Went to JB with the group recently.. Quite a fun trip I’d say :D First stop… Kam Long Restaurant This is located right beside City Square Mall and there was a long snaking queue when we got there at 12+pm. Think we waited a good 45mins-1hr before we got a table. It was darn hot and humid, thus quite an uncomfortable wait..
Food was served within 5 minutes after we got our table! Wheeee
IMO, it was quite delicious and the claypot just added like a special taste to the curry, but the amount of fish was unbelievably little.. I barely had any zzz. The price makes up for it though, at just 60-70 RM for 4 pax. I wouldn’t queue an hour for this again, but won’t mind eating it if there’s no queue. We then headed to watch a movie cause it’s so cheap there right… so yeah, nothing much on that other than Insidious 3 was too scary :'( Afterwards at 5-ish, we decided to chill at a cafe.. There’s a lane filled with cafes near City Square mall which I think is called Jalan Tan Ah Lor or Lok. Finally settled down at The Settlement! (So apt hor)
I’d say the must tries are the Churros with the dark chocolate dip. The lemon cake and coffees are really just….average (as most cafes usually are). If I didn’t remember wrongly, think the drinks cost around RM10-12, which translates out to about $4. Most drinks in Singapore cafes start from $6 so it’s a little cheaper I guess? For dinner, we headed to San Low Seafood (三楼海鲜园)!
It’s about 10-15 minutes away by taxi. Btw, please only take cabs with metered fares. So we were flagging for a long time… and finally this cab came by. This uncle agreed to turn on the meter, so we boarded and he started driving. THEN he asked if 15RM is okay. Uncle, we’re already in your car then you say… but we agreed to it cause 15RM wasn’t a lot for a 15-minute drive lah. Turns out it wasn’t that far away so…. #BoycottCheaterTaxis
The place was super crowded, but we didn’t have to wait for a table at all. Just walked in and took a seat at one of the round tables. Ordered our dishes and then…. the waiting game began. It must have taken at least an hour before we were served any of our dishes.
San Low Seafood Restaurant 三楼海鲜园
Address: Jalan Merah 1, Taman Pelangi, 80400 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
The Signature San Low Bee Hoon was definitely a dish found on most tables at the restaurant. Looks quite ordinary but does pack a punch. I will say it tastes of quite a strong ‘Wok Hei’ and it’s very moist compared to the usual beehoon!
I enjoyed the salted egg squid the most. Very generous on the salted egg sauce and the squid was crisp and light. A great combination!
Drunken prawns were really just so-so for me. The only thing I can comment is that they were fresh and the size is not too small.Not pictured cause we’re too hungry: A salted vegetable soup, Hot-plate Tofu and Stir-fried vegetables. All these were not too bad too!
We paid less than RM150 for 6 dishes so I think it was quite cheap considering we had two seafood dishes – squid and prawns? Heard from TY that the crabs are HEAVENLY so I’m gonna try the next time I am there.
Can’t wait for our next trip, which will be happening very soon…
Hopefully I’ll become an expert on good food in JB soon!