Johor Kaki Travels for Food

Singapore, Johor, Toronto based blog of true stories by johorkaki@gmail about best food, places, people & overSixty lifestyle around the world

Saturday, 24 August 2019

Singapore Bak Kut Teh @ Ng Ah Sio Pork Rib Soup Eating House

Singapore Bak Kut Teh @ Ng Ah Sio Pork Rib Soup Eating House

There were moments of tension - the car was rolling along CTE (Central Expressway) and we haven't made up our minds on where to eat 😱 There were simply far too many options in Singapore foodie paradise - some suggestions were passed over because we have eaten there recently, other proposals got cool responses because we weren't thinking of ever going back there again. Then, we struck upon the idea of Ng Ah Sio bak kut teh.

Friday, 23 August 2019

Original Recipe Prawn Vadai @ Haig Best Briyani & Kebabs, Singapore

Original Prawn Vadai @ Haig Best Briyani & Kebabs, Singapore

Arrived a little too early at Haig Road Hawker Centre for a makan session. Meanwhile, tummy needed to be kept entertained before the main event. I recalled that KF Seetoh of Makansutra wrote about Original Recipe Prawn Vadai stall a few days before. I have always loved vadai as a tasty snack with teh tarik, so it once again came to my rescue.

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Gandhi Indian Cuisine. Gandhi Roti. List of Best East Indian in Toronto

Gandhi Indian Cuisine. Gandhi Roti. List of Best East Indian in Toronto

Many things change on Queen Street West. Shops and restaurants that you frequent could very well be replaced the next moment due to high rent and competition. But one thing stays the same. 

Monday, 19 August 2019

Hai Kee. Best Roast Pork Meat in Kluang Series 海记肉商

Hai Kee. Best Roast Pork Meat in Kluang Series 海记肉商

Many people go to Kluang for mooncakes and also sio bak (siew yok or roast pork). I've tried a few roast pork places in Kluang but had always wanted to visit the famous Hai Kee meat merchant 海记肉商 which opens only at night till early morning.

Sunday, 18 August 2019

Kulai Wengyaoji. Now we can have Taiwan Style Wood Fired Brick Oven Baked Cuisine in Johor 古來甕窯雞

Kulai Wengyaoji. Now we can have Taiwan Style Wood Fired Brick Oven Baked Dishes in Johor 古來甕窯雞

My friend Puan Chong who lives around Kulai / Senai often suggests to me nice places to eat there, which she has tried with her family. Last night, she invited me to join her family at Kulai Wengyaoji 古來甕窯雞.

Saturday, 17 August 2019

Restoran Teumsae. Korean Family Restaurant in Nusajaya Johor. Korean Cuisine is not only BBQ

Restoran Teumsae. Korean Family Restaurant in Nusajaya Johor

We met for lunch at Restoran Teumsae, a Korean owned family restaurant at Citrine Hub in Sunway Iskandar, Nusajaya Johor. I like the dishes we tried, especially the ginseng chicken soup, deep fried gimbap (rice roll) and jajangmyeon (noodles).

Friday, 16 August 2019

MG 83 Cafe in Kluang. Delicious Comfort Dishes in the Heart of Bat Town

MG 83 Cafe in Kluang. Delicious Comfort Dishes in the Heart of Bat Town

True blue Kluangite, Sarah brought us to MG 83 Cafe 糖水美食馆, one of her favourite local delights hangouts in downtown Kluang.

Atu Sesame Oil Chicken - Best in Taipei 阿圖麻油雞



Well loved 40 plus year old family run sesame oil chicken soup stall with lots of loyal fans young and old who crave the flavourful comforting, heart and body warming, nourishing dish.

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Best Prawn Crackers (Ultimate Cucur Udang) in JB Series 2. Home Based in Johor Jaya ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Best Prawn Crackers (Cucur Udang) in JB Series 2. Home Based in Johor Jaya 住家手工式 炸虾饼

Seetoh wanted to try the crispy prawn cracker fritter stall I shared in my blog but the coffee shop was closed when we got there (in Johor Jaya). So, I quickly dialled up my memory, and remembered that JB foodie buddy Keng Chong shared about a home based stall at #1, Jalan Keembong 38 (which is just around the corner in Taman Johor Jaya). Everyone agreed to try our luck there.

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Oyster Boy - Mollusks for the Masses @ The Best Oysters in Toronto Queen St. West

Oyster Boy - Mollusks for the Masses @ Toronto Queen St. West

A dear friend of ours is visiting from Tokyo, Japan. She requested for Canadian oysters for dinner and her wish was granted 😄

Where else but Oyster Boy comes to mind immediately, when one thinks of oysters in Toronto.

Sunday, 11 August 2019

Charcoal Fried KL Hokkien Mee in Johor Bahru @ Hoa Kee Kopitiam Coffee Shop

KL Hokkien Mee in Johor Bahru @ Hoa Kee Kopitiam Coffee Shop

Black gooey KL style Hokkien mee has a strong following in JB and Singapore, but good ones are rather rare here. So, whenever a KL Hokkien mee stall appears, social media will be abuzz with feedback on the noodles. The new KL Hokkien mee stall at Hoa Kee coffee shop in Taman Gaya, Ulu Tiram has been getting good response from JB foodies.

Saturday, 10 August 2019

Fendy Burger. Best Ramly Burger in Kluang Johor

Fendy Burger. Best Ramly Burger in Kluang Johor

Many of us in Singapore and Malaysia grew up with Ramly burgers which are synonymous with street burgers here. On our way back to the hotel after a sumptuous dinner in Kluang, our host Jit Pang instinctively pulled over when our van passed Fendy Burger.

Friday, 9 August 2019

Putu Mayam Wahab @ Pasar Tani Kampung Malayu, Kluang. The Vanishing Art of Hand Making String Hoppers

Putu Mayam Wahab @ Pasar Tani Kampung Malayu, Kluang.

I was relaxing over my kopi at Kluang Rail Coffee when Evonne rounded up all of us, piled us into the van and rushed us to the Monday only farmers' market, Pasar Tani Kampung Malayu in Kluang (beside Kluang bus terminal).

Dr. Q Rice Ball & Special Lotus Leaf Rice @ Zishan MRT in Taipei




Twenty year old family run hawker stall serving premium quality lotus leaf rice, and special signature rice ball soup by an ex-restaurant head chef with total 50 years' culinary experience.

Thursday, 8 August 2019

Siong Tong Gai. Taste of Puchong KL is Now in R & F Mall near JB CIQ

Siong Tong Gai. Taste of Puchong KL is Now in R & F Mall near JB CIQ

Today's lunch at R & F Mall in JB brought back memories of my life in Kuala Lumpur in the early 2000s. These were dishes and flavours we frequently enjoyed during those wonder years in KL.

Putu Bambu Juriah in Ayer Hitam, Johor

Putu Bambu Juriah in Ayer Hitam, Johor

I've heard about the popular Putu Bambu Juriah in Ayer Hitam. So, when I spotted this huge banner on my way to Claytan Tableware Factory Store, I quickly pulled over to check out the famous putu bambu as it is one of my favourite traditional Malay snacks.

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Kim Cafe. Malaysian Coffee Shop in Johor Jaya

Kim Cafe. Malaysian Coffee Shop in Johor Jaya

I had been away from Johor Bahru for 2 months on travels. During this time, JB foodie circles were abuzz about the newly opened Kim Cafe, a Malaysian kopitiam in Taman Johor Jaya (which is a foodie haven).

Claytan Ceramics Factory Store @ Ayer Hitam Johor. Almost Perfect Prestigious Brand Fine China at Huge Discount

Claytan Ceramics Factory Store @ Ayer Hitam Johor.

Eating in restaurants in Singapore and Malaysia, I occasionally come across crockery and tableware by Claytan. I am sure many of you have too. I have a good impression of Claytan products and associate it with fine china. Thanks to buddy Lim JP, I came to Claytan Ceramics Factory Store in Ayer Hitam, Johor for the first time.

Thursday, 1 August 2019

The Alley Bubble Tea Craze. The Devil is more Interesting while the Angel is a bit too Sweet for me

The Alley Bubble Tea Craze. The Devil is more Interesting while the Angel is a bit too Sweet for me

Folks who know me personally, know that I love bubble tea one. Though I've cut down on sugary drinks a great deal, I still follow what is trending in the bubble tea world. The craze over the Taiwanese chain, The Alley 鹿角巷 in Singapore and Malaysia caught my attention recently.

Koh Lipe Thai Kitchen @ 35 Baldwin Street Toronto

Koh Lipe Thai Kitchen @ 35 Baldwin Street Toronto

Last Sunday late afternoon, after the rain stopped and clouds cleared, my friends and I went for early dinner on Baldwin Street. We walked by Koh Lipe and was drawn by its emptiness. I know, you would usually want to go for restaurants with a huge line up as that would be a sign of good food. 

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Wang Xiang Noodle 万香生肉面. Tasty Pork Noodle Breakfast @ Sri Tebrau, Johor Bahru

Wang Xiang Noodle 万香生肉面. Tasty Pork Noodle Breakfast @ Sri Tebrau, Johor Bahru

Uncle Bob and Uncle Martin stumbled upon Wang Xiang Noodle 万香生肉面 in Johor Bahru recently, and had been raving about how delicious the pork noodle was. We finally went to try it together as our breakfast stop for our Kulai durian day trip.

Sunday, 28 July 2019

Artisan Plus 老碗 Hand Pulled Noodles @ Dundas West Toronto



For Saturday’s dinner, friends and I spoilt for choice near Toronto's Chinatown, decided on Artisan Plus 老碗 - it fits our 2 simple criteria: zero wait time for a table, and there was air-conditioning. On a sizzling Toronto summer day that felt like 40℃, you do not want to be baked outside a restaurant waiting for a table 🌞


Singapore Laksa @ Woo Ji Cooked Food in Chinatown Complex Food Centre

Singapore Laksa @ Woo Ji Cooked Food in Chinatown Complex Food Centre

If you are looking for what Singapore laksa tastes like in the 1960s, get it at Woo Ji Cooked Food in Chinatown Complex Food Centre. But, you need to be there early as Woo Ji opens at 6am and sells out by 10am latest.

Saturday, 27 July 2019

Best Singapore Chicken Wings Series. SZ Kitchen @ Fairprice Hub, Joon Koon MRT

Best Singapore Chicken Wings Series. SZ Kitchen @ Fairprice Hub, Joon Koon MRT

Whenever Johnny of SZ Kitchen has special fish like Giant Grouper or Moray Eel, he will jio (invite) us to taste it. Every time, Johnny will also throw in a plate of fried chicken wings. We all love the fried chicken wings but have never highlighted it because we were so focused on the special fish. Now, I want to share about SZ Kitchen's fried chicken wings because it is among the best in Singapore.

Thursday, 25 July 2019

Walking Guide to the Best Hawker Stalls in Chinatown Complex Food Centre in Singapore

Walking Guide to the Best Hawker Stalls in Chinatown Complex Food Centre in Singapore

Chinatown Complex Food Centre (CCFC) which opened in 1983, is Singapore's largest hawker centre with over 200 food stalls. If you are an overseas visitor and have time to visit only one hawker centre during your stay, CCFC would be one of the best in terms of cuisine mix and sheer size.

Saturday, 20 July 2019

Weng Kiang Kee Porridge @ Singapore Chinatown Complex 荣强记粥品

Weng Kiang Kee Porridge @ Singapore Chinatown Complex 荣强记粥品

Drinking coffee, eating claypot rice, curry mee etc in Chinatown Complex Green Zone, I noticed a new stall serving porridge. Weng Kiang Kee Porridge though new here, seemed to already have a good following whom are familiar with the friendly owner and lady boss.

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Valens @ Baldwin Village, Toronto. Summerlicious 2019

Valens @ Baldwin Village, Toronto. Summerlicious 2019

For foodies, the annual Summerlicious (and Winterlicious) are the best times to visit Toronto. Each season, about 200 participating restaurants offer discounted prix fixe menus. Today, I went to Valens on Baldwin Street.

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Harbord Fish & Chips Toronto

Harbord Fish & Chips Toronto

On the way to Royal Ontario Museum, we passed by Harbord Fish & Chips which is on every list of the Best Fish & Chips in Toronto.

Monday, 15 July 2019

The Keg. Amazing Prime Rib. Get it whenever you are Near an Outlet in Canada or USA

The Keg. Amazing Prime Rib. Get it whenever you are Near an Outlet in Canada or USA

We had dinner at The Keg Steakhouse & Bar at York Street in Toronto's Financial District. The Keg established in Vancouver in 1971, now has nearly 200 outlets in Canada and USA. They are in 3 locations in Toronto - York Street, Yonge Street and The Esplanade.