Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Coffee Has Lost Its Oomph

The Kluang Railway station coffee shop, now rebranded Kluang RailCoffee, used to be the iconic place to go to for your daily cuppa. It still attracts the crowds, especially when a train is due to arrive, but the taste of the food on offer now is somewhat disappointing.


It used to toast a mean bun, just nicely done, pipping hot and oozing with butter and kaya. The toasted bun I ordered was overdone, hard, shrunken, and the butter and kaya no longer oozed.



Overdone, Hard, Shrunken And The Butter And Kaya No Longer Oozed
The half-boiled eggs looked and tasted more like hard-boiled. It used to be that the half-boiled eggs were just perfectly done, such that even sans the kicap, you could slurp it down in double quick time and felt that you had the best soft-boiled eggs in town or anywhere else! Now, even the kicap looked suspicious and watery.



Looked more like half-boiled than soft-boiled eggs
The pre-packed nasi lemak is still small, but the sambal tasted flat and bland.

Even the famous coffee has lost its oomph!

However, the coffee shop, which has been operating since 1938, and is currently run by the 3rd generation Lim family, if I am not mistaken, still attracts a muhibbah crowd and customers often have to wait for an empty table or seat especially when a train is due.

    

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The Kluang railway station coffee shop, now re-branded Kluang RailCoffee, is well known for its cuppa of coffee and the charcaol grilled piping hot buns oozing with butter and kaya...It used to attract standing-room only crowds. It still does, but the last time I was there it wasn't a good experience for me. The famous coffee had somewhat lost its oomph and even the buns...The shop has a long and noted history being first opened for business in 1938 and the place is now run by the 3rd generation LIm family. I hope the next time I return, the coffee would regain its oomph. Click to read more...