The Batu Pahat District is a district in the state of Johor, Malaysia that lies at the southeast of Johor Bahru. And also second biggest urban township in Johor.
Foodies find this township as a paradise on Earth since Batu Pahat contains a lot of restaurants that serves worth-trying local food for them. More amazingly, most of these restaurants had been serving their delightful dishes for generations.
Trust us, it could be an indulging experience to enjoy all of the authentic local cuisines and also modern dishes in Batu Pahat.
Below are some of the best food to try while visiting Batu Pahat:
- Han Kee Cake & Cafe (汉记面包西果屋)
- WIWI Chicken Rice （伟伟海南芽菜鸡饭）
- Ah See Wan Tan Mee (张亚泗云吞面)
- Swee Kee Tonic Soups (水记炖品)
- Soon Lai Kway Chap Restaurant (顺来粿汁)
- Tanjung Labuh Atan Fried Banana (Tanjung Labuh 炸香蕉)
- Grand Sea View Restaurant (海景酒楼)
- Tian Teck Vegetarian Food Restaurant (天德中西素食馆)
- Yong’s Steam Boat Garden (泳池火锅)
- Hawker Stalls @ Jalan Pengkai (贪吃街)
- Long Ge Noodle House (龙哥黯然销魂面)
- Apollo Fast Food (阿波罗快餐)
- Dragon Gate Batu Pahat (龍門客棧)
- Nasi Baryani Mohd Shah
Batu Pahat Food – Batu Pahat Best Food
1. Han Kee Cake & Café (汉记面包西果屋)
When was your last time having a good breakfast for your head start of the day? Want something not too full neither not that hungry afterwards? Han Kee Cake and Café may be your choice during your visit in Batu Pahat and I promised, it will be a great head start of your day.
This restaurant is fairly well known among locals for their traditional baked bread, having a crunchy outer layer while soft in the inside. Fillings ranging from fish meat which we usually referred as Otak, meat floss, ham, and also egg. These perfect combination adding on with thick flavoured coffee brewed will definitely ensure that you never miss your breakfast again.
Except from that, there are still many choice of traditional cakes and bread satisfying your craving for foods in the 1970s. Bakery such as Pandan cake, egg tart, and soft steamed cake are the hottest selling among all. This café has been established early ago, it will be crowded for its delicious food since morning. Make sure you are ready for the queue!
Address: No.48, Jalan Jelawat, Taman Banang, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor.
Contact: 07-434 7562
Opening Hours: Daily 7am-10pm
2. WIWI Chicken Rice （伟伟海南芽菜鸡饭）
WIWI Chicken Rice Hainanese Chicken Rice. “One of the most famous hainanese chicken rice in batu pahat. Most of us cannot resist the goodness of this chicken rice dish served with tasty and juicy chicken.
The spacious and airy environment allows you to enjoy Hainan Sprout Chicken Rice. The restaurant not only sells sprouted chicken, but also includes other types of dishes: crispy roast duck, Hong Kong-style roast meat, fresh fried chicken, pork chop, and fish gizzard
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Address: No 62 & 64, Jalan Setia Jaya Utama, Taman Setia Jaya, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia
Contact Number : +6012-711 1499
Opening Hours: Daily 9am-5pm
Facebook : 伟伟海南芽菜鸡饭 WIWI chicken
3. Ah See Wan Tan Mee (张亚泗云吞面)
What is so special about Wan Tan Mee? You might say that this food is available everywhere not only in this town. Yes indeed, but this Wan Tan Mee is the bestselling in town also One Of The Must Eat Batu Pahat Food and it is a must try during your visit to this town. The fame! The Legend! Some local even ate it all time growing up.
So what is so special? Once in China, there was no soy sauce at all. Then, someone brilliant make it a brilliant way by brewing a highly versatile sauce. It actually became the HIT of the town! Many people started to take soy sauce for every meal no matter what they were eating. One day, Mr. See got tired for too much salt in his meal, he then invented an orange-y kind sauce and put it in his pantry. This eventually become the talk of the town.
Meatballs pounded by shrimps and meat, tucked into a thin layer of flour. After boiling by its homemade broth, it came out really delicious together with the noodles. Although there are still many Wan Tan Mee in town, but this guarantee the real Wan Tan Mee.
Address: 2, Jalan Jenang Dalam, Kampung Pegawai, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor.
Contact: 07-438 8516
Opening Hours: Daily 8.30am-9.30pm
4. Swee Kee Tonic Soups (水记炖品)
Want some simple meal with only soup and rice? No problem we got you covered. Ask any resident in Batu Pahat about soup and they will only tell you to head to Swee Kee Tonic Soups. Yes, you heard me right, the only restaurant which serve good quality of soup in town since 1978!
The soup is stewed everyday for 3 hours using secret herbs passed down from their family throughout the generations and every ingredient is fresh from the market daily. Signature dishes from them include black-bone chicken soup, kampong chicken soup, spareribs soup, softshell turtle soup, sora rail soup, and ‘shiquan’ duck soup which duck is cooked together with 10 secret herbs.
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Before you taste the soup, you might think it is bitter as many herbs were being used. It actually taste sweet and fresh. There also provided white rice and yam rice for you to enjoy together with their delicious soup. Yam rice is extremely nice and suggested for you. Don’t worry about long queue, the soup is stewed and kept warm to prevent long queue and wait for customer being served. Apart from that, they also have a variety of vegetables and fish curry head.
Address: 70, Jalan Abu Bakar, Kampung Pegawai, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor.
Contact: 07-432 9351
Opening Hours: Daily 12pm-8pm
5. Soon Lai Kway Chap Restaurant (顺来粿汁)
Soon Lai Kway Chap, the best among all. No food hunt in Batu Pahat is considered complete without having your lunch at this restaurant. Every single side dishes is made into decent quality. Soon Lai Kway Chap Restaurant is located opposite the oldest temple in Batu Pahat, the Temple of MaZu.
So what makes their Kuey Chap so delicious? It is specifically concern about the texture of Kuey Chap and most importantly, the broth. Soft and smooth flat is the key to master the texture into perfection, not too thick and thin, every pieces is handmade perfectly. Not to mention the broth, flavoured by herbs passed down from their family will urge you order not only a single bowl. It is not oily, cooked and simmered every single day for at least 3 hour to ensure the taste is at point.
For side dishes, they do understand the meaning of one frugal Chinese roots well, no pigs go to waste. Ranging from coagulated pig blood to pork belly, lean pork meat, intestine, ear, skin, kidney, tongue and so on. They also have stewed toufu, hard boiled eggs, and some fried dishes. Choose your sinful plates, it will be a heaven for pork lovers!
Address: Jalan Fatimah, Kampung Sateh, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor.
Contact: 012-715 6994
Opening Hours: Daily 10.30am-4pm
6. Tanjung Labuh Atan Fried Banana (Tanjung Labuh 炸香蕉)
Where to go for teatime? If you are bored of modern café with expensive menus, try out fried banana at Atan Pisang Goreng at Tanjung Labuh Road. It is located just by the roadside. Previously this stall is under a huge tree nearby its current location. Due to high demand of its delicious friend banana, it has moved to a shop lot ready to serve more customers.
Deep fried banana dipped with its unique homemade sauce which you cannot find anywhere else in the world. Soy sauce with chilli topped with shredded peanut powder, perfect combinations for its delicious fried banana. Crunchy outer layer of the banana with the taste of the sauce, salty and hot tantalise your taste bud to the maximum.
Apart from this, you can still get Rojak and fried mee at very low price. Try out their rojak too, it is delicious as well! Every batch of fried banana is sold out within 10 minutes. The queue to get served may be long but it is totally worth it. There is no other competitor for this in the whole town.
Address: Jalan Kenangan Kampung Bahagia, 83000 Batu Pahat Johor.
Contact: 013-762 8622
Opening Hours: Daily 11am-7pm
7. Grand Sea View Restaurant (海景酒楼)
Grand Sea View Restaurant is a well-known and famous restaurant in Batu Pahat. The restaurant is famous of wedding dinner and other dinner such as dinner during Chinese New Year. The restaurant also open during normal days for lunch and dinner. Grand Sea View Restaurant is the oldest restaurant for classy catering in town, followed by other competitor years later. However, they still ranked at top among all.
Once you entered the restaurant, you will be greeted pleasantly by the waiter. The environment is comfortable, interior design is based on Chinese traditional houses and decoration. At peak hour, there will even be security guard aids and direct you for a parking slot. Their dishes is Chinese based, there is no even a negative feedback from customers until now!
Where else can you find classy restaurant with affordable price and such comfortable environment to dine in? Grand Sea View is your only choice that can not only tantalise your taste bud, but also to ensure you to dine in a comfy environment.
Address: Jalan Tanjong Laboh, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor.
Contact: 07-434 6999
Opening Hours: Daily 10.30am-2.30pm, 5.30pm-10.00pm
8. Tian Teck Vegetarian Food Restaurant (天德中西素食馆)
Tian Tech Vegetarian Food Restaurant is another similar restaurant with Grand Sea View Restaurant in Batu Pahat. These two restaurant collaborate with each other as Tian Teck Vegetarian Food Restaurant is specialised in preparing food for only vegetarian.
Do not worry if you are a vegetarian and could not manage to find good vegetarian food in Batu Pahat, Tian Teck Vegetarian Food Restaurant can fulfil all your need! Beware if you are going during special occasion as like the birth of goddess, Guan Yin, it will be very crowded and you need to wait longer to get served.
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Their delicacies also have no complaint before from customers. However, they are constantly discovering new recipe to serve customer even well. Waiters and chef in this restaurant serve and prepare meal with passion, so don’t worry you will get disappointed even it is vegetarian food. They do have similar standard compared with Grand Sea View Restaurant.
Address: Jalan Fatimah, Kampung Pegawai, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor.
Contact: 07-433 0991
Opening Hours: Daily 10am-10pm, closed on Wednesday
9. Yong’s Steam Boat Garden (泳池火锅)
How many time have you ever wanted a steamboat for supper? Bad news is, in Batu Pahat there is not many steamboat you can get at late night after 9pm. Good news is, there is a very decent steamboat garden not far away from city centre and it is close to the beach of Batu Pahat.
At Yong’s Steam Boat Garden, you must order yourself their signature dishes, fried chicken. It is so delicious that it can be compared to fast food restaurant in Malaysia. Crunchy outer layer with extremely tender meat in the inside. The restaurant have many other seafood and delicious delicacies. Although they are named as steamboat garden, they are not only famous with steamboat but also their side dishes.
Trending dishes in this restaurant you must try out includes their main dishes, fried chicken, herbal chicken pot, fried pumpkin, and also seafood such as crabs and fishes. The way they prepare fish is so unique and is totally worth for its price tag. Since the restaurant is located nearby the beach, you can enjoy the soft breeze and cooling environment, most importantly, all tables are placed outdoor! For weekend, prepare yourself for a short queue, bring along your collections of liquor and wine to dine in, there is no extra charge for that!
Address: 2 M/S, Jalan Minyak Beku, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor.
Contact: 07-432 3320
Opening Hours: Daily 5pm-12.30am
10. Hawker Stalls @ Jalan Pengkai (贪吃街)
Jalan Pengkai is crowded every day at evening for its large variety of good local foods in Batu Pahat. There is two row of hawker stalls here. If there is a variety of foods, what is the local favourite you may ask? Here is the list of must eat lists for you. First of all, chicken rice at the first row by the left is very famous. Every batch of roasted chicken and steamed chicken is cooked just perfect, tender texture and their roasted pork belly is extremely crunchy. Homemade sauce and chilli increase the demand for it even higher.
Secondly, there is a Laksa stall located at second row by the right side. Their Laksa sold out in 3 hour upon opening. There is even a long queue before they open their stall. If you are late for it, you have to come earlier on the next day. Laksa is considered as perfect specifically because only its broth. With their homemade sambal sauce, they do bring Laksa to the next level!
Last but not least, you can also take away some fried banana and fried glutinous rice cake for supper. Not even your children will be delighted, but also adult. That stall became famous because of its glutinous rice cake. It is fried by two piece on yam together with middle fillings of glutinous rice cake, crunchy at the outside with soft and sweet filling.
Address: Jalan Pengkai, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor.
Opening Hours: –
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11. Long Ge Noodle House (龙哥黯然销魂面)
How spicy can you go for? The spiciness of this noodle here at Long Ge Noodle House will definitely blow your mind. This noodle house is located at old bus station of Batu Pahat. Mr. Long is so friendly and always joke and chat with his customers.
How it is served? No menu, only one dish is available. They serve instant noodles with an egg, fishballs, meatballs, vegetables, and the most important ingredients, their homemade hot sauce. Previously Mr. Long was working under construction and insurance field. He then realise that the homemade hot sauce is tasty with instant noodle, ending up selling this recipe to locals.
Some travellers even willing to visit Batu Pahat just to taste this unique instant noodle. If you wish to challenge its spiciness, I dare you to add more hot sauce into your noodle, there are different level of spiciness for you to challenge. Ready for a hot and remarkable night?
Address: Jalan Omar, Kampung Pegawai, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor.
Contact: 019-773 4088
Opening Hours: Daily 6pm-11.45pm
12. Apollo Fast Food (阿波罗快餐)
Here is another must have for breakfast. Apollo Fast Food may sounds like a fast food restaurant for you, but guess what? It is not. For breakfast you need to visit this restaurant as earlier as they open as the dishes might get finished in 1 hour. Why so fast? It is because of their signature yam rice. It is so delicious even the smell can retain in your mind for the whole day! It is part of the local childhood and even adulthood as the stall open early and is suitable for those who is going for school and work at 8am.
There are many dishes being prepared every day. You can choose your plate freely but make sure you try out their yam rice. Apollo Fast Food also prepare you for lunch. All those dishes may be different every day but it is very cheap and delicious. Want to have your budget cranked down while enjoying nice food? This may be your choice and not getting disappointed.
Address: 13, Jalan Penjaja 3, Kim’s Park Business Centre, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor.
Contact: 07-435 1998
Opening Hours: Daily 7am-3pm, closed on Wednesday
13. Dragon Gate Batu Pahat (龍門客棧)
The Dragon Gate at Batu Pahat Provided the authentic crawfish (小龙虾). Featuring the Significant Spicy Crawfish, Garlic Crawfish and Stir-fried Thirteen-spices Crawfish.
Guests can also sample a wide variety of seafood dishes at once! These include shrimp, hairy crabs, crabs, spicy savory, grilled dishes, scallops.
Dragon Gate Batu Pahat was Guarantee the freshness of the crayfish on the table, not fresh, no charge
Address: 33, Jalan Flora Utama 6, Taman Flora Utama, Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +6019 – 762 5666
14. Nasi Baryani Mohd Shah
There are many shops that claim to serve the best nasi beriyani, but according to many people, Mohd Shah’s Baryani, located at Batu Pahat is the best. The famous Mohd Shah Nasi Baryani is one of the most written about nasi baryani shops in Malaysia’s nasi baryani Capital.
One Of Must Eat Batu Pahat Food List. Mohd Shah Nasi Baryani food are server with reasonable price. The beef was well cooked, softly flaky and infused with spices. Here, the rice was creamy, moist and springy to the touch. This dish was an amazing combination of aroma, texture and flavour.
Address: Kompleks Niaga Peserai, Gerai No. 14, Benteng Peserai, Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +607 – 413 8645
Daily: 8:00am – 10:00pm
Closed on: Friday