Delicious Makan Trail In Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia! Part 5 (Yong’s Steam Bot Garden 泳池海鲜生锅園)
Steamboat meal was excellent. Ricky’s friend said there are a few steamboat restaurants in Batu Pahat but Yong’s is well known among the locals for their fresh tasty food and reasonable prices. Indeed, we saw a good turnover of diners during our dinner. Benny said he liked the fact that the broth was not overly seasoned and he didn’t felt parched after consuming (no msg?).
When the chicken hotpot was set on fire, the evaporating alcohol exuded sweet aromas, perfuming the air. I had a couple bowls of the rice wine chicken broth and did not felt intoxicated. We had not had enough time to cook the herbal chicken stew further but I’m pretty sure it would have tasted even better. Thank you Yong’s Steam Bot Garden for the special treat of Rice Wine Chicken 白酒烧鸡 which many of the locals did not even know. It could be a new dish on the menu so if you’re there, go ahead and order it!
This is the final installation of our one day Batu Pahat Food Trail which ironically spanned over 5 days for me to review 😉 We all had fun, lots of good food (7 places 8 foods) and
gooder bestest great company, hahaha… The wine in the chicken hotpot must have gotten to me! My companions loved everything we did that day, slow and leisurely, we weren’t even bloated. Well, not me! They were even planning for our next food trail in Johor before the day was over.
I’ll summarise Batu Pahat’s trip: “The people are sociable and generous, like the aunty who stop work and came out of her shop to give us road directions. Food served has been dished out for generations so I can safely say they are authentic. What was most prominent to me, was that Batu Pahat’s cuisine is unswayed by the modern tastes of Johor’s bigger towns. Not only had we partaken scrumptious food, we had also tasted the charitable nature of every shop (the staff and owners) we visited, I am humbled by the munificent of an unpolluted town. Truly a beauty world if you can spare some time slowing down.”
Happy traveling, eating and bonding 🙂
Our itinerary for 4th October 2014’s leisurely food trail:
Restaurant name: Tong Chuan Kopitiam 东泉
Address: 763, Jalan Batu Pahat, Ayer Hitam, Johor. Malaysia.
Hours: 8.30am to 6pm
Restaurant name: Chop See Kee 亞泗雲吞面
Address: 2, Jalan Jenang, Batu Pahat, Johor. Malaysia.
Hours: 8.30am to 9.30pm
Restaurant name: No signboard Fishball Noodle Stall at Batu Pahat’s “Glutton Street”.
Address: At the junction of Jalan Peng Kai and Jalan Soga, Batu Pahat, Johor. Malaysia.
Hours: 10am to 4pm (closed on Tues)
Restaurant name: Kedai Makan Swee Kee 水记炖品
Address: 70, Jalan Abu Bakar, Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia.
Hours: 12nn to 8pm
Restaurant name: Ah Soon Fish Head Beehoon and Pork Organ Soup 阿顺猪杂汤
(inside Kedai Makanan Minuman Ah Soon)
Address: No.5, Jalan Temenggong, Batu Pahat, Johor. Malaysia.
Hours: 11am to 2.30pm | 5pm to 10pm (Closed on Thurs)
Restaurant name: Da Bei Shui 大杯水 Kopitiam (delicious Mee Jian Kueh located there)
(insdie Kedai Minuman Buah-Buahan Cew Pure)
Address: Junction of Jalan Penjaja 3 and Jalan Penjaja, Batu Pahat, Johor. Malaysia.
Hours: Mee Jian Kueh stall operates from 12.30pm until sold out (usually at 4.30pm)
Tel: (+60) 012 732 0369
Restaurant name: Yong’s Steam Bot Garden 泳池海鲜生锅園
Address: No. 2 M/S, Jalan Minyak Beku, Batu Pahat, Johor. Malaysia.
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/WQeQg (approximate)
Tel: (+60) 07-432 3320
Hours: 6pm to midnight
P.S. Special thanks to Tony for allowing me to hijack the addresses and GPS coordinates 😉
Enjoy the following video Tony of Johor Kaki Blog made on Rice Wine Chicken 白酒烧鸡