In case anyone wonders how I find my good eats in Johor, one of my favourite methods is to observe where people vote with their stomachs and pockets i.e. where there is a crowd, I will investigate as to what is drawing them in. Sometimes, I am rewarded with a lucky find. Today is another such time.
I stumbled upon this no name, no sign board road side stall along Jalan Mahmoodiah in Johor Bahru across the road from the famous Warung Saga. Judging by the capacity crowd inside its corrugated zinc roof shed, this stall is clearly popular and well known among the locals.
This popular stall does a brisk business and offers a wide range of traditional Malay dishes and snacks for dining in and for take away.
To find this stall, look out for the prominent Johor Bahru Hokkien Association building and this ESSO petrol station along Jalan Air Molek.
|The large building in the background is the JB Hokkien Association|
I tried out their nasi lemak and added a piece of Malay style fried chicken. These two items seemed to be the most popular with the customers here. This nasi lemak combination set came to RM4.50 altogether.
|Packing nasi lemak for take away|
The nasi lemak (white rice boiled with coconut milk) is fragrant, tender and fluffy.
The tasty Malay style fried chicken, well marinated with spices and wrapped with a light batter, is freshly fried at the stall. A new batch is fried whenever the chicken is sold out.
The fried chicken flies off the table as soon as they come out of the wok, keeping the cook very busy.
I shall definitely be back to try out the other items on their extensive menu such as this cheerfully prepared mee goreng (Malay fried noodles).
Restaurant name: No name (near Warung Saga)
Address: Along Jalan Madmoodiah in open space just behind the JB Hokkien Association building and the ESSO petrol station
Hours: 7:00am to 12:00 noon
Date visited: 27 Jan 2012