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San Lou Fried Bee Hoon @ San Low Seafood Restaurant in Taman Pelangi, Johor Bahru 三楼海鲜


San Low Seafood 三楼海鲜 is one of the stalwarts of Johor’s larger, older seafood restaurants. The popular San Low restaurant is located at the junction of Jalan Biru and Jalan Merah in Taman Pelangi, just 10 minutes drive from JB CIQ.

JB Botak Asam Pedas Curry Fish @ Jalan Lumba Kuda (Near Hotel Suria & Hotel Grand Blue Wave)


This asam pedas fish head is the signature dish at Kedai Makan Jadi Baru Botak at Jalan Lumba Kuda which is about 10 minutes walk from JB Sentral (central bus station) which is at the ground level of the CIQ building in JB.

Tin & Tin (Cathay) Beef Kway Teow (Shang Ji) @ Jalan Lumba Kuda, Johor Bahru


This humble little stall in a corner in Shangi Ji coffee shop along Jalan Lumba Kuda offers a good beef kway teow.

Tin & Tin (Cathay) Beef Kway Teow stall opened for just a year (as at 2011) but the stall owner Tan Ah Teng had been in the restaurant business for over 40 years. (This space was previously occupied by the legendary Ah Deng Beef Noodle stall. Ah Deng retired in 2010.)

Sesame Oil Chicken @ Ah Soon Bak Kut Teh in Taman Sri Tebrau 麻油鸡.亚顺肉骨茶


Ah Soon 亚顺肉骨茶 in Taman Sri Tebrau is typical of popular old established bak kut teh shops in Johor Bahru.

Hainanese Chicken Chop @ IT Roo Café in Johor Bahru near City Square 一而鸡扒

Hainanese Chicken Chop @ IT Roo Café in Johor Bahru near City Square

IT Roo's Hainanese chicken chop was one of the first posts in Johor Kaki blog, way back in 2011. We've been back a few times since then, and this is an update. Overall, the signature chicken chop has not changed much except that it's a bit more greasy nowadays. They were still using those cute plates with pink chicken motifs 😂

Using Medisave in Malaysian Hospitals

Singaporeans, Singapore PRs and their immediate families can use Medisave to pay for private care at 12 approved hospitals and medical centres in Malaysia. This policy had been effective since March 2010.

MACS (Malaysia Automated Clearance System) ℹ Update: This Scheme Has Been Replaced By MACS 2.0


I got my MACS (Malaysia Automated Clearance System) pass in Nov 2011. It is a sticker with an embedded Radio Frequency Identification (RFI) microchip and is applied on the last page of my passport.

Update: This Scheme Has Been Replaced By MACS 2.0 👈 click

Hainanese Coffee & Chicken Chop @ Hua Mui Coffee Shop. Old Downtown Johor Bahru (near City Square) 华美茶餐室

Chicken Chop JohorHua_Mui_Coffee_Shop_Johor_BahruTucked in the corner at the junction of Jalan Trus and Jalan Dhoby in old downtown Johor Bahru, Hua Mui coffee shop 华美茶餐室 is just 15 minutes' leisurely walk from City Square or 5 minutes if you drive. Hua Mui restaurant has become one of my regular coffee stops in JB.