4 Things To Do in Johor Bahru City

Mum and I took a trip down to Johor Bahru (JB) City last week. Here are some of the things which we did there, including having brunch, picking up a pair of gold ear studs, buying freshly baked bread and banana cake and indulging in some retail therapy at Johor Bahru City Square (JBCS) and Johor Bahru City Centre (JBCC).

1) Muthu Restaurant Johor Bahru

Mum and I had brunch at Muthu restaurant on Jalan Trus with both of us ordering Rava Thosai, an Indian crepe made with semolina, rice flour and water.

This particular variety of thosai is peppered with cumin seeds, diced carrots, diced onions, julienned green chillies, chopped cilantro, curry leaves and black pepper. It is served alongside coconut chutneys and a lentil curry.

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2) Yick Cheong Goldsmith

I had a pair of dangly earrings which I hardly wear, so I decided to make a trip down to Yick Cheong Goldsmith which is conveniently located across the road from Muthu Restaurant on Jalan Trus. I exchanged my dangly earrings for a pair of tiny gold studs in the shape of musical notes and sharps. A tribute to my piano playing and love for music.

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3) Hiap Joo Bakery

Hiap Joo Bakery is a JB institution. In business since 1919, this 97 year old bakery uses a wood fire oven to produce its deliciously fluffy buns with varied fillings such as otah-otah (fish paste with spices), curried potatoes, red bean and coconut. The moist and airy banana cake was still hot as it was fresh from the oven when we purchased it.

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4) JB City Square and JB City Centre

We ended the day with some retail therapy at JBCS and JBCC. Bath and Body Works in JBCC was having a sale and I couldn’t resist purchasing a mini Cinnamon Sugared Doughnut candle. Mum was more interested in edible pastry and purchased egg custard tarts from Canton-i in JBCS.

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I hope this post has inspired you to visit Johor Bahru!

Till next time,

Jacinta Kee