Johor Kaki Travels for Food

johorkaki@gmail celebrates retirement in Singapore travels to Johor Malaysia & worldwide for food

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?

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Famous Special Char Siew Zhong Yu Yuan Wei Wanton Mee in Tiong Bahru Food Centre 忠于原味雲吞麵


Updating myself on Tiong Bahru Food Centre as friends from The Philippines are coming over after Chinese New Year. They want to come here as they heard so much good things about Singapore hawker food. One of the stalls I like them to try at Tiong Bahru Food Centre is Zhong Yu Yuan Wei Wanton Mee 忠于原味雲吞麵.

Saturday, 11 January 2020

Pondok Ceri Ayam Penyet @ Jalan Kangkar Tebrau in Johor Bahru


Looking for way around another traffic jam along the Pasir Gudang Highway, we stumbled upon Pondok Ceri Ayam Penyet along Jalan Kangkar Tebrau.

Pontian Best Food to Eat for your Johor Foodie Adventure


Pontian town (officially Pontian Kechil) is a small fishing town just 1 hour drive from Johor Bahru. It's a nice day trip destination with many interesting rustic small town food stops.

Friday, 10 January 2020

Yong Lock Huang Yong Tau Foo @ Jalan Tan Hiok Nee, Old Town Johor Bahru 永樂園(釀豆腐)


First time eating Yong Lock Huang's yong  tau foo even though I passed the restaurant at Jalan Tan Hiok Nee many, many times since 2012. The yong tau foo is nice and I would be back again for it when I am around JB's old downtown.

Thursday, 9 January 2020

Hainanese Mutton Soup & Chicken Rice in Restoran Kg Baru Pandan, Johor Bahru


Celine Chong's post in 吃的平台 Facebook group brought us to this cheap and good Hainanese mutton soup shop in Kampung Baru Pandan in JB. Two weeks later, we came back for their Hainanese chicken rice. It was good too 😋

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

What to Eat in Tampoi, Johor Bahru? Plenty & Here's 10 of the Best


Tampoi is a sprawling residential and light industry area in Johor Bahru generally around 20 minutes to 30 minutes drive north of JB Immigration. Food choices are plentiful and diverse. Here are my 10 favourites which I go back to regularly.

Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Best Senai Food to Eat before Boarding or on Coming Home @ Senai Airport


Senai is a small town near Senai International Airport which is also on the trunk road to Kulai town. It is a good pit stop for traditional street food (which includes a few gems) before flying off from Senai airport. It can also be the prelude to your Kulai food trail 😄

Monday, 6 January 2020

Commentary on Web Piracy. Who Stole from Johor Kaki Blog?

Image credit: Wikipedia   

Who stole from Johor Kaki blog?

Mentioning only some commercial sites. There are also copycat personal blogs (I shall leave them unnamed but why start a blog only to steal content? Isn't blogging about personal expression? 🤦‍♂️ ).

Sunday, 5 January 2020

Ming Ji Zi Char in Taman Johor Jaya Rosmerah 铭记家乡小炒


We had a simple but enjoyable dinner at Ming Ji 铭记家乡小炒 at the Rosmerah section of Taman Johor Jaya.

Tasters' Choice. 10 Best Food & Restaurants you Must Try in Kulai, Johor.


Ten years and uncounted foodie trips to Kulai. Most in this list are townsfolk favourites recommended by long time Kulai friends. Over the years, we have eaten at all the stalls in this list (and also stalls we did not include the list) many times.

Friday, 3 January 2020

Traditional Chinese Kong Kee Mutton Soup @ 227 Jalan Besar, Singapore 江记羊肉汤

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Last night, on my way to an appointment, an old familiar alluring, quite pungent aroma caught my attention. I paused for a while at Kong Kee Mutton Soup at 227, Jalan Besar and made a mental note to come back for it soon.

Bamas Kitchen Briyani @ Trio Singapore. Rich Home Cooked Flavours in a Simple Little India Restaurant


Five of us briyani fans gathered at the newly opened Bamas Kitchen at Trio at Sam Leong Road (off Jalan Besar).

Thursday, 2 January 2020

Brovarnia Gdansk Poland. Award Winning Polish Beers & Good Traditional Food


Poland renowned for its national drink vodka, is also famous for its beers and microbreweries. The beer capital of Poland is Gdansk, a seaport on its northern Baltic sea coast. Brovarnia Gdańsk is a good place to experience the best of Polish beer and traditional food.

Wednesday, 1 January 2020

Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Old World Bakuteh & Awesome Fried Porridge @ Hiap Hoe Eating House, Blk 747 Yishun Singapore


It's New Year's eve and I have a dental appointment in Yishun. So, I hoped to have something nice before reclining on the dentist's chair 😱

Restoran 8 Ah Sam Kopitiam in Permas Jaya. Cheap & Tasty Economic Rice in Johor Bahru 豪美味


Bumped into Joe while running errands in Johor Bahru. It is always great to catch up with Joe. He bought me teh tarik and shared with me JB foodie tips. Many of the early Johor Kaki posts were tip offs from Joe. Thanks buddy! We agreed to meet the next day at his usual lunch hangout at Restoran 8 Ah Sam Kopitiam 豪美味 in Permas Jaya.

Monday, 30 December 2019

The RANCH Steakhouse by Astons at Clarke Quay. Among Singapore's Best Steaks at Humble Prices


I've been to The RANCH Steakhouse by Astons at Clarke Quay a couple of times. I enjoyed the premium steaks here, and the reasonable prices keep me happy, especially for a relatively upscale place like Clarke Quay.

Sunday, 29 December 2019

Mokotowska 69 Warsaw Poland. My First Poland Tastes Good Experience


My first time in Poland, first night in Warsaw and my first meal in a Polish restaurant, Mokotowska 69. After 2 months of anticipation since we began planning for the trip, expectations were sky high. Mokotowska 69 was exactly the type of charming warm local culinary experiences I was looking forward to.

Dinner at Zoni in Warsaw Poland. One of 7 Most Beautiful Restaurants in the World


Five wonderful days in Poland, it was too soon time for goodbyes 😪 We had our farewell party at Zoni in Warsaw, reputedly the most beautiful restaurant in the city.

Saturday, 28 December 2019

Wo Jia in Taman Molek JB. Common Way of Eating Wanton Mee in Johor that may Surprise Hong Kongers 我家


For quite some time already, while running errands in Taman Molek, I would pass by Wo Jia 我家 wanton mee. Every time, I was attracted by the comforting smell of dried anchovies churning in the large pot of steamy soup. I always made a mental note to come back after my errands but never did; always rushing off to get the next thing done. This morning, I finally tried Wo Jia wanton mee, and enjoyed it.

Friday, 27 December 2019

Thursday, 26 December 2019

Kluang Best Food & Sightseeing Guide. 10 Must Eat in Bat Town of Johor


Kluang is a good day trip destination from Johor Bahru as it is less than 2 hours of leisurely expressway driving away. It is also on the KTM railway route. If you go by train, once in Kluang, you can go anywhere with GRAB as most attractions are in the town centre (walking distance from the KTM railway station, if you like to walk like me 😄 ). There are plenty of good food to eat for your day trip. These are my 10 Kluang food recommendations.

Wednesday, 25 December 2019

Chinese New Year Hakka Mi Fen Chang & Mi Chang. Traditional Bee Hoon & Rice Puff Crackers 炸米粉呈.米呈


With Chinese New Year just around the corner, I had the privilege to learn how to make traditional Hakka mi chang 米呈 (rice puff or bubble crackers) and mi fen chang 米粉呈 (bee hoon puff crackers). These crispy snacks are delicious, not too hard fun to make and can be enjoyed anytime, not only during Chinese New Year.