Hidden Local food in Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Hidden Local food in Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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Johor Bahru used to be a chaotic border city. Now, it is shedding its old reputation and becoming a vibrant place that attracts tourists and locals alike. Among them, there are many hidden delicacies that have not been discovered by everyone, so now I want to share with you the delicacies that I know!

1.Mee Rebus Stulang Laut

Another Johor specialty dish is Mee Rebus. You can find many blog posts that attempt to recreate the Johor-style mee rebus. Locals and tourists alike love the mee at Stulang Laut, a wonderful example of traditional cooking.

The thick, creamy gravy is topped with springy yellow noodles and bean-sprouts and then sprinkled with crispy fried bits from the fritter stand up front. The gravy can be a bit too sweet, but a squeeze of lime and some good mixing with the green chili can transform the whole plate of noodles into something seriously delicious.

2.CSS Stall

CSS stall is located just 5 feet from a small kopitiam and serves some of the best durian puffs you can get. This was a rare treat, even though I don’t like durian. This uncle has been cooking up his delicious treats for nearly 16 years. Just by speaking to him, it is clear how much pride he takes in his food.

They only use high quality durian and make everything from scratch. Their batter is what makes their crispy delights so delicious. They also deep fry each item twice. Stop by to try their delicious durian puffs or their 3-in-1 Nana Gao. Ask for a photo with the auntie or uncle who run the stall. They’ll be happy to oblige!

3.Ong Shun Seafood Restaurant

Ong Shun restaurant is a great example of how food can bring people together. Ong Shun offers great, halal Chinese-style food that is accessible to everyone. It is a simple, casual restaurant that can be enjoyed with friends or family.

Ong Shun’s menu is quite extensive so it can be difficult to choose. However, I recommend ordering their hot tofu and spicy Indonesian shrimps. You can also order a side of fried buns to help you lick up the delicious gravy. Their chilli crabs are a crowd favorite if you want something with more kick.

4.Pisang Goreng Mawar

Mawar uses only the finest bananas, some even coming from Perak. This is one of the reasons this pisang goreng is so special. Every banana is hand-cut, coated with Mawar’s family’s batter, and then fried.

Although it may sound strange to dip your banana fritters in a mix of sweet soya, chilli and honey, it is actually quite delicious! You get a satisfying crunch, a mixture of sweet and salty flavours, topped with mild chilli. It’s so simple, but there is so much to it! This is the perfect recipe for afternoon tea.

5.Restoran Ah Piaw

There are very few places in JB that offer wonton noodles at night. The hawker stall is equally popular with young families dressed in their pajamas and party-goers. It has also taken over the nearby shops. This is a testament to Ah Piaw’s success.

Ask them to spice up your wonton noodles with a large bowl of wonton. You can expect quick service with waiters using little handheld devices to send your orders to the one-man chef who will create the perfect dish for your late night cravings.

It’s a city of character and an ever-evolving gastronomy, full of traditions as well as new ones to discover. So what are you waiting for? SGMYTRIPS provides more than 80 MPV SG JB taxi every day. Besides, we also provide private car to Legoland from Singapore. We will be on call for our clients to make sure you have a car wherever you want to go from!



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