Malaysia, Truly Asia

Malaysia, Truly Asia

Let’s explore our neighbours, Malaysia! This list consists much of places outside Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru.
Khaw Han Chung
Khaw Han Chung

Whenever we mentioned about Pontian, the first thing that comes to your mind would probably be the wan tan mee.

We can find Pontian Wan Tan Mee in Singapore. But coming to the real Pontian town, of course you must die die grab a plate of it from one of the few places here that offers the authentic Pontian tomato wan tan mee.

Mee Sin Kee is one of them in town offering options of 1, 2 or 3 servings of the noodle; depending on the portion you want to get.

My order is only 1 serving of noodle, tossed with tomato and chili sauce. Topped with pieces of char siew. The wan tan separates in a bowl of soup aside. And yes, they also added fishballs here.

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Coming to Pontian, you shouldn’t left the place without grabbing some of the traditional pastries from this place called the Chai Huat Heng.

An old school pastries shop that has been selling for more than 80 years now and continue to be a family business in this town.

Their Heong Piah 香饼 is one of the popular items here. I was lucky to catch the time when they just finished baking them, hot from the oven without any packaging yet. This pastry is stuffed with caramelised malt sugar inside.

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Looking for vegetarian foods in Pontian, then you should heading to Jia Xiang Vegetarian Food; just a short walk from the bus terminal.

They have been selling vegetarian foods here for more than 10 years, famous for their Hakka thunder tea rice.

So appetising when looking at the combination of veggies and the thunder tea.

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Is weekend again and it is another good reason to cross the causeway to explore Johor.

This time I made my long way to Pontian town, which you could reach here via public bus T50 from Larkin Sentral.

If you reach here early morning enough, then you should head over to Kheng Guan Hiong coffee shop for a cup of local style coffee; with some toast for your breakfast here.

Kheng Guan Hiong roast and ground their own coffee, and they also sell drip coffee for you to take home as well.

Beside that, they also sell all sort of Malaysian style breakfast here and most importantly, would be their toast baked over charcoal with fresh traditional white loaves, house made kaya and butter.

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Nikko & Yoryo is a cafe chain that has opened aka few outlets in different states, including Melaka, Johor and Kuala Lumpur.

There’s 2 outlets here at Johor, with one located at Taman Sutera Utama. Love their cosy space with Instagrammable spot.

Went for their charcoal latte, which still rich with the coffee taste and milk; added with charcoal hint in the flavour.

This was a very interesting dessert place found in Kluang, specialise for using the real coconut for some of their dessert items.

The milk pudding put inside the coconut shell, topped with a scoop of ice cream, durian and boba.

After finishing the pudding, you still can enjoy the coconut meat.

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Their cakes are also the must to try here. Simple yet flavourful taste, with enjoyable texture of the cake.

Found this very interesting cafe in Kluang. Their infused tea ingredients source from local farm in Kluang.

Refreshing and flavourful taste.

This is a good Halal place to bring your Muslim friends for some decent sushi and other Japanese foods.

I gotten the inari tempura sushi, salmon mentai sushi, ebi mentai sushi and egg mayo sushi.

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Nippon Sushi is a Japanese chain in Malaysia that has opened their outlets across the country. They are also a Halal restaurant.

Looking for something more staple to go with the sushi? I would recommend getting dishes like the rice, ramen, udon or soba.

The simple warm udon would be this that comes with seaweed. I find the warm soup was too sweet for me. But the udon texture is great.

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There’s some famous roti canai place in Segamat, with one managed by a Chinese family in the morning. But for another one would be this place called the Roti Canai Anbalagan.

This place interestingly doesn’t open in the morning, they only open from late afternoon till late night. Which making it the perfect place for supper here in Segamat.

They used to be at another location before they recently moved to this shop. But it doesn’t stop the locals coming here at night.

Beside roti canai, they also have other foods such as Mee Goreng.

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