Exploring Malaysia: 6 incredible eateries you should visit on your road trip

Published by on . Updated on 6 Feb 2024

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A journey from Johor to Penang is going to be a long one, why not stop by a few well known eateries and indulge yourself in the wide varieties of savoury goodness from the different cities dotting throughout your route? From mouthwatering local delicacies to the uniqueness of international fusions, this article is here to make your food journey throughout your trip a feast!

Restoran Hua Mui - Johor Bahru, Malaysia Editors%2 Fimages%2 F1703733278564 1703733278564

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After passing the checkpoint between Singapore and Johor, head left for your first pit stop of your journey! Restoran Hua Mui is a two-storey coffee shop that serves traditional Hainanese-style dishes that will enrich your tastebuds. From charcoal burnt kaya toast with runny soft boiled eggs to its signature Hainanese Chicken Chop (which comes with either wedges or rice on the side), this restaurant has been known by other foodies to have LEGIT Kaya Toast and Chicken Chop, so why not give it a shot yourself?


Address: 131, Jalan Trus, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

Opening hours: 8am - 5pm, weekdays

Google Maps: https://maps.app.goo.gl/iE2DByyybBiYVMBh9

Restoran Baba Ang - Malacca, Malaysia

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Your next stop will be up north in the cultural city of Malacca, there lies a restaurant that serves one of the best Peranakan (Nyonya) food in Malaysia! A combination of different flavours from dishes like Ayam Bak Keluak, Cincalok Fried Egg and Sotong Cili Caram will surely tease your tastebuds, especially with the restaurant's signature dish, the Ayam Goreng Belada. Make sure to reserve a table before heading there though! There is only one chef in the establishment, and that is the owner's wife, and she only cooks them after taking orders!


Address: 310, Jln Parameswara, Kampung Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia

Opening hours: 6am - 9pm, Mon-Tue & Thu-Sun, closed on Wednesdays

Google Maps: https://maps.app.goo.gl/vZZY3kVVSmLAkLCy7

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Enjoyed the Nyonya delicacies in Malacca? Why not take a look at this hidden gem of beef noodles next located in Seremban? Yee Kee Beef Noodles is well known among the country for its original signature dish, the Seremban Beef Noodles, which can be ordered as dry noodles or as a noodle soup. Beef noodles are not the only dish they offer, with rice and western food available too, Yee Kee Beef noodles is truly a landmark cuisine of Seremban!


Address: 181, Jalan S2 B22 Pusat Dagangan Seremban, 2, Seremban 2, 70300 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

Opening hours: 9am - 5pm, every day

Google Maps: https://maps.app.goo.gl/vZZY3kVVSmLAkLCy7

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Unlike other eateries, this stall only opens from 4pm to 10pm, but the opening hours is worth for some of the most authentic and delicious claypot rice you could get! The aroma of the rice and chicken being roasted over the charcoal stoves emit draws customers to its stall to try it out themselves. The rice is cooked from scratch in traditional claypots over the fire which combine its taste with the charcoal's smoky flavour. If you happen to drop by Kuala Lumpur during the evening, be sure to stop by 168 Claypot Chicken Rice when you can!


Address: 21, Jalan Kancil, Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Opening hours: 4pm - 10pm, every day

Google Maps: https://maps.app.goo.gl/R1Mo4y7BwQJPq9cu7

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If you are looking for some authentic Chinese Food, then New Hollywood Canning Garden is the best place to get authentic, halal, Chinese food in Ipoh! This restaurant has been in operation for more than 30 years and is popular for its Hong Kong style Chee Cheong Fun, made together with fresh, juicy prawns and/or chicken. The restaurant also serves traditionally made Wonton Noodles and Curry Mee to fit the different tastebuds of its customers. Due to its popularity, you may want to come during off peak hours or you will have to deal with the crowd!


Address: 38, Lorong Cecil Rae, Taman Canning, 31400 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Opening hours: 7am - 6pm, every day

Google Maps: https://maps.app.goo.gl/vZZY3kVVSmLAkLCy7

Penang Road Famous Laksa - Penang, Malaysia

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What is the point of visiting the food capital of Penang without trying it's classic dish? Also known as Assam Laksa, this dish's specialty compared to other Laksa noodles is it's main ingredient, the spicy seafood broth that is prepared every day before opening hours. The spiciness of the broth contrasting with the cool cucumber and vegetables in the dish will give your tongue a tingling sensation!


Address: 5-7, Lebuh Keng Kwee, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Opening hours: 9am - 5.30pm, Mon-Tue & Thu-Sun, closed on Wednesdays

Google Maps: https://maps.app.goo.gl/X4DyaXzJYtEJAkSY6

As your road trip from Singapore ventures through Malaysia, each roadside eatery offers a unique culinary experience from the many cities you will stop by. From Hainanese Chicken Chops in Johor Bahru to the classic Assam Laksa in Penang, the diverse flavours of Malaysia await you and your tastebuds!

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