Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Cha Lao Dim Sum in Holiday Villa Hotel near KSL 茶楼点心

Cha Lao Dim Sum in Holiday Villa Hotel near KSL 茶楼点心

Johor Bahru now has a pretty dim sum hangout, if you like to indulge in the Cantonese pastime of yum cha (drinking tea) with your kakis (buddies) in a cha lao (tea house). It's simply called 茶楼 Cha Lao Dim Sum which is located at Holiday Villa Hotel.

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Best Cheap & Good Korean BBQ in Johor Bahru. Myeong Dong BBQ Buffet

Best Cheap & Good Korean BBQ in Johor Bahru. Myeong Dong BBQ Buffet

We bumped into Phoebe and family in Taman Mount Austin, and they suggested to us to try Myeong Dong BBQ Buffet. Phoebe and family are veteran food hunters in JB and they know a lot of good family friendly places to eat.

Friday, 12 October 2018

丁加奴咖喱鱼面 Terengganu Curry Fish Noodle @ Taman Ungku Tun Aminah ⭐⭐⭐⭐

丁加奴咖喱鱼面 Terengganu Curry Fish Noodle

Terengganu Curry Fish Noodles 丁加奴咖喱鱼面 was one of my first posts back in early 2012. I was "find dining" in Taman Ungku Tun Aminah (Skudai) when I stumbled upon the shop - my curiosity piqued by locals packing the little restaurant.

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Authentic Klang Bak Kut Teh in JB @ 2.8 Food Centre Mount Austin 阿龍肉骨茶

Authentic Klang Bak Kut Teh in JB @ 2.8 Food Centre Mount Austin 阿龍肉骨茶

阿龍肉骨茶 Ah Loong Klang Bak Kut Teh stall has been appearing on social media within days of opening in 2.8 Food Centre (coffee shop) in Taman Mount Austin. So, I went to try lo 😄

Pork Noodle & Bitter Gourd Soup @ Lucky Star Foods Taman Daya 幸运星猪肉粉 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Pork Noodles

My thanks to Johor Kaki reader Yoke Wei who tipped me off to Lucky Star Foods 幸运星猪肉粉 in Taman Daya Johor Bahru for their popular pork noodles. Indeed, it is among the best in JB.

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Penang Food in Johor Bahru @ Taman Ehsan Jaya 阳光轩槟城虾面.爪哇面

Penang Hokkien Prawn mee

So, late one night buddy Aaron Facebook tagged me a photo of 阳光轩's Penang Hokkien Mee (prawn mee) and said he is coming to JB to try this 😮 Since I can make it in the morning, we decided to have breakfast together at 阳光轩槟城虾面.爪哇面 in Taman Ehsan Jaya.

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Orang Asli Seafood Mutiara Biru near Taman Perling Johor Bahru 阿士里海鲜村

Orang Asli Seafood Mutiara Biru near Taman Perling Johor Bahru 阿士里海鲜村

Johor Bahru has a few seafood restaurants on platforms over the water along the Johor Straits (facing Singapore) where Orang Asli chefs serve Chinese zhi char 煮炒 style dishes. Last evening, I finally visited Restoran Asli Makanan Laut Mutiara Biru near Taman Perling which had been on my "To Eat list" for a long time.

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Cheese Bak Kut Teh in Johor Bahru @ Ah Peng BKT 阿彬养生肉骨茶

Cheese Bak Kut Teh

The moment I heard about cheese bak kut teh at Ah Peng Bak Kut Teh in Setia Indah, I just had to try it. As a dry bak kut teh and cheese lover, my intuition tells me that this savoury on savoury pairing will work.

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Popular Public Hawker Centres in Johor Bahru Malaysia

Popular Hawker Centres in Johor Bahru Malaysia

Hawker centres are good hunting grounds for foodies looking for traditional heritage food at affordable prices in Johor Bahru. They are also good places for authentic gritty raw local foodie experiences.

Friday, 5 October 2018

Rosli Roti Canai (Prata) @ Tmn Ungkul Tun Animah Block 59 Hawker Centre

Rosli Roti Canai (Prata)

Seven years into Johor Kaki blog, I still find that hitting the road, pounding the streets combined with good luck work best for me in find dining. This morning, I was lucky to stumble upon Rosli Roti Canai at the hawker centre at Taman Ungku Tun Aminah Block 59.

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Kampung Baru Pandan Laksa @ Sam Shing Miao Temple in Johor Bahru

Kampung Baru Pandan Laksa @ Sam Shing Miao Temple in Johor Bahru

Six years ago, sharing a table with a stranger, enjoying wanton mee at the no name stall at Kampung Baru Pandan in JB, my table mate suggested that I should also taste their curry laksa. (Friendly table sharing is the norm in Malaysia.) I promised him that I would. Six years later, I am here to fulfil that promise.

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Where do Singapore Celebrity Chefs Eat Off Work? Chef Damian D'Silva @ Barakath Restaurant

Curry Lamb Shank @ Barakath Restaurant

When makan kakis suggested lunch at Barakath Restaurant, I looked forward to it as I had been wanting to try their curry lamb shank bones since reading celebrity chef Damian D’Silva calling this place his “pukul mati" fix (Malay for “beat until you die”).

Sunday, 30 September 2018

The English House Restaurant by Marco Pierre White in Singapore

The English House Restaurant by Marco Pierre White in Singapore

We visited newly opened The English House restaurant by Marco Pierre White at Mohamed Sultan Road in Singapore. An English lion in the Lion City.

Saturday, 29 September 2018

Best Food in Woodlands / Marsiling. Ah Keat Kway Chap 阿吉猪什汤•粿汁

Ah Keat Kway Chap 阿吉猪什汤•粿汁

When I blogged about the roasts stall at Lucky Star Eating House at 211 Marsiling Crescent, several readers suggested that I should try Ah Keat's kway chap stall as well. So, here I am the next morning 😄

Friday, 28 September 2018

What to Eat in Woodlands / Marsiling. Shi Mei Roasted. Chicken Rice 實美燒臘雞飯

Char Siew

When I saw Dr Leslie Tay of iEatiShootiPost shared about the char siew at Shi Mei Roasted.Chicken Rice at block 211 Marsiling Crescent, I was eager to try it as I am a Cantonese roasts fan. As I happened to be in Singapore today, I popped over to Lucky Star Eating House, where the popular roasts stall is located.

Thursday, 27 September 2018

10 Reasons Why SG/JB Fans Drive 2hrs for Kiang Kee Bak Kut Teh Fix

Kota Tinggi Kiang Kee Bak Kut Teh 强记肉骨茶

Kiang Kee Bak Kut Tea is located by the side of the busy Kota Tinggi - Mersing trunk road 1 - 2 hours drive from JB or Singapore. But, that did not deter many people coming from Singapore and all over Malaysia to taste it, nor prevent Kiang Kee from being the most famous BKT from Johor.

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Kota Tinggi People's Favourite Yap Fong Noodle House 叶芳面家

Kota Tinggi Yap Fong Noodle House 叶芳面家

When I ask Kota Tinggi folks what is good to eat in their hometown, Yap Fong Noodle House 叶芳面家 always come up in the top 3 (along with Kiang Kee Bak Kut Teh and Kedai Masakan Kampung Ibrahim for sambal chili horseshoe crab).

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

JB Hidden Food Gem. San Lou Cafe (Not Restaurant) for Teochew Home Cooking 三楼咖啡屋

JB Hidden Food Gem. San Lou Cafe (Not Restaurant) for Teochew Home Cooking 三楼咖啡屋

I first passed this way, way back in 2012. I marked it down as a place to return to but never did until this morning - 6 years later. San Lou Cafe is a hidden gem close to the heart of San Lou residents who live in these 3 storey flats at Stulang Darat, many for over 5 decades.

Popular Steamboat & Yakitori in Sri Tebrau Johor Bahru. Kofuku-Tei 幸福窝

Grouper Fish at Kofuku Tei Steamboat

Steamboat restaurants are everywhere in Johor Bahru and more are sprouting up regularly. So, it is quite hard for any steamboat place to stand out from the crowd. After dinner at Kofuku-Tei 幸福窝, this relatively young steamboat restaurant is among our favourites in Johor Bahru now.

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Hock Chew Red Wine Mee Suah in Johor Bahru



Came back to this back street Hock Chew food restaurant in this ulu 鳥不生蛋的地方 place in JB where even "birds won't come to lay eggs" for their red rice wine mee suah. (Relax, this place is just 15 minutes from JUSCO / IKEA Tebrau and Waze takes you to the doorstep.)

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