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10 Best Asam Pedas Spots in Johor For All Foodies To Try Out

Hello fellow foodies! It’s us again! Today, we have a very interesting list, especially for all you Asam Pedas lovers! That’s right, it’s our listicle curation of the 10 Best Asam Pedas Spots right here in Johor. So, keep scrolling and let us know how many of them you’ve tried out! Well, are you guys ready? Let’s go.

1. Asam Pedas Anisofea

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The very first spot on our list of the Best Asam Pedas in Johor is indefinitely Asam Pedas Anisofea. This is the locals’ holy grail when it comes to traditional & authentic Asam Pedas from Johor. Spicy and savoury at the same time, pairing the classic Asam Pedas with plain white rice is the ultimate eating experience. Aside from the must-order Asam Pedas, you can also opt for other side dishes for a fulfilling meal. One thing’s for sure when you step foot into Mount Austin, Asam Pedas Anisofea is an eating spot that you need to visit.

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Address: G-07, Blok 4 Jalan Mutiara Emas, 9/3 Taman Austin Boulevard, 81100, Johor Bahru.

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

Social Media: Facebook

2. Pak Yahya Asam Pedas

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Craving for Asam Pedas? You no longer need to go to Malacca anymore, especially if you are in Muar. Because in Parit Jawa, there is a special food court that’s just for Asam Pedas dishes – Medan Asam Pedas Parit Jawa! There are several food courts you can stop by, but Pak Yahya Asam Pedas is one of the best sellers. There are different types of fish cooked with asam pedas. Just try anything, because everything is delicious.

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Address: No. 1 Medan Asam Pedas, MPM, 84150 Parit Jawa, Johor

Operating Hours: 11 AM – 5 PM (Closed on Friday)

Status: Halal

3. Asam Pedas Madu Tiga

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Here in Asam Pedas Madu Tiga, we can choose the type of fish for our asam pedas order. The most customer agrees to always order fish head because the head and the meat around the belly and pectoral fin are the most delicious parts of a fish. The soupy asam pedas gravy was a mild blend of tangy, sweet, spicy and salty flavors. That’s why it’s one of the best asam pedas worth trying.

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Address: 36, Skudai – Pontian Highway, Taman Sri Pekan Nenas, 81500 Pekan Nanas, Johor

Phone No: 014-611 4019

4. Asam Pedas Desa Rahmat

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Next, it’s really affordable to dine at Asam Pedas Desa Rahmat, plus you can get a wide array of asam pedas you ever imagine. For instance, there is mayong fish, sembilang fish, stingray, red snapper and fish roe! Besides serving asam pedas dishes that we all know and love, this restaurant also offers Botok-botok – vegetables and fish wrapped in banana leaf. We are absolutely sure you can’t miss out to try it here!

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Address: 27A, Jalan Pembangunan, Taman Desa Rahmat, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor

Operating Hours: 9 AM – 5 PM (Closed on Sunday)

Link(s): Facebook

5. Asam Pedas JJ

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It’s always a full house at Asam Pedas JJ during lunchtime. The shop officially known as “Asam Pedas Jalan Joned” opens from 11:30 AM to 5 PM, so it is best to arrive at non peak hours, if possible. The selection of Asam Pedas in the display ‘Kawah’ is what makes customers always come back for more!

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Address: Jalan Junid, Taman Sri Tanjung, 84000 Muar, Johor

Operating Hours: 11:30 AM –  5 PM (Opens Daily)

Social Media: Facebook

6. Asam Pedas Claypot Shekeen

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Ranked 6th on our list of the best Asam Pedas in Johor is this humble eatery called Asam Pedas Claypot Shekeen. This ‘warung’, or a small restaurant makes an excellent dinner spot to many locals. Without a doubt, their signature must-order is the Asam Pedas which consists of the soupy asam pedas gravy that has a mild blend of tangy, sweet, spicy and salty elements together. Oh, you can also order their signature ‘Lemak Cili Api’ if you’re crazy about spicy broth!

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Address: 4, Jalan Tebrau Lama, Stulang Bahru, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor

Operating Hours: 11:30 AM – 11 PM (Closes on Friday)

Social Media: Facebook

7. Botak Asam Pedas

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The popular Jadi Baru restaurant which everybody knows as “Botak Asam Pedas”. The famous JB eatery is named after its owner who sports a bald hairstyle. The fresh Jenahak (golden snapper fish) is cut into big meaty chunks. They are tender, juicy and sweet. It’s watery but packed with flavour. Moreover, it’s well balanced savoury and spicy with slight sourish flavour. The pulpy chili flakes floating in the asam pedas have a mild lingering spicy sting. It “opens the appetite” to enjoy all the dishes as well as simple plain white rice!

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Address: 15, Jalan Lepas, Tanjung Puteri, 80300 Johor Bahru, Johor

Operating Hours: 7:30 AM – 3 PM (Closes on Sunday)

Status: Muslim-Friendly

8. Dulang Lima Cafe

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Situated in Taman Perling, Dulang Lima Cafe is a Malay restaurant in Johor Bahru that’s waiting to be discovered. You can go for the signature masak lemak cili api, followed by other amazing local dishes such as asam pedas, sayur goreng, as well as ayam kampung goreng. Besides, the best part is the cafe will serve the food using a vintage tray. Absolutely maintain the Kampung vibe!

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Address: 19G, Jalan Camar 1/3, Taman Perling, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor

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

Link(s): Facebook

9. Asam Pedas House

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Next up, the famous JB eatery is famous among locals, especially in Bandar Baru Uda neighborhood. The sight of those large Ikan Merah (Red Snapper fish) heads and the aroma of Asam Pedas sent people’s salivary glands into overdrive straightaway. The fish were large, thick and super fresh. The heads were huge with generous amounts of meat. No wonder it has become the talk of the town!

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Address: No.2, Jln Padi Emas 1/2, Bandar Baru Uda, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor

Operating Hours: 10 AM – 9 PM (Opens Daily)

Social Media: Facebook

10. Restoran Laris Qaseh Bonda

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Situated in Taman Adda Heights, Restoran Laris Qaseh Bonda is a Malay restaurant in Johor Bahru that’s known by the locals. You can’t go wrong with their signature masak lemak cili api, followed by other amazing local dishes such as Asam Pedas, Ayam Penyet, as well as Laksa Johor. Besides, you can find their booths during Ramadan at Adda Heights and Bandar Dato Onn’s Ramadan Bazaar!

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Address: 96, Jalan Adda 7, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor

Operating Hours: 7 AM – 12 PM (Opens Daily)

Link(s): Facebook

Now that we’ve come to an end of our curation of the 10 best Asam Pedas spots in Johor, which have you tried and which excites you? Keep this list and go on an Asam Pedas adventure with your friends and family! See you in the next post!

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