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Fat Chef Restaurant in Mount Austin Johor 肥厨私房菜 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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MOVED. Last night, we went to a restaurant known as Fat Chef in Kulai together with good friends.

在柔佛古来小小餐厅, 肥厨 Calvin 很有创意. 厨师用心做出不少特别又美味美食. 我个人特别喜欢 Calvin 的药膳草羊煲莎白椰水汤. 他的招牌海陆空三军豪华巨餐【海】里游【陆】地走【空】中飞也非常受大家的欢迎. 肥厨私房菜是一个大家, 一家大小聚在一起享受美食的地方. 这里的价格也很公道. Jalan Seri Putra 1, Bandar Putra, Kulai. 早上11点到晚上10点星期三休息.


Food that I will Never Eat Again - Seal Flipper (1 of 3 foods)

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This is a fun post, let's play together 😃 What food have you ever eaten that you will never eat again?

I start first, then you add your "never again" food in the comments below. OK? 👌

Restoran Pekin Sentosa Johor Bahru JB 北京楼 ● Dependable Restaurant Trusted by Locals ⭐⭐⭐⭐

17 Aug 2023. We were on a Johor Bahru and Kulai food and durian trail since the break of dawn 😬 By dinner, we were tired and stuffed.

One Two Eat Cafe in JB Johor Bahru Molek

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In Malaysia, there are simple eateries that serve many kinds of local Malaysian favourites as well as "fusion" dishes all under one roof. There are many familiar local brands like PappaRich, Secret Recipe, Tea Garden, Moonlight etc. One Two Eat Cafe is a Johor Bahru homegrown brand with five outlets in JB. 

Ayam Penyet Sarang Lebah in Johor Bahru JB Perling

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Buddy Russel was keen that we try out his latest good food find together in Johor Bahru. He first heard about this ayam penyet stall in Taman Perling from his neighbour Din. That's how food news travel in JB - 一传食, 十传百, the good old fashioned way 😃

S'Mart Pandan - Popular Wet Market in Johor Bahru JB

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One of the questions I often ask hawkers is "where do you get your fresh supplies"? Fresh quality fruits, vegetables, meat, poultry and fish is key to delicious food. Their reply often surprised me 😋

Mampir Lagi Indonesian Food Restaurant in Johor Bahru Pelangi ⭐⭐⭐⭐✱

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Today, we visited Mampir Lagi, a 6 month old young Indonesian restaurant in Taman Pelangi in Johor Bahru. Thanks to arrangements by Diane and Elena who are mutual friends of Henny, the owner chef of Mampir Lagi.

今天到柔佛新山彩虹一家刚开不久的印尼餐馆 Mampir Lagi 吃晚餐. 来自印尼 Lombok 的老板娘煮的好几道美味的印尼特色的菜肴. 老板娘的 ayam penyet 印尼炸鸡好吃. 印尼式的牛肉汤也很好喝. 晚餐有不同的套餐. 我们喜欢老板娘的炸鱼套餐. 老板娘也很厉害做蛋糕. 他的蛋糕真的是很棒. 我极力推建 Mampir Lagi 的炸鱼套餐,牛肉汤和蛋糕. 地址 42, Jalan Pingai, Taman Pelangi. 早上11点到晚上9点. 星期天休息.

Jadi Baru Botak Asam Pedas in JB Johor where All Malaysians Eat Together

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Today, we gathered with friends for lunch at the popular Jadi Baru restuarant which everybody knows as "Botak asam pedas". This is the usual scene at lunch time at Botak. The famous JB eatery is named after its owner who sports a bald hairstyle.

Kee Hiong Klang Bak Kut Teh in Singapore 奇香吧生肉骨茶

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I was recently invited by the owners of Kee Hiong (Singapore) bak kut teh who are introducing the Klang style of BKT to Singaporeans with their newest outlet at People's Park Centre. Before visiting Kee Hiong (Singapore), we went to Klang in Selangor, Malaysia to get a deeper appreciation of what is Klang style BKT.

Weekend Trek at Broga Hill & Gunung Tok Wan Malaysia with Adventure Village

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Day 1 - Friday

We assembled at Woodlands MRT station in Singapore on a Friday evening, before setting off for Broga Hill by coach via Johor Bahru CIQ (checkpoint).

Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Recipe 🐔 Anyone Can Cook a Michelin Star Dish at Home

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Hong Kong style soya sauce chicken is one of my favourite dishes. Here's the easy to cook, more or less fail safe recipe I have been using for decades at home 🐔

Best Food in Orchard Road Singapore at Yusof Arnie's Malay Food Stall ⭐⭐⭐⭐✱

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At the edge of Orchard Road in Singapore, and we were scratching our heads about what to eat in "shoppers' paradise". Yes, there are countless choices in Orchard Road - it's just that we wanted something local and homely. Always resourceful Uncle Martin suggested Yusof Arni's and my mind instantly switched to that little enclave in Far East Plaza where locals flock to in Orchard Road for comforting meals.

Lucky Loke Restaurant Tai Chow (Zhi Char) in SS3 PJ near KL 幸运陸记

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In Kuala Lumpur, there is a type of popular eatery which locals call tai chow 大炒 which literally means "big fry". Tai chow restaurants are very casual places usually located in residential districts and are popular with families for gatherings. Tai chows are usually minimally furnished, come as you are places where you can saunter in in your shorts, singlet and flip flops - no one will bat an eyelid. (In Singapore, tai chows are known as zhi char 煮炒 which literally means "cook and fry".)

Stall name: Lucky Loke SS3


Address: Lorong SS3/59E, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia


Tel: +6019 338 8909


Hours: 3:30pm - 8:00pm

CLOSED Invented in Johor Food - Hakka Lei Cha Spaghetti at Eh He Cafe

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CLOSED. Johor have a history of innovative dishes due to it's crossroads location and openness to new ideas - witness the creation of fusion dishes like Laksa Johor and the Johor version of Kacang Pool. The spirit of culinary innovation is well and alive in Johor - Lei cha spaghetti at Eh He cafe carries on this Johor tradition of East West fusion.

Pudu Ring Road Restaurant Fish Bee Hoon Kuala Lumpur KL 玲律茶餐室

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The Pudu neighbourhood in Kuala Lumpur is a fascinating treasure trove of old school flavours and aromas. It's been decades since I first roamed these gritty streets and every time, I still stumble upon new tastes that excite me.

Traditional Ming Kee Wanton Mee Kepong KL 明记云吞面

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Went food spotting around Kepong (near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), which was one of my old food haunts when I was working in KL two decades ago.

"Find Dining with Johor Kaki" Book Signing on 20 Nov 1pm - 3pm at Anson House Singapore

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During the last book signing at the UMLand Gallery (Anson House) in Singapore two weeks ago, we ran out of books before the scheduled closing time. We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused to friends who came for the session.

As promised, UMLand is supporting another "Find Dining with Johor Kaki" book signing.

Famous Seng Huat Under the Bridge Bak Kut Teh Klang 盛发桥底肉骨茶

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Seng Huat is probably the most famous of the few hundred bak kut teh shops in Klang, the BKT capital of Malaysia. We got up early and arrived at the old shop in Klang at 7:00am ahead of the big weekend crowds from Kuala Lumpur 😄

A Day of Food in Johor Bahru from Breakfast to Supper

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Laksa Johor

We start the day with Laksa Johor for breakfast at Warung Hijau off Linkaran Dalam (a major road).

Teck Teh Bak Kut Teh in Klang • Oldest Bak Kut Teh in Town • A Living Museum 德地肉骨茶

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Got up at the crack of dawn and went to Klang this morning to continue our bak kut teh exploration. Kedai Makanan Teck Teh was our second BKT stop this morning. I like Teck Teh's shop a lot because it is so rustic and quaint. The whole experience feels so hyperlocal authentic, from the BKT, rickety old shop, the regular customers, the sound of Hokkien banter and even the nonchalant style of the boss  😃

Famous Lan Je Steamed Tilapia in Rawang 兰姐清蒸非洲鱼

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Finally, I got to try the famous Lan Je steamed tilapia fish in Rawang, north of Kuala Lumpur. Lan Je's steamed tilapia shop was founded here in Rawang in 1978. On the popularity of just one dish - steamed tilapia - Lan Je now has 13 branches all over Kuala Lumpur and Ipoh. 

Best Char Siew in Kuala Lumpur Hing Kee Roasts & Chicken Rice Kepong KL 兴记烧腊鸡饭店 ⭐⭐⭐⭐✱

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You know, Anthony Bourdian once said that char kway teow is the "tastiest ugly mess". I am not sure if CKT or charcoal grilled char siew is uglier 😄 But, to me, the uglier the char siew, the better it tastes 😋

Bangsar Fish Head Corner 🐟 Anuar Fish Head Curry in Lucky Garden KL ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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It was alternating between raining cats and dogs, and light drizzle when we got into Kuala Lumpur today. We were just in time to join the lunch crowd at the famous Anuar Fish Head Curry stall at Lucky Garden in Bangsar. It's also known as Bangsar Fish Head Corner. (Pardon the rain drops on my camera lens 😂 )

肆源小炒 Zhi Char stall in Masai Johor Bahru ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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I just wanted a small, simple lunch today by dropping by at Mr Tay's no name stall at Jalan Bunga Ros opposite the Masai bus terminal. Actually, I miss Mr Tay's hor fun which is among my favourites now in Singapore and Johor.

这在马赛车站对面 Jalan Bunga Ros 的无名小档口. 老板很会煮. 每一天都有煮不一样的菜肴来供应食客扪. 式各样的菜肴都很好吃. 我最喜欢的是老板的炒河粉和白斩鸡. 友们来试试,一定不会失望. 早上到旁晚. 星期二休息.

Continue Cafe & Bistro at Old Street Batu Pahat Johor

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Driving along Jalan Kluang between Batu Pahat town and the Ayer Hitam toll, you will see a row of rustic looking but new shophouses known as Old Street 老街坊. This place, a popular watering hole with locals, is just a stone's throw from Pacific Mall.

Former Jalan Ah Siang Teochew Mee now at Thirteen Yaw in Mutiara Mas Skudai ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Recently (Nov 2016), Johor Bahru foodie circles were abuzz with excitement about the good news that the Jalan Ah Siang Teochew noodle stall has resumed business after a 5 year hiatus. I wanted to try this famous Teochew noodle since I started Johor Kaki blog but never thought that I would have a chance since the boss has retired in 2011.

新山著名的老字号潮州面有好消息. 停业五年的陈敬业先生又重出江湖了. 忠心的老顾客说味道还是一样好. 现在在 Mutiara Mas 13幺美食閣, Jalan Mutiara 1/7. 喜爱老潮州面的朋友们一定要去试试哦. 营业时间下午点到凌晨一点. 每两个星期四休息一天.

Shukuu Japanese Izakaya Review · Stanley Street Singapore 酒空居酒屋 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

✍️17 Jan 2024. Came back to Shukuu Isakaya... Wow.. it's been eight years since they first opened at Stanley Street. Eight years is an eternity in the cut throat competitive watering hole scene in Singapore's Central Business District.

Heng Ji Chicken Rice in Chinatown Complex 🐔 One of Singapore's Best 亨記雞飯 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Update 2019

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When I am in Singapore's Chinatown and want to eat chicken rice, the top of my mind stall is Heng Ji 亨記雞飯 in Chinatown Complex hawker centre.

Restaurant name: Heng Ji Chicken Rice 亨記雞飯  

Address: Blk 335, Smith Street #02-131, Chinatown Food Complex, Singapore 050335   

Hours: 3:00pm to 8:00pm (Sunday off)

"Find Dining with Johor Kaki" Book Signing at Anson House Singapore on 5 Nov 2016 Sat 2pm - 4pm

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I have received many requests from readers in Singapore about holding a book signing in Singapore. Thanks to support from sponsors UMLand and MAGistrate, we are holding a book signing tomorrow 5 Nov Saturday from 2pm to 4pm at the UMLand Gallery at Anson House in Singapore. It is near to Tanjong Pagar MRT Station.

Char Kway Teow Stall in Multi Mart 满地好 Kopitiam near KSL Mall Johor Bahru ⭐⭐⭐✱✱

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This sunny morning while walking pass Multi Mart kopitiam near KSL Mall, we caught a waft of aroma which smelled of sizzling garlic bits browning in a hot wok, drifting from the coffee shop over onto nearby streets.

ONE TWO EAT Cafe at Sutera Utama Johor Bahru

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We visited ONE TWO EAT for a light meal. We noticed ONE TWO EAT cafes before as there are 5 outlets of this home grown cafe around Johor Bahru. They serve a wide ranging menu to appeal to every palate from Western style dishes to local favourites - no frills, substantial servings at reasonable prices.

Asam Pedas Tambak in Batu Pahat Johor ⭐⭐⭐✱✱

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Yesterday, while at Pacific Mall in Batu Pahat, we bumped into Johor Kaki reader, Dr Kevin Khoo. Needless to say, I won't pass up a golden opportunity to ask a home town boy about the best eats in Batu Pahat. Hearing that we are on the hunt for great asam pedas, Kevin suggested that we check out the row of asam pedas stalls at Jalan Hamidon, off Jalan Rahmat near the Main Post Office.

Asam Pedas Mak Limah in Batu Pahat (Rasa Idaman Asli) ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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I have long wanted to taste the asam pedas fish at Mak Limah in Batu Pahat since I started my blog 4 years ago (in 2012). I kept missing this asam pedas fish because I always arrived at the shop at the wrong time. Today, I am so glad that I finally have the chance to taste this legendary asam pedas and oh... man... it exceeded my expectations even though it was heightened by long anticipation.

这峇株巴轄 Mak Limah Asam Pedas 鱼头超好吃. 味道刚好不会太辣. 鱼好新鲜. 价格公道. 一个大红鲷鱼头卖马币26元. 值得吃. Jalan Dato Tay Kim Peow. 八点到三点. 周四五休息.