1. Restoran HW Wanton Mee
68, Jalan Abiad, Taman Maju Jaya, 80400 Johor Bahru, Johor
It’s a favourite haunt of JB’s night owls. This was the crowd at 9:30pm last night. It gets more crowded during the wee hours. Owner Mr. Chan hails from Ipoh and set up HW Wanton Mee two years ago. HW just focusses on wanton mee. They have a JB supplier to make the egg noodles to their specification. HW originally just use the “black” sauce type of wanton mee which is the style in Ipoh. It comes with a mound of egg noodles topped with char siew slices, stalks of blanched choy sum greens and a semi-circle piece of fried wanton skin and the white sauce was gently savoury sweet with spicy heat at the end. The noodles are very elastic and taste. HW Tan Mee serves a good wanton mee and it’s a good place to go in JB if you have midnight cravings for food.
2. Fa Ge Lok Lok
32, Jalan Pingai, Taman Pelangi, 80400 Johor Bahru, Johor
Fa Ge Lok Lok located just outside KSL Shopping Mall in JB, Fa Ge Lok Lok has countless of establishments strewn across the island and has certainly caught the attention of many. Here, the selection of skewers is aplenty, and the more famous ones being the skewered salmon, pigeon eggs and chicken meat. That also provide skewered vegetables, meat and seafood, that can be either boiled or deep fried. What sets this stall apart from others is the seasoning that they use. Most people usually opt for the fried version when they are here!
3. Famous Congee, Taman Sutera Utama
38, Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/4, Taman Sutera Utama 81300 Johor Bahru,Johor
Famous Congee is a good place for simple yet delicious meals. The layout of the restaurant is simple and tidy. It has a very clean and bright interior. It is one of the places customers can have hot supper in Johor Bahru because it opens till 2:00am. As the name Famous Congee states, Hong Kong style porridge is the restaurant’s main theme. The porridge is made with a few different types of rice grains boiled in a broth of pork bones and anchovy until it becomes a sticky, cottony gruel. The hot porridge is served with sashimi grade Norwegian salmon and a raw egg. The congee was clean tasting with subtle savouriness and natural sweetness. Overall, a bowl of hot porridge on a cold night is an absolute treat.
4. Chicken Chop Hutan Bandar, Kolam Aye
33 Jalan Tasek Utara, Kolam Ayer, 80100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
4pm-2am (Closed on Monday)
The price for a plate of chicken chop here is dirt cheap. You will be paying RM5.30 for 3 well-fried and juicy pieces of chicken breast, coleslaw and fries. This place has the most delicious chicken chop I’ve ever had.
In addition, the shop assistant here is very friendly; the environment is also very comfortable. If you come here, you will definitely get a rich supper and have a good night.
5. Restoran Sing Lok Lok Steamboat
no 68, 70, Jalan Permas 10/7, Bandar Baru Permas Jaya, 81750 Johor Bahru, Johor
The workers will help us cook the food by boiling or fried the raw food prepared on skewers. There are quite a selection with cuttlefish, prawns, crabstick, baby clams, pork slices, pig intestines , bakkwa, broccoli and assorted balls. Take note of the color on the tip of the skewers for the different pricing. The workers will help us boil or fry lettuce made with strings. There are a number of options, including squid, shrimp, crab sticks, clams, pork slices, pig intestines, bread, broccoli and a variety of balls. Notice the color on the tip of the string at different prices. They have 4 types of sauces to dip our lok lok in, from sweet to satay to chili sauce. On top of lok lok you can also order local dishes from the shop we had lala soup.
Address:Holiday Villa, 1st Floor Shop 25, 260, Jalan Dato Sulaiman, Taman Abad, 80250 Johor Bahru, Johor
Other than savoury suppers from the mamak or food court stalls, you can now have late night dessert spot at SYST. This is a HK theme café with neon lights. The café is located at 1st floor of Holiday Villa Johor Bahru and only open from 6pm to 3am daily. There are more than 16 options here. Shopkeepers, who have a special interest in traditional ice rooms, especially go to Hong Kong to study, to restore the most authentic recipes. Their signature foods include Mango Pomelo Sago, Rockmelon Sago, Snow Pear Soup with Peach Gum and Ginseng and Egg Tart. If you are looking for instagram-worthy, this is a place to visit. It has the Hong Kong theme with the neon lights, wall papers, furniture and the overall settings.
7. Restoran Daisei Kushiyaki
23, Jalan Mutiara 1/9, Taman Mutiara Mas, 81300 Skudai, Johor
Lok Lok is a snack that can be found in all parts of Malaysia. It is very similar to satay as the ingredients are skewered on sticks. One key difference though – Lok Lok is definitely way more delicious and the awesome and endless variety such as enoki mushrooms wrapped in ham, soft shell crabs, boneless chicken wings, Taiwanese sausages, crispy pork belly and hard-boiled quail eggs. At RM0.80 per stick at Restoran Daisei Kushiyaki, this hidden gem located about 30 minutes away from the checkpoint by car. It can be the cheapest Lok Lok eatery around! Choose from an impressive array of ingredients that range from mushroom and greens to comfort food like fish balls, hot dogs, meatballs, chicken wings, and century quail eggs, and decide if you want them deep fried or boiled!
8. Tapai Tang
128, Jalan Chengai, Taman Melodies, 80250 Johor Bahru, Johor
It located in residential areas; simple restaurants occupy a very spacious corner, air-conditioned indoor seats and outdoor dining options. Restoran Tapai Tang offers wide variety of “Dai Chow” dishes and there are even fish tanks with assorted of fishes, prawns and crabs for the diners to choose from. This Salted Baked Chicken is one of their most popular dishes, and you can see it on their big name. Because Kampung chicken is wrapped in baking paper, so the size is not very large. After opening the package, you can smell a pleasant smell of herbal medicine. Their Wat Dan Hor also delicious too.
9. San low seafood restaurant
Jalan Merah 1, Taman Pelangi, 80400 Johor Bahru, Johor
For those who like to eat seafood, Sanluo Seafood Restaurant will satisfy your desire for fresh local Chinese seafood. This is a completely open space hawker style restaurant with only one stall running. The seafood restaurant, which has grown from a small stand 30 years ago, has become a successful restaurant that attracts locals and Singaporeans. Although this is an open environment, the fan is placed in every corner of the restaurant. It is built on a broad and open space concept where customers can see cooks cook. Sanluo is not a typical seafood restaurant, with fish tanks, fish and other seafood on display, but a Chinese restaurant. The main course is mainly seafood. Unique is that customercan also choose the type of seafood they want, and cooks can cook according to the particular seafood they choose. Aside from seafood, San Low’s signature dish; the San Low Bee Hoon a typical fried bee hoon (rice vermicelli). Although it looks rather ordinary, the crispy exterior of the bee hoon tastes extraordinary.
10. 777 Food Centre
33, Jalan Perkasa 4, Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, 81300 Skudai, Johor
Restoran 777 food centre located at Taman Ungku Aminah. There have many stalls to sell the delicious food. At there, you will have many choices and having your food until midnight. Food corner is a culture of Malaysia that can let the people eat and talk together at there. Where can you find whatever you want to eat. Especially is the BBQ Fishman. That is the famous ikan bakar at there. The slab of fresh stingray cooked and served on a banana leaf was slightly charred on the outside and still juicy and tender inside. The bakar stingray come with a thick spread of sambal chili. Fortunately, the sambal chili was not stinging spicy – it was just a blend of moderate spicy, and slightly tangy and sweet with the fragrance of lemon grass and spices. The stingray was also garnished with generous toppings of lady’s fingers and petai.