Best Hokkien Mee in Johor Bahru (JB)

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No hawker scene or food court is complete without a Hokkien Mee stall. And this staple dish might have foodies heading towards different directions, the KL stir-fried version, and the soup based Penang version, or also known as Prawn Mee. Johor Bahru certainly leans towards the KL rendition which is infused with pork fat and smattering of pork lard, while its counterpart is rather less sinful, noodles simmered in prawn-based soup and topped with fried onions, slivers of hard-boiled eggs and prawns. Both are equally satisfying and we are caught between two stools to pick the winner, thus, let your taste buds do the honouring and let us know the results. We have a compiled a mouth-watering list of eateries that are tailor-made for Hokkien Mee enthusiasts. 

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    Restoran Uncle Pou Wok

    Just the mention of Hokkien Mee and the locals would direct you to this renowned restaurant, where you can proudly bring over your foreign friends and rave about this luscious dish. A generous portion of yellow noodles suffused with gooey and sweet-savoury dark soy sauced with a handful of Chinese cabbage and prawns complete the crowd-favourite. Each mouthful greets you with little surprises of crunchy lard morsels and their homemade chilli concoction rounds up a flawless meal. If you’re keen for a good side dish, opt for their BBQ pork. 

    Tips

    Get in a little early during lunch hours to avoid the buzzing scene

    Things to expect

    One of the best Hokkien Mee in town

    Best with

    Poached Kampung Chicken

    Price

    RM6.00 to RM12.00

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    Restoran Uncle Pou Wok View restaurant

    135 G, Jln Mutiara Emas 10/19, Taman Mount Austin, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia, 81100, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    072445012

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    12:00PM—02:00PM
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    06:00PM—10:00PM
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    Restoran Ban Kee

    Our Hokkien Mee prowl got us to this unassuming restaurant that is widely praised by the locals of all ages. They have been churning out delicious stir-fried noodles for decades and the current generation still lives up to the reputation. This gleaming plate of goodness is rather more gravy-like, and less salty and less heavy on the lard, yet lends a nice wok hei aroma to the yellow noodles, prawns, and crunchy greens. If you need another reason to visit, their fish cakes are wonderful. 

    Tips

    Fish cakes are not to be missed

    Things to expect

    Modest ambiance

    Best with

    Local Drinks

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM20.00

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    Restoran Ban Kee View restaurant

    92-116, Jalan Pahlawan 2, Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, 81300 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia, 81300, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    12:00PM—03:00PM
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    06:00PM—11:00PM
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    Kedai Makanan Anak JB

    Nestled in a bustling restaurant, this modest stall is less than a year old yet has attracted plenty of the neighbourhood crowd. What set them apart are the plump prawns and fish cakes that are liberally loaded onto the noodles and gently perfumed broth. Another big perk here is the sambal concoction that comes along, sinfully oily and spicy, just the way we Malaysians adore. If you beg to differ, opt for their dry version, which is ladled with dry chilli concoction and similar toppings, reminds you of pan mee but it’s a whole league of its own. You sense a challenge here, your taste buds is always in for another round. 

    Tips

    Despite the fiery outlook, the dry version isn't overpowering with spiciness

    Things to expect

    Range of local delicacies

    Best with

    Assorted Juices

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM20.00

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    Kedai Makanan Anak JB View restaurant

    67, Jalan Tanjong, Taman Desa Cemerlang, 81800 Ulu Tiram, Johor, Malaysia, 81800 , Johor Bahru, Johor
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    01128677669

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    05:00AM—05:00PM
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    GC Good Cafe

    Aside from KL and Penang version, let’s look at our neighbouring country’s take on Hokkien Mee which is downright delicious too. Need not frolic over Singapore, as GC Good Cafe has been dishing out an exemplary of it. A medley of yellow noodles and vermicelli is stir-fried until redolent with succulent prawn stock, once the liquid evaporates and hooks onto each strand of the noodle, it’s shrouded with juicy prawns, squid, meat, chives and a dollop of chilli sambal by the side. Squeeze the lime for some added zing.  Justifying its other name, Fried Hokkien Mee. 

    Tips

    Brekkie platter is among the best sellers, if you would like to skip noodles

    Things to expect

    Mixture of Asian and Fusion dishes

    Best with

    Milo Ice

    Price

    RM8.00 to RM20.00

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    Plentong 阿仙 Hor FunNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    A rustic restaurant that was so focused on the dishes, they never had a name till the locals stamped one for them. Named after the vicinity, this no-frills eatery is well regarded for their hor fun.  Another pull of the punters is their Hokkien Mee, which is equally well executed. The real deal here is the open kitchen, be amazed by the adroit stirring skills and fire control by the master that will have your eyes peeled till the full of fragrance dish is placed before you. Straight off the wok, the yellow noodles, fish cakes and fried chicken innards flood in murky gravy that is worth polishing the plate clean. 

    Tips

    No matter what, make sure you give their Hor Fun a go

    Things to expect

    Unassuming ambiance filled with friendly locals

    Best with

    Kopi O

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM20.00

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    Plentong 阿仙 Hor Fun View restaurant

    Jalan Bunga Seroja, Taman Plentong Baru, 81750 Masai, Johor, Malaysia, 81750, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    05:00PM—10:00PM
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    Restoran Leong Seng Huat

    Restaurant Leong Seng Huat is among the famous names around to tuck yourself amidst full-of-life local stalls that are easy on the wallet. What not to be missed is the Penang Hokkien Mee, a dish that would get an easy nod from the pickiest Penangite. Despite the bustling crowd, the stall owner never fails to deliver the best quality with adequate quantity. The brimming bowl of yellow noodles, bean sprouts, lean meat, slices of boiled egg, prawns and crispy shallots is given life with prawn broth that offers your nostrils no rest. The real winner is the soup - non-viscous, naturally sweet  and savoury and the chilli paste allows you to work on your heat scale. 

    Tips

    Get in a little early to prevent waiting

    Things to expect

    Range of local delights that are equally good

    Best with

    Kopi O

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM20.00

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    Restoran Sing Li

    A typical Kopitiam that has always been in brisk business, both lunch and dinner hours. The best sellers here is the Ipoh Char Koey Teow, but if you fancy something slurp-worthy, especially on the colder days, make your way to the Penang-style Hokkien Mee stall. The broth is light and has strong prawn flavours just like an authentic one from the food-obsessed island.  The stands of yellow noodles, bean sprouts, fried onions, prawns and hard-boiled egg just elevates the whole experience. Slurping becomes a standard when you’re served with an impeccable bowl like this. 

    Tips

    Char Koey Teow is stellar

    Things to expect

    Myriad of local delights

    Best with

    Kopi O

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM20.00

    Restoran Sing Li View restaurant

    10, Jalan Pedada, Taman Kebun Teh, 80250 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia, 80250, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    08:00AM—06:00PM
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    友香美食阁 Permas Jaya

    This bustling food court is truly a good stopover to savour your tummy with a range of local delights. Among the most buzzed stall is the Hokkien Mee that has been operating for many years. This dry version dish is prepared over high heat with a mixture of noodles and generous thump of prawns as well as char siew pork. Every mouthful oozes with the perfect balance of taste and texture and does resonate the Singaporean version with a dollop of sambal and wedge of lime by the side.

    Tips

    Opt for extra prawns and pork

    Things to expect

    Full-of-life eatery

    Best with

    Ice Kacang

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM10.00

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    友香美食阁 Permas Jaya View restaurant

    JB East Coast Hwy, Taman Bayu Puteri, 81750 Masai, Johor, Malaysia, 81750, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    Every day
    09:00AM—05:00PM
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