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Mee Hoon Kueh / Ban Mian in Permas Jaya

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.

Mee Hoon Kueh
Sin Soon Li is located opposite this shop house that being used as a Church.

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.

Sin Soon Li Restaurant - The Menu
Sin Soon Li Restaurant – The Menu

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.

Sin Soon Li at Permas Jaya
Sin Soon Li at Permas Jaya

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.

Sin Soon Li Restoran at Permas Jaya
Sin Soon Li Restoran at Permas Jaya
Mee Hoon Kueh
Mee Hoon Kueh
Grounded Chilli
Grounded Chilli
Mee Hoon Kueh
Mee Hoon Kueh
Sin Soon Li Mee Hoon Kueh
Sin Soon Li Mee Hoon Kueh

Night Market / Pasar Malam near KSL Mall & Hotel, Johor Bahru

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.

Night Market / Pasar Malam near KSL Mall & Hotel.
Night Market / Pasar Malam near KSL Mall & Hotel.

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.

Street food near KSL Mall
Street food near KSL Mall

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.

Chinese traditional Kueh.
Chinese traditional Kueh.

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.

Variety of Coffee beans
Variety of Coffee beans

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.

Chinese New Year cookies.
Chinese New Year cookies.

Do visit this night market / pasar malam that is located near to KSL Mall  & Hotel, it is definitely a worthwhile trip.

Food prepared on the spot when you order.
Food prepared on the spot when you order.
Traditional peanut kueh.
Traditional peanut kueh.
You order, they prepare it on the spot.
You order, they prepare it on the spot.
So many plastic water bottles.
So many plastic water bottles.
Bak Chang or dumplings.
Bak Chang or dumplings.
Popiah
Popiah
Fresh Vegetables
Fresh Vegetables
Sea Coconuts
Sea Coconuts
Fresh fruits
Fresh fruits
This is the garbage bag placed on the street.
This is the garbage bag placed on the street.
Delicious Roast Duck
Delicious Roast Duck
I think this is sea cucumber.
I think this is sea cucumber.
Chinese Dim Sum
Chinese Dim Sum
Many Dim Sum items to choose.
Many Dim Sum items to choose.
Dim sum that is piping hot.
Dim sum that is piping hot.
Snacks
Snacks
Rows and rows of Kuehs.
Rows and rows of Kuehs.
Night Market / Pasar Malam near KSL Mall & Hotel.
Night Market / Pasar Malam near KSL Mall & Hotel.
Traditional Hakka food.
Traditional Hakka food.