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Must-Try Eats in Johor Bahru for Your Quick Getaway

Must-Try Eats in Johor Bahru for Your Quick Getaway

Are you bored of the same old Singaporean haunts? Or craving an adventure that tantalises your taste buds and excites your senses? Then look no further than Johor Bahru, a vibrant city brimming with cultural experiences and, most importantly, incredible food! With a short term car rental from myCarriage, you can embark on a delicious culinary escapade at your own pace. 

Join us in discovering a world of new flavours and textures with these must-try eats in JB for your quick getaway.

1. Kacang Pool Haji

Kacang Pool HajiSource: Eatbook

Kickstart your JB adventure with a warm and comforting bowl of Kacang Pool Haji. This local favourite features a rich and flavourful stew of baked beans, mutton or chicken, and potatoes. Served with soft-boiled eggs and toasted bread for dipping, it’s the perfect breakfast or pick-me-up snack.

2. New Hong Kong Dim Sum

New Hong Kong Dim SumSource: Trip Advisor

Indulge in Cantonese cuisine to your heart’s content at New Hong Kong, a renowned dim sum restaurant in Johor Bahru. With a seemingly endless array of steaming baskets overflowing with dumplings, buns, and rice noodle rolls, you’ll be spoilt for choice. From juicy Har Gow (shrimp dumplings) and delicious Siu Mai (pork dumplings) to delicate Chee Cheong Fun (rice noodle rolls) and crispy spring rolls, you can look forward to a delightful dim sum feast with friends and family.

3. The Kittengi Briyani

The Kittengi BriyaniSource:  Onecent

Craving authentic Indian? Kittengi offers a taste of India bursting with flavour. Their legendary Briyanis, like the Boneless Chicken, are fluffy & fragrant, each grain infused with aromatic spices. Tandoori lovers? The Tandoori Chicken is a revelation. Tender chicken, marinated in aromatic yoghurt and spices, is cooked to perfection in a clay oven, delivering a symphony of smoky flavours and juicy texture. They also offer a vast selection of curries, vegetarian delights, and flavorful breads. Whether you’re a spice enthusiast or seeking a milder experience, their friendly staff is happy to guide you through their culinary adventure.

4. Din Kee Beef Noodle

Din Kee Beef NoodleSource: Facebook | Din Kee Beef Noodle

For a comforting and satisfying meal, look no further than Din Kee Beef Noodle. This popular stall offers a variety of beef noodle options, in dry and soup variations. The star of the show is undoubtedly the melt-in-your-mouth braised beef, but feel free to customise your bowl with additional toppings like tendon, tripe, or even a whole beef ball. Don’t forget to order a side of their signature chilli sauce for an extra kick.

5. Kedai Roti Dan Kek Kedai Kek Siang Yong

Kedai Roti Dan Kek Kedai Kek Siang YongSource: Google

Take a break from the savoury and explore traditional Chinese pastries at Kedai Roti Dan Kek Kedai Kek Siang Yong. This bakery offers a delightful selection of sweet treats, from flaky kaya puffs filled with coconut and pandan fillings to their popular Spicy Shredded Coconut Puffs. Be sure to try their signature bean paste buns, which blend traditional flavours with a modern twist.

6. Fa Ge Lok Lok

Fa Ge Lok LokSource: Food Advisor

Experience the vibrant atmosphere of Johor Bahru’s night markets with a visit to Fa Ge Lok Lok. This popular stall offers a wide array of skewers with various meats, seafood, vegetables, and processed foods like fish balls and sausages. Choose your skewers, have them deep-fried or grilled to perfection, and then dip them into a selection of yummy sauces for an explosion of taste. Fa Ge Lok Lok stays open till the wee hours of 4 am, making it the perfect spot for a late-night snack after exploring what the city has to offer.

7. 7 Spice Indian Cuisine

7 Spice Indian CuisineSource: Facebook | 7 Spice Indian Cuisine

Enjoy rich, aromatic Indian cuisines at 7 Spice Indian Cuisine. This restaurant offers a delectable array of North and South Indian meals, catering to both vegetarians and meat lovers alike. From crispy thosai and fluffy vadai to flaky paratha and soft naan, you can enjoy a variety of flatbreads accompanied by flavourful curries, aromatic biryani rice dishes, and refreshing chutneys.

8. Creamery Boutique Ice Creams

Creamery Boutique Ice CreamsSource: Creamery Boutique Ice Creams

After a satisfying meal, treat yourself to a scoop (or two) of artisanal ice cream at Creamery Boutique Ice Creams. This dessert haven offers unique and exciting flavours made with fresh, high-quality ingredients. Whether you’re craving a classic chocolate chip or something more adventurous like salted gula melaka or durian, Creamery Boutique Ice Creams has something for every sweet tooth. And to elevate your experience even further, pair your ice cream with their freshly baked warm lava cookies – a truly decadent duo!

With its diverse offerings, from age-old recipes passed down through generations to innovative takes on classic dishes, JB is a food paradise waiting to be explored. Plan your quick escape today with a weekend car rental from myCarriage. All our rental vehicles, including electric vehicles, can be driven to Malaysia (excluding commercial vehicles). Simply add the ‘Malaysia Surcharge’ to your rental booking to get started. Browse and book your perfect rental car in a matter of minutes. Whether you need a spacious SUV to accommodate your family and all your shopping bags or a fuel-efficient sedan for an adventure with your partner, we have a wide variety of vehicles to suit your needs and budget. And if you have any questions or need assistance along the way, our friendly and dedicated customer service team is always happy to help.

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