Monday, 18 February 2019

Ipoh People's Favourite Dai Shu Geok Yong Tau Foo (Big Tree Foot) 大树脚 (忠记兵如港口大树头炸料粉)

Ipoh People's Favourite Dai Shu Geok Yong Tau Foo (Big Tree Foot) 大树脚 (忠记兵如港口大树头炸料粉)

Every time I go to Ipoh (though I don't go there that often), the local hosts will proudly take us to Dai Shu Geok Yong Tau Foo (忠记兵如港口大树头炸料粉). Dai Shu Geok in Cantonese means "at the foot of the big tree".

Sunday, 17 February 2019

Tahir Roti Canai @ Warung Jalan Lembing in Taman Sri Tebrau, Johor Bahru

Tahir Roti Canai @ Warung Jalan Lembing in Taman Sri Tebrau, Johor Bahru

Uncle Bob has been raving about the roti prata stall at Warung Jalan Lembing in Taman Sri Tebrau. This roti prata stall has also popped up regularly on my social media feeds. I finally made it here today. Yay 😄

Roti Canai / Prata Stall @ Kheng Guan Hiong Kopitiam in Pontian

Roti Canai / Pata Stall @ Kheng Guan Hiong Kopitiam in Pontian

Buddy John wanted to get his Kheng Guan Hiong Pontian kopi fix. While at the coffee shop, the huge white sheet of roti canai / prata dough caught my eye. Experience tells me that the wider and thinner the roti dough is stretched, the nicer the roti prata will be.

Friday, 15 February 2019

Teochew 7 Vegetables Dish on Renri @ Ah Orh Seafood in Singapore 潮州七样菜

Teochew 7 Vegetables Dish on Renri @ Ah Orh Seafood in Singapore 潮州七样菜

In traditional Chinese New Year custom, besides the Cantonese loh hei yee sang 撈起魚生, there is the lesser known Teochew 7 Vegetables 潮州七样菜 dish which is growing in popularity.

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Ayam Goreng Dapur Kayu. Chicken Deep Fried with Fire Wood in Johor Bahru

Ayam Goreng Dapur Kayu. Chicken Deep Fried with Fire Wood in Johor Bahru

Today, we visited Ayam Goreng Dapur Kayu along Jalan Petaling Larkin at Taman Tampoi Industries. It is Malay style deep fried chicken cooked over wood fire.

Sunday, 10 February 2019

Lei Cha @ Tu Lou Hakka Restaurant in Johor Jaya 土楼客家菜馆

Lei Cha @ Tu Lou Hakka Restaurant in Johor Jaya 土楼客家菜馆

When I need a detox meal but am unwilling to sacrifice flavour and don't want to feel hungry in Johor Bahru, 擂茶 lei cha always comes to the rescue. Lei cha shops and stalls are everywhere in JB and I can truthfully say that I have not had a really bad one before (the traditional Hakka staple is served with pride). Restoran Hakka Tu Lou 土楼客家菜馆 in Johor Jaya is one of the popular lei cha shops in JB.

Saturday, 9 February 2019

Johor Foodie Facebook Groups to Follow 新山人的美食, 吃的平台 & 柔佛新山美食

Johor Foodie Facebook Groups to Follow 新山人的美食, 吃的平台 & 柔佛新山美食

My favourite way of searching for the best eats of Johor (and Singapore) is to pound the streets and try out the food stalls one at a time. Johor Kaki readers and friends also give me tip offs on where are the best food. For Johor food, I also check out the recommendations shared in Johor foodie Facebook groups 新山人的美食, 吃的平台 and 柔佛新山美食.

MS Beryani near Plaza Angsana. Best Johor Nasi Briyani List

MS Beryani near Plaza Angsana. Best Johor Nasi Briyani List

Went to MS Beryani for lunch today after seeing Kevin Leong shared it on 吃的平台 JB foodie group (this is one of the groups I follow for leads on the best food in JB). MS Beryani's style of briyani is similar to Mohd Shan of Batu Pahat and Roslin Beriani House in Kebun Teh, JB which are all among the best nasi briyani of Johor.

Friday, 8 February 2019

my Toast n Roast. TNR the Real Charsiew by Sean & Angie in SS2 Petaling Jaya

my Toast n Roast. TNR the Real Charsiew by Sean & Angie in SS2 Petaling Jaya

TNR the Real Charsiew by Sean & Angie was the former "my Toast n Roast". The famous char siew shop in SS2 Petaling Jaya (Chow Yang) was still sporting the "my Roast n Roast" signboard when we were there last month. So, look out for the "my Toast n Roast" signboard until they change it.

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Sun Marpoh Popular Cantonese Family Restaurant in Ipoh 孖宝海鲜饭店

Sun Marpoh Popular Cantonese Family Restaurant in Ipoh 孖宝海鲜饭店

It was the last day of our 3 day Ipoh foodie trip and I suggested that we could try an old school family type restaurant after eating so much street food and kopitiam food. Our Ipoh buddy Gilbert dialled a few of his favourites but it was full house everywhere. He finally found an available table at Sun Marpoh 孖宝海鲜饭店 which we quickly grabbed without much ado.

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Ipoh Tuck Kee Fried Noodles for Yut Kong Hor 德记炒粉店

Ipoh Tuck Kee Fried Noodles for Wat Tan Hor 德记炒粉店

Restoran Tuck Kee 德记炒粉店 is one those iconic destinations which all foodies visiting Ipoh must check in at.

Friday, 1 February 2019

Pineapple Tarts. A Southeast Asian Chinese New Year Tradition 黄梨塔

Pineapple Tarts. A Southeast Asian Chinese New Year Tradition 黄梨塔

Pineapple tart is a popular festive snack in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. Most Chinese homes have pineapple tarts during Chinese New Year as it is considered auspicious - pineapple 🍍 黄梨 in Hokkien "ong lai" sounds the same as "prosperity come" 旺来. I think its gold colour has a lot to do with it too. Their addictive delicious taste is icing on the cake tart! 😋

Monday, 28 January 2019

Cantonese Delights. Hong Lim Hawker Centre Curry Chicken Mee Champion 广东家乡小吃

Cantonese Delights. Hong Lim Curry Chicken Mee Champion 广东家乡小吃

I have been wanting to try Cantonese Delights at Hong Lim hawker centre for years but was always put off by the long queue. I finally tried it today because l was early and had some time till my next meeting.

Sunday, 27 January 2019

TROVE Hotel Johor Bahru near JB CIQ

TROVE Hotel Johor Bahru near to JB CIQ

I was invited to visit TROVE Johor Bahru, the newest hotel in JB. It's just 5-10 minutes by car from the JB CIQ, so it is very convenient for visitors coming from Singapore.

Saturday, 26 January 2019

Friends & Fig in Southkey Johor Bahru. You are What you Eat

Friends & Fig in Southkey Johor Bahru.

You know right... hunting and sharing good food have its hazards. Not least among them is overloading on grease, salt, sugar and don't know what chemicals. At the moment, there are very few healthier options in JB that are also tasty, filling and affordable. So, I am grateful to buddy KK of Magistrate magazine for introducing us to Friends & Fig restaurant in Southkey (an emerging shopping and dining hub in JB).

Feilo Heng Steamed Song Fish Head in Johor Bahru 肥佬兴松鱼头.肉骨茶

Feilo Heng Steamed Song Fish Head in Johor Bahru 肥佬兴松鱼头.肉骨茶

Feilo Heng was the third steamed song fish head we tried in our search for the best song fish head in Johor Bahru.


Friday, 25 January 2019

City Square JB New Stall. BM High School Lok Lok (Fresh Fruit Rojak)

BM High School Lok Lok (Fresh Fruit Rojak)

Friends who are familiar with Bukit Mertajam 大山脚 in Penang will know about the iconic lok lok there (known as chiam chiam 串串 or batang rojak on Penang island). It is cut fresh fruits eaten with sauce based on hae ko (fermented prawn paste). Now, there is BM High School Lok Lok stall which is at Level 3 of City Square Johor Bahru (steps from the Old Town White Coffee outlet).

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Restoran Hai Ji. Hunt for Johor Best Song Fish Head (Episode 1) 海记松鱼头

Restoran Hai Ji. Hunt for Johor Best Song Fish Head 海记松鱼头

My current best of Johor food hunt project is to look for the best steamed song fish head in the state. Restoran Hai Ji was the second song fish head I tried in JB and the first that I liked. (I have been a fan of steamed song fish head since I tasted the legendary Chan Sow Lin steamed song fish head of Kuala Lumpur over 20 years ago.)

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Kwong Hong Yong Tau Fu (known as Yong Liew Fun in Ipoh) 广丰茶室酿料粉 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Kwong Hong Yong Tau Fu (known as Yong Liew Fun in Ipoh) 广丰茶室酿料粉

Ipohite buddy Gilbert brought us to Kedai Kopi Kwong Hong Gunung Rapat 广丰茶室酿料粉 which is famous and popular with locals for their yong liew fun (which we call yong tau foo in Singapore). But, the Ipoh version differs from that in Singapore in many ways.

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