10 best zi char JB stalls that you should try at least once in your lifetime with your Johor kaki

As Singaporeans, we all love to go JB for a short getaway on a long weekends with our Johor kaki. But what is JB without food? Here’s a list of best zi char jb stalls that we have found, that makes your trip that even more worthwhile!

Best Tze Char JB

San Low Seafood Restaurant

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Located in Taman Pelangi, the restaurant is a 15 mins drive from Causeway which will cost about RM10(please activate the metre before boarding). Famous for its San Low Fried Bee Hoon, this restaurant has definitely won the hearts of many Singaporeans and their Johor kakis. The bee hoon is first soaked in seafood broth to enhance its taste and it is charred and crispy on the outside, but moist on the inside.
Taman Pelangi, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia


Tze Char at Pelangi City
Pelangi City may be a tiny tze char stall in a small food centre in a quieter part of JB, but it has a huge reputation. All Johor foodie friends raved about Pelangi City tze char and KF Seetoh of Makansutra featured it in his popular “Food Surprise” television series.

Address: Stall no. 11, Taman Serene Food Centre, Jalan Biru

Ah Meng restaurant
Founded by the son-in-law of San Low Seafood restaurant, this restaurant offers authentic San Low Fried Bee Hoon too. And what’s more comforting is that this restaurant opens during non-peak hours too, from 2-5pm when most restaurants will be taking a break during that time. Bring your all your Johor kakis here!
38, Jalan Sultanah Aminah, Taman Iskandar, Johor Bahru

Hiang Kee Seafood Restaurant

07 Salted Egg Yolk Crab 咸蛋螃蟹 Hiang Kee Seafood Restaurant (香记海鲜大饭店) @ Taman Sri Tebrau Hawker Centre (大馬花園小販中心), Johor Bahru [Malaysia] (Large) (Large)
If you are a fan of crabs, then you’ll need to come and try their wet form of salted egg york crab! This was by far one of the best that we have ever tasted. Amazingly buttery with a strong delicious infusion of salted egg yolk that actively tingled the taste buds!
 Malaysia, Taman Sri Tebrau, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

Restoran Todak

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Have always wanted to enjoy a meal by the seaside in Singapore but never got a chance to due to its steep pricing? You can now indulge in your dreams by travelling up North! Located next to the sea, this restoran is definitely the place to go with your Johor kakis!
No.1 Kg. Orang Asli, Telok Jawa, Masai, 81750, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

Uncle Pou Wok Restaurant

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You need to try their signature noodles when you get there! The bouncy spongy thick yellow noodles tai lok mee 大碌面 were smothered in a slimy coat of hot lard and savoury sweet dark soy based sauce which you can’t help but to order more!
46, Jalan Indah 28/1, Taman Bukit Indah 2, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia


Tao Yuan Pekan Nanas Johor Seafood Ikan Bakar
Famous for their stingray, you’ll need to queue before 6.30pm to enjoy the stingray. Some people even start queueing before the stall opens. Trust us, we’re not exaggerating.
Jalan Sawah, Pekan Nanas, 81300 Johor, Malaysia

Chua Kee Seafood Gelang Patah Johor
You get to enjoy fresh seafood at almost 1/3 the price of Singapore which explains why this shop is the fav places for a lot of Singaporeans and their Johor Kakis. At RM 117, you’ll get to enjoy 2 black pepper crabs. SGD38.45 FOR 2 CRABS. YES WE’RE NOT KIDDING YOU. And not to forget, its NETT price, because there is no service tax and GST in Malaysia. Isn’t that impressive?!

No 1 Jalan Kacang Panjang, Gelang Patah 81550, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Mui Seng Nyonya Fish Head Curry in Johor Bahru, Taman Melodies
Lots of Singaporeans are willing to endure the long waiting hour at the Causeway just to eat their Fish Head Curry. Their curry surely does not disappoint. The sloshy curry broth was sour, spicy and savoury with slight traces of sweetness. A must try for all curry lovers.
61, Jalan Kemuning, Taman Melodies, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Qiu Bo Curry House Fish Head Pork Ribs Johor Ulu Tiram
Another shop that is famous for its Curry Fish Head. The aromatic curry broth was creamy with fresh coconut milk and well balanced sweet, spicy and savoury flavours. The fish needless to say was very fresh and added to the sweetness of the dish.
Besides that, you can also try their beansprouts which is both crunchy and juicy. A good complement to the curry.
2, Jalan Mutiara, Taman Mutiara, 81800 Ulu Tiram, Johor, Malaysia

We hope that this list will be helpful in your search for the best zi char in JB. Now set forth and feast on with your Johor kakis!

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