Happiness in a bowl of Soup: Kway Teow in Johor, Malaysia

Restoran Xing Ho [24, Medan Nusa Perintis 7, Gelang Patah, Malaysia 81550]

The Kway Teow Soup in Malaysia is very different from the one in Singapore. For a start, it has more ingredients and the soup is more flavourful. My parents discovered this gem of a Kway Teow Stall in Johor, about a 15 min drive from Tuas Checkpoint in Singapore.

It is not difficult to navigate from Singapore. Simply drive towards the Tuas Second Link, go through the necessary documentations, then drive down 4km till you see the Gelang Patah Exit. Just turn left and you’ll see Taman Nusa Perintis. Of course, I’ll recommend you use a GPS and key in the address found above.

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Taken from Google Maps, because I was famished. Tardy, I know.

This is how the place looks like. It is a series of shop houses (with other delicious food), and this is the stall in name. Restoran Xing Ho. The small rectangular metal corner houses the kitchen, which holds some of the most delicious broth I’ve tasted.


I ordered the Kway Teow Seafood (RM9.50, SGD$3.40) and a bowl of Oyster Soup (RM9, SGD 3.20). As you can see, the Kway Teow Seafood in front consists of Kway Teow, Fish Balls, Fish, Pork slices, Prawns, Oysters, Fish Cake and a piece of Abalone. The Oyster Soup behind is made up of Oysters, and vegetables. All soups are topped up with shallots and spring onions.

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This is the Kway Teow soup taken from another angle. Due to the sheer amount of ingredients being added into the soup, the soup adopts a multi-layered taste. From the umami of the pork, to the taste of the sea from the oysters, the prawns and the fishes, topped up with the fragrance of the fried shallots and spring onion, the soup is a wonderful combination of all the nice tastes you could find in different types of soup. This is a classic example of synergy, different flavours coming together to produce a greater result.

And all these for SGD 3.50! Where do you find so many ingredients housed within the same bowl for that amount! I think if I were to procure these ingredients myself, it would definitely be double the cost! Of course, you get even more savings with the JB fuel for your car after you’re done fuelling yourself physically.

So here it is, one of my most favourite Kway Teow soup places, making its debut into this blog. Do check it out when you have the time to. Once you try it, there’s no looking back!

Restoran Xing Ho [24, Medan Nusa Perintis 7, Gelang Patah, Malaysia 81550]