Ehhe Art Cafe in Johor Bahru JB
[Updated 08 March 2016]
Situated along the cultural part of Tan Hiok Nee street is Ehhe (pronounced as eh-hei) which was previously ownded by JWC (Just Want Coffee). The entire place undergo a revamp, from hipster café food to traditional food such as kopi, teh, chicken chop and Yakun- lookalike toast. Did I forget to say that their coffee was one of the most fragrant one I have as of recent?
The entrance was just locate next to famous banana cake Hiap Joo Bakery, and this place was perfect for a morning breakfast for people arriving early (7am) to avoid the human jam at the checkpoint.
With a wooden interior that looked like a kampong house, food was served on the first level, with an air-con and non- air con area. The menu consisted of food (Asian and western) and drinks (traditional kopi/the and modern cold pressed juice).
The cold pressed juice (RM 11.90, SGD 4）came in colourful liquid transparent glass bottles. Very stylish, interesting and refreshing. The C booster with celery, lemon and orange was the perfect solution to the hot and sweaty hot climate.
Toasts were offered in both white bread or wholewheat bread (healthier but RM 0.50 more expensive version). Similar to Yakun style, but cheaper (RM 1.80 – 2.60. SGD 0.60 – 0.87)
We also had the Chicken Chop (RM 15.90, SGD 5.30) with either the Crispy Fried or Grilled Version, similar to IT Roo nearby with the slogan “Best Chicken Chop in town”. Flavours available include Black Pepper, Wild Mushroom and Special Hainanese.
The batter was crispier and thicker than IT Roo but less flavourful and less zhup (sauce). Chicken tasted…. healthy and were less seasoned and we still preferred IT Roo for their chicken chops.
[Updated 07 March 2016 – Second Visit on 28 February 2016]
Hainanese Chicken Rice hits the right spot for us -the fragrance of the rice, tenderness of the steamed chicken and the chicken rice chili that packs a fiery punch makes a very comforting meal after all the café food. Sedap!!
We heard about Thunder Tea Rice but what about Thunder Tea Fried Rice or Spaghetti? You are in for a surprise as they could be found here at EHHE. I, generally don’t like thunder tea but this plate of spaghetti with shrooms tasted alright for me, it was refreshing on the palate and boasted a strong nutty flavours.
The addition of gula Melaka (instead of sugar) in the making of the sambal chili enhances the fragrance of the sweetness in it. Very addictive that we can’t stop at one even when we were so full!
EHHE Art Café is not only an interesting art café but is one that sells both old delights and modern fusion food fit for a hearty family meal! Great that it opens early and please please remember to grab the awesome banana cakes from Hiap Joo Bakery next door!
Address: No.1, Jalan Trus, 80000 Bandaraya JB, Johor, Malaysia., 80000 Johor Bahru (Google Map)
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun 7am – 5pm