Best Asam Pedas in Johor Bahru (JB)

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Fancy something served piping hot, pretty to look at and tugs your heart straight away with bold flavours? Say hello to Asam Pedas, a renowned dish all over Malaysia and Indonesia. For the uninitiated, it’s a fish stew cooked with tamarind (asam) juice, chili paste, and range of spices, then flooded with assorted vegetables, and commonly paired with a mound of white rice. The sour and spicy notes just wave on your tongue, affirming it's not your regular stew fix. There are a dime and a dozen in Johor Bahru, spreading mediocrity massively. Drop the worries, we have carefully curated the finest ones that make its way to your dish of fame.

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    Asam Pedas TasekHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    A monochromatic restaurant that has turned into a popular local haunt thanks to their mouthwatering asam pedas. Beaming with crimson-red hue, the bowl lures to be licked clean, with succulent fillets and handful of ladyfingers as well as eggplants. The flesh just flakes off the bone and the broth is deftly done, while all you need is a mound of white rice. Pleasantly spiced, you’ll not leave the restaurant eye-watering unless it comes from happiness. 

    Tips

    Get in early during weekend

    Things to expect

    Comfy space with range of good meals

    Best with

    Juices

    Price

    RM6.00 to RM20.00

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    Asam Pedas Tasek View restaurant

    49-79, Jalan Glasiar, Taman Tasek, 80200 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia, 80200 , Johor Bahru, Johor
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    0127106169

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    11:00AM—04:00PM
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    Asam Pedas BotakHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    Known as the senior player in the asam pedas scene in Johor Bahru, and the teeming crowd is an indicator that you’re in for a sinfully satisfying meal. They take so much pride in their red gravy, it’s constantly being churned out from the kitchen, assuring consistency to hit your palate with a pinnacle of pleasure at every spoonful. They also score points through varieties of fishes, and nothing is short of freshness, ideally complementing the broth that is spot-on with sour and spicy symmetry. Not to be overlooked is their crispy fried threadfin. 


    Tips

    Fried fish is a must here

    Things to expect

    Bustling crowd during lunch hours

    Best with

    Local drinks

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM15.00

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    Asam Pedas Botak View restaurant

    145, Jalan Lumba Kuda, 80300, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    06:00AM—04:00PM
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    Asam Pedas Power Tepian TebrauPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    A brimming bowl of crimson-red asam pedas is a must when you visit this spacious gastronomical paradise. Patrons make a beeline before the famous stall, all in the hopes of chomping down their rave-worthy asam pedas. Fresh fillets simmer in the zesty soup that unleashes a sour and spicy boxing match on your palate. The ladyfingers, eggplants, and tomatoes are praiseworthy too. Be warned, the heat could be a little overwhelming but sure to win you over. 

    Tips

    Do highlight your spice tolerance during the order

    Things to expect

    Chock-full during peak hours

    Best with

    Juices

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM15.00

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    Medan Selera Gerai Tepian Tebrau View restaurant

    Jalan Sungai Chat, 80100 , Johor Bahru, Johor
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    03:00PM—12:00AM
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    Asam Pedas Dan Ayam Penyet Kak NorHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    Nestled in a full-of-life food court, you’ll certainly spot tables graced with bowls of asam pedas that are highly vouched by the clienteles. The rave-worthy bowl is engulfed with mixed vegetables and chunks of delicate fish. The subtle flavours leave an indelible mark on your mind, and it's best enjoyed with a sheer spread of dishes. No worries, there is never a need to haggle for a better pricing.

    Tips

    Ayam Penyet is not to be missed

    Things to expect

    Full-of-life ambiance

    Best with

    Juices

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM20.00

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    Asam Pedas Dan Ayam Penyet Kak Nor View restaurant

    1-7, Jalan Trus, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia, 80000, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    11:00AM—09:00PM
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    Joe Gulai Asam Pedas

    Don’t pull the plug looking at the seedy environment as the flavours are assured to astound your palate. Despite varieties at each turn, your eyes will glue onto the sizzling bowl asam pedas, which leads you to Joe Asam Pedas. The fish chunks just scatter off the bone with a gentle prod from the fork and the soup is measured to perfection. You would completely forget the environment till the last drop of broth. 

    Tips

    Specify your chili level

    Things to expect

    A little messy food court

    Best with

    Local Drinks

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM15.00

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    Joe Gulai Asam Pedas View restaurant

    Jalan Pendas Laut, 81550 Gelang Patah, Johor, Malaysia, 81550, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    10:00AM—10:00PM
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    Restoran Anisofea Asam Pedas Johor Asli

    If you’re looking to wolf down inevitable asam pedas in a cozy and neat backdrop, make your way to Restaurant Anisofea. Value-for-money would be the most appropriate word to describe this dish, it’s generously piled with ladyfingers, tomatoes, eggplants and chunks of fresh fish. Each mouthful bombards with sour and spicy tones, just like how a perfectly-done asam pedas should be. 

    Tips

    Best place for large gatherings

    Things to expect

    Cozy ambiance

    Best with

    Juices

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM20.00

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    Restoran Anisofea Asam Pedas Johor Asli View restaurant

    34, Jalan Kempas Utama, Taman Kempas Utama, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia, 81300, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    0127173477

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    09:00AM—09:00PM
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    Asam Pedas Taman Desa RahmatHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    Make your way to this unassuming joint for a frisky feast of local Malay cuisine. What catches your attention at once are huge cauldrons of asam pedas, and it does run out fast matching to the never-ending crowd. The meticulously made broth guarantees to pamper your taste buds, complementing the fresh and tender fillet. For optimal pleasure, cherry-pick their luscious fish head as it’s easy on the wallet too. The memorable flavours last long after leaving the restaurant. 

    Tips

    Opt for their fish head

    Things to expect

    Authentic Asam Pedas in a serene ambiance

    Best with

    Local Drinks

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM15.00

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    Asam Pedas Taman Desa Rahmat View restaurant

    27A, Jalan Pembangunan, Taman Desa Rahmat, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia, 81200 , Johor Bahru, Johor
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    0127624813

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    06:00AM—10:00PM
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    Asam Pedas Skyview Cafe @ Amerin Hotel Johor Bahru

    The unique dish, Oxtail Asam Pedas on offer at the Skyview Cafe is another contender on our list. The Skybar is located on level 13A of the Amerin Hotel in Johor Bahru. The cafe has an indoor and an outdoor section, allowing one to either stay inside and enjoy their meal comfortabley, or enjoy it outside and bask in the magnificent view.

    Tips

    Best to make reservations first.

    Things to expect

    Really cozy environment.

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    Amerin Hotel Johor Bahru View restaurant

    37, Jalan Persisiran Perling 1, Taman Perling, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia, 81200, Skudai, Johor
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    0172330333

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