Thursday, 19 January 2017

2017 Walking Guide to Good Food & Cafes near Johor JB Customs


I have many requests from Singapore readers for a guide to good food and cafes in JB near to the checkpoint as the old town is a haven for food lovers, cafe hoppers and street photographers. JB old town is alive with dynamism and energy - it is changing all the time with something new popping up regularly.

So, here is a simple guide and virtual tour of Johor Bahru old town - the part easily accessible on foot from the JB CIQ or City Square mall. 

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Brunch 2 Wine. Bottle & Glass @ Vantage Bay. Stulang Johor Bahru


Last night, we visited Brunch 2 Wine located at Vibe @ Vantage Bay along Jalan Ibrahim Sultan (Stulang), the seaside strip facing the Johor Straits and Woodlands (Singapore) on the other side. Brunch 2 Wine at Vibe @ Vantage Bay is Johor Bahru's newest fine dining destination for romantic dinners and special occasions.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Desa Tebrau JB Sing Ting Mee Hoon Kueh 新天面粉糕 ⭐⭐⭐⭐✱


Brunch today is at the popular Restoran Sing Ting mee hoon kueh in Taman Desa Tebrau. This is the branch shop by the same family that run the Sing Ting MHK shop at Jalan Besi 1 in Skudai for over 20 years.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

I Blind Tasted 5 Canned Abalone. Which is the Best?


Codiva, a 40 year old Johor Bahru homegrown cannery claiming to produce the best abalone in Malaysia invited me to be their affiliate. I was skeptical about their claim. So, before making my decision, I decided to conduct a blind test of 5 canned abalones. If Codiva's 海中王 canned abalone come up top in the blind test, I will accept the invitation to be their affiliate. Otherwise, I would just thank them for the opportunity 😃

Friday, 13 January 2017

Yuzu Japanese Restaurant in Kulai Indahpura Johor


Dropped by at Yuzu Restaurant, a Japanese style casual, family friendly diner near to the AEON mall in Kulai. The menu consists of don, gozen, curry, ramen and udon - Yuzu's hearty servings are tasty, competitively priced and the environment is cosy.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Silk Road on Sutera. Local Western French Restaurant in Johor Bahru ⭐⭐⭐⭐✱


Today, we went on a East West culinary journey at the newly opened Silk Road on Sutera - a well appointed, fine restaurant in Taman Sentosa in Johor Bahru, JB.

Monday, 9 January 2017

Yap Kee Wanton Mee. Jalan Permas 9/2. Johor Bahru. 葉记全蛋云吞面


Whenever I am in a taxi, somehow we ended up chatting happily with the driver about.... what else.... but food.... As we near our destination, I often ask the driver to name his top 3 favourite food stalls. Today in JB, our taxi driver Siang named Hwa Mei ("Ah B") bak kut teh, Lai Kee fish ball noodles and Yap Kee wanton mee in Permas Jaya.

Sunday, 8 January 2017

2017 All the Hip Cafes near City Square Johor Bahru JB Checkpoint


Friends want me to take them cafe hopping in Johor Bahru 😃 Drink latte instead of kopi C kosong 😂

It's no longer news - once sleepy, old downtown JB is energized - came alive as hipster cafe central in Johor.

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Chicken Cutlet Noodle. RedRing Treasures. Food Republic. Wisma Atria


Just had this unique Chicken Cutlet Noodle 红环招牌鸡排面 for lunch at RedRing Treasures in Food Republic at Wisma Atria in Orchard Road, Singapore. We liked it 😃😋

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