JOHORNOW Awards 2019: Most Popular Malatang Spots in Johor Bahru


Yep, JOHOR NOW will be celebrating its 4th year anniversary in December 2019! And as we turn four, we have good news for you: Vote for your favorite businesses or brands every day from November 18 to December 18 and JOHOR NOW will award whichever acquires the most votes! For today, we listed down the top 9 most popular malatang to eat in Johor Bahru! Check them all out and pick your vote!

**Note: The following are in no particular order.**

**All photos are provided by the stores.**


1. 暴君麻辣烫 Bào Jūn – Red Pepper Spicy Pot

Our love for hotpots have multiplied with the emergence of malatang, and the mouth-watering skewers from 暴君麻辣烫 Bào Jūn – Red Pepper Spicy Pot are definitely worth a try! Choose from 4 soup bases they offer. 

Location: Level 3, T-055, The Mall, Mid Valley Southkey, No 1, Persiaran Southkey 1, 80150 Johor Bahru

Business Hours: Sun-Thu, 10:00am – 12:00mn; Fri-Sat, 10:00am – 2:00am


2. Kuan Zhai Xiang Zi (宽窄巷子 成都串串香)

With more forty branches in Chengdu, China, Kuan Zhai Xiang Zi has also settled a branch in Mount Austin. The restaurant offers a variety of fresh ingredients in which a string of hot pot skewers can be enjoyed at RM1. If you want to taste the authentic Chengdu dumplings, you can savor it here!

Locations: 39, Jalan Austin Heights 8/3, Taman Mount Austin, 81100 Johor Bahru

  1, Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/2, Taman Sutera Utama, 81300 Skudai

Business Hours: 5:00pm – 1:00am


3. Qian Shou 签手砂锅串串

From Chengdu, China all the way to Mount Austin, Qian Shou brings you healthy and delicious hotpot with flavorful hotpot skewers! The ingredients are guaranteed fresh and are evenly cooked. 

Location: 21, Jalan Austin Height 8/5, Taman Mount Austin, 81100, Johor Bahru

Business Hours: 3:00pm – 1:00am


4. 糧栈 Bubbler_Permas

Fancying a unique food combo? Try hotpot strings with milk tea at 糧栈 Bubbler_Permas! The spiciness of the soup complements well with a refreshing drink! Other foods available are pork steak, fish, la la, and noodles. 

Location: 18, Jalan Permas 11/1C, Bandar Baru Permas Jaya

Business Hours: 6:00pm – 12:00mn


5. 露小姐在重庆 Miss Lu From ChongQing

If you and your friends are craving for hotpot and skewers and late-night talks, then this is your place to go! For only RM1 each, enjoy a string of delicious ingredients and RM10 for a hotpot! They also offer a variety of late-night snacks, wine, desserts, and many more.

Location: No. 35, Jalan Austin Height 8/1, Taman Mount Austin, Johor Bahru

Business Hours: 5:00pm – 3:00am


6. 聚龙栈 川味串串火锅

Indulge with signature authentic Sichuan hotpot at 聚龙栈 川味串串火锅. The ingredients are absolutely fresh and, in fact, includes a variety of traditional Chinese herbal medicines and spices.

Location: 68-01, Jalan Austin Height 8/2, Taman Mount Austin, Johor Bahru

Business Hours: 5:30pm – 2:30am


7. 李记串串香 – 马来西亚 Li Ji Chuan Chuan Xiang – Malaysia

Having more than 1,000 branches, Li Ji Chuan Chuan Xiang has also opened an outlet in Johor Bahru. The restaurant offers more than 100 kinds of ingredients including vegetables, meat, shrimp, and fish fillet. As for soup bases, there is chicken, spicy, tomato, and mushroom soup to choose from.

Location: 91 Jalan Mutiara Emas, 2A Taman Mount Austin, Johor Bahru

Business hours: 3:00pm – 4:00am


8. 芙蓉树下 Hibiscus Tree

In case you’re craving for the authentic Chengdu cuisine and spicy skewers, 芙蓉树下 Hibiscus Tree is a perfect choice! As a matter of fact, it is a well-known Chengdu restaurant in China with nearly 1,000 branches and has won many awards in the specialty catering industry. 

Location: 80, Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/3, Taman Sutera Utama, 81300 Skudai, Johor.

Business Hours: 11:00am – 11:00pm


9. Chuan Tian Xia (串天下)

The menu of 串天下 is quite diverse, there are several food choices for you to try. But the signature dish is the fruit and beef skewers. The sweetness of the fruits matches perfectly with the juiciness and tenderness of the meat, that is why many of their customers love it! 

Location: 201 & 203, Jalan Sri Pelangi, Taman Pelangi, Johor Bahru 80400

Business Hours: 3:00pm – 2:00am


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