Hua Mui Coffee Shop 华美茶餐室
Hua Mui, a local coffee shop located at the corner at the junction of Jalan Trus and Jalan Dhoby in old downtown Johor Bahru. It is within walkable distance from johor custom or city square, around 10 mins if you know the way by foot. I do not recommend driving as the parking space is quite difficult to find especially in the morning. It is a typical Hainanese coffee shop but serve an extensive mix of Chinese and Western menu. This coffee shop is managed by chinese but most of the staffs are local malaysians, hence there are no pork related dishes.
Upper level after renovation
The drinks are in Hainanese style. The tea is sweetened with condensed milk is aromatic and strong. The coffee is thick and aromatic too. Definitely a must try for their drink.
For breakfast, there are freshly charcoal grilled kaya and butter toast, French toast, American breakfast, and also nasi lemak. I ordered their "Hua Mui" breakfast ( Top dish) and their big breakfast (Bottom dish) for breakfast. Both dishes cost only $6 - $7 RM.
Their signature dishes are Chicken chop which is a must try dish.
I waited 30mins just to try this dish. The chicken is wrapped around by a layer of crispy skin which had been marinated. The chicken chop is delicious and mouth watering. The flavour is similar to the chicken that the fast food KFC are serving. I really like this chicken dish very much. In addition, there are mushroom sauce if you want additional flavour, but believe me, you do not need that at all. The chicken chop itself is already very yummy.
Restaurant name: Restoran Hua Mui 华美茶餐室
Address: 131 Jalan Trus 80000 Johor Bahru
Phone+60 7-224 7364
Hours: Daily 7:30am to 7:30pm
Verdict: 3.5 / 5
Will drop by again, waiting time is quite long during peak hour and especially sunday.