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10 Local Delights You Can’t Miss In Johor (2019 Guide)

Hello, Johor foodies! Hope you guys are doing well since the last article we’ve blessed you with. After much work and research, we now proudly present you with a newly curated list, 10 Local Delights You Can’t Miss In Johor! It’s a brand new day which means there are new questions to tackle like “what to eat later?”, “what should I wear?” and “where should I go?”. We can gladly say that we can at least solve one of your problems. Have a look at this list to discover the answer to what should you eat later!

1. Bukit Chagar Roti Canai


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It’s a given that starting your day without breakfast is a big no-no! We can’t possibly let that happen to you because we care for you guys too much. Nowhere else resounds more loudly with “early bird catches the worm”. The owners of Bukit Chagar Roti Canai open their shop as early as 7am to cater to the working peeps and let me warn you, they’ll close the shop earlier if they’re finished. So, no time to waste!

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Address: 394, Jalan Tengku Azizah, Bukit Chagar, 80300 Johor Bahru, Johor
Time: 7am – 11am (Daily)
Muslim-Friendly

2. Salahuddin Bakery

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Salahuddin Bakery has been in business since 80 years ago and till today, they still get customers coming in early in the morning for some fresh and hot bread! You’ll have to go extra early to get your hands on the bread. But no worries, if you can’t, there’ll be yummy assortment biscuits waiting for you!

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Address: 26, Jalan Dhoby, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor
Time: 9.30am – 6pm (Daily)
Muslim-Friendly

3. Hiap Joo Bakery

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Labelled as the best place in Johor to get banana cake, expect to find a long queue before you unless you’re super early! What makes Hiap Joo different from any other bakery is that they still use the traditional method to make their bread. How traditional can it get? Well, the hole-in-the-wall wood-fired oven speaks for itself. The only bakery you need!

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Address: 13, Jalan Tan Hiok Nee, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor
Time: 7.30am – 5.30pm (Daily)
Muslim-Friendly

4. Pisang Goreng Mawar

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Have you ever eaten fried banana with soy sauce as a dip? Never? Well me neither, until I discovered this interesting joint. You might think it’s super gross and weird to eat the fried banana with the soy sauce but let me tell you, they go amazingly together! The sweetness together with the tint of saltiness thanks to the soy sauce will make you eat non-stop!

Address: Sri Gelam, 80100 Johor Bahru, Johor
Time: 11am- 7pm (Daily)
Muslim-Friendly

5. W.W. Laksa House

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Moving on, we have laksa on the list! This place is super well-known for their laksa, just in case you can’t tell from the name (just kidding!). Let’s have a look at their laksa, filled with generous servings of tau pok, beancurd skin, fish cakes slices, bean sprouts and the best part is the list goes on. One more thing, you can also add ingredients based on your preference. Not to mention, the rich flavour of the soup is to-die-for!

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Address: Jalan Kolam Ayer, 36A& 36A1, Taman Kolam Air, 80200 Johor Bahru, Johor
Time: 8.30am- 3pm (Daily)
Non-Halal

6. Murtabak Majid Special Cheese No. 1

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Cheese lovers, we got something real good for you here. Now, you can have your murtabak with cheese, and not just with a little cheese but a HUGE amount of it! Every bite of the murtabak is filled with chewy and rich cheese that will send you to cloud nine! Best way to enjoy your murtabak it to tear a piece off the entire thing – look at that dangling cheese!

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Address: No. 38, Lot 5581, Jalan Kurniawan, Kampung Kurnia, 80250 Johor Bahru, Johor
Time: 12pm – 7pm (Daily)
Muslim-Owned

7. Mat Corner Nasi Ambang

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Mat Corner Nasi Ambang is undoubtedly one of the best nasi ambang spots in Johor Bahru and that is evident in the crowd they have flowing into the place at lunch hour. Each plate of nasi ambang is dressed with their signature chilli sambal before going out – spicy but sweet! Go and get yourself that plate of goodness today!

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Address: 22, Jalan Padi Mahsuri 13, Bandar Baru Uda, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor
Time: 11.30am – 3pm (Daily)
Muslim-Owned

8. Hainanese Chicken Chop @ Restoran Hua Mui

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Hainanese chicken chop over at Hua Mui honestly needs no introduction but we’re here to remind you again of its goodness! I can definitely say that they’ve mastered the skills of frying their chicken chop to the perfect crunchiness, topped with homemade mouth-watering gravy, you won’t be a able to resist! If you’re still unsatisfied after having their chicken chop then go on and order their toast bread. It’s an item that is super popular with customers as well. Don’t miss out!

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Address: 131, Jalan Trus, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor
Time: 8.30am – 6pm (Daily)
Muslim-Friendly

9. Seafood Nasi Goreng Daun Pisang, Stulang Laut

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Dinner with friends over at this place is always a good idea, no fault in that because they serve super tasty fried rice that comes in wrapped banana leaf. Don’t forget to order their ikan bakar and sotong bakar as well! The flavour of the sambal used for their ikan bakar is perfectly infused into the flesh of the fish, every bite is a burst of flavours!

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Address: Taman Stulang Laut, 80300 Johor Bahru, Johor
Time: 5.30pm – 1am (Daily)
Muslim-Friendly

10. Restoran Ya Wang

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Don’t be too sad as this is the last place on the list. As this is the last one from us today, we’re going to give you the best only. *Drumrolls*… Introducing Restoran Ya Wang! Flavourfully herbal roasted duck is what you can’t miss here! The duck meat around the boney parts is just full of texture – chewy, crispy and soft. This plate of duck rice is everything you’re looking for!

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Address: 28, Jalan Segget, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor
Time: 8am – 6pm
Non-Halal

10 Local Delights You Can’t Miss In Johor!

I hope our list of 10 Local Delights You Can’t Miss In Johor has helped you tremendously! Have a great day and remember to not skip meals! Always remember to take care of yourself no matter how busy you get. Love you guys and see you in our next one!

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