We drove passed a few shops selling fishball during our stopover at Yong Peng 永平, and could not resist trying this Foochow 福州 delight.
Making another pit stop before driving to Malacca, we decided to check out one of the fishball places, since small fishballs seemed quite popular at Yong Peng. The bowl of Fishball Soup 鱼圆汤 (RM4.80 + 6% Service Tax for 6 pieces) were pretty decent, but we could not differentiate if the Fuzhou Fishballs 福州鱼圆 (RM5+ for 5 pieces) were hand-made or factory-made 😛 The Fried Fuzuk 炸腐竹 (RM6+ for 5 pieces) was just oh-so-salty….
The Soursop Juice (RM3.50+) and Passionfruit Juice (RM3.50+) were definitely refreshing and much needed on such a hot day though 🙂
- Location: 122A-123, Main Rd, Taman Selatan, 83700 Yong Peng, Johor, Malaysia (Google Maps)
- Website: Facebook
- Hrs: 7.30am to 7.30pm
We thought to try a different pit stop while en-route to Malacca, and Yong Peng 永平 seemed like a good place for a quick rest. Also, we were intrigued by 永兴福州饼面厂 Eng Hin Kedai Membuat Kuih-Muih that was famous for hand-made noodles and Fuzhou biscuits 福州饼, also known as Kompyang.
While we decided against getting the fresh noodles that could only last 3 to 4 days, we bought some pre-packed ones which turned out yummylicious! Though the packaging said it was 福州麺線, it could be a generic packaging since we didn’t quite recognise it as the usual rice vermicelli.
We also hung around to wait for the different flavours of kompyang to be ready. We tried the salty version, the peanut version, and the oat ones with and without peanut fillings (prices ranged from RM0.80 to RM0.90). Hubby enjoyed the salty version the most 🙂
- Location: 14, Jalan Besar, Taman Sembrong, 83700 Yong Peng, Johor, Malaysia (Google Maps)
- Website: Facebook
- Hrs: 7am – 5pm
This was our first stop for the day after clearing customs 🙂 Originally a stall inside a coffee shop, this place has since then expanded to own a full shop front next door. We randomly ordered a few items such as 大肠头，大肠，卤蛋，猪血，三层肉，瘦肉，as well as two bowls of kway tiao 粿条。
The herbal broth was quite light, making the silky kway tiao an easy slurp. The pig’s blood was more like beancurd with a strong herbal taste. The intestines were very clean and even Ms. K was willing to try some!
And what really impressed us was the freshly deep fried shallots, which made everything so much more addictive! 油葱炸得好香!
- Location: 24, Jalan Maju, Taman Maju Jaya, 80400 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia (Google Maps)
- Hrs: 8am – 12:30pm (closed on Wed)
Today was yet another day trip to Johor filled with fun and laughter 😀
We started off late around 8.30am today, which turned out to be a good thing, because it was pouring so heavily in the morning. There was a fair bit of jam at customs, but we managed to clear it after an hour or so.
Our itinerary for the day:
Pretty relaxed, and we did spend a bit of time getting lost, but it was always so fun getting lost together 😛 Looking forward to our next trip together, Ms K and Ms T!
Gelang Patah is famous for seafood, and there were quite a few restaurants with good reviews. Today, we decided to check out Restoran Chua Kee 蔡記海鮮樓. Looking at the reviews, we made it a point to reach here before 6pm, where it was mostly empty on a Tuesday evening.
Since we were early, we did a quick stroll around the area. There were actually quite a few provision shops here, and some eateries were already closed by this time.
We were back to Taman Sutera Utama 五福城 again! Our gang rather like this place because the Sutera Mall 五福城广场 is definitely less crowded than City Square Mall, and there is this stretch of shops just opposite the mall, for more shopping, and food. Lots of cafe within this vicinity too 🙂
We had tried Just Want Coffee, The Bear and Fish during our previous trip, and today, we decided to check out Maco Cafe & Bakery.
There was a Teatime Combo on weekdays 3pm to 6pm (excluding Public Holidays), where you could choose pair a Mille Crepe (usual price RM9.90) with any coffee beverage (excluding Cafe Brulee series, so usual prices range from RM6.90 to RM11.90) or premium tea selections (usual price RM11.90).
We had wanted to check out this place for the last few trips but it was always closed (because we kept picking the same day to travel 😡). This time, we especially picked a different day, and called in advance to make reservations.
We found the place slightly before 12 noon, and found the metal gates still locked 😮 However, looking through the gates, it seemed that the back door was open, and we figured that we would just take a peep, as we were not too sure if this was the correct place to be, as there were a couple of similarly-named places found in Google Maps.
Boy, were we glad that we went to the back, for we got to see how 叫化鷄 Beggar Chicken was prepared 😀 The owner was preparing the chicken, and explained to us how it was done, hehe! Continue reading
We went on a day trip to Johore again!
And first up was this popular roti canai (or roti prata in Singapore) near the JB custom.
Despite being quite near customs, it took us a little while to find the correct route to this little corner. And it didn’t help that it was raining heavily.
We reached around 10.30am, and split up the work; one went to queue and order, while the rest of us try to secure a table.
We ordered Roti Canai Kosong (RM1 each), and by 10.45am, all roti canai was sold out. We were one of the last few customers, lucky sia!
So, Ms. T heard all about our funny road trip to Johor Bahru the last time, and she wanted to join in the fun.
We decided to make another trip in before Lunar New Year, before the crowds descend into Johor Bahru for Lunar New Year shopping. This time, we would explore more of Skudai area.
Ms. T was like, “So we meet around 10am and go JB for lunch?”… And was quite stunned when we said we should be having our second meal by 10am *LOL just kidding*
We met up at 8am, and the jam wasn’t too bad… so we managed to cover quite a few things today 🙂
We had a late dinner because we were really too full from this trip, and also because we waited a while for seats at this place and another 1 hour for the food to be served 😮
Tried the famed San Low Bee Hoon, along with black pepper chicken, beancurd with minced meat, and sweet potato leaves with fermented beancurd (RM75.65 for 4 pax, including drinks). Gotta say the food was really just so-so… 😡
- Location: Jalan Merah 1, Taman Pelangi, 80400 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia (Google Maps)
- Direction: 8 min drive from Johor Bahru CIQ Complex
- Website: Facebook
- Hrs: 4:30pm – 1am