Tuesday, 1 December 2015
Monday, 30 November 2015
Sunday, 29 November 2015
Grace and Gio invited me to one of their private dining sessions at By Grace Sweet Treats Dessert Bar in Taman Pelangi, Johor Bahru.
Saturday, 28 November 2015
First when there was bak kut teh in Johor Bahru, there was Bak Cheng bak kut teh 木青肉骨茶. Bak Cheng BKT is one of the pioneers of JB bak kut teh, and perhaps the most respected and storied one.
In between errands today, I dropped by at 許记云吞面 in Taman Sri Tebrau for one of my favourite wantan mee stalls. 許记 is a humble coffee shop stall serving simple wanton mee, done very well.
Friday, 27 November 2015
Bubur Nasi Istimewa No.1 has been one of my favourite street side eating places in JB since my children were toddlers. We often had our dinner here after shopping at Lien Hoe Complex, then the hottest shopping hotspot in JB of the 1990s. Lien Hoe Complex is now Plaza Sentosa but the Jalan Sutera night time stalls and Bubur Nasi Istimewa No. 1 are still the same.
Thursday, 26 November 2015
Hungry in Johor Jaya, I stumbled upon 廣記云吞面 in Yoong Seng coffee shop at closing time. I was literally stumbling as I was feeling famished. The friendly shop owners came to my rescue - making me this nice, satisfying old school wanton mee (for RM4.50).
Wednesday, 25 November 2015
Soon Chiang bak kut teh is the place in Johor Bahru to get the Klang style of pork bone in a savoury dark herbal broth. It's a stone's throw from Plaza Pelangi along Jalan Maju, usually referred to as 報紙街 or newspaper street by locals (due to the several newspaper offices here).
Tuesday, 24 November 2015
Last night, we dropped by at the popular Jing Seng restaurant at Taman Desa Tebrau for a simple dinner. Small restaurants like Jing Seng are like Singapore's zi char 煮炒 (cook and fry) stalls which serve restaurant type dishes at affordable prices.
I have tried Sembawang White Bee Hoon before it became so famous because I lived near by. I was passing by today at lunch. It was raining heavily, so I dashed for shelter inside my old haunt and try to warm myself with white bee hoon - You Huak's claim to fame.