Food Hunt (Non-cafe) in Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

After coming up with a list of cafe hopping in Johor Bahru (JB), I have decided to build on my list for non-cafe food hunt. Well, you got to have some savoury comfort food among the brunch menus right. Let's hop right to it :)

Accessible by Car

Shoon Huat Bak Kut Teh 顺发肉骨茶 is one of the more popular bak kut teh in JB. Bak kut teh in Malaysia lean towards to herbal side, unlike Singapore’s peppery soup. At Shoon Huat, they are known for cooking using claypot over the charcoal fire. It was said that the outlet in Taman Sentosa was one of the pioneer stores when they first started. Don’t worry, it is still run by the family now.

We had the Signature Bak Ku Teh | RM22 - two-person portion and it comes in a pot filled with pork ribs, enoki mushroom, pork liver and tau kee (tofu skin). The other must order is the Sesame Oil Chicken | RM15 – big, the aroma of the bubbling sauce when it arrives at your table. The satisfaction you get when you drizzle the sauce over your white rice hmm… The other sides includes Dough Fritter (you tiao) | RM1.50 and Lettuce | RM6.

P.S. If you are using grab, do not put the full address as it may bring you to street 11 instead of 1. Therefore, I suggest checking the map below and put the nearest landmark.

Address: No. 11, Jalan Sutera 1, Taman Sentosa Johor Bahru 80150 (Map)

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sun: 8:30am-9:00pm

TKK Seafood Restaurant is recommended by fellow foodie for its reasonable seafood pricing and tastewise is quite good too. It seems to me that this place is only accessible by car and it’s quite a distance from the city area. The restaurant overlooks the Straits of Johor and Singapore, by the seaside and it gets quite chilly in the night. Those afraid of cats beware that there might be one or two running around the compound.

Our seafood dinner includes a 1.2kg Salted Egg Yolk Crab | RM192 (RM16 per 100g), Vegetable | RM10Cereal Sotong/Squid | RM15La La Bee Hoon | RM15 - it’s my first time trying la la bee hoon and it’s so amazingly good! According to my friend, its Malaysia style and Singapore don’t have it (boo!). The whole meal including drinks tallies up to about RM241 for 4 pax. It’s a steal!

Address: Lot 684, Telok Jawa, Masai, 81750 Johor Bahru (Map)

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sun: 12:00pm-12:00am

We made our way to San Low Seafood Restaurant 三楼海 for their signature chao da (burnt) bee hoon, San Low Fried Bee Hoon | RM13. I haven’t had any chao da bee hoon so I didn’t know what to expect of it. In fact, it isn’t even burnt, it simply tasted like ordinary fried bee hoon in my opinion (not in a bad way). The other side dishes we ordered were Ginger and Onion Pork | RM20, Hot-plate Beancurd | RM12 (not in frame) and Stir Fry Asparagus | RM20. I can’t exactly say it was done the way we expected it to, maybe this is the Malaysian-styled dishes.

This location was easier to find via grab as compared to Shoon Huat Bak Kut Teh.

Address: Jalan Biru (off Jalan Merah), Taman Pelangi, Johor Bahru 80400 or Jalan Merah 1, Taman Pelangi, Johor Bahru 80400 (Map)

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sun: 4:30pm-1:00am

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