Skudai residents, this post is specially for you guys. We know that Skudai has plenty of good fares that we can’t miss out thus we have decided to cook up this list of the 10 best eats around Skudai. Spot any of your favourite? This food gem in JB consists of snaking-queue Nasi Kukus, delicious Bak Kut Teh and many more. So, are you guys ready? Let’s begin our food-adventure!
10 Best Eats In Skudai For All Foodies
1. Restoran T.O.S Nasi Kukus Kelantan
The very first spot on our list of the best eats around Skudai is this infamous Nasi Kukus spot, all the way from Kelantan. T.O.S Nasi Kukus is an eatery that was and still is the talk of the town as they are also featured in many local newspapers. T.O.S stands for Taste of Steam, which we boldly guess is the fragrant aroma that comes with the steamed rice, aka Nasi Kukus. The owner, Mr Chua built up this humble eatery that specialises in Nasi Kukus back in 2017 due to his overwhelming cravings for Kelantanese Nasi Kukus. Oh, one more fun fact; loyal fans are willing to queue 4 hours for their incredible taste of steam.
Address: 9, Jalan Hang Tuah 40, Taman Skudai Baru, 81300 Skudai, Johor
Operating Hours: 10AM – 9PM (Closes on Thursdays)
Social Media: Facebook
2. MIS Restaurant 士古来鴨肉
Next up is this famous Duck Mee spot that we bet, is well-known by both locals as well as tourists. Though the restaurant has gain significant expansion throughout the years, the owner remains humbly tucked in his white Teochew top while Teochew soap operas waft from the TV. Truly nostalgic. Also, did you guys know that the pot used to braise the duck remains unchanged since 40 years ago? Rumour has it that this is to provide the duck meats with extra flavour. True enough, the duck meat here has a tender texture and well-braised flavour. Pair it with a bowl of Koay Teow Kia and dip the duck meat into the signature chilli sauce will create and explosion of flavours on your tastebuds.
Address: 29, Jalan Emas Putih 2, Taman Sri Skudai, 81300 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 9.30AM – 9PM (Closes on Tuesdays)
Sometimes, all we look for is a bowl of simple and basic Wanton Mee to fill our tummies. This Wanton Mee spot has been around since 2011, serving bowls after bowls of hearty Wanton Mee, KL style. The Char Siew meat here leans more towards the fatty side but it’s what makes Char Siew irresistible right? Take a bite into their crunchy hand-made wantons and you’ll know why this is a must-visit when you’re around Skudai. Here’s the best part; you can opt for more add-on items such as egg and also extra Wantons (yes, please!). Of course, nothing beats the star dish here; the springy egg noodles.
Address: Jalan Seri Impian 1, Taman Impian Emas, Skudai, Johor Bahru.
Operating Hours: 8AM – 2PM (Closes on Thursdays)
While there are plenty of BKT joints all over in Johor, this particular shop in Skudai serves BKT alongside a very unique dish. It’s none other than their spicy chicken with up to 6 levels of spiciness! So, if you consider yourself as a spicy lover, then we’ll highly suggest you guys try the most spicy level. Also, the spicy chicken doesn’t end at Mala level, some say it’s even higher than that! Alright, now that we’ve let you guys in on what to try, don’t forget to also try out the BKT here that has an unbeatable fragrant to it. Night owls will rejoice knowing that this BKT spot opens until 2AM.
Address: Jalan Perkasa 1 Warung No.3, Block 59, Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, 81300 Skudai, Johor.
Operating Hours: 6.30PM – 2AM (Closes on Mondays & Tuesdays)
5. Kedai Masakan Itik Taika Huat
Aside from the infamous MIS restaurant which specialises in all-things braised duck, one more spot is also worth visiting if you enjoy savouring braised duck. Kedai Masakan Itik Taika Huat is well-known for their dark gravy sauce bathing over the perfectly braised duck meat. As they have a history of establishment since the 1970s, what you’ll get here is a passed-down generational Teochew recipe when it comes to perfecting the duck dish. Pair the tender braised duck meat with the options of Koay Teow Kia, white rice or even simple yellow noodles for the ultimate eating experience. Also, don’t forget to dip the duck meat into their in-store chilli sauce.
Address: Jalan Kilang Nenas, Jalan Skudai Batu, 81300 Skudai Johor Bahru
Operating Hours: 8.30AM – 4PM (Closes on Mondays & Tuesdays)
6. Abie Cafe Western Food JB
Alright, now it’s time for some Halal Western Food right here in Skudai. Skudai residents will know when we mention the name Abie Cafe as they are famous for their super reasonable price yet quality western food. Did you know that their Grilled Lamb Chop is only RM13? As for their signature Chicken Chop, it’s only RM 8! What a steal! We mean, it’s not simple to find a makan spot that serves quality western food at such a rate. Besides the really tempting rate, the varied menu at Abie Cafe guarantees to satiate your tastebuds. This is because there are fares ranging from classic chicken chop, to locals’ favourite Nasi Lemak and all the way to platters specially for large crowds.
Address: 15, Jalan Emas Puteh 4, Taman Sri Skudai, 81300 Skudai, Johor
Operating Hours: 4PM – 3AM (Mondays-Saturdays) | 4PM – 12AM (Sundays)
7. Villagio Restaurant
This very next spot is heaven to those of us who have an innate love for authentic Italian cuisine. Villagio Restaurant immediately comes to mind when we think of Italian food. In addition to that, the wide range of Italian cuisine menu such as pasta, pizza, lamb rack and many more will definitely make you revisit this restaurant. Also, the restaurant has a classy ambience that makes it a perfect spot for celebration of any special occasions. Top it off with excellent service from the waiters at Villagio Restaurant and what you get is a full on dining experience.
Address: 48, Jalan Hang Tuah 4, Taman Skudai Baru, 81300 Skudai, Johor
Operating Hours: 12PM – 12AM (Mondays-Saturdays) | 4PM – 12AM (Sundays)
8. Nijyumaru Japanese Restaurant
The 8th spot that’s on our list of the 10 best eats in Skudai, Johor is none other than Nijyumaru Restaurant. Since there are 2 outlets in Johor, it is really convenient for us to try no matter which area we’re at. The quality of the food here is maintained across both outlets so this is a testament to the quality of their food. Besides that, if you’re looking for a Japanese restaurant in Johor that has excellent ambience, speedy service and reasonably price, then Nijyumaru Restaurant is your go-to spot. Also, if you’re craving for fresh sashimi, Nijyumaru offers that as well.
Skudai Branch: 94, Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/4, Taman Sutera Utama, 81300 Skudai, Johor
Masai Branch: 24, Jalan Permas 10/5, Bandar Baru Permas Jaya, 81750 Masai, Johor
Operating Hours: 11.45PM – 3 PM | 5.45PM – 11PM (Opens Daily)
Social Media: Facebook
9. The Tribus
Next up is The Tribus, located in Skudai specialising in serving fusion cuisine; combining Western, Mediterranean and also Mexican fares all in one restaurant. If you’ve ever step foot into this restaurant, you’ll know that this place is heaven for spicy lovers. Besides, word is out there that The Tribus serves one of the spiciest food around Skudai. Also, you can unwind with a bottle of beer and a football match (if there is one). Believe it or not, you can also get fares such as Nasi Lemak and even Nasi Briyani right here. Definitely one of the best eats in Skudai that will spoil you for choice.
Address: Jalan Impian Emas 7, Taman Impian Emas, 81300 Skudai, Johor, Johor Bahru
Operating Hours: 11.30AM – 12.30AM (Mondays-Saturdays) | 11.30AM – 12AM (Sundays)
Status: No Pork, No Lard (Wine is served)
Social Media: Facebook
10. AnMour Cafe
The final spot on our list of the 10 best eats in Skudai that you shouldn’t miss out on is this cosy cafe. AnMour Cafe is a family-friendly cafe that caters to everyone’s Western cuisine needs. Serving fares such as pasta, burgers and many more, foodies who step foot into this cafe will undoubtedly be spoiled for choice. If you’re a regular patron at this cafe, you will know that there are already 8 outlets across Johor. This definitely is a testament to the food that they serve here. Also, did you know that AnMour cafe constantly serves creative dishes such as Nasi Lemak Burger and Chicken Teriyaki Pasta?
Address: No 34, Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/3, Taman Sutera Utama, 81300 Skudai, Johor, Johor Bahru
Operating Hours: 12PM – 10PM (Sundays-Thursdays) | 12PM – 11PM (Sundays)
Social Media: Facebook
With this, we’ve come to an end of our curation of the 10 Best Eats in Skudai that all foodies must not miss out on. Let us know which one above is your favourite or perhaps you prefer us to update the list, then leave us a comment! In the meantime, we hope this list is a useful addition to your food adventure around Skudai. Till next time!
10 Eats in Skudai That You Can’t Miss Out On
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