Showing posts with label Johor Bahru. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Johor Bahru. Show all posts

27 April 2014

Canton-I: JB City Square

Canton-I, specializing in flavours from the region of China - Canton is part of the Dragon-i Group.

They have a branch in ION Orchard which I've tried once long time ago.
The roasted pork was so (sinfully) gooood and the pork porridge with dried oyster was surprisingly delicious!


ION Orchard
2 Orchard Turn #03-14 S238801

I had lost the photos due to some phone backup errors previously :(
But no worries! Upon knowing that there's a branch in JB City Square, we decided to take advantage of the good exchange rates and as an excuse for a weekend "getaway" by paying a visit to the Canton-I in Malaysia.

The interior isn't as intricate and unique as the branch at ION Orchard.
Still, the cheery pink and white combi makes me very happy ^^
Should I have a pink room like this for my house next time? lol.

Deep fried beancurd with pepper and salt.

This is a MUST HAVE!
Though deep fried, it is not oily at all. The skin is so thin and crispy that you wouldn't feel guilty at all for eating soon. Sooner than you will realise, you would have already finished the entire plate (oops, me la me la).

The inside so soft and *healthy*

Abalone porridge which is very good too!
But not much ingredients in it. I would prefer Ah Biao abalone noodles anytime! :P'''

The pork belly is slightly different from Singapore's.
Not as crispy :(

Dimsum were pretty much average, except for the salted egg yolk custard bun.


Ginseng wolfberry aloe vera drink, very yummy!

Here's a piggy bun which looks so cuteeee. But we were too full to stomach any more food.
Til the next time!


Lot J1-22 & J2-31, Johor Bahru City Square, 
106 & 108, Jalan Wong Ah Fook, 80000 Johor Bahru

8 June 2013

JB Seafood. Car theft.

"Expensive" seafood in JB.
Went back to 183 stall.
Read here for previous post:

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Car windscreen got smashed :`(
Thankfully our passports and mobile phones were with us.
Drove to the police stations to report, and for investigation.
Plus calling all the banks to block my credit cards. Sigh.
Everything ended only past midnight.

Poor tigger must have been frightened :(

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23 May 2013

Nandos JB CitySquare

One of our random trips to JB.
Had nandos there. So much cheaper than in SG.

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M looking so mild n gentle lol.

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Quarter chicken

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26 March 2013

Johor Bahru Seafood

Been making random trips to JB for zichar dinners recently :D
Not too sure what's the place called, it's rather near KSL, with a fenced up hawker-centre-like area. And, further down the road there're many many durian lorries/stalls!

Tried 933 Seafood Stall.
Was seated on the outside cos the weather was good!
7pm+, but still bright and yet windy!

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Ordered cereal prawns, garlic lala, and sambal kang kong.

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And woah, the sambal is really hot! I was almost tearing after a mouth of it.

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The cereal prawns were not too bad.

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Garlic lala was a little dry and lack of flavour :/

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Bill came up to slightly about RM60.

The following time we tried 183 Seafood BBQ.

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Here's the menu if you need.

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Ordered garlic fried kai lan, beancurd hotplate and butter crayfish.

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Very fresh and green kai lan, you could taste the natural sweetness of it when simply stir-fried :)

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The crayfish was also real yumms!
Market price that day was about RM7 per 100g.
We shared 3 of them, at a total weight of ~600g. Which was more than enough I feel :)
One of the crayfishes had a little stinky smell, and the lady boss was kind enough to immediately deduct it from our bill, explaining several times that it is natural for some crayfishes to smell that way.
Really? I've never had experiences with 'stinky' crayfishes, but rest of the crayfishes tasted so good that it wasn't an issue at all.

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Bill was around RM40 (or slightly less) after deducting 1 crayfish.

Got a chendol from the dessert stall right opposite 183.

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It tasted extremely diluted :/

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My entertainment in the car :p

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We went back yesterday to try another stall called 'Hai Kee Seafood'.
Ordered the exact same dishes as the previous round so that we can do a better comparison.

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The kailan was very oily. And barely palatable.

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Hotplate tofu was more heavily flavoured. Kinda saltish unless you eat it with lotsa plain rice.

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Crayfish was also a tad oily as well, but still manageable. The crumbs that came with the dish tasted sinfully good while they were still cripsy! Hehe.
Not sure though if the crayfishes aren't as fresh, cos the meat feels a little softer/more moisted than I would like them.

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Total bill was RM49.40.
We gave a RM50 note, and the stall owner insisted on searching for 60 cents for us even though we told her to keep the change and was already walking away. Very cute lady.


So, we may go back to the first stall (933) to try the same few dishes in order to have a better comparison.
But currently, we both like the second stall (183 Seafood) best :D
Can't wait to try out even more food there!
Environment and hygiene may not be of A+ standards, but the food is cheap & good (usually) and each dinner trip does feel like a quick (only 10-15mins drive from the customs) getaway from busy Singapore!

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