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Sungai Lembing Panorama Hill Sunrise, Rainbow Waterfall Trek & Famous Food! JK1661



I am joining Adventure Village's tour to Sungai Lembing in Pahang state, Malaysia. I am planning the food stops and slotting them into Adventure Village's itinerary 😁

As I have not been to Sungai Lembing before, the plan is based on web resources and advice from friends and Johor Kaki readers. Thank you 🙏 to friends who responded to my calls for help. When I return, I will re-blog about my Sungai Lembing trip with actual personal experiences on the ground.

Traditional Hand Made Fish Ball Noodle in Johor Bahru JB @ 老黄自制番薯鱼圆面 JK1660

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Stumbled upon a nice, simple hand made fish ball noodle stall at Jalan Kilang Nenas this morning.

新山八里半刚开不久的老黄自制番薯鱼圆面, 我吃了觉得好吃. 老板用新鲜番薯鱼做的鱼丸, 弹牙香甜. 大骨跟鱼骨熬的汤也很好喝. 朋友们不妨试试. 可能也会喜欢. Lee 黄梨场附近.

Honest Trusted Durian Seller in JB Johor Bahru

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Update 7 Jun 2019. When I wrote a blog post in 2013 about how not to be sold a fake mao shan wang, I said I would follow up with a list of honest durian sellers.

Chicken Up Johor Bahru Holiday Villa JB JK1558

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Visited Chicken Up Johor Bahru, the hugely popular Korean themed food joint from Singapore (where it has 7 outlets). The first Chicken Up outlet in JB was very well received, where it saw long queues since it opened a couple of months ago. 

JB Beggar Chicken @ Impian Emas. Ban Heong Seng Bungalow is History 万香城

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Updated 5 Jun 2019. This was the final dinner party served at the Ban Heong Seng 万香城 bungalow at Jalan Tahar on 24 Jul 2016. After 30 years here, the famous JB beggar chicken 叫化鸡 restaurant is moving to a shop lot (address to be announced) in Taman Impian Emas, Skudai.

万香城叫化鸡于7月25日已经停止在住家用餐. 现在还有外卖. 老板正在找适合的店面重新招待顾客.


Sang Har Mee @ CF Fish Head Noodle in Johor Bahru near KSL 创发生蝦鱼头米 JK1556

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Tried out the sang har mee 生蝦麵 at the newly opened CF Fish Head Restoran 创发生蝦鱼头米 near KSL Mall in Taman Century. We love it 😋

Michelin Star Meal for USD1.50? A French Revolution in Singapore 😆

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It's been three days since the announcement on 21 Jul 2016 but I am still over the moon about Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodles 香港油雞飯麵 winning a Michelin Star in the inaugural Singapore Michelin Guide 2016.

I have a quirk of rooting for underdogs.

This is such an inspiring story in so many ways.

Famous Beef Noodles in Tangkak Johor 东甲牛腩面

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Made a detour off the North South Expressway to Tangkak town for another taste of the famous Kuang Fei beef noodles 东甲牛腩面. Kuang Fei has branches in KL, Malacca and Kluang. This restaurant in Tangkak is the founding shop.

Ten Reasons to Cheer the Two Michelin Star Singapore Hawkers

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Last night, culinary history was made in Singapore.

Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle 香港油雞飯麵 at Chinatown Food Complex and Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle 吊桥头大华猪肉粿条面 at Crawford Lane were both awarded One Michelin Star in the inaugural Singapore Michelin Guide 2016.

545 Whampoa Prawn Noodles · 1960s Singapore Style Prawn Mee 黄埔虾面

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Finally had a chance to taste 545 Whampoa Prawn Noodles at Tekka Market today right after my medical appointment. So happy to manage to catch the last few bowls before the stall closes at 2:00pm 😃

I have an updated version here 👈 click


Best Roti Prata Canai Places in JB Johor Bahru

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Singaporeans love their roti prata (known as roti canai in Malaysia). That's why many were up in arms when roti prata was missing from the Bib Gourmand Awards from the inaugural 2016 Michelin Guide Singapore.

Across the Causeway, roti canai is a big thing in JB too - the Indian staple is at every street corner warung, restoran and 24-hour Mamak shop. One of the most popular is at Restoran Selera Selatan.

Johor Jaya Rosmerah 2/13 的印度煎饼好松脆, 又不油腻。沾了甜辣带香的咖喱和 sambal 更加好吃可说是新山最受欢迎的印度煎饼之一朋友们不妨试试


Best Zi Char Places in JB Johor Bahru - Pelangi City

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Back at Pelangi City, one of my favourite zi char stalls in Johor Bahru after nearly two years. I am glad that everything is still as great at this busy little stall 😃

在彩虹的彩虹城煮炒小档口 (Jalan Biru 三楼海鲜对面), 锅气十足他们的菜都很不错的我最喜欢的是他们的菜圃鱼。可以试试


Pachem Thai Food · Authentic Taste of Thailand in JB Johor Jaya

Pachem Thai Food in JB Johor Jaya

It's been more than two years since we last visited Pachem Thai in Johor Jaya but it has always been at the top of my mind for good authentic Thai food in Johor Bahru.

Mak's Simple Little Bowl of Wantan Noodles at Centrepoint Orchard Road

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I was running an errand at Orchard Road this morning and had an hour to spare, so I popped by Mak's Noodles for a snack bowl of their signature wanton noodle.

Nostalgic Armenian Street Char Kway Teow @ 303 Anchorvale Link Sengkang • True to Tradition

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When I heard that the old Armenian Street char kway teow stall is now in Sengkang, I made my way there at the first opportunity. (This was back in 2016. They are still here in 2023.)

Laowai 老外 Serves the Best Pan Fried Bao Shengjianbao in Wuhan, China 小路易生煎馆


This is the inspiring story of He Aojie (Jacques Olivier Ramponi) from Switzerland - his amazing journey from Switzerland to Wuhan, China to study Traditional Chinese Medicine to now the owner of his famous pan fried bao 生煎包 shop 小路易生煎馆 in Wuhan, China.

Best Shanghai Street Food - Sheng Jian Bao - Pan Fried Dumplings 生煎包

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Shēngjiānbāo 生煎包 though less globally famous than their dainty, prettier sister the xiaolongbao 小笼包, is probably more popular with Shanghainese judging by how ubiquitous it is on the streets of the bustling city. (Locals call it 生煎馒头)


Roujiamo Must Try Shanghai Street Food - Chinese Street Burger 肉夹馍

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This Chinese street sandwich found in Shanghai and all over China is often touted as the "Chinese hamburger". It's a little misleading 😝 These 肉夹馍 or "meat sandwiches" are sold in the streets of China since the Tang Dynasty's 大唐开元年间 period (713 - 741 AD) predating the American hamburger by almost two millennium.

Parents-in-Law Biscuit. Famous Shanghai Street Food - My Favourite Street Bread 公婆饼

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Despite breakneck speed redevelopment that has paved over many old food streets with glittering glass towers, Shanghai is still a street food haven. I love the street breads of Shanghai and my favourite is 公婆饼 or literally "parents-in-laws bread".

The other Shanghai Food Craze Lobster 🦞 Xiaolongxia Crayfish in Xiaolongbao City

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When in Shanghai, it is hard to miss the restaurants, shops and stalls selling xialongxia 小龍蝦 "baby lobsters" or crayfish or yabbies or crawfish. They are everywhere, at every corner you turn especially during the peak crayfish season from May to Sep, coinciding with Shanghai's sizzling, oppressively humid summers.