Johor Kaki Travels for Food

Singapore blog of true stories by johorkaki@gmail about best food, people & places around the world

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Delightful Contemporary Cantonese @ Summer Pavilion Restaurant in Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore

Summer Pavilion Restaurant in Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore

Four of us met for lunch at Summer Pavilion restaurant in Ritz Carlton Singapore. The exquisite flavours and impeccable service at the well appointed restaurant lived up to its One Michelin Star reputation. Summer Pavilion clinched the coveted award in the 2016, 2017 and 2018 Singapore Michelin guides.

Monday, 22 April 2019

My First Professional Hair Treatment. SHS Hair Studio Prestige in Forum The Shopping Mall Singapore

SHS Hair Studio Prestige in Forum The Shopping Mall Singapore

You know me lah...., my personal grooming has been barest essentials all my life. A simple monthly haircut at a random Indian barber shop is all I did all these years. When my hair gets a little grey, I just smear on DIY hair dye. That's it lah 😄

1-Day Food & Shop Trail in Johor Bahru. Pisang Goreng Mawar > Zaituna Nasi Arab > People & Places Cafe > Shan Ming Seafood

Shan Ming Seafood

Four of us, we went on a 1-Day Food and Shopping Trail in Johor Bahru covering Pisang Goreng Mawar > Zaituna Nasi Arab > Paradigm Mall > People & Places Cafe > KSL Mall > Shan Ming Seafood in Pelangi.

Saturday, 20 April 2019

Catch Chinatown Crossings 2019 (Season II) with Complimentary Chinatown Food Trail by Tony Johor Kaki

Catch Chinatown Crossings 2019 (Season II) with Complimentary Chinatown Food Trail with Tony Johor Kaki

I had the privilege to attend a preview of Chinatown Crossings produced by Drama Box  -  season two of the promenade theatre performance runs from 6 Jun to 13 Jul 2019. It's a live show on location in Chinatown which I enjoyed it very much. The show's three main characters took us from inside a dim creaky old Kreta Ayer shophouse through mysterious back alleys, to the bustling streets of Singapore Chinatown.

Friday, 19 April 2019

Ponderosa Golf & Country Resort Ramadan Buffet 2019 in Johor Bahru

Ponderosa Golf & Country Resort Ramadan Buffet 2019

Ponderosa Golf & Country Resort Ramadan Buffet 2019 from 9 May - 2 June. RM78 nett per adult and RM35 nett per child age 6-12. Early bird discount of RM10 per adult available till 8 May. For reservations call ☎ +607 354 9999.

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Hailam Cafe - a Hainanese Coffee Shop in Taman Molek, Johor Bahru

Hailam Cafe - a Hainanese Coffee Shop in Taman Molek, Johor Bahru

I must have walked past Hailam Cafe in Taman Molek literally hundreds of times as I come here regularly for banking errands. But, I have never stepped in before.

Sunday, 14 April 2019

Chao Shan Teochew Restaurant in Indahpura Kulai Johor 潮汕海鲜餐厅

Chao Shan Teochew Restaurant in Indahpura Kulai Johor 潮汕海鲜餐厅

Our Kulai friend Puan Chong and family found Chao Shan Restaurant in Indahpura (Kulai) near their home and they love it. So, we arranged to have dinner there together last night.

Friday, 12 April 2019

JB 👟Pontian 👟Johor Food Trail - A Day of Duck, Giant Grouper, Coffee, Game Meat & Wine

JB 👟Pontian 👟Johor Food Trail - A Day of Duck, Giant Grouper, Coffee, Game Meat & Wine

Three of us went on a simple whole day food trail in Johor Bahru and Pontian today - after so many food trails, I think simple, leisurely ones without overeating are the best 😄 We stopped at just 5 places - Taika Huat Braised Duck 八里半大家发鸭肉 ➤ House of Giant Grouper 龍膽之家 ➤ Kheng Guan Hiong Coffee ➤ Pontian Wild Game Meat 笨珍三不卖野味 ➤ Tasting Lab (a wine shop).


Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Hidden Gem Lei Cha Rice @ Restoran HNY Happiness in Desa Cermerlang, Ulu Tiram, JB ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Hidden Gem Lei Cha Rice @ Restoran HNY Happiness in Desa Cermerlang, Ulu Tiram, JB

When I just want a simple meal or ran out of ideas on where to eat, I often settle for lei cha fun 擂茶饭 (thunder tea rice). Lei cha fun is a healthy choice that doesn't compromise on taste at all.

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Fortune Pot Wanton Mee Noodles in Mount Austin, Johor Bahru 福鼎记

Fortune Pot Wanton Mee Noodles n Mount Austin, Johor Bahru 福鼎记

As a wanton mee lover, seeing posts on Fortune Pot 福鼎记, a new wanton mee joint in Taman Mount Austin popping up in social media, I can't wait to check it out 😋

Monday, 8 April 2019

Taj Banana Leaf Affordable Authentic Indian Cuisine in Taman Mount Austin in Johor Bahru

Taj Banana Leaf in Taman Mount Austin in Johor Bahru

This humble no frills Indian restaurant in JB's Taman Mount Austin has been steadily building up a loyal following over the last three years with its authentic Indian dishes at reasonable prices. I am now one of their fans too after trying some of their dishes yesterday (and last year).

Sunday, 7 April 2019

New Lucky Seafood Restaurant in Johor Bahru Taman Seri Tebrau 新运海鲜酒楼

New Lucky Seafood Restaurant in Johor Bahru Taman Seri Tebrau 新运海鲜酒楼

New Lucky is a half century old stalwart of JB seafood / zhi char restaurants which is very popular with locals and Singaporeans alike. Two of us, we went to try their famous char kway teow and peppery pig stomach soup which enjoy many raving reviews.

Saturday, 6 April 2019

Mutiara Johor Bahru Ramadan Buffet 2019

Mutiara Johor Bahru Ramadan Buffet 2019

Hotel Mutiara JB Ramadan Buka Puasa Buffet from 6 May - 4 Jun 2019. RM125 nett per adult, RM65 nett per child (age 4 - 12). Early bird price of RM108 nett available till 5 May 2019. To book 📞 +607 330 0244 / 0248

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Panda in Sichuan @ Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding 成都大熊猫繁育研究基地 🐼

Panda in Sichuan @ Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding 成都大熊猫繁育研究基地 🐼

When I got the invitation to visit Sichuan, the first thing that got into my mind was "I am going to see the 🐼 pandas!". This will be my first time seeing a panda, that iconic animal from Sichuan, China. There are only around 1,000 pandas left in the world and 80% live in Sichuan.

Sunday, 31 March 2019

FrapasBar by Saveur - The Cathay. French cuisine served Tapas style with Bar in the heart of Singapore

FrapasBar by Saveur - The Cathay. French cuisine served Tapas style with Bar in the Heart of Singapore

Went for lunch meet up at FrapasBar by Saveur - The Cathay. Enjoyed myself a lot as I was surprised by the range of dishes, delighted by the taste, and pleased with the reasonable prices.

Friday, 29 March 2019

Auntie Lily Mee Rebus @ Restoran Wang Hin in Taman Daya JB 旺铭美食中心 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Auntie Lily Mee Rebus @ Restoran Wang Hin in Taman Daya JB 旺铭美食中心

Mee rebus is one of my favourite hawker dishes - they're everywhere in Singapore and Malaysia, just the right size for a snack or light meal, and delicious. Thing is, good mee rebus are harder to come by these days. I am so happy to stumble upon Auntie Lily's tasty mee rebus. You must try it too when you are near Taman Daya in Johor Bahru.

MAD ABOUT SUCRE Spring 2019

MAD ABOUT SUCRE Spring 2019

Fans of Mad About Sucre know that the quaint little eatery in Singapore's Chinatown (27 Teo Hong Road) has a new menu, new delights every new season of the year. The Spring 2019 menu is just out to challenge our tastebuds with new flavours, aroma and texture combinations. The eyes get a visual feasting too.

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Freshly Made Hong Kong Chee Cheong Fun (Rice Rolls). Marsiling Mall Hawker Centre Singapore 港式猪肠粉现做现卖

Freshly Made Hong Kong Chee Cheong Fun (Rice Rolls). Marsiling Mall Hawker Centre Singapore 港式猪肠粉现做现卖

This has happened before. I was enjoying my lunch at a hawker centre (this time at Marsiling Mall) and buddy popped up offering something else to share (this time chee cheong fun). I took a piece, partly out of curiosity, partly out of appreciation. Boomz, I liked this chee cheong fun so much that we ordered another set.

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Jiayang Steam Train - Last Small Gauge Steam Train Service in the World & Bajiaogou 嘉阳小火车. 芭蕉沟

Jiayang Steam Train - Last Small Gauge Steam Train Service in the World & Bajiaogou 嘉阳小火车. 芭蕉沟

She'll be coming round the mountain when she comes,

She'll be coming round the mountain when she comes,

Jiayang Stream Train will be coming round the mountain,

Coming round the mountain, 

Coming round the mountain when she comes.

Sunday, 24 March 2019

Nanyang Culture and Heritage Food in Singapore Chinatown. Five Foot Way Festival (23 & 24 Mar 2019)

Nanyang Culture and Heritage Food in Singapore Chinatown. Five Foot Way Festival

For 200 years, Singapore's Chinatown has been the focal point of Chinese coming to Nanyang 南洋 (Southeast Asia) - the first Chinese junk arrived at Singapore River in 1821. Each successive wave of 新客 new arrivals brought another layer of culture and customs to Chinatown. Food is an edible heritage we can see, smell, touch and taste - and, memories of it lodge in our taste buds and minds.

Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre. 10 Favourite Hawker Stalls, 10 Interesting Things about Bedok You May Not Know

Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre. 10 Favourite Hawker Stalls, 10 Interesting Things about Bedok You May Not Know

Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre (BIHC) is one of the largest in Singapore - it has 70 hawker stalls and 1,000 seats. BIHC opened in 2014 under the Remaking Our Homeland programme, replacing the smaller old hawker centre built in 1979. BIHC is at the heart of Bedok, the largest public housing estate in Singapore with a population of around 300,000.


Sunday, 17 March 2019

Pin Xiang Hainanese Chicken Rice 品香雞飯 @ Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre Singapore

Pin Xiang Hainanese Chicken Rice 品香雞飯 @ Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre Singapore

For the past weeks when I was exploring Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre, I noticed that there was always a long queue at Pin Xiang Chicken Rice 品香雞飯. I only tried it today (finally), as Pin Xiang is famous for their fried chicken but I am a poached chicken devotee. I must say, thanks to Pin Xiang, I am a fried chicken convert now.

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Hock Hai (Hong Lim) Curry Chicken Noodle @ Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre 福海(芳林)咖喱鸡米粉面

Hock Hai (Hong Lim) Curry Chicken Noodle @ Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre 福海(芳林) 咖喱鸡米粉面

I love the curry chicken noodles stalls at Hong Lim hawker centre, so when I saw Hock Hai (Hong Lim) Curry Chicken Noodle stall at Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre, I was eager to check it out. Turns out, it was pretty good too.

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Yong Hwa Delights Handmade Fishball Meat Ball Noodle. Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre

Yong Hwa Delights Handmade Fishball Meat Ball Noodle. Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre

When I passed by this stall at Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre, the thing that hit me first was the bold sign "Handmade Fishball Meat Ball Noodle 手工鱼圆肉圆面". Only on closer look did I see Yong Hwa Delights 永华, the actual name of the stall.

Monday, 11 March 2019

Bedok Chwee Kueh 勿洛水粿 Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre Singapore

Bedok Chwee Kueh 勿洛水粿 Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre Singapore

If you know me, right... . You will know that I am not really a big fan of franchise stalls. So, my eyes and mind unconsciously blanked out Bedok Chwee Kueh 勿洛水粿 even though I passed the stall many times at Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre. (Bedok Chwee Kueh is a franchise with many outlets throughout Singapore.)

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Hai Fa Kway Chap in Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre Singapore 海发粿汁

Hai Fa Kway Chap in Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre Singapore 海发粿汁

For the past weeks, I had been lurking around the sprawling Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre. I think the hawkers have alerted the neighbourhood watch about this inquisitive uncle... . Anyway, as usual I turned to my Facebook friends for help on where to eat. Brent Tay said I must try Hai Fa 海发粿汁 - "The best kway chap" he said. "To me the best in Singapore" he further stressed.

Saturday, 9 March 2019

Gao Lak Roasted Chestnuts in Singapore Chinatown Trengganu Food Street

Gao Lak Roasted Chestnuts in Singapore Chinatown Trengganu Food Street

In old Singapore, pasar malam and wayang (stage opera) shows were fairly common in town and in the heartlands. Where there were pasar malam and wayang, there were gao lak or roasted chestnut stalls. It was a popular portable snack. Nowadays, gao lak 栗子 stalls are rare in Singapore. One of the last ones left is at the Chinatown Trengganu Street food stalls.

Friday, 8 March 2019

Grandfather's Old Amoy Chendol @ Singapore Chinatown Terengganu Street Food Stalls

Grandfather's Old Amoy Chendol @ Singapore Chinatown Terengganu Street Food Stalls

Chendol or cendol is one of the most popular and iconic of Southeast Asian ice desserts. It's a godsend on humid hot days in tropical Asia. But, authentic cendol is hard to find nowadays - in Singapore, you can perhaps count them all with the fingers on one hand (and 3 of them are Old Amoy Chendol 😂 ).

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Indo Sumatera Putu Bambu @ Singapore Chinatown Trengganu Street

Indo Sumatera Putu Bambu @ Singapore Chinatown Trengganu Street

I passed this way at the food kiosks at Trengganu Street in Singapore's Chinatown many times. But, only now did I start to realise that there are some little gems here.