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10 Convenient, Best Eats Nearby CIQ For Both Locals & Tourists

Calling all foodies at heart, today we’re back with a special curation of the best eats nearby CIQ. Not only that, this list comprises of nothing but convenient and delicious eats. So, be it locals, or tourists, you’ll be able find satisfaction in this list. Ready? Let’s go!

10 Tasty Yet Convenient Eats Nearby Johor CIQ

1. Koay Teow Thng @ Restoran Sekee

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The very first spot on our list of eats nearby CIQ is Restoran Sekee. Everyone loves a bowl of hearty Koay Teow Thng as it warms the palates and sometimes, the soul. If you’re looking for a bowl of comfort, head over to Restoran Sekee for their Koay Teow Thng. This is because the Koay Teow Thng broth here is cooked the ol’ school way, by using charcoal fire. Also, since the place is constantly packed to the brim, the waiting time for you to savour a bowl of Koay Teow Thng may reach 45 minutes. But all good things are worth the wait, are we right?

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Address:  30, Jalan Segget, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor

Operating Hours: 7.30 AM – 2.30 PM (Closes on Fridays & Saturdays)

Status: Non-halal

Walking distance from CIQ: Approximately 16 minutes

2. Chicken Chop @ It Roo Cafe

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Secondly, the next spot that’s not to be missed nearby CIQ is It Roo Cafe. As some may already know this place, It Roo specialises in Chicken Chop that boasts crispy crunchy batter yet retains its inner juiciness. In addition, It Roo offers (2) different type of sauces; either the black pepper or mushroom sauce. Not only can you decide on the sauce but you can also decide if you want fried chicken or grilled chicken. If you opt for the fried chicken, the very first bite literally crackles in your mouth.

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Address:  17, Jalan Dhoby, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor.

Operating Hours: 12 PM – 9.30 PM (Opens Daily)

Status: Muslim-friendly

Walking distance from CIQ: Approximately 16 minutes

3. Herbal Roasted Duck @ Restoran Ya Wang

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Calling all meat lovers, this next eatery is for you! Be it duck, roast pork (siew yuk), or char siew, Ya Wang has it all. However, the signature item here is the Herbal Roast Duck that has a crispy skin and the duck’s texture is nothing less than tender as well as juicy. Since there are so many different meats offered here (according to the filled whiteboard menu), fret not. You can opt for the mixed platter which essentially consists of Roast Duck, Roast Pork, Roast Chicken as well as char siew. This is the go-to place when it comes to all things roast meat.

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Address: No. 28, Jalan Segget, Johor Bahru 80000, Malaysia

Operating Hours: 8 AM – 6 PM (Closes on Wednesdays)

Status: Non-Halal

Walking distance from CIQ: Approximately 15 minutes

4. Coffee & Toasts @ Kin Hua Kopitiam

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Another spot nearby CIQ is Kin Hua Kopitiam. As this place is known for its kaya toast and coffee unbeatable combo, did you know that they have been around for 56 years? This may probably be the reason why they’re so good at what they do since practice makes perfect right? Besides the long-dated history, their preparation method retains its traditional manners. The coffee is hand pulled while the toasts are grilled over charcoal-fired stove. So if you’re looking for an old school breakfast, head over to Kin Hua Kopitiam.

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Address: 8 Jalan Trus, 80000 Johor Bahru

Operating Hours: 7 AM – 12 PM (Closes on Tuesday)

Status: Muslim-friendly

Walking distance from CIQ: Approximately 14 minutes

5. Banana Cake @ Hiap Joo Bakery

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The one spot you definitely cannot afford to miss out when in Johor is Hiap Joo Bakery. This is actually a known fact among all locals as well as tourists. In addition, the place is constantly packed to the brim until you can see the queue from afar. Undoubtedly, they serve the best banana cakes as they still use charcoal oven to ensure the banana cakes are top notch quality at all times. Besides, they are a 100-year-old establishment which means they know the banana cake game pretty well, right?

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Address: 13, Jalan Tan Hiok Nee, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor

Operating Hours: 7.30 AM – 5.30 PM (Mondays – Saturdays) | 8.30 AM – 12 PM (Sundays)

Status: Muslim-friendly

Walking distance from CIQ: Approximately 14 minutes

6. Wan Tan Mee @ Ho Seng Kee

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Ho Seng Kee is one of the oldest Wan Tan Mee joints in Johor, ageing approximately 80 plus years. They are located in Johor Bahru City Square Mall. The noodle texture is one that has al dente texture as it is kneaded fresh daily by using only duck and chicken eggs as well as high protein wheat flour. Ho Seng Kee Wan Tan Mee is unlike some Wan Tan noodles where the alkaline taste is profound. Also, you can pick between a few sauces for Dry Wan Tan Mee such as original, black sauce, spicy, or even spicy and black. Additionally, there’s also the soup version Wan Tan Mee that’s worth a shot.

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Address: Ho Seng Kee, City Square Mall, 108, Jalan Wong Ah Fook, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor.

Operating Hours: 10 AM – 11 PM (Opens Daily)

Status: Non-Halal

Walking distance from CIQ: Approximately 20 minutes

7. Roti Canai @ Bukit Chagar

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Next, let’s put our hands together for this humble Roti Canai store located at Bukit Chagar. Besides, if you’re looking for classic Malaysian breakfast, this is the go-to place because what’s an authentic local breakfast if it doesn’t include Roti Canai? The Roti Canai here is crispy on the outside and has a texture that makes you wanna sink your teeth into it. Also, did we mention that each roti canai here only costs RM 1?

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Address: 394, Jalan Tengku Azizah, Bukit Chagar, 80300 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

Operating Hours: 7 AM – 11 AM (Opens Daily)

Status: Halal

Walking distance from CIQ: Approximately 10 minutes

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8. Herbal Tea @ Kok Yow Yong

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If you’re ever feeling under the weather and need some traditional aid, this next spot is perfect for you. Kok Yow Yong is a traditional herbal drink stall that serves efficient healing aid to those who find themselves having sore throat, phlegm or just any thing that feels uncomfortable in your system. Also, the normal herbal tea here is reasonably priced meanwhile the stronger herbal tea with added medicine can cost quite a bit, up to RM20. However, there are reviews that the herbal tea here has an excellent healing effect.

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Address: 131, Jalan Trus, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor

Operating Hours: 7 AM – 11 AM (Opens Daily)

Status: Halal

Walking distance from CIQ: Approximately 16 minutes  

9. Curry Fish Head @ Kam Long Ah Zai

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This next eat nearby CIQ that be it locals or tourists are familiar with is Kam Long Ah Zai which serves aromatic curry fish head. As this place needs no introduction due to its constant snaking queue, you’ll miss out big time if you don’t step into this eatery. In addition, the fish head used here are only those of top-notch freshness as the fish meat easily slips onto one’s spoon. Besides the fresh fish meat here, the aromatic curry boasts an explosion of flavours on our tastebuds as well. It’s definitely one eatery that no one should miss out on. Also, pro tip: be there early as queue starts forming as early as 11AM and usual sold out time is around 2PM. 

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Address: 74, Jalan Wong Ah Fook, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor

Operating Hours: 8 AM – 4 PM (Closes on Mondays)

Status: Non-Halal

Walking distance from CIQ: Approximately 16 minutes  

10. Koay Teow Kia @ Restoran Woon Kiang

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The last spot on our list of eats nearby CIQ is Restoran Woon Kiang with locals’ favourite dish, Koay Teow Kia. Essentially, Koay Teow Kia consists of flat rice noodles in herbal soup with side dishes of pork offals. However, here at Woon Kiang, they also provide braised duck for those who prefer not to munch on pork innards. One final thing that makes Woon Kiang a go-to spot is their late night operating hours which allows us to fix our midnight Koay Teow Kia cravings. 

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Address:  Jalan Pandan 2, Taman Stulang, 80300 Johor Bahru, Johor

Operating Hours: 5 PM – 4 AM (Closes on Mondays)

Status: Non-Halal

Walking distance from CIQ: Approximately 30 minutes  

Finally, we’ve reached the end of our curation of the 10 most convenient eats nearby Johor CIQ. Well, save up this list and start your Johor food hunting trip today! 

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