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Clan Restaurant Modern European Cuisine Summer Menu Set Dinner JK1536


I was invited to taste the 6 course modern European set dinner menu by The Clan Restaurant at Pomo Mall at Selegie Road in Singapore. It was a scrumptious meal, made with premium ingredients, well executed, professionally served by attentive staff in a comfortable, well appointed restaurant. In my opinion, the price S$78++ is good value for what we are getting. (Available from 1 Jul 2016.)

Pudu KL Food - Restoran 168 Curry Mee and Wanton Mee JK1535

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Stumbled upon this scene and loud signboard while combing the gritty streets of Pudu KL for good food. When in KL, I like to come to Pudu because it is like the old Chinatown of Singapore.

Complete Makeover but still MAD About Sucre @ Heart. French Provençal Cuisine in Singapore


21 Sep 2020. MAD About Sucre reopened today after a seven week makeover. I love the funky new decor. The food is still the same - Eric's well grounded yet whimsical takes on French Provençal cuisine.

Mama Cooking at Atson Coffee Shop at Jalan Inang, Taman Nesa, Skudai, Johor JK1532


Today, we followed Daniel Chong's post in 吃的平台 foodie group to 1 Jalan Inang 1 in Skudai for this little hidden gem serving home cooked style comfort food. We love it and shall be back for more mama style food at Auntie Lian's stall.

謝謝 Daniel Chong 在吃的平台的介紹。好吃簡單的家常菜攤主用心準備和熟的菜。食物新鮮美味。黄酒鸡, 拉拉, 猪脚, 炸魚, 炒青菜等等。價格合理。朋友们可以試試看。1, Jalan Inang 1早市

Boneless BBQ Sambal Stingray at 999 Ikan Bakar at BR Coffee Shop in Permas Jaya Johor Bahru 新国花铁板烧鱼 JK1531


Stumbled upon this really good ikan bakar stall today at BR 新国花 coffee shop in Permas Jaya. I've been here at BR coffee shop a few times before but somehow missed this 999 Ikan Bakar stall. It's one of my favourite ikan bakar stalls in Malaysia and Singapore now. For lucky JB folks, this brilliant stall in Permas Jaya is so accessible 😄

百万镇新国花 999 铁板烧鱼好特别. 新鲜魔鬼鱼, 起骨又脱皮. 烤到半熟以后, 加上辣辣的 sambal. 煮熟以后, 有清新的香, 又辣又酸又甜. 好好吃. 朋友们可以试试. Jalan Permas 10/5 和 Permas 10/6 交接.

Johor Bahru Classical Music Festival 2016 - Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) presents One Thousand and One Nights JK1530


Last night (19 Jun 2016) the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) performed at Johor Bahru's Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios to bring the JB Classical Music Festival 2016 to a crescendo and magnificent close. It was a fitting finale to 5 days of classical music extravaganza beginning on 15 Jun which took the JB arts, culture, and music scene to a new high.

Chinese Fine Dining in Kuala Lumpur at Celestial Court Restaurant Sheraton Imperial Hotel JK1529


Johor Kaki was invited to visit Celestial Court, the fine dining Cantonese Chinese restaurant at Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Kuala Lumpur.

Restoran Siu Siu Robson Heights Kuala Lumpur 小小飯店


Met up with my KL buddy Win and she brought us to one of her favourite haunts Restoran Siu Siu 小小飯店. Siu Siu is at Jalan Syed Putra Kiri, a stone's throw from Tian How Temple at Robson Height.

Home Cooked Penang Asam Laksa in Johor Jaya JB 黄家住家正宗槟城亞參啦沙


Bong Family Home Cooked Authentic Penang Laksa 黄家住家正宗槟城 Laksa in Johor Jaya has been in business for three years already and is well known among locals. Please call ☎ +6019 931 8729 before coming as they are having a temporary manpower issue.

Johor Jaya 黄家住家正宗槟城亞參啦沙吃。原料, 香充足, 鱼肉也很多。 攤主來自槟城。好有槟城的味道。莫莫查查也餐廳特別環境美食真的一定要試試1, Jalan Keembong 32, Taman Johor 拜六礼拜 10:00am - 6:00pm 开罢了。

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Thank U Mom Korean Baked Chicken (not Fried) in Johor Bahru Bukit Indah 땡큐 맘 치킨 JK1526

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I wasn't expecting much from trendy fads and franchise food but the Korean style baked chicken at Thank U Mom just blew my mind. It's one of the best baked chicken that I've tried so far.

Thank U Mom 的多汁,鲜嫩,美味的韩式烤鸡肉真的让我兴奋。新山 Bukit Indah 是世界上, 韩国以外唯一的地方, 可以试试这个韩国著名品牌。比一般稍貴,但好吃, 应该有长龙。Jalan Bukit Indah 15/2 AEON Jusco 对面 一定要试试 

Johor Bahru Classical Music Festival Opening Night at R&F Princess Cove with Charivari Agréable JK1525


Johor Baru is hosting the five-day Johor Bahru Classical Music Festival from 15 to 19 Jun 2016. We will have the chance to enjoy world class Malaysian and international classical music artistes from England, Spain, France and Austria performing at various iconic venues in Johor Bahru.

Bazar Ramadan Jalan Badik 21, Taman Puteri Wangsa, Ulu Tiram


During the Muslim Holy Month, Bazar Ramadan are set up all over Malaysia, in every corner of the country. There are large ones with over a hundred stalls that attract even tourists to come and try traditional local dishes. There are also smaller bazaars with just one or two rows of stalls serving the local community living near the bazaar.

Today, I was at the Bazar Ramadan at Jalan Badik 21, Taman Puteri Wangsa, Ulu Tiram which is some 15km north of Johor Bahru.

Small and intimate bazaars can be a lot of fun too. Let's see what they have here.

Wanton Noodle at Puteri Wangsa Mei Wang Coffeeshop 旺旺美食中心榮記雲吞面 JK1521


Stumbled upon this little wanton mee stall at Jalan Beladau 15 in Taman Puteri Wangsa. If you are in the area which is bustling with numerous eateries, this wanton mee stall is worth a try.

如果你在 Puteri Wangsa,可以试试旺旺美食中心的荣记雲吞面摊。 全蛋面弹性,酱有猪油,鸡爪, 叉烧和云吞都做得好猪肉咖喱面也不错。分量大, 价格公道了。Jalan Beladau 15.

Fatty Bak Kut Teh & Fish Head KL Old Klang Lama 肥佬肉骨茶与鱼头


Documenting my old haunts from my pre-blogging days, took us today to Fatty Bak Kut Teh & Fish Head 肥佬肉骨茶与鱼头 at the colourful Jalan Klang Lama or Old Klang Road in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Villa Danieli Fine Italian Restaurant at Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur JK1519


Johor Kaki was invited to visit Villa Danieli, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur's famous fine Italian restaurant.

Samy Bak Kut Teh in Port Klang, Pandamaran • Lai Hing Sam Mei 三美肉骨茶


Actually, we were already done for the day's heavy bout of food hunting and our stomachs were full when we passed by Lai Hing bak kut teh (which locals know as Sam Mei 三美). I've not seen a bak kut teh shop so crowded before (other than Johor's Kiang Kee 强记).

Full as we were, with a crowd like this. we just couldn't leave Port Klang without trying Sam Mei 三美 bak kut teh.

Yong Peng Fish Balls at Bebola Ikan Anthony


If you are a fish ball lover, every time you drive pass Yong Peng town along Malaysia's North South Expressway, I suggest you make a stop at Bebola Ikan Anthony for their hand made ikan parang fish balls.

Ramadan Bazar Kuala Lumpur Bangsar Telawi 4


Visited the Ramadan Bazar at Bangsar, Jalan Telawi 4 this evening which is one of my old haunts. I used to come to the Sunday pasar malam here, and of course, the Ramadan bazar during the Muslim holy month.

Mo Sang Kor Bak Kut Teh Legend of Klang 毛山稿肉骨茶


It has to happen. I must make a pilgrimage to the flag bearers of Klang style bak kut teh -  one of them is Mo Sang Kor. The premier bak kut teh shop has outlets at Taman Berkerley and Pandamaran. We opted for the old parent stall shack at Pandamaran. (Update: They have only two modern shops now - this parent stall is no longer in operation. This post was written based on the parent stall which is a road side shack.)

Fatty Mee Hoon Kuih House Berkeley Klang's Smoothest Kueh Operator 百家利大肥面粉粿 JK1513


When I was food hunting in Taman Berkerley, the old residential district in Klang has changed beyond recognition. The once laid back enclave is now a thriving food hub popular with locals and KLites.

Oh! So this is the Famous Chow Kiat Klang Bak Kut Teh ● Now then I Know 超吉美味肉骨茶


Went to Klang today to hunt for bak kut teh. Driving around the old town, we stumbled upon a familiar bak kut teh shop, the one which I used to eat at when I was working in KL over a decade ago.

KL Pudu Beef King Noodles 牛王牛肉面


Went today to the grimy Pudu area of KL which is one of my favourite food hunting grounds. It's my lucky day today - stumbled upon Beef King 牛王 which is a popular old stall here.

Review of Restoran Do Do Do in Tangkak Johor is all Beef Beef Beef 东甲肥仔牛腩面

Restoran Do Do Do in Tangkak Johor is all Beef Beef Beef 东甲肥仔牛腩面

Restoran Do Do Do 东甲肥仔牛腩面 in Tangkak is my regular stopover between JB and KL. Tangkak is near mid way between JB and KL, and Do Do Do serves beef in ways which we cannot get anywhere else.

Ramadan Bazaar Buffet at Thistle Johor Bahru 6 June - 4 July 2016 JK1509


I attended the media preview of the Ramadan bazaar buffet at Thistle Johor Bahru which will be hosted during the coming Ramadan holy month from 6 Jun to 4 Jul.

Johor Tua Thow JB Kway Teow Soup - No Gimmicks, Just Fresh Ingredients Well Prepared 大頭餐室


In JB, I like it when I have to share a table with strangers. I always take the opportunity to ask my new friend why s/he like this stall. I would go further to ask him/her for other recommendations. That's how I was introduced to Tua Thow kway teow thng which old customers refer to as "Larkin Bomba kway teow thng" because it is across the road from the fire station. That was in January 2012, and I have been back at Tua Thow regularly ever since.

Curry Sah Hor Fun at Kee Kim Huat Coffee Shop in Johor Bahru 成记咖哩河粉 JK1507


Sah Hor Fun 沙河粉 is a flat rice ribbon noodle originally from the Shahe 沙河 region of Guangzhou, China. I think people from Shahe would never imagine what happened to their staple food when it came to Malaysia. The versatile Sah Hor Fun rice noodle is eaten in many ways - stir fried, served in soup, and in a uniquely Malaysian fusion - bathed in a flood of spicy chicken curry.

Most Popular Kopitiam Dim Sum in Johor • Gim Cheng in Taman Daya since 2008 锦成茶楼


Came to Gim Cheng at Taman Daya this morning - this large corner kopitiam type dim sum shop is the most popular in JB to my knowledge.

It's all about the Handmade Fish Balls - Ah Hua at Johor Bahru Sri Tebrau Food Centre 亚华手工鱼丸 JK1505


After stumbling upon Ah Hua in Stulang Laut and enjoyed their fish ball noodles back in 2012, Ah Hua moved and I lost track of the stall ever since. So, I was really glad that buddy MC Kee mentioned to me that Ah Hua is now located at Sri Tebrau Hawker Centre. I quickly made my way down to Ah Hua for that long lost feeling of tasting their famed hand made fish balls.

Lemon Tree Homegrown Family Friendly Restaurant in Taman Melodies, Permas Jaya, Kulai & More


Lemon Tree is a popular JB homegrown family friendly restaurant serving a wide range of local and Western dishes in a casual, comfortable setting at reasonable prices. Lemon Tree now has three locations - Taman Melodies, Permas Jaya and Kulai - all serving the same menu, with the same ambiance and same prices.

100 Best Food Places to Eat in Johor Bahru · Ultimate JB Hawker Guide · DIY Food Trip Planner

Image of Johor Bahru CIQ & Causeway courtesy of Wikipedia

(Updated 29 Jul 2022) After 12 years of full time writing nearly 3,000 posts and tasting, re-tasting many more Johor food stalls, I have updated the Johor Kaki Top 100 for 2022. I personally tried and tasted every recommendation several times.