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Updated by Joanna James on Dec 18, 2019
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Best Johor Food to try on your Holiday - An incredible culinary journey to remember!

Johor is a city in Malaysia that allures tourists from all around the world. Wondering why? Well, one of the popular reasons being the local cuisine! You need to try this food in Johor for an incredible culinary journey.


Lei Cha

Let's start this list with something nutritious and delicious. The Lei Cha is translated into meaning Ground Tea where you'll be served with some rice and mixed veggies. You will then pour some broth over the mix, and guess what? This meal gets so much better the more it soaks! The broth is delicious and has a minty flavour and the combination of cereals and crunchy nuts is heavenly!


Nasi Briyani

Being at the heart of Asia, you cannot miss out on a good rice bowl, can you? Wouldn't that be a crime of sorts? Well, to thwart all the rice cravings you have, you must try the Nasi Briyani. This is a dish that came about due to the influences of both the Indians and the Malays, thus, the dish is full of flavours with meat curries, vegetables and egg slices! This is one wholesome meal which you cannot deny your taste buds! If you're looking for a restaurant in Johor Bahru to try these local flavours, you can check out restaurants at properties like Berjaya Waterfront Hotel for authentic dishes.


Nasi Lemak

You might have guessed by now that "nasi" means rice, right? Well, you are right and stealing the third spot on this list is another Asian rice dish. This rice is so aromatic and flavourful, that you'll be trying to order this meal wherever you go. And it's a good thing that it is easy to find! The rice is in fact cooked with pandan leaves and coconut milk if that doesn't promise bouts of flavours, what will? The rice is served with good portions of fish cakes, eggs, anchovies, and chicken!


Char Kway Teow

The next on the list of best dishes to taste is the Char Kway Teow, a noodle dish you must devour! This is, in fact, known to be a very famous dish in most parts of the country! The dish combines some flat noodles that are stir-fried with Chinese sausages, eggs, bean sprouts, cockles, shrimp and some chives! The seasoning is done to perfection and the flavours will tantalise your last buds.


Laksa Johor

The Johor version of the Laksa incorporates spaghetti mixed in some thick gravy! The spices and the vegetables added to this dish brings it all together which makes up for a really good dish! This dish can be grabbed in most places, and it cannot be missed out on!



Did you know many people head to Johor in the weekend just to try its seafood dishes? Now, you have found another reason to travel to Johor, haven't you? There are so many restaurants out there that specialise in all kinds of seafood. They are cooked to absolute perfection and is juicy and full of flavour to the bite!

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