Best Butter Prawn in Johor Bahru (JB)

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Butter prawn is a quintessential Malaysian dish where Malay, Indian, and Chinese ingredients ignite to bring out the best flavours of the crustacean. Plump prawns are fried till a gilded hue is achieved then copiously coated with a soul-warming concoction of melted butter, garlic, curry leaves, chilies and at times cereal crumbs. It’s a dish that makes your senses come alive, hovering with an amazing aroma, and looking at the rich butter and little nibbles snuggling onto the neatly slit prawns set you drooling helplessly. These famed and fabled joints in Johor Bahru is guaranteed to melt your heart like butter and leave you finger licking. 

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    Ong Shun Seafood Restaurant

    A popular haunt where locals gather to satiate mouthwatering spread of Chinese-style dishes and seafood is the real deal here. Among the star player on their extensive menu is the Butter Prawns that certainly will have you at first sight. Expect treacly and buttery gravy showered onto the fried golden-brown prawns that are juicy and plump. The canary-coloured concoction is made with butter, herbs and egg yolks, and bursts will heavenly aroma. 

    Tips

    Call for reservations

    Things to expect

    Commonly a family gathering or reunion is spotted

    Best with

    Juices

    Price

    RM20.00 to RM30.00

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    Ong Shun Seafood Restaurant View restaurant

    24, Jalan Abdul Samad, Kampung Bahru, 80100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia, 80100, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    072238953

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    Every day
    05:00PM—01:00AM
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    Carabao Thai RestaurantPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    This resort-like restaurant guarantees to teleport you to the Land of Smiles with authentic meals and astounding atmosphere. Thai food enthusiasts, you would have a field day here. Look beyond Tomyam and other common takes, and do order their Butter Prawns, a knockout dish that rolls up taste, presentation, and aroma into one. Butterflied prawns are fried to golden shades then finished with a buttery bath, sprinkle of curry leaves and heap of egg floss. Suck the shells clean, not leaving a drop of gravy to go wasted. Chockfull already? Stroll around the soothing space and feed your Instagram too.

    Tips

    Their Tomyam is widely raved

    Things to expect

    Soothing ambiance

    Best with

    Juices

    Price

    RM19.90 to RM30.00

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    Carabao View restaurant

    16, Jalan Dato Abdullah Tahir, 80250, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    073359333

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    Every day
    12:00PM—03:00PM
    Every day
    06:00PM—01:00AM
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    Grand Bayview Seafood Restaurant

    Johor Bahru holds a seafood paradise crown and this cavernous restaurant is among the jewels that complete it. Overlooking the scenic ocean where your food comes from, this is a seafood lover’s dream come true. Even first timers would easily order their butter prawns as it’s graced on almost every table. The prawns are succulent and fragrant with little grainy bits of garlic that offer a zesty ride and smeared with feathery egg floss, a dish that guarantees ultimate gratification. The fresh salad acts as a palate cleanser. 

    Tips

    Make reservations

    Things to expect

    Breathtaking view and commodious dining space

    Best with

    Juices

    Price

    RM25.00 to RM40.00

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    Grand Bayview Seafood Restaurant View restaurant

    Danga Bay, 80200, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    072261688

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    Every day
    11:30AM—11:30PM
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    Restaurant TodakPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    One of the most revered seafood restaurants in Johor Bahru and it's not a surprise as it’s always teeming with locals and tourists alike. And no orders is complete is without their signature butter prawns. The plump prawns are deftly done on the frying pan with butter then enrobed with curry leaves as well as cereal flakes. It smells as glorious as it looks and be sure to polish the shell clean as the coatings are wondrous. Put your feet up, feast the finest and freshest ocean goodness while being blown by the breezy air that makes you feel like hovering over the pristine water.  

    Tips

    Get in a little early to catch the sunset

    Things to expect

    Soothing ambiance

    Best with

    Juices and local drinks

    Price

    RM15.00 to RM30.00

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    Restoran Todak View restaurant

    1, Kampung Orang Asli, Telok Jawa, Masai, 81750, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    073863969

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    Every day
    11:00AM—11:00PM
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    Restoran Teck Sing

    Among the most sought-after restaurant that churns out a luscious range of Chinese-style dishes. Patrons widely vouch of their paper-baked chicken but ensure chomping down their butter prawns too before leaving. It’s a dish of outstanding merit, in short, a beauty! With heads and shells on, get your hands dirty then be rewarded with plum and juicy flesh that offer a buttery ride with rugged layers of cereal crumbs. The drool-worthy platter is paired with their homemade chili sauce for a dose of heat. 

    Tips

    Paper baked chicken is not to be missed

    Things to expect

    Bustling crowd during peak hours

    Best with

    Tea

    Price

    RM20.00 to RM40.00

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    Restaurant Teck Sing View restaurant

    3 & 5, Jalan Sutera Satu, Taman Sentosa, 80150 , Johor Bahru, Johor
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    073347025

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    Every day
    11:00AM—09:00PM
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    My Little STOVE

    It’s rather a surprise to spot a cafe-like eatery in the listing, but it sure does wonder with butter prawns. Cup yourself in a brightly-lid and charming ambiance and never miss the latter which is pleasantly served with heads on and scattered with egg floss and curry leaves. It’s so delicious, calories go countless. However do store some space for their delectable desserts. 

    Tips

    Cakes are amazing

    Things to expect

    Charming ambiance, more to the liking of cafe nomads and hipsters

    Best with

    Coffee

    Price

    RM20.00 to RM40.00

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    My Little STOVE View restaurant

    93, Jalan Kelabu 3, Taman Pelangi, 80400 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia, 80400, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    Every day
    10:00AM—10:00PM
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