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Onn Kee Jaya 安记砂煲鱼头汤 for Fish in Tampoi Johor Bahru JB ⭐⭐⭐✱✱

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砂煲鱼头汤 Chinese style fish head soup with yam in a clay pot is one of my favourite comfort dishes with plain white rice on days when I just want a quiet, simple one dish meal.

Streetdirectory.com Singapore Stole Johor Kaki Video

Streetdirectory.com-Stole-Johor-Kaki-Video

This evening a friend shared a video posted on Streetdirectory.com Singapore Facebook page. It's the video of the flying wanton mee man in Johor Bahru.

The video garnered 488,000+ views, 6,796 Shares, 1,700+ Likes, and 213 Comments.

I watched the video and soon realised that it was my video - taken without my knowledge from Johor Kaki YouTube channel.

Orang Kampung Home of Sarawak Kolo Mee in Johor JB 山顶面家 ⭐⭐⭐

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Eating Sarawak style kolo mee around Johor Bahru, though each stall have their own blend of sauce and toppings, I noticed that they all have nice springy noodles that tasted and felt the same. Curious, I asked the stall holders and they told me that their supplier is in Skudai. Today, I went to the source of all kolo mee in JB (and some say Singapore) at Restoran Orang Kampung 😃

GP Tan Family Chinese Restaurant Johor Bahru 阿坤三楼鱼汤 ⭐⭐⭐✱✱

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GP Tan 阿坤三楼鱼汤 is one of those old timer makan (eating) institutions in Johor Bahru where locals go to for home cooked style Teochew dishes. GP Tan has a loyal following from long ago, well before the advent of social media. So, GP Tan have a steady clientele visiting in family groups though they are rarely mentioned online.

KL Pork Noodle Mee at Hoa Kee Taman Gaya Johor Bahru 好记 ⭐⭐⭐✱✱

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Makan (eating) buddy Jeff keeps reminding me to pay a visit to the KL pork noodle stall at Hoa Kee 好记 kopitiam in Taman Gaya. It's the favourite of a few foodie friends too.

Rock & Shell on Table Seafood at Kishin-Tei, Grand Paragon Hotel Johor Bahru ⭐⭐⭐✱✱

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There is something attractive about a beautiful mess.

Kishin-Tei Japanese restaurant in Johor Bahru's Grand Paragon Hotel just launched Rock & Shell on Table, their own Louisiana style seafood dinner.

We tried it last night and enjoyed it very much.

Cantonese Porridge & Rice Wine Chicken @ Restoran Jingle Bell Johor Jaya 金谷铃巴生肉骨茶 ⭐⭐⭐

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I have been on the look out since reader Phuan SE asked me where she can get porridge with fried intestines. So, when I saw buddy Elaine Chu post about her favourite comfort food - porridge with fried intestines at Restoran Jingle Bell - I quickly pay the old shop in Johor Jaya a visit. Reader Emily Chua has also recommended Restoran Jingle Bell to me for their rice wine pork liver.

这一家看来普通不起眼的小餐馆, 原来藏了好多好吃的美食. 简单的广东猪肉粥,  配上炸脆脆的肉肠, 一软又绵, 配上的口感, 吃起来好一番滋味. 这里的黄酒鸡肉也好不错. 黄酒的味道, 浓又香甜. 这里还有好多别的好吃的, 可以慢慢来品尝. Johor Jaya Dedap 4, 金谷铃巴生肉骨茶, 8:00am 开到 9:00pm

Molek Prawn Noodle in Johor Bahru JB 百合蝦麵 ⭐⭐⭐✱✱

Molek-Prawn-Noodle-Johor-Bahru-JB-百合蝦麵

Went to Taman Molek today to visit Molek Prawn Noodle shop after reading about it online. We started with one bowl of basic classic prawn noodle soup with small pork intestines add-on.

MAXIS 4G Makan Lokal Johor Food Trail 2 with Johor Kaki



Follow Johor Kaki as I partner MAXIS 4G on my second Johor food trail. To join us to some of the southern state's best eating places ☛

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Follow #MAXIS4GMakanLokal.

Tag your own Instagram food pics #MAXIS4GMakanLokal and stand to win prizes 🎁 from MAXIS 4G.

Follow me on my Johor food trail with MAXIS 4G 

Fuzhou Noodles at Ah Chong in Johor Jaya JB 亚春面之家 ⭐⭐⭐⭐✱

Fuzhou-Noodles-Ah-Chong-Johor-Jaya-JB-亚春面之家

This morning, I joined buddy John at one of his favourite haunts in Taman Johor Jaya for Hock Chiew noodles at Ah Chong stall. John hails from Setiawan (Perak state) where most Chinese there are Hock Chiew - Ah Chong stall is where John gets his Foochow or Fuzhou comfort food.

虽然我没有去过实兆远(霹雳州)所以不能与当地的福州美食做比较,我喜爱 新山柔佛再也亚春面之家的福州美食。我喜欢亚春的福州蛋燕,卤面和鱼丸。老板是塞蒂亚万卖的美食味道鲜甜. Jalan Dedap 20, Johor Jaya. 7:00am - 2:00pm. 星期四休息.

Kueh Stall at Johor Jaya Pasar Malam ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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We first stumbled upon this little van selling traditional kueh at the Johor Jaya pasar malam (night market) last year - it caught our attention because it had the longest queue of all the kueh stalls here. 

Roast Duck at Hong Kong Boy Food Street in Johor Jaya 好味药材烧鸭

Roast-Duck-Hong-Kong-Boy-Johor-Jaya-好味药材烧鸭

This evening I stumbled upon a good dang gui herbal roast duck stall at the popular food street near Hong Kong Boy coffee shop in Taman Johor Jaya.

Lim Kee BBQ Chicken Wings at Johor Jaya JB ⭐⭐⭐✱✱

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Exasperated after a few calorie wasting meals in a row, I asked JK readers for help for shareable recommendations. Many came to my rescue, Buddy Lionel suggested that I try the BBQ chicken wings stand in Johor Jaya. Thank you Lionel for helping me break the dry spell 🙏😊

Family Friendly Seafood Restaurant in Johor Bahru Zhen Wei 珍味阁海鲜

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Last night, I joined my friends and their families for dinner at Zhen Wei 珍味阁海鲜 at Taman Setia Indah, Johor Bahru. We had a great time, enjoying the food and each others' company.

Restaurant name: Restoran Zhen Wei 珍味阁海鲜


Address: 1, Jalan Setia 7/18, Taman Setia Indah, 81100 Johor Bahru


Tel: 016 710 9085


Hours: 12:30pm - 9:30pm

Restoran Pandan Beef Ball Noodles Johor Bahru 班兰牛肉丸 ⭐⭐⭐✱✱

Restoran-Pandan-Beef-Ball-Noodles-Johor-Bahru-班兰牛肉丸

Pandan Beef Noodle 班兰牛肉丸 with a 60+ year history, is an old brand in Johor Bahru beef noodles. Pandan serves a style of beef noodles different from the more commonly found Hainanese style. I like Pandan Beef Noodles but only after I freed my mind from Hainanese style beef noodles 😝

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT6 Review - Good Food Blogging Camera?

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I bought this Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT6 completely by chance 5 months ago. I bought this ruggedised point and shoot camera for my trekking trips, but found that I like to use it for my food blogging too. It has picked up a few scratches here and there through 5 months of rough use but it still works beautifully. 

Disclaimer: This blog is about my personal experience, posted on my own accord and has nothing to do with Panasonic Corporation. #notsponsored

River South Hoe Nam Best Prawn Noodles Singapore 河南肉骨大虾面 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

River-South-Hoe-Nam-Best-Prawn-Noodles-Singapore-河南肉骨大虾面

Famous Hoe Nam prawn noodles really needs no further introduction - founded in 1971, most Singaporeans would have heard about, if not eaten at Hoe Nam before. I just cannot resist another visit to one of my favourite prawn mee shops in Singapore.

到新加坡去一定要试试河南肉骨大虾面. 这老店自1970年已经非常有名. 他们的招牌菜是大虾面. 新鲜的虾又大又甜. 虾汤厚, 韵味十足. 面条也是不错, 有弹性, 加上美味的酱汁. 在新加坡, 这是值得一去品尝的美食之一. 31, Tai Thong Crescent. 6:30am - 4:30am. 周一休息.

Ding Ji Mushroom Minced Meat Noodle Bak Chor Mee Bishan 284 鼎记



I was running an errand around Bishan (Singapore) this morning and decided to give Ding Ji 鼎记 a try. Ding Ji is at block 284, Bishan Street 22 which is about 10 minutes walk from Bishan MRT station.

Fatty Ox HK Kitchen Beef Brisket & Tendon Noodles at Chinatown Singapore ⭐⭐⭐

Fatty-Ox-HK-Kitchen-Beef-Brisket-Tendon-Noodles-Chinatown-Singapore

We were chatting about where to get the best beef brisket and tendon noodles 牛腩面 in Singapore, and most friends around the table named Fatty Ox HK Kitchen at Chinatown Food Complex as their favourite. I've eaten Fatty Ox's beef brisket noodles a few times before and it is one of my favourites too.

Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Noodle at Fatty Ox HK Kitchen Singapore 肥牛食家.过桥面档 ⭐⭐⭐

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Besides the Michelin Starred Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken, there are at least another four, maybe five stalls serving the same dish at Chinatown Food Complex. Most of my foodie kakis swear by Fatty Ox Hong Kong Kitchen 过桥面档. I've eaten a few times at Fatty Ox and I like Cheung sifu's dishes too.

Ah Kow Mushroom Minced Pork Mee @ Hong Lim Food Centre 亚九香菇肉脞麺

Ah-Kow-Hong-Lim-亚九香菇肉脞麺

I lost count of the number of times I came to visit Ah Kow Mushroom Minced Pork Mee in Hong Lim Food Centre and left disappointed that the shutters were down. I tried my luck again today and was so thrilled to catch this sight - Ah Kow is opened and there was a long line of people waiting to taste his famous bak chor mee.

Sin Kee Famous Cantonese Chicken Rice Singapore 新记驰名鸡饭 ⭐⭐⭐✱✱

Sin-Kee-Famous-Cantonese-Chicken-Rice-新记驰名鸡饭

Dropped by today with friends at the newly opened Sin Kee Famous Cantonese Chicken Rice stall at Chang Chen Mee Wah coffee shop at Holland Drive near Buona Vista MRT station. I personally like this chicken rice though the response of our group of 8 was mixed.

ORIENT Watch Driveaway 2016 Singapore 🚘 Tangkak 🚘 Seremban

ORIENT-Watch-Driveaway-2016-Singapore-Tangkak-Seremban

The ORIENT Watch dealers of Singapore went on the annual ORIENT Driveaway 2016 for 2 days and 1 night from 2-3 Sept. The Driveaway took the party of 40 people from Singapore to Seremban (Malaysia), stopping over at Tangkak.

(I joined the Driveaway as a guest of Leslie Chang, Singapore distributor of Orient watches and Giordano Timewear.)

Ivy's Hainanese Herbal Mutton Soup, Pasir Panjang, Singapore ⭐⭐⭐✱✱

Ivy's-Hainanese-Herbal-Mutton-Soup-Pasir-Panjang-Singapore

We were hungry around Pasir Panjang and decided to popped by Pasir Panjang Food Centre for lunch. There are about 50 food stalls here, and we opted for Ivy's Hainanese Herbal Mutton Soup as we all love the opportunity to have Chinese style mutton soup which is getting really scarce in Singapore - we can count them all with the fingers on one hand 😱

新加坡巴西班让小贩中心, 海南药材羊肉汤. 使用20种草药煮 成. 羊肉适当处理, 所以没有羊骚味. 肉汤微咸带微草药味. 羊肉鲜嫩微甜. 这是一个很好吃的海南羊肉汤. 朋友们不妨试试.

Taman Jurong 58 Minced Pork Noodles Singapore ⭐⭐⭐

Taman-Jurong-58-Minced-Pork-Noodles-Singapore

Popped over to Taman Jurong Market and Food Centre this sunny morning on my way for an appointment in Singapore's west. There are about 100 food stalls in this old 3-storey market cum hawker centre with 58 Minced Meat Noodles 五十八肉脞面 (bak chor mee) probably the most famous.

MAXIS 4G Makan Lokal Johor Food Trail 1

MAXIS4GMakanLokal-Johor -Food -Trail 1

MAXIS is on a mission to uncover Malaysia's best-kept culinary secrets located at its 4G network coverage areas. The hunt started on 30 May 2016, and has been to the Klang Valley, Ipoh, Penang, East Malaysia and is now in Johor from 8 Sept onwards.

MAXIS 4G is partnering Johor Kaki to showcase some of Johor's best makan places. Track our food trail by following MAXIS on Instagram and #MAXIS4GMakanLokal.

Dim Sum at Xin Shan Long Restaurant at La Grandeur Palm Resort Johor ⭐⭐⭐⭐✱

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I am often asked where to get Halal dim sum in Johor Bahru. These pork free dim sum at Xin Shan Long restaurant at La Grandeur Palm Resort Johor is not certified Halal - it uses no pork, no lard. I like how the chefs here rely on fresh ingredients and use them innovatively to create flavourful pork free dim sum.

新山龙的香港点心没用猪肉但有另一番风味. 香港陈师傅精心做出来的点心有自然的新鲜甜美. 全靠食材新鲜. 我觉得很好吃. 不吃猪肉的朋友, 也有美味的点心吃哦.


Monday Pasar Malam Night Market Food @ KSL Mall · Taman Century Johor Bahru ⭐⭐⭐

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The Monday evening pasar malam at Taman Century is busy with locals and Singapore tourists because there are about 100 stalls of all kinds, and it is conveniently located near hotels and eateries. The KSL pasar malam began in the 1970s and is still as popular as ever today. All the stalls are simply lined up in a straight line along Jalan Seladang, starting at KSL City Mall.

Night market name: Pasar Malam @ Jalan Seladang


Address: Jalan Seladang, Taman Abad, 80250 Johor Bahru


Public transport: Buses available between KSL Mall & CIQ Sentral bus station


Hours: Monday 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Lao Wu Rojak Jalan Seroja Johor Jaya JB 老吴啰吔 ⭐⭐⭐

Lao-Wu-Rojak-老吴啰吔

Lao Wu rojak 老吴啰吔 is one of the best loved and most famous rojak stalls in Johor Bahru. This little mobile stall is located at Jalan Seroja 24 in Taman Johor Jaya from day 1 when old Mr Goh 老吴 arrived in JB nearly 30 years ago.

Pasar Malam Tangkak Johor ⭐⭐⭐✱✱

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This was my first time visiting the pasar malam in Tangkak which opens only on Saturday night. I was a guest of Orient Driveaway 2016 and Pasar Malam Tangkak was the last stop before the convoy of 11 cars return to Singapore via Gelang Patah.

Wanton Noodle at Setia Tropika Johor Bahru 豪記茶餐室 ⭐⭐⭐✱✱

Wanton-Noodle-Setia-Tropika-Johor-Bahru-豪記茶餐室

I stumbled upon this little wanton mee stall at Setia Tropika some time back and have since like to come here when I am passing near by - e.g. when I am heading north on the North-South Expressway or have errands to run around here.

这家在 Setia Tropika 豪記茶餐室里面, 看来平凡卖云吞面的小档口. 我有路过这里的时候都会在这里吃早餐. 我喜欢这家的全蛋面弹牙. 也喜欢他家自制的豆腐. 水的口感又有豆香. 云吞皮薄肉香. 这家的汤头也很美味. 朋友们路过 Setia Tropika 不妨试试.


Ungku Mohsin Wanton Mee & Laksa 翁姑慕申云吞面.辣沙 ⭐⭐⭐✱✱

Ungku-Mohsin-Wanton-Mee-Laksa-翁姑慕申云吞面.辣沙

Kampung Ungku Mohsin is one of the popular stalls in Johor Bahru serving an old style of wanton mee with tofu and fishballs in addition to the usual wantons and char siew. This is a style I've not seen in Singapore and I've come to love it too.

翁姑慕申云吞面.辣沙是许多新山人喜欢的老字号老味道. 食材新鲜. 店主们用心烹煮. 50年历史, 爱心档口受本地人喜爱. 面弹牙. 酱够味够香. 汤头真材实料. 豆腐云吞, 又鲜又甜. 古早味辣沙也很好吃. Jalan Ungku Mohsin / Jalan Ithnin 交界. 6:30am - 2:00pm.