We foodies eat, sleep and breathe food. We even dream about food. This little spot makes the kind of food that is certainly dreamworthy. Traditional Johorean treats await and the asam pedas is a must have! Read on to find out why this asam pedas is the stuff dreams are made of.
No. 26-1, Jalan PJU7/16A
47800 Peatling Jaya
Delicious Asam Pedas. Beautiful cafe. Well kept too
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays
Mimpi Muor sounds like a mispelt dream but actually, if you are an asam pedas afficianado, you might be in a good one. People flock to this place for the variety of fish used in their asam pedas. Ikan Merah, Jenahak, Parang and Pari. And these are served daily. Combined with a table spread of local Malay ulams, sambal, bergedel, various masak lemaks, salted fishes and malay dishes, the folks at Mimpi Mour sure give people a lot to dream about before they even reach this small restaurant.
Owner Reny Sabarina manages this place with family. She has 9 other siblings and she has loved to cook since a very young age. It's hard to get good asam pedas but Reny makes it well. I like the fact that her gravy is not too pedas that it destroys all sense of taste and it's not too soury. The flavours come out well because she uses good quality belacan and tumeric. Of course, it's all about balance as well. Jenahak and Merah have similar taste profile but parang and pari are different. I find that sometimes I want merah which is codlike, and sometimes I prefer the pari or parang which is more flavourful. Spoilt for choice really.
The asam pedas is best enjoyed in it's simple state. No frills. Some fried spinach, salted fish, pergedil to tone down the sour flavours a bit and teh ais. Also, boiled okra with the asam pedas goes extremely well. Good combination of flavours. If you notice, the Melaka version uses lemongrass and daun limau purut which gives it a more nyonya flavour. Now that's different. This is a Johorean Muar asam pedas.
They start serving the asam pedas towards lunchtime. In the mornings, there's nasi lemak and other morning malay breakfast items on offer. You can also opt for the Mee Bandung which is pretty decent. Slightly sweet gravy and it has enough flavours to get me to order up another bowl on my next visit. Just enough beef strips, fried onions and of course, that egg sprawled over the plate to entice. Who can resist?!
The funny thing is that the name is spelt as Muor instead of Muar which is the right spelling for the Johorean city. Muor is how the city is pronounced in Johorean slang. Muar is well renowned for its asam pedas and the reason why Reny's ex-husband calls it Mimpi Muor is that when people dream about Muar, it's the asam pedas that they dream about. The restaurant's been open for just over a year now and Reny's enjoying brisk business. I think they deserve it.