I wanted to try out the best Laksa Johor and naturally I posted the question in Johor Sedap halal food group for help.
Dann's Laksa Johor was one of the few favourites recommended by Johor Sedap group members. Dann's Laksa Johor came famous with lots of media publicity. Dann's Café was named among the Top 50 Laksa outlets in the whole of Malaysia by Tourism Malaysia in 2009/10.
Dann's Laksa Johor was certainly as good as the better ones that I've tried in Johor Bahru.
At the neat, well appointed, comfortable air conditioned café, Dann's delicious serving of authentic Laksa Johor can be had for a reasonable RM5.
The fish based gravy made by Dann's follows a traditional family recipe that uses a variety of different fishes blended together with lots of herbs and spices. The thick gravy was layered on the bed of spaghetti.
Authentic Laksa Johor uses spaghetti which complemented the spicy, fragrant, savoury and grainy gravy very well. At Dann's, the gravy had nutty crunchy bits, some of which I believe were bits of chai po (preserved vegetables), making the gravy more interesting.
Dann's does special order Laksa Johor too. Dann's will make the laksa gravy with Ikan Parang at RM9 per serving. Enche Kamalludin, the owner, shared that Ikan Parang makes the best gravy for Laksa Johor. For special order, the minimum order required is 20 servings.
Observing the other customers I noticed that Dann's fried rice and Nasi Briyani are also very popular.
Enche Kamalludin who hails from Pakistan told me that Dann's Café is the first in JB to serve the Hydrabadi style of nasi briyani.
I am a big fan of nasi briyani, so this is something that I must surely come back for.
Restaurant name: Dann's Café
Address: 42, Jalan Sagu, Taman Daya, Johor Bahru
Hours: 10:30am to 9:30pm
Date visited: 9 Nov 2012