“Buy me some food souvenir…” is one of the common phrase that you heard when family or friends know that you’re traveling to a certain place. Of course, who wouldn’t ask that?
Speaking of, every place has it’s own famous food souvenir. So, if ever you wonder what food to take home when traveling around Johor, check out this article!
If your family longs for the traditional taste of coconut bread and banana cake, why not let them taste it again? You can find these treats at Hiap Joo Bakery, which has been operating since 1919.
Hiap Joo Bakery
Location: 13, Jalan Tan Hiok Nee, 80000 Johor Bahru
Contact: 07-223 1703 (Mr. Lim)
One of the best treats that you can take home to your family or friends when you visited Muar is Otak-Otak, a grilled fish cake made of ground fish meat mixed with tapioca starch and spices. Surelt they will all like it!
Otak-Otak Hang Kee
Location: Jade Street, Jalan Haji Abu, 84000 Muar, Johor
Contact: 010-620 5650
2. Muar KOPI 434
But if you have a family who loves coffee so much, grab some pack of powdered coffee at KOPI 343! This coffee place is said to be the best in the best in Muar, for it has a unique formula and uses the traditional Malaysian coffee!
Location: 120, Jalan Maharani, 84000 Muar, Johor
Contact: 06-951 3046
3. Mee Siput
The most talked about snack in Johor, especially in Muar. It is a type of old-school snack which is made from flour noodles and best serve with sambal sauce!
1. Shanghai mooncake
These mooncakes which you can buy at Yuen Fatt 源發餅家 Kluang, is one of the best snack souvenirs that attracts many local and foreign travelers! To ensure the freshness of their every delight, the shop produces freshly-baked mooncakes that are sweet and non-greasy.
Yuen Fatt 源發餅家 Kluang
Location: 39, Jalan Haji Manap Nordin, Taman Kluang Baru, 86000 Kluang, Johor
Contact: 017-773 7107
Hours: 9:30am – 5:30pm; Sun, 9:00am – 1:00pm
2. Kluang Coffee Powder
Just like in Muar, Kluang also brags of coffee powder that is truly perfect to take back home: Kluang Coffee powder!
Aside from the fact that you can buy a pouch of coffee powder, you can also have a visit at this coffee factory. Yes!
Kluang Coffee Cap Televisyen
Location: 76, Jalan Besar Kluang, Kluang, Johor
Contact: 07-773 1943
3. Bean cake
Let your loved ones have a taste of Kluang by taking home some pieces of bean cake from Tong Huat Confectionery!
Tong Huat Confectionary
Location: 28, Jalan Cantik, 86000 Kluang, Johor
Contact: 07-771 4616
If you love munching crispy snacks, then don’t miss to buy some pack of tapioca chips at Layang Foods! This snack store offers different kinds of chip flavors, original flavor, black pepper, sambal and curry, which is the most popular among the other flavors.
Location: 161, Jalan Teck Wah Heng, 81850, Layang-Layang, Johor
Contact: 07-752 7458
Cake isn’t just for special occasion. So, whenever you feel like eating cake, Family Pastry Shop is always open to fulfill your cravings! Just choose from their wide range of cake selection. These are also perfect souvenir when visiting Batu Pahat!
Location: 102, Jalan Rotan Batu, Taman Sri Jaya, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor
Contact: 07-433 2873
Hours: 8:00am – 10:00pm
2. Sin Sin Foods
Don’t know what to give to your family, who waits for you to come back home? Well, Sin Sin Malaysia 新新食品 has a range of food souvenirs to choose from: Nyonya kuih, Full Moon Package, Wedding Package, Frozen Bun, Rice Ball, New Year’s Cookies, Dumpling and Local Delicacies Souvenirs.
Sin Sin Malaysia
Location: 36-4 Jalan Jenang, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor
Contact: 07-431 6599
A traditional Malaysian dim sum restaurant which has the ability to bring you back to your childhood. Some of the recommended snacks here include big bao, loh mai kai and other homemade buns.
Kedai Kopi Tong Chuan
Location: 763, Jalan Batu Pahat, 86100 Ayer Hitam, Johor
Contact: 012-726 9989, 012-754 9876 (Mr. Leng)
A town famous for ceramic, pottery and porcelain crafts also boasts for a delicious snack every tourist would want to take back home: La Piah! This pastry is tucked with bean curd, and has a very crisp layers.
Hock Bee (福美饼家)
Location: 4, Taman Bukit Siput, 85020 Segamat, Johor
Contact: 07-943 1015
Foochow cakes? There’s this dessert shop in Yong Peng, where you can indulge your eyes and tummy with a range of Foochow cake. Welcome to 永兴福州饼面厂, a shop has been existing for quiet so long, in fact it is already on it’s third generation. But, the taste of their delights are still the same as before.
Location: No. 14, Main Road, 83700 Yong Peng, Johor
Contact: 07-467 1261 / 017-772 0971 / 017-750 0130
Chop Hua Bee 和美饼家, an old bakery founded in 1962, where you can find and taste bean cakes that are on its third generation! Yes, that old! Come here, taste a few delights and take home some bean cakes for your family and friends!
Chop Hua Bee 和美饼家
Location: No. 10, Jalan Solok, Kampung Padang Lalang, 84900 Tangkak, Johor
Contact: 06-978 1303
Hours: 8:00am – 6:30pm
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What food souvenir do you expect from a place that has an endless pineapple plantation? Of course pineapple, right? So, the next time you take a visit to Pontian, don’t miss Nictar Pineapple House as well and buy some bottle of pineapple juice! (Or other pineapple products)
Nictar Pineapple House 旺梨屋
Location: 762, Jalan Taib, Pontian, Johor
Contact: 012-707 2589
Hours: 9:30am – 8:00pm