What food to eat in Johor
The food in Johor is as unique as its heritage. Johor’s food can please the most fussy eater and challenge the most adventurous. Let us whet your appetite with some of the local dishes that Johor has to offer.
Roti Kirai is a popular Johorean tea time snack. It is a pretty dish that looks like a rolled yellow lace due to the way it is made. Roti Kirai is usually eaten in sets of three to four pieces and dipped with either chicken or beef curries.
Mee bandung, is a traditional cuisine originated from Muar, Johor. The word bandung means “mixed” or “pairs”. Mee bandung originally consisted only of noodles and eggs soaked in a gravy made from of chili, onion, spices, shrimp paste and dried shrimp.
Soto ayam is very much like a chicken soup except it is served with either the noodle or the pressed rice. The herbs like cilantro and spring onions are also used as the garnish. Soto sometimes is accompanied with mixture of cut chilies and sweet soy sauce dipping for those who want the extra kick.
Telur pindang has a deep cultural heritage among Johorean. Since the preparation of telur pindang is complicated and time-consuming, the dish is mostly served during festivities or special occasion.
Botok-botok Ikan is made from grated coconut flesh. The flesh is mixed with fish and other additional herbs spices. It is then wrapped tightly in banana leaf and steamed. The taste of the botok-botok is slightly tangy, creamy and a little bit spicy.
Laksa Johor is a variant of the famous in Malaysian laksa dish. Unlike other types of laksa that uses rice noodle, it uses the spaghetti.The gravy is made from coconut milk, kerisik, asam gelugur, dried prawns, lemon grass, galangal and spices. It has been declared a Malaysian heritage food by the Malaysian Department of National Heritage.