Wednesday, April 01, 2015

JB Day-tripping!

Being lured by the Sing dollar to Ringgit exchange rate, this cow and his family made a day trip to Johor in search of makan, jalan and moo-ssage.

The first thing we wallop-ed were the noodles from Restoran Sekee, a small kopitiam with old school rustic lok kok charm. The smell of burning charcoal added to its appeal. For the tam jiak or gao jiak ones, opt for the full works which include small oysters from Muar, pork slices, kidney, liver and lard.  

Moore old school goodness can be found at Hiap Joo Bakery & Biscuit Factory. Think curry buns, butter buns, banana cake (very sedap!) etc from yesteryear. The blackened wood-fired oven in the bakery seems to have been there for eons, faithfully churning out buns and bread.

After an hour of moo-ssage and some jalan-ing (my grammar very power I know. Moohehe), it was time for a hearty Bak Kut Teh meal at Restoran Shoon Huat in the Taman Sentosa area. The soup seems a little sweeter and less robust than my previous visit. The moother and sister were pretty happy with the variety of ingredients though I was sorely missing the chewy strips of pork I had the last time.

Heading back to the area near the Causeway, we wandered around City Square Mall and Komtar JBCC before deciding on Azuma at the latter for dinner. The food was cheap but the sashimi unfortunately, could be fresher. Maybe we should stick to the faster mooving items or the cooked dishes the next time.

JB is still a nice spot for a quick one-day getaway with charming locales that were probably what Singapore was like 30 years ago.

May the Ringgit be forever in our favour!

Chew On This: Spending in Ringgit makes it moore enjoyable and forgiving. Moohehe.

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