Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Laksa Johor at Dann's Café in Taman Daya, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

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
GPS: 1.547242,103.764613
Hours: 10:30am to 9:30pm

Date visited: 9 Nov 2012


  1. Hi, this is my most favorite place to dine. I'd try all their menu repeatably and never get tired of it. Their hydrabadi biryani is excellent and you should try their Morocco chicken wings, it's finger licking good.
    Their nasi serai & nasi lemak is highly recommended too. Love their teapots collection from all over the world.

    Nearby Jln Sagu 13 Selera Anggun is another good place to have your lunch. Their sambal belachan is very tasty. They serve nasi hujan panas.
    Have a nice day.

    1. Thanks Amelia. I shall be back at Dann's and also Selera Anggun :)

  2. I love Johor laksa and did not know where to find a place that sells good Johor laksa. Thanks to your posts, I will try out the 3 outlets one by one. :)

  3. the laksas in JB are so different from SG. The gravy are different. In addition, the noodles (spaghetti vs thick bee hoon) used are different. I want to try it one day to see te difference

  4. Oh, this is Laksa Johor, uniquely Johor.

  5. Hi JK,

    I came by your blog by way of the link at Johor Blogs and News. You have a very interesting site.

    I've been to Dann's Cafe once before, based on the recommendation of fellow blogger Amelia (the first commenter of this post). I tried their Beriani Hyderabad and can confirm that it is very tasty. I plan to go there again soon to try their other dishes.

    Tq to Amelia for giving me the head's up.

  6. Tried Laksa Johor... mmg best...

    But personally... kalau masin sikit lg... lagi best...

  7. ada contact number tk? sbb saya student kolej and kena buat research pasal laksa ni. kalau tak keberatan, saya nak interview awak pasal latar belakang laksa.

    1. 0177216922 naguib ainuddin
      Boleh call nk buat appointment


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