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Saturday, August 24, 2019
Food

Johor Bahru (JB) Food Loved By SIngaporean

Food is the favorite pass time of Singaporeans. We are blessed with such wide variety of food arising from our multi cultural background, that sometimes we are spoiled for choices. Across the causeway in Johor Bahru, it is the same situation. Wide variety of food is made available by food retailers in Johor Bahru to attract Singaporeans over to spend. Though you can find wide range of food, finding a good one may take a bit of searching.

We have put up a list of some favorite food stalls and restaurants that Singaporeans loved. We hoped this will give you a head start in your food exploration. Do share your view of each food retailers and restaurants within this community. There will be supporters or dislikes, well it doesn’t matter. At the end of the day, we present the choices for all to explore, which is the purpose of this food exploration page.

This post is organized by food category, we hope you can find what you love easily. Enjoy eating!

Great Food In Johor Bahru (JB)

Roti Prata / Roti Canai
Nasi Lemak
Curry Fish Head
Teochew Kway Teow Soup
Roasted Char Siew Meat & Roasted Duck

 

Roti Canai Bukit Chagar (Halal)

This is a popular roti prata and rotai canai for the locals, and many Singaporeans know about this place by word of mouth. It is located about 200m from the Johor Immigration Complex. The prata is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. This humble stall has been in operations for more than 20 years, and there is always queue to buy the prata. It is one of the recommended prata place to go.

The prata stall is located next to Pine View Apartments.
Prata is cripsy on the outside, soft on the inside
  • Roti Canai Bukit Chagar (Halal)
    Address:
    Junction of Jalan Ungku Aziz and Jalan Bukti Chagar (next to Pine View Apartments)
    Jalan Bukit Cagar, Kim Teng Park, 80300 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
  • Opening Hours: 6am to 11am (breakfast only, roti canai often sold out by 10am)
  • Google Map

 

JB Food List link

 
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Roti Prata Bukit Indah – Anjanai Food Stall (Halal)

This is another popular roti prata that is located behind Bukit Indah Aeon Mall, next to the police station. It is very popular with the locals, with long queue almost every minute. The stall claim to be Jalan Kayu Singapore Prata Style, actually it is better. The prata is very crispy, and it is more like Singapore Spring Leaf Prata, except the price is lower. One egg prata cost RM2.20, and one kosong or plain prata cost RM1.60. The Indian owners are very friendly and speak good English. Anjanai Prata is located in a coffee shop known as Hou Hou Mei Restoran.

Prata is as good as Singapore Jalan Kayu and Spring Leaf Prata
Family run prata business, many returning customers daily
Super crispy prata. Prata with egg cost RM2.20, plain or kosong prata cost RM1.60.
Cheese prata at RM3.00, and kosong prata at RM1.60 each. Total for this 4 prata only at RM7.80.
Anjanai Prata Food Stall is located in Hou Hou Mei Restoran
  • Roti Prata – Anjanai Food Stall (Halal)
    Address:
    1, Jalan Indah 5/7, Taman Bukit Indah, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
  • Opening Hours: 4am to 1pm (Mon to Sun), close on one Monday for every 2 weeks
  • Google Map

 

JB Food List link

 

Restoran Md. Salleh (Pelangi) Halal

This prata stall has been around for 20 years. It is crowded during the morning breakfast time. Prata is not oily, tender and crispy.

Prata is crispy, but not oily

  • Restoran Md. Salleh (Pelangi) Halal
    Address:
    22, Jalan Pingai, Taman Pelangi, 80400 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
  • Opening Hours: 7:00am till 3:00pm
  • Google Map

 

JB Food List link

 

Fendi Roti Canai (Taman Johor) Halal

This is a place for good roti canai. Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, wonderful to go with the curry.

  • Fendi Roti Canai (Taman Johor) Halal
    Address:
    Jalan Persiaran Teratai, Taman Johor, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
  • Opening Hours: 6:30am to 12:00pm
  • Google Map

 

JB Food List link

 

Onn Kitchen (Jalan Tarom) Halal

The prata here taste as good as the one in Bukit Chagar, well no surprise, as they are the same family. The stall open in the morning, also in the evening till midnight, so it is good place for supper as well. The location has a nice ambience, wooden shop house right under a tree. If you come in the night, the open air is nice, and you can look up to the sky for star glazing.

  • Onn Kitchen (Jalan Tarom) Halal
    Address:
    29A, Jalan Tarom, Johor Bahru, 80100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
  • Opening Hours: 7AM–12PM, 5PM–12AM (Closed on Friday)
  • Google Map

 

JB Food List link

 

Nasi Lemak Ros Merah (Jalan Ros Merah)

The is a humble stall but the food is fantastic. Must try is the fried chicken, indeed mouth watering. This is popular with the locals, always with queue.

Nasi Lemak Ros Merah
  • Nasi Lemak Ros Merah (Jalan Ros Merah)
    Address:
    16, Jalan Ros Merah 3/2, Johor Jaya, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
  • Opening Hours: 5pm to 11pm
  • Google Map

 

JB Food List link

 

Restoran Mana Lagi (Jalan Persisiran Perling)

This is another popular nasi lemak, which you may need to travel a little further. But the travel will be worth it, as the nasi lemak is good. Try the fried chicken, which is very nice. Don’t miss the chilli too.

  • Restoran Mana Lagi (Jalan Persisiran Perling)
    Address:
    569, Jalan Persisiran Perling 1, Taman Perling, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
  • Opening Hours: 6pm to 12am
  • Google Map

 

JB Food List link

 

Warong Pokok Ceri (Jalan Inche Besar Zubaidah)

This is located under a tree, quite unique environment to enjoy a plate of nice nasi lemak. The rice is fragrant, and the food is delicious. Relax under the tree while enjoying the sambal chicken, that is a good way to spend some time in Johor Bahru.

 

  • Warong Pokok Ceri (Jalan Inche Besar Zubaidah)
    Address:
    Jalan Inche Besar Zubaidah, Kampung Mahmoddiah, 80100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
  • Opening Hours: 7:30am to 2:30pm (Closed on Monday)
  • Google Map

 

JB Food List link

 

Simple Nasi Lemak (Taman Abad)

Another great recommendation for a good nasi lemak. The fried chicken and the fish is nice and well fried. If you are here in the night, the ambience will be nice, as you can look up to the sky for stars, and enjoy the cool weather while eating your favorite nasi lemak.

  • Simple Nasi Lemak (Taman Abad)
    Address:
    Jalan Dato Abdullah Tahir, Taman Abad, 80300 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
  • Opening Hours: 6am to 11pm
  • Google Map

 

JB Food List link

 

Nasi Lemak Rendang Ayam (Permas Jaya)

This is another good must try nasi lemak, which is located in Permas. The chilli and the chicken are good and don’t forget the fried fish. Charge up your energy and after that you can go to the malls nearby for more shopping.

  • Nasi Lemak Rendang Ayam (Permas Jaya)
    Address:
    Lavender Inn Permas, Bandar Baru Permas Jaya, 81750 Permas Jaya, Johor, Malaysia
  • Opening Hours: 8am to 3pm (Closed on Sat, Sun)
  • Google Map

 

JB Food List link

 

32 Melaka Nasi Lemak @ 777 Food Centre (Taman Ungku Tun Aminah)

This famous nasi lemak stall is located in 777 Food Centre in Tun Aminah. This is away from the Johor Bahru city, nearer to Bukit Indah area. Special mention is the fried chicken, well fried and very tasty. Served with the fragrance coconut rice, and is heavenly.

  • 32 Melaka Nasi Lemak @ 777 Food Centre (Taman Ungku Tun Aminah)
    Address:
    Restoran 777 Food Centre, Jalan Perkasa 4, Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, 81300, Johor Bahru, Johor
  • Opening Hours: 6am to 12am
  • Google Map

 

JB Food List link

 

Wak Kentut Nasi Lemak (Kulai)

If you can travel further north, you may want to consider the famous Wak Kentut Nasi Lemak in Kulai. This is a hugely popular nasi lemak with the Kulai local people. Long queue is a common sight in this stall, and many will pick the crispy chicken with the specially made chilli. Wonderful nasi lemak to make your day great.

Wak Kentut Nasi Lemak
Long qutue at Wak Kentut Nasi Lemak is a common sight
Wak Kentut Nasi Lemak crispy chicken is a must try
Wak Kentut Nasi Lemak
  • Wak Kentut Nasi Lemak (Kulai)
    Address:
    Jalan Susur Kulai 2, Taman Kulai Besar, 81000, Kulai , Johor
  • Opening Hours: 5pm to 12am (Mon-Sat)
  • Google Map

 

JB Food List link

 

Kam Long Curry Fish Head (金龙咖喱鱼头) Jalan Wong Ah Fook

This curry fish head is famous not just among the locals, but many Singaporeans are regular customers too. It is located within 5 minutes walk from City Square Mall. Expect long queue during peak hours, so try to be there during the non peak hours. Usually it will be sold out by 2:30pm, so plan your trip wisely. The curry fish head will not disappoint you, as this shop has been serving this dish for 30 years and still well loved by the locals.

Kam Long Curry Fishhead is located within 5 minutes walk from City Square Mall
Famous Kam Long Curry Fishhead
  • Kam Long Curry Fish Head (金龙咖喱鱼头) Jalan Wong Ah Fook
    Address:
    Address: 74, Jalan Wong Ah Fook, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru
  • Opening hours: 8:00AM – 4:30PM (Monday to Sunday)
  • Google Map

 

JB Food List link

 

Sang Heng Coffee Shop (Teochew Kway Teow Soup)

This traditional Teochew Kway Teow is operated by an elderly uncle, who has been serving this favorite dish for many years. Expect for long queue during meal time, as most are regular customers. The queue is worth the wait, you will not be disappointed.

Sang Heng Coffee Shop, located near to OCBC bank
Wonderful traditional Teochew Kway Teow
Uncle is still passionately dishing out the best Teochew Kway Teow soup for customers
  • Sang Heng Coffee Shop
    Address:
    7 Jalan Tan Hiok Nee, Bandar Johor Bahru (Next to OCBC JB Branch)
  • Opening Hours: 7:00AM – 1:00PM (Closed on Saturday)
  • Google Map

 

JB Food List link

 

Ah Hua Kway Teow 亚华粿條 (Restoran Sekee) Jalan Segget

This traditional Teochew Kway Teow is cooked using charcoal fire, which is rare to find today. The stall is located within walking distance from City Square Mall. The Kway Teow taste good, and a good fragrance that can be found only using charcoal fire.

Kaw Teow cooked over charcoal fire, has an extra fragrance
One of the few left using charcoal for cooking kaw teow
Located within walking distance from City Square Mall
  • Ah Hua Kway Teow 亚华粿條 (Restoran Sekee) Jalan Segget
    Address:
    30, Jalan Segget, Johor Baru Town 80000 Johor Bahru (short walk from City Square Mall)
  • Opening Hours: 8am – 2.30pm (Sun – Thurs), Closed Fri, Sat and alternate Thurs
  • Google Map

 

JB Food List link

Restoran You Kee XO Roast Pork (Johor Jaya)

You Kee XO is famous for its char siew, roast meat and roast duck. It is located in few locations Johor. The locals loved this place, and is never wrong to follow where the locals go. The char siew is very good, also is the roast duck. Additional mention is the cantonese style boiled soup, which are boiled in 2 big urns for at least 18 hours.

Two distinctive big urns for the boiled soup.

 

 

Boiled soup from the traditional urn

  • Restoran You Kee XO Roast Pork (Johor Jaya)
    Address:
    83, Jalan Dedap 7, Johor Jaya, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
  • Opening Hours: 10am – 9pm
  • Google Map
  • Restoran You Kee XO Roast Pork (Tun Aminah)
    Address:
    93, Jalan Pendekar 2
    Taman Ungku Tun Aminah
    Skudai 81300
  • Opening Hours: 10am – 9pm
  • Google Map
  • Restoran You Kee XO Roast Pork (KSL City)
    Address:
    LG-33, KSL City
    33, Jalan Seladang, Taman Abad
    Johor Bahru 80250
  • Opening Hours: 10am – 9pm
  • Google Map
  • Getting there
  • Restoran You Kee XO Roast Pork (Impian Emas)
    Address:
    15, Jalan Impian Emas 5/6
    Taman Impian Emas
    81300 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
  • Opening Hours: 10am – 9pm
  • Google Map

 

JB Food List link

Restoran Lapan Dua Dua 822 (Tun Aminah)

Located in Tun Aminah, which is a short drive from Bukit Indah, this shop offers good roasted char siew and roasted meat. In addition, the roasted herbal duck is another crowd drawing delicacy. Herbs marinated roast duck is juicy and tasty.

  • Restoran Lapan Dua Dua 822 (Tun Aminah)
    Address:
    39, Jalan Nakhoda 1, Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, 81300 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
  • Opening Hours: 8am – 6pm (Closed on Thur)
  • Google Map

 

JB Food List link

Restoran Ya Wang (Jalan Segget) (鸭皇药材烧腊大王)

Restoran Yan Wang (鸭皇药材烧腊大王) has a distinctive giant duck displayed outside the shop, so it will be difficult to miss it. It is also the adviser to the popular Singapore’s Dian Xiao Er, so you should have high expectation when you come here. The duck and the roast meat are very popular. Located at 2 locations, you can visit any one of the shops that is nearer to where you are heading.

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  • Restoran Ya Wang (Jalan Segget)
    Address:
    28, Jalan Segget, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
  • Opening Hours: 8am – 6pm (Mon – Sun)
  • Google Map

 

  • Restoran Ya Wang (Taman Sentosa)
    Address:
    2 Jalan Sutera 4, Taman Sentosa
    80350, Johor Bahru, Joho
  • Opening Hours: 8am – 6pm (Mon – Sun)
  • Google Map

 

JB Food List link

Meng Meng Roasted Duck 阿明帝皇鸭 (Sutera Utama, Johor Jaya, Mount Austin, KSL City Mall)

Meng Meng Roasted Duck is an established restaurants that have branches in all major estates in Johor. It’s herbal roast duck is famous, but the char siew is even better. The char siew has a certain layer of fats that is slightly burned on the outside, and it almost melt in your mouth. If you cannot decide whether to have duck, roast pork or char siew, then you can order the 3 in 1 dish, where you can try all.

  • Meng Meng Roasted Duck 阿明帝皇鸭 (Sutera Utama)
    Address:
    82, Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/4, Taman Sutera Utama, 81300, Johor Bahru, Johor
  • Opening Hours: 10:30am – 10:30pm (Closed on Tue)
  • Google Map

 

  • Meng Meng Roasted Duck 阿明帝皇鸭 (Johor Jaya)
    Address:
    49, Jalan Dedap 7, Taman Johor Jaya, 81100, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
  • Opening Hours: 10:30am – 10:30pm (Closed on Tue)
  • Google Map

 

  • Meng Meng Roasted Duck 阿明帝皇鸭 (Mount Austin)
    Address:
    1, Jalan Austin Height 3, Taman Mount Austin, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
  • Opening Hours: 10:30am – 10:30pm (Closed on Tue)
  • Google Map

 

  • Meng Meng Roasted Duck 阿明帝皇鸭 (KSL City Mall)
    Address:
    KSL City Mall, 3, Jalan Seladang, Taman Abad, 80250 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
  • Opening Hours: 10:30am – 10:30pm
  • Google Map

 

JB Food List link