Saturday, 22 September 2018

Big Prawn Noodle in Johor Bahru @ Perling 北海仔虾面 ⭐⭐⭐⭐



If you like your prawn noodles with rich robust crustacean savoury stock and options for pork tail, cartilage and big 250 gram fresh sea Tiger prawns, then I recommend you 北海仔虾面 stall at Jia Qin coffee shop in Taman Perling.

Friday, 21 September 2018

Largest Chee Cheong Fun Restaurant in JB. G Cheong Fun 怡保 (手工) 猪肠粉



When I have friends from Hong Kong or Guangzhou China visiting, I like to prank them by taking them to eat Malaysian chee cheong fun 豬腸粉 😂 What Malaysians have done to their beloved staple, never fails to amaze and amuse them. In Johor Bahru, I will take them to either G Cheong Fun in Taman Ungku Tun Aminah (or Kampar Chee Cheong Fun in Taman Johor Jaya).

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

The Kettingi Briyani Experience @ Jalan Serampang Taman Pelangi



Met Yap SC at a Johor Arts Festival event, and inevitably, we exchanged notes on new food finds in JB 😄 SC told me about this nasi briyani place in Taman Pelangi which he had been to 3 or 4 times recently. He said a few things but when he mentioned country goat and goat intestines, I went "OKOK I must go try this tomorrow" 😂

Monday, 17 September 2018

Forbidden Food Trail in Johor for Singapore Banned Food



I have been asked many times by Singaporeans on where to get pork or duck blood curd, duck egg, wild boar and other food banned on the sunny island. Planning a day trip for buddy Milton, I decided to put together a JB trail of Singapore banned food - I shall call it the Forbidden Food Trail of Johor. The trail shall keep to just JB and Pontian so that it can be done as a day trip from Singapore.

Sunday, 16 September 2018

San Lou Handmade Fish Balls 三楼.阿山自制手工鱼丸.辣沙 ⭐⭐⭐⭐



You know, I stumbled upon this San Lou fish ball stall at the old 3 storey flats in Stulang Darat 7 years ago. As I travel only on one stomach, I KIVed this stall for a future visit. Many things / distractions intervened and I forgot. Last night, buddy Kevin reminded me about this hand made fish ball stall. Finally, I tasted this well hidden gem, and gladly recommend it to you, 7 years late.

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Soong Huat Bak Kut Teh near JUSCO Tebrau & IKEA 顺发肉骨茶



There are around 30 Shoon Huat 顺发肉骨茶 bak kut teh branches dotted around Johor Bahru making it the biggest BKT brand in the world. Shoon Huat BKT outlets all use the same blend of mild herbs and spices for their BKT stock, though each branch source for fresh pork separately. This morning, I revisited Restoran Soong Huat in Taman Desa Tebrau near JUSCO Tebrau and IKEA.

Friday, 14 September 2018

Foochow Hock Chew Food in JB. Restoran Soon Chai in Ulu Tiram 顺顺来美食中心



When I saw Jeff Tan's Facebook post on the Foochow mee sua 福州面线 from Restoran Soon Chai 顺顺来美食中心 in Ulu Tiram, I quickly went to check it out. After visiting the restaurant, I am excited to tell my Hock Chew friends and friends from Sitiawan about the excellent house made Foochow noodles here.

Singapore Hawker Classics Unveiled: Books I Read



I am enjoying this book Singapore Hawker Classics Unveiled: Decoding 25 Favourite Dishes produced by the Diploma in Baking and Culinary Science department of Temasek Polytechnic in Singapore.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Last of Singapore's Artisanal Mooncake Makers. Hung Fai Food Enterprise 洪辉食品



During the annual Mooncake Festival, mooncakes are sold everywhere you turn. With mooncakes, mooncakes everywhere, it is hard to see that artisanal mooncake makers are disappearing in Singapore. Most mooncakes sold today are factory made.

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Ramada Meridin @ Medini Hotel near Legoland in Johor Bahru



I stayed two nights at the newly opened Ramada Meridin @ Medini Hotel in Nusajaya, Johor Bahru. Opened on 1st July 2018, Ramada Meridin is JB's newest hotel but the family oriented hotel has already caught the eye of savvy tourists who know a good deal.


Sunday, 9 September 2018

Niniq Javanese Cuisine in Taman Molek Johor Bahru



Visited Niniq Javanese Cuisine in Taman Molek, JB this morning. I enjoyed the wide range of Javanese dishes and learnt a lot about Javanese food from Niniq owner Jennifer.

Friday, 7 September 2018

Johor Style Bak Kut Teh in Permas Jaya JB



Hungry in Permas Jaya and couldn't spot any potential new good food finds, I settled for a tried & tasted option - Restoran Shi Wah bak kut teh which I enjoyed a few times before. To be doubly safe, I opted for pig tail - my favourite cut for BKT.

Thursday, 6 September 2018

The World's First Buffalo Wings at Anchor Bar, Buffalo, New York


Photo credit: Wikipedia

More than a decade ago, when I spent a week in Buffalo, New York state, I had the opportunity to taste the original buffalo wings where the iconic dish was invented at Anchor Bar. But, I didn't take any pictures of it nor took any notes. (If I had photos, I have no idea where they are now - I forgot.) That was before the days of blogs and social media. It was one of the regrets of my foodie life 😂

I had always wanted to go back to settle that unfinished business.

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Johor Bahru Hindu Glass Temple. A Secret Marvel of the World



JB has a unique Hindu temple with much of its inside and outside surfaces inlaid with over 300,000 pieces of multicolour glass mosaic. JB's glass Hindu Temple is listed in the Lonely Planet's Secret Marvels of the World. The temple is listed in the Malaysian Book of Records as the only glass temple in Malaysia. It is probably the only glass Hindu temple in the world. If you are visiting JB, you won't want to miss this unique Hindu temple which welcomes visitors of all faiths.

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

H & F Kitchen Health & Fitness Protein Restaurant. No More Cheat Days in JB

H-&-F-Kitchen-Health-&-Fitness-Johor-Bahru

You know right, everyone knows that eating healthy is good for our health and fitness. But hor, experience tells me that eating healthy often comes with big sacrifices in flavours and taste. That's why sport professionals and enthusiasts have cheat days where they indulge in forbidden regular food. 

Well, if you are lucky enough to be in JB, you can say good bye to cheat days. You can have healthful yet tasty food at H & F Kitchen Health & Fitness Protein Restaurant (near Sutera Mall) - no bull, this is not a food advertorial (there are none in this personal blog).

Monday, 3 September 2018

Teochew Kuih Stall @ Meldrum Walk in Johor Bahru



I like the traditional Teochew kuih from this street side stall at Meldrum Walk in Johor Bahru. It is also popular with JB locals.

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Where to Buy Fresh Fish in JB. Pasar Ikan Bakar Batu in Permas Jaya



Got up early this morning to visit Pasar Ikan at Kampung Bakar Batu in Permas Jaya, Johor Bahru. It's a popular place where locals get the daily catch of fresh fish from Orang Asli fishermen at slightly lower than town prices. There are also some fishmongers here.

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Crazy Rich Laksa @ Hao Kee 好记 in Taman Gaya in Johor Bahru ⭐⭐⭐⭐



I am no Crazy Rich Asian but I am very happy because I just had crazy rich laksa at Hao Kee White Coffee 好记 kopitiam in Taman Gaya, JB. Fifty years of eating curry laksa in Singapore and Malaysia, this laksa in JB makes me feel like a Crazy Rich Asian 😄 No other curry laksa comes close in richness, tastefully.

Friday, 31 August 2018

Kedai Kopi Xuu Yau Wanton Mee at Jalan Tan Hiok Nee in JB 品苑云吞面 ⭐⭐⭐⭐



Folks who come to JB's "Culture Street" regularly would have noticed Xuu Yau wanton mee shop just beside the famous "Red House" which had been whitewashed (alamak... ). I checked out the new wanton mee shop this morning, and would rank it among the best in Johor Bahru because of their springy QQ noodles.

Thursday, 30 August 2018

肆源小炒 Best Poached & Roast Chicken in Masai, Johor Bahru ⭐⭐⭐⭐



肆源小炒 (no English name) is one of my favourite eating places in JB, one of those default places to eat when I just want a nice meal without having blogging in mind - since I have blogged about 肆源小炒 3 times already because I like the food here so much. But, I can't help it - their poached chicken, roast chicken and roast pork are so good, I just have to tell you about them. So, this will be the fourth time that I am blogging about 肆源小炒.

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