Johor Traditional Food

Mee Bandung

Yellow noodles are served with a thick, spicy sauce made with chilies, onions, shrimp paste, and dried shrimp. Mee bandung is served with a variety of condiments, such as halved boiled eggs, shrimp, fishcakes, veggies, and occasionally beef, and is ideally served with a squeeze of lime juice.

Mee Rebus

Mee rebus is made with yellow egg noodles and a rich and savory sauce that can be made with a variety of shrimp and shallot combinations, as well as other spices and herbs, and some versions can also be thickened with mashed potatoes (begedil kentang). Served with sliced limes or soy sauce, the meal is commonly garnished with sliced chilies, halved boiled eggs, bean sprouts, or fried shallots.

Laksa Johor

Laksa Johor is a combination of eastern and western cuisines. Spaghetti is drowned in classic Malay style laksa kuah in this recipe (broth). Ground fish paste, herbs, chilies, spices, and a variety of fresh vegetables are also used for the soup.

Kacang Pool

Kacang pool is a Johor variant of chilli con carne, consisting of a foul (broad) bean and minced beef stew served with toasted bread chunks. With freshly squeezed lime, this stew is topped with a sunny-side-up egg, chopped fresh onions, and fresh green chilies.


Satay is a meat-based dish that is skewered and chopped into bite-sized pieces with one mouthful. The satay is then marinated with a variety of spices and herbs before being roasted over charcoal. Satay is traditionally served with nasi impit, sliced red onion, and cucumber in Malaysia. The satay dish also comes with a dipping sauce made of peanuts. Johor satay has become the major food during breakfast in Muar, rather than merely at night.

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