After the short food trail I had previously at Taman Sentosa, I had been looking forward to my next food adventure in Johor Bahru.
Cafes had been sprouting out almost everywhere in Johor over these past few years. Singaporean had also starting to move into Johor to do their cafe hopping.
Thanks to Jia Hui from FaithJoyHope and Hazel from HazelDiary for planning the cafe hopping session.
Most of the cafes are located at.
First Stop : The Replacement Lodge & Kitchen
The Replacement Lodge & Kitchen had recently open for business in May 2015. This is the second establishment from the team of Faculty of Caffeine! The founder created the cafe with the ”Bed and Breakfast” concept for people to enjoy good food and lodge while they are in Johor.
You can easily spot The Replacement Lodge & Kitchen from its white washed walls.
If you are thinking of a place to have your High Tea Session at White Sands Shopping Mall ?
Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe had re open their outlet in the newly renovated White Sands Shopping Mall.
In conjunction to their re- opening, I had listed 5 Must Try for High Tea in Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe.
Item 1 : Crystal Haw Gar
$4.90 (3 Pieces)
Even though, this Haw Gar is not the best in the market.This is one of my favorite dish coming to dim sum. The skin is too thick and the prawn was fresh and sweet.
The Crystal Haw Gar is also one of the Chef Recommendation in the menu.
For the past few years, there is a new food trend for china styled ala-carte steamboat after Hai Di Lao venture into Singapore. Similar concept steamboat restaurants had been seen sprouting island wide.
Today, I am going to introduce a similar yet different concept of steamboat restaurant, Fu Lin Men Dou Lao. They are situation at North Canal Road which is at the back of Pickering Street.
Fu Lin Men Dou Lao is originated from Macau. They served fresh and live Seafood with individual pot so that you can customize the soup base and ingredients to your liking. According to the in charge of Fu Lin Men Dou Lao, their soup base is on the lighter and healthier as compare to the mainland china.
Why you have to dine in Fu Lin Men Dou Lao 福临门豆捞 ?
The word “豆捞” is actually a play sound of the word and actually means “都捞”. Signifying each individual scooping Wealth, Fortune and Treasure, into one’s own plate and consume in.
(Photo credits: http://fulinmendoulao.com.sg/)
Taking about having Dim Sum for dinner or supper.
Other then having Dim Sum at 126 Eating House at Geylang, Swee Choon Tim Sum Restaurant had always been in the supper list for many.
After hearing and reading a lot of rave reviews from my friends and fellow bloggers. I brought my boyfriend there for dinner.
Located at the heart of Jalan Besar, in the district of Little India, Swee Choon Tim Sum Restaurant had always been popular among Singaporeans and tourists. Swee Choon Tim Sum Restaurant opened for business in 1962 and had been around for more then 50 years.
Swee Choon Tim Sum Restaurant served a combination of both Hong Kong and ShangHai Dim Sum. They provides both air- conditioned as well as alfresco dining in the back alley.
If you are want to dine in the air conditioned part of the restaurant, I will recommend you to be there early especially for dinner time to beat the queue.
However, if you are hungry when you reached the restaurant like me. You can skip the queue by choosing to sit at the non air-conditioned part of the restaurant or the alfresco dining.
Personally, I prefer the alfresco dining in back alley even though the lighting was quite bad for photo taking.
I like the feeling the atmosphere of not dinning in the modern Singapore, it kind of bring you back in time during the 80s.
Most of the time when me and boyfriend travel to Johor Bahru, we will usually shop and dine in City Square.
We seldom venture out to other parts of Johor Bahru as we are not really familiar with Johor Bahru.
Thanks to boyfriend’s friend who planned and brought us for the short food trail at Taman Sentosa,Johor Bahru.
First Stop : Shoon Huat Bak Kut Teh
I was first introduced to this dish, 麻辣香锅 last year by my boyfriend. I simply fell in love with this dish after I tried it at Chinatown People Park Hawker Center.
Ma La Xiang Guo 麻辣香锅 is like the fried version of Yong Tou Fu.
You can choose your desire ingredients like seafoods , meats or vegetables. After that, they will fried the ingredients with the spices.
You can also choose the level of spiciness : “Small , Medium and Super Spicy”
I chanced upon a sharing on the Ma La Xiang Guo 麻辣香锅 paste on Singapore Home Cooks 新加坡家庭美食分享 group on Facebook.
We decided to create our own version of Ma La Xiang Guo 麻辣香锅.
The most difficult question to answer everyday will probably be ” Where do you want to go for lunch? ”
Deciding where to dine at the same area five consecutive days was really a hassle. The greatest thing about lunch time is when you spotted new dining place.
Having lunch in my office area was kind of boring as we are situated in the industry area where food choices are limited.
Recently, Jia Le Hong Kong Roasted Food had open their outlet near my office. We decided to had our lunch there.