Johor Kaki Travels for Food

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Wednesday, 26 February 2020

What the Fish! Teo Heng Teochew Porridge @ Hong Lim Food Centre


This was the 3rd meal of our makan outing because the first 2, though nice didn't quite inspire enough. I suggested walking over to Hong Lim Food Centre for the famous Teo Heng Teochew porridge because it's a light meal that can fit into our precious last remaining stomach space. We were glad we did as we were all mind blown by the boiled rabbit fish 白肚鱼 🐟 Teo Heng is always a safe bet but this pak tor herr fish was beyond my expectation. 

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

A History of Singapore through the Story of Hock Lam Beef Noodles


The story of Singapore's legendary Hock Lam beef noodles start 109 years ago, 3,000km away in Swatow 汕头 in China's Guangdong province. In 1911, Tan Chee Kok started a Teochew beef noodle stall in his hometown, Swatow.

Swatow townsfolk loved Tan Chee Kok's hearty, comforting savoury beefy slightly herbal soup with rice noodles and chunks of beef, tripe and tendons.

Monday, 24 February 2020

Friday, 21 February 2020

Restoran 980 Teochew Restaurant in Masai Johor 980 潮州小食


Today's lunch at 980 Teochew Restaurant 980潮州小食 in a quiet corner of Masai, Johor Bahru. We enjoyed the comforting, traditional fare here and will be back for more.

Thursday, 20 February 2020

Chicky Don Ayam Goreng Paprika Review & Menu. Fried Chicken Restaurant in Kulai, Johor


My makan buddy Puan Chong who lives in Kulai has been showing me her family's favourite eating places. Today, we met up at Chicky Don Ayam Goreng Paprika fried chicken restaurant.

Sunday, 16 February 2020

Silesian Dumplings & Hakka Abacus Seeds Recipe. East - West Reunion Fusion


During my trip to Poland in Dec 2019, I tasted Silesian dumplings for the first time. I was struck by how Silesian dumplings and Hakka abacas seeds resembled each other. When I returned home to Singapore, I decided to make Silesian dumplings with a local twist.

Saturday, 15 February 2020

Polish Goose Showcase by Chef Piotr Lenart @ Gozdawa Palace (Łochocin), Poland


The goose showcase by chef Piotr Lenart at Gozdawa Palace (at Łochocin) was one of the memorable highlights of my trip to Poland in Dec 2019. A deprived goose lover from Singapore where no goose is sold, I had been looking forward to this goose festa since I saw it in the trip itinerary.

Thursday, 13 February 2020

Yong Peng Fook Chew Restaurant Review & Menu. Mum's Cooking in Small Town Malaysia 永平福州餐馆


We drove a hundred kilometres from Johor Bahru to Yong Peng to look for Foo Chow food in Malaysia's Little Fuzhou. We found it at Fook Chew Restaurant 永平福州餐馆 along Yong Peng's only main street, Jalan Besar.

Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Restoran #7Beradik Restaurant Menu & Review. Delicious Malay Cuisine @ Senai Airport Johor


Lunch today with Puan Chong and family at #7Beradik - Puan Chong and also buddy Lee KC have been telling me about this popular Malay restaurant at Senai Airport. So glad that I came here for lunch today as the food was really delicious.

Saturday, 8 February 2020

Herbal Chicken @ Restoran Heart Garden Coffee Shop in Desa Jaya Johor Bahru 恩记药材鸡.心園美食妨


Came to Restoran Heart Garden kopitiam 心園美食妨 in Desa Jaya Johor Bahru after seeing 吃遍新山的装修佬's (renovation contractor who ate the whole of Johor Bahru) post about the little herbal chicken stall here.

Friday, 7 February 2020

Kedai Kopi Batu Lima Klasik. Nasi Campur in Johor Jaya Ros Merah


Running errands near Johor Jaya Ros Merah this morning, I recalled foodie buddy Lee KC's recommendation - Kedai Kopi Batu Lima Klasik. When I don't know where to go in JB, I go scroll his Facebook group 柔佛新山美食.

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

ATAP-OD Restaurant Review & Menu. Famous Hock Chew Noodles Specialist in Yong Peng 亚答屋饮食中心


Hunting for pit stops in Yong Peng which is about 100km from Johor Bahru, we went to check out the famous ATAP-OD restaurant which is popular with locals.

Monday, 3 February 2020

Seafood Fish Soup @ Kedai Kopi Sin Loi in Johor Jaya 新圆香海鲜汤 @ 新樂香荼餐室


Foodie buddy Lee KC recommended me this seafood & fish soup stall at Kedai Kopi Sin Loi in Johor Jaya's Ros Merah section.

What Best Food to Eat in Johor Jaya Ros Merah?

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This is the best roti canai / prata in Johor Jaya Ros Merah and one of the best in JB. Boss Fahrul has been flipping roti for over 20 years - he flips the dough big and wide like a large scarf so we get prata that is crisp on the outside and the many folds inside are moist and gently chewy. Enjoy it with nice mild curry that is spiced up with sambal chili with lots of anchovy taste.

Sunday, 2 February 2020

Famous Fishball Noodle Joo Chiat Chiap Kee 216 Bedok Food Centre. The Taste of 1965 如切捷記


When you come to Blk 216 Bedok Food Centre, you will not miss Joo Chiat Chiap Kee, the hometown favourite fish ball noodle stall of Bedok townsfolk.

Friday, 31 January 2020

Famous Chris Kway Chap @ Blk 216 Bedok Food Centre Singapore 瑞庆粿汁


Whenever I asked friends for recommendations for best kway chap in Singapore, Chris Kway Chap 瑞庆粿汁 in Blk 216 Bedok hawker centre always come up.

Thursday, 30 January 2020

Hosay Mee Pok is one of Singapore's Best Bak Chor Mee 和谐面薄


My picky Singapore makan kakis (foodie buddies) have been raving about Hosay Mee Pok's noodles and also porridge for a few months already. Managed to try it today - it's really nice 😋

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

The Original Katong Laksa. Janggut Nyonya Laksa @ Roxy Square Singapore


The Katong laksa stall at Roxy Square is run by the direct descendants of Janggut, the grand father of the legendary Katong or Marine Parade laksa of Singapore.

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Katong Laksa by George Ng @ 307 Changi Road Singapore


Katong Laksa by George Ng is another legacy of the legendary Janggut Laksa, the grand father of Singapore Nyonya laksa.

Monday, 27 January 2020

A History of Singapore Katong Laksa. Origins of Janggut, Marine Parade, Roxy, Nyonya, Spoon Laksa


Singapore Katong Laksa is a Singapore food icon that ranks with Singapore chicken rice and chili crab. Katong laksa is a family heirloom turned humble street food dish born of difficult times just after the Second World War in Singapore. It is packed with flavours and aromas that kept Singaporeans hooked for generations and its tastes and smells get lodged in tourists' memories for life.

Saturday, 25 January 2020

Museum of Torun Gingerbread. Muzeum Piernika. Poland Tastes Good!


I long loved gingerbread but it's only at age 59 that I found out how gingerbread should really taste like when I had it in Torun, Poland 😄

Karczma Pod Strzecha Zaprasza. Beautiful Poland Tastes Good


Just a tavern restaurant on Expressway 61 which runs northeast from Warsaw to the border with Lithuania. Away from the city (45km north of Warsaw), Karczma Pod Strzecha Zaprasza serves sincere wholesome, tasty traditional Polish food. This was one of the memorable meals during my 5 day trip to Poland.

Friday, 24 January 2020

Passemmbour Rojak Food Truck @ Mount Austin Johor Bahru


Bumped into buddy CK three months ago and he shared with me about the popular pasembur food truck in Mount Austin in Johor Bahru. I finally got to try it today 😄

Thursday, 23 January 2020

Yap Ki Street KL Style Wanton Mee @ Permas Jaya Johor Bahru


I came to the wanton mee stall at Yap Ki Street kopitiam in Permas Jaya after seeing Jason Lee's Facebook posts on drool worthy char siew crowning a mound of egg noodles.

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Ipoh Confinement Noodle in Restoran Leong Enam Satu, Johor Bahru 怡保月婆粉


My JB Foodie buddies like Jeff Tan were talking about a newly opened stall in Taman Setia Indah serving "confinement noodles" 月婆粉. Curious, I quickly went down to Restoran Enam Satu 61 kopitiam to check it out.

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

5 Johor Bahru Hidden Food Gems


To be considered a hidden food gem, the eatery must:

Serve good, if not excellent food, the entire experience including the location is memorable, yet most foreigners and many locals have not heard about it yet.

Monday, 20 January 2020

Geylang Hamid's Briyani Singapore


If you looking for a hearty lunch full of flavours and aromas at an affordable price, go to Pasar Geylang Serai Market & Food Centre for Geylang Hamid's Briyani.

Sunday, 19 January 2020

So Good Char Chan Tang. Hong Kong Flavours @ Mid View City Sin Min Lane Singapore


For our regular meet up today, SW suggested So Good Char Chan Tang. SW like the So Good CCT at 111 Somerset and suggested we try their Mid View City outlet as we were in the area. We enjoyed ourselves here and was talking about coming back for another round.

Saturday, 18 January 2020

Friday, 17 January 2020

Khoon's Katong Laksa @ Sembawang Hill Food Centre. Not Famous Yet, Not Bad


Met up with buddies at Sembawang Hill Food Centre, out of the city for a change. As good Singaporeans, we randomly ordered food from different hawker stalls to share. I brought back a $5 serving of Khoon's Katong Laksa. It's not famous, yet not bad.

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Lor Mee 178 versus Tiong Bahru Lor Mee in Singapore. Which is the Champion of Tiong Bahru?


Tiong Bahru Food Centre has 2 popular lor mee stalls - Lor Mee 178 and Tiong Bahru Lor Mee. Both stalls have their loyal fans, which one is your champion?