As the second biggest urban township in Johor, Batu Pahat offers so much more than just fantastic attractions and thrilling activities. This idyllic sleepy town turns out to be a paradise for foodies as well.
A perfect food-hunting destination, Batu Pahat boasts plenty of restaurants and local delicacies. Most of the restaurants have been serving delightful dishes for generations, using the very same recipe. The best part–these indulging experiences are extremely affordable!
Check out these tantalizing dishes that you should never miss during your visit to Batu Pahat, Johor.
Craving for a simple meal with only rice and soup? Sure thing, we got you covered! However, this is not any ordinary soup. Considered as a high quality food in Batu Pahat, this tonic soup has been around ever since 1978. The tonic soup is cooked everyday for 3 hours. It is prepared using secret herbs passed down from generation to generation, only with fresh ingredients.
Swee Kee Tonic Soup
Address: No 3, Jalan Setia Jaya 2, Taman Setia Jaya, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor
Contact: +607-434 3842
Opening Hours: Daily, 12.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Wan Tan Mee
A traditional taste of Batu Pahat, wan tan noodles is a must-have every time you come here. With lighter sauce compared to typical wan tan mee, it comes with a fragrant taste of lard and a hint of sesame oil. This fulfilling dish is prepared with homemade ingredients, which guarantee its freshness. Topped with roasted char siew and wanton, it makes the dish looks even more tantalizing.
Chop See Kee Wan Tan Mee
Address: No 2, Jalan Jenang Dalam, Kampung Pegawai, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor
Contact: +607-448 4646
Friday – Wednesday: 9.00 am – 8.00 pm (Closed on Thursday)
No food hunt in Batu Pahat is considered complete without trying this iconic dish. Kway chap or flat rice noodles is a popular Teochew dish in the town. The kway chap itself is handmade and cooked together in a simmering soy sauce broth with herbs for around 3 hours. Pair it with other side dishes such as stewed tofu, hard-boiled eggs, and pork offal for a perfect kway chap.
Soon Lai Kway Chap
Address: 6-C, Jalan Fatimah, Kampung Sateh, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor
Friday – Wednesday: 10.30 am – 4.00 pm (Closed on Thursday)
Spicy food lovers will definitely fall in love with this local delicacy. A sought-after dish in Batu Pahat, this spicy noodle dish offers an intense flavor and unique spiciness. Its not-so-secret ingredient, curry chili broth, is cooked for quite a long time to enhance its delicate taste. If you can’t really tolerate spicy food but want to try this, you can choose the spice level according to your preference.
Ah Fei Spicy Noodle
Address: 97, Jalan Susur Perdana Tengah, Taman Bukit Perdana, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor
Contact: +6014-673 9588
Opening Hours: Daily, 8.00 am – 11.00 pm
One of the must-eat dishes in Batu Pahat, nasi beryani. True, there are many other places that serve this hearty dish. However, Batu Pahat is renowned as the Capital of nasi beryani in Malaysia. Cooked with wide array of spices and herbs, this dish offers you an intense gastronomic experience. Complete your plate of nasi beryani with your choice of mutton, chicken, or beef.
Nasi Baryani Mohd Shah
Address: Jalan Peserai, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor
Contact: +607-413 8322
Saturday – Thursday: 8.00 am – 6.15 pm (Closed on Friday)
If you love seafood and feel like cooking your own meal in Batu Pahat, why not combine it both and go for steamboat. Best have it with family and friends, you can enjoy the freshest seafood with a simmering pot of soup. There is a wide assortment of uncooked dishes you can choose from, such as squid, shrimp, pork, and fish wantons.
Yong’s Steam Boat Garden
Address: 2 M/S, Jalan Minyak Beku, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor
Contact: +607-432 3320
Opening Hours: Daily, 5.00 pm – 12.30 am
Kick start your food hunt in Batu Pahat with a hearty meal. This much-talked-about freshly-made, toasted sandwich is to die for. It consists of traditionally baked bread with a crunchy outer layer and soft on the inside. Its fillings ranging from fish meat, also known as otak, meat floss, ham, and egg. Enjoy it with freshly brewed coffee, make it the perfect combination.
Han Kee Cake & Café
Address: No 48, Jalan Jelawat, Taman Banang, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor
Contact: +607-434 7562
Opening Hours: Daily, 7.30 am – 10.00 pm
There you go; a list of appetizing dishes to entice your palate. Are you ready for a foodie getaway in Batu Pahat, Johor? For more amazing foodie trips and dining experiences, check out KKday now!