I arrived at Permas Jaya, Johor Bahru at 1.30 pm and was walking along the streets looking for a place to rest and have a light meal. There are numerous coffesshops and restaurants here – the choices of food here are endless.
Finally settled down in a spartan coffeeshop called Sin Soon Li Restaurant. This place was quiet and clean; with only a handful customers having their meals. The menu is hung up on the plain wall. I ordered the Mee Hoon Kueh and a hot Teh O.
The Mee Hoon Kueh looked plain and ordinary. However it taste great – just liked a good home cooked meal. The ingredients added were just sweet leaf vegetable, minced pork, anchovies and a raw egg. The broth is good ( not salty at all). I also added some chilli with soya sauce for the extra flavor. The only disappointment is the hot Teh O. I think they should use better quality tea leaves.
I liked the Mee Hoon Kueh and will come back to this Sin Soon Li Restaurant again when I am come back to Permas Jaya.
There is a Night market or Pasar Malam that is worth visiting when you are in Johor Bahru. The night market operates along the small road just opposite KSL Mall & Hotel on every Monday.
A good time to visit this Pasar Malam is from 5pm in the afternoon. Of course you can visit it in the night; but do note that some of the food items were sold out even before early evening. This was because some vendors brought in limited stock of their items and once it was sold out, they simply packed up.
You can get almost everything here under the sun and moon. Lots of different food to choose – both cooked and uncooked. Interesting items that I saw includes live fishes, fresh vegetables, fruits, fancy stationery, Chinese Dim Sum, organic insect repellent spray, clothes for children and ladies, computer accessories, etc.
The Pasar Malam gets very crowded in the early evening. Therefore be alert and keep an eye on your wallets and handbags. Bring along a backpack if you intend to do some serious shopping. I saw many aunties dragging their trolleys as though going to the wet market.
Personally, the most interesting thing about this night market was the wide variety of food that you could buy. You can have a starter, main course and desert all along the narrow street.
I have chosen to stay at KSL Hotel during my visit to this Pasar Malam. I think it was very convenient and relaxing. Once my backpack was full of items that I bought, I went back to my hotel room and emptied it. Within minutes, I was back at the Pasar Malam again.
Do visit this night market / pasar malam that is located near to KSL Mall & Hotel, it is definitely a worthwhile trip.