Wednesday, May 17, 2006

The real Kluang station

Kluang got rather famous up in Klang Valley in recent years coz there's an eatery called "Kluang Station" in One Utama and Ikano.

Previously, when KV people asked me "Where are you from ar?", they will look at me blankly when I said "Kluang". Then I have to explain, "It's in Johor". Which almost immediately I will get a reply "Oh, you from JB izzit??" sigh...(p/s- I never said that they are my frens ok...)

Now, the reply is different. Their faces will light up, eyes twinkling and they say, "Oh, I have heard of Kluang. Got the Kluang Station in One Utama ma!!".
Right, what good publicity we get. And like a routine, the next question would be "So, is there really a Kluang station in Kluang?? Does it look like this??".. duh.... apa then??

For those who wanna know, Kluang Station is aptly name so as that's where the kopitiam is located.. Stesen Kereta api Kluang

The Kluang train station

The kopitiam has been there for many decades, where passengers waiting for train will have a cup of kopi-o, the famed charcoal toast (roti bakar) , half boiled eggs, nasi lemak bungkus etc. Its located under the same roof as the KTM train station. When I was there, it was full house, packed with locals and tourists (yes, there are tourists who stop by Kluang just to eat this famous die die must try roti bakar and buy the Kluang coffee). What do I think of the roti? Of coz its much much better than those served in modern kopitiam in KV. But maybe slightly overrated la..I was told that the KV Kluang Station kopitiam is opened by the owner's son. Guess he saw the opportunity in KV eh??And as usual, they over charge in the city..

The real Kluang station kopitiam

Does this look like the Kluang Station in 1U? You decide...


Blogger Last-of-the-Dragon said...

guess the ori receipe lies in the bread, butter & kaya....

19 May, 2006  
Blogger chaycandy said...

emm... never try 1U Kluang Station b4... anyway i juz love roti bakar... as long as roti dun taste real bad I'm fine with it...:D

26 May, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, the Kluang Station in ONe U and Ikano is not open by the owner of the Real klaung kopitiam.. no way.. and its not the me nothing beats the original back in kluang.. :)_

06 June, 2006  
Blogger sc said...

Hi Kluang Gal, thanks for popping by my blog. i was told that the one up in KV is opened by the owner's nephew/son. Shud be true, coz one of the lady running the branch is from Kluang and her dad is the main person doing 'bancuh kopi' in Kluang station back in kluang and incidentally is the bro/cousin of the owner. My cousin who was really '38' actually asked the owner in One U, and he said he's the son.. shud be true ler.. :)

07 June, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's the fact.

The Kluang Station at One U and Ikano is opened by the nephew of the original Kluang Station owner. One of the girl running the branch at Ikano is the daughter of the brother of the owner who worked in the original shop in the 60's and 70's.


16 June, 2006  
Blogger sc said...

thanks informaker for clearing the air :)

16 June, 2006  
Blogger Enajuis said...

My friend suffers from a very bad food poisoning after eating at Kluang Station Tesco branch malacca. The service was very bad even though we've complained that the food was unwell prepared and uncooked.

05 February, 2009  
Blogger sc said...

enajuis: oh dear! such bad news!i guess that happens when they decided to expand quickly and did not do proper training to staff

05 February, 2009  

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