and beancurd. The fishball was also very springy.
The next store we bought from offers similar items but served differently. They have similar fishball and beancurd items but served with steamed rice rolls and a savoury or sweet sauce
This is basically like our usual chee cheong fun with bean based sauce and white sesame except there are additional yong tau foo items added.
One of the other popular item in this coffee shop is the chicken curry noodle. The noodles were quite plump and soaked with the pretty spicy gravy. The special part of this curry noodles is they had char siew as well. The gravy was quite light but spicy with only a hinge of coconut taste.
The best and most popular item in this coffeeshop is the toast. Different from the ones we have here, Kluang uses the soft bun with brown skin well toasted till crispy and spread with a generous amount of brown sugar kaya and butter. The kaya is fragrant and addictive with the coconut sugar taste. You can even purchase the kaya home.
Chuan Seng Kopitiam is a typical place where families spend time together having breakfast with very localised dishes.
Address: 4, Jalan Indah 1/2, Taman Kluang, 86000 Kluang, Johor, Malaysia