Written by Candice Neo
We have found Johor Bahru’s largest and newest food street!!
With more than 70 food stalls and over 100 varieties of food, Permas Jaya Old Street 2 is the latest hipster supper spot to check out in JB this weekend!
YES, we are talking about Taiwanese burgers, popular Korean fried chicken Why Chicken, oyster mee sua, curries and herbal soups served in coconut, hotpot, baby crabs, xiao long bao, stingray, tom yum soup, mango desserts, Vietnamese food and even White Rabbit milk tea!!!
And like in Taiwan, there’s even claw machines here, where you can snag plushies, trinkets, gadgets like power banks and more!!
Read on to find out more!
Cafe hopping in JB: 13 Unique themed cafes near shopping and dining hotspots (City Square, KSL, Mount Austin, Bukit Indah)
1. Fei Pa Burger: Taiwanese-inspired burgers with salted egg, wasabi, kimchi, mango and other varieties!
These are not your usual buns filled with thick meat patties and the usual cheese and mayo. This creative burger joint lets you choose between having salted egg sauce, kimchi slices, fresh mango cubes or even wasabi on top of your meat patties!
You can even opt for rice with exactly the same ingredients as you get for burgers, only that you are replacing buns with rice!2. Curries and seafood soups served in coconut!
Boiled soup served in coconut isn’t completely rare, but it’s still not easy to find. Sometimes, you can really taste the mild aroma of the coconut flesh in your soup! This one serves up curries, seafood soup with wolfberries and other boiled comforting goodness in coconut husks!
3. Baby crabs, stingray, big prawns and more!
What’s a food street without a good dose of grilled seafood? Here, you have no lack of crispy baby crabs, stingray, big prawns, squid and other yummy crustaceans!
4. Personal hotpot with mala soup base, fresh seafood and pork/beef/chicken slices!
With the whole hotpot trend now in Singapore and Malaysia, now you can even enjoy your own personal hotpot along this night market! No more squabbling over whether you should get spicy soup bases or pork bone or others – everyone gets to have their own!
5. You can never get enough of xiao long bao and oyster mee sua!
Craving for xiao long bao? Or, like me, dreaming of the delicious oyster mee sua in Taiwan? You’ll get to fix all your XLB and Taiwanese snack craves!
6. Refreshing traditional desserts with a modern twist: Pulut hitam with mango and more!
Don’t we all love our bubur pulut hitam, chendol and other traditional “tong sui” and desserts? Here’s where you get a creative modern twist to some of them! Mango with pulut hitam? Why not!
7. Handmade Japanese seaweed popiah and fruit rojak!
Whether you prefer your popiah the traditional way or rolled with seaweed, you choose! Pair it with some fruit rojak too!
8. Find a little Thailand along this street with tom yum soup, pork with basil, mango salad and more!
Thai food nowadays is considered hipster, just like Taiwanese and Korean snacks. Get your fill of seafood tom yum soup and som tam mamuang (green mango salad)!
9. Traditional eats: Char kway teow, oyster omelette, prawn noodles!
It’s not a Malaysian food street without these traditional delicacies, of course! Enough said. 😉
10. Pork chop, chicken chop, waffle fries and other Western meals
If you are craving for savoury chicken chops and fries, you can find them here too!
11. Challenge yourself: Catch cute plushies, power banks and gadgets at the claw machines!
Night markets in Taiwan are usually complete with claw machines, which are hugely popular among the Taiwanese. You can find these here too! And yes, you can even snag a cute power bank at RM 2, if you are lucky!
12. Finish off your meal with White Rabbit milk tea or other boba drinks!
If you ask me, the best way to end a savoury food trail is to wash it all down with a sweet dose of boba! AND there’s even White Rabbit milk tea here too!!
A JB food hunt is never complete without your makan buddies! Tag all of them now and make your weekend plans!