MUST TASTE THE TRADITIONAL HAINANESE HOMEMADE BUN IN JOHOR

December 26, 2017 Restaurants

 

 

Baozi (Chinese bun) are a type of steamed, filled bun cuisines that have been enjoyed by the Chinese since thousands of years ago. This traditional Chinese cuisine has been passed down from generation to generation in China and finally to Malaysia. Here in Johor Bahru, we have successfully found and recognised the traditional Hainanese buns “Jia Xiang”, serving the Hainanese buns to all the locals as well as non-locals.

Mr. See Tai Teck is the owner and founder of “Jia Xiang”. Along with his partner, he has been operating this restaurant since 2002. It has received positive response for his delicious and authentic traditional Hainanese buns.

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Mr. See Tai Teck was born in 1968 at Labis, Johor. He first stepped into the F&B industry when he was 16, helping his mother in making buns in Labis. At the age of 17, he began to learn from his mother the way of making the Hainanese buns. After having more than 14 years of experience, he moved from his hometown to Johor Bahru to start his own restaurant in 2002.

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The top recommended bun in “Jia Xiang” will be the “Homemade Big Bun”, also known as “Da Bao”. The fresh pork is mixed with more than 5 ingredients first before stuffing them inside the bun. To make the bun, the ingredients such as flour, yeast and water are mixed together. It is then taken to the machine to be thoroughly mixed again to be completed. The mixture of pork will then be put into dough and steamed for 20 minutes before it is ready to be served. This bun has a soft texture compared to other types of bun. The steamed pork brings out a juicy texture and the meat has a mild salty taste.

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The next recommended bun is “Vegetable Bun”. The mangkuang (vegetables) is first fried for an hour to remove the water inside the vegetables. It is then stuffed into the dough and steamed for at least 15 minutes. The vegetables has a crispy and solid texture, unlike those buns which are sticky and blended. This bun as a whole tastes moderately salty.

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The third recommended bun is “Red Bean Bun”. The red bean paste is completely homemade and the owner does not depend on the supplier to prepare the paste. The simple way of preparing the paste is to boil the red bean and taken to the machine to blend it to become fine. It is then cooked and stuffed into the dough. The red bean has a sticky texture and sweet flavour.

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Other than that, the owner also recommended his “Char Siew Bao”. The char siew is mixed together with fat meat (pork). As usual, it is then put into the dough and steamed for 15 minutes. This bun has a sweet taste and the texture of the bun is soft.

The fifth recommended bun is “Peanut Bun”. The owner carefully selected the peanut from the supplier. The tablespoon of peanut is then put into the center of the dough and wrapped together to be steamed for 15 minutes. This bun has a sweet taste brought out by the peanut itself and the texture of the bun is soft.

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Last but not least, the owner also recommended his “Loh Mai Gai”. The chicken is selected and cut before it is mixed with more than 5 other ingredients. The mixture is then put into a bowl along with the glutinous and steamed for 20 minutes. This glutinous rice has a sticky texture and the taste of the chicken is fresh and less savoury. In overall, this dish tastes delicious and perfect.

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Our bun specialist “Jia Xiang” serves all the delicious homemade buns to all the customers. Other than that, there are still more than 3 selections other than the 6 selections that are introduced earlier available in his “Jia Xiang”. Do pay a visit at the restaurant here in Jalan Ros Merah 2/12, Taman Johor Jaya, Johor.

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 KedaiKopi Jia Xiang

No. 34, Jalan Ros Merah 2/12,

Taman Johor Jaya,

81100 Johor Bahru, Johor

 

Operating hours : 8.00am – 6.00pm

(Closed on alternate SATURDAY)

 

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