If you are a local Singaporean, you must have been to your neighboring country, Malaysia for a meal, shopping as well as to pump petrol for your car. Especially right now, where ringgit is $3 to SGD$1, there is no reason not to find a weekend to hop on a bus or drive down to Johor Bahru to enjoy the fantastic exchange rates.
Today, let us bring you the best food that can be found just by crossing the border of Singapore.
Roti Canai Bukit Chagar
Address: Junction of Jalan Bukit Chagar and Jalan Ungku Aziz
Opening Hours: 6am to 11am
Just search ‘Pine View Apartments’ on Google maps and you’ll find the stall just behind a cluster of trees. If you see the queue outside the stall, you will be shock how popular this stall is. The crispy hot dough paired with a good teh tarik makes a delicious breakfast. It is crispy on the outside and feathery soft on the inside.
Hiap Joo Bakery and Biscuit Factory
Address: 13, Jalan Tan Hiok Nee, 80000 Johor Bahru
Opening Hours: Daily 8:00am to 6:00pm (Closed on Sunday)
A local bakery that has been in operation since 1919, everyone is there for their signature banana cake, freshly baked in a traditional wood fire oven. I fell in love with their moist and fragrant banana cake.
Restaurant Teck Sing
Address: 3 & 5, Jalan Sutera Satu, Taman Sentosa, Johor Bahru.
Opening Hours: Daily 11am – 10pm
We came here for the famous herbal chicken and it does not disappoint at all. The herbal chicken was good though the chicken is small in size as it is spring chicken but pricing is reasonable and affordable. Even with a heavy lunch crowd, the dishes are served piping hot within 20 minutes.
W.W. Laksa House
Address: 36A& 36A1, Jalan Kolam Air, Taman Water Works
Opening Hours: Daily 9am – 8pm
The laksa tastes good and the soup is rich and fragrant. They provide a lot of tofu and fish cakes plus some cockles. Another star player is its otak otak, which runs out pretty fast.
Do you have any hidden finds in Johor Bahru? Come and share with us at the comments below.
Kally is a former Sales and Customer Service manager turned Writer and Founder of MiddleMe.net. She came from Singapore; lived in Shanghai and now calls Kuala Lumpur her home. After hanging up her corporate briefcase, she now pursue her passions – Writing, Traveling and of course, hunting for good food
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