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J.B, Malaysia: Sedap Corner

25 August 2010

City Square is a fairly large shopping mall just a few minutes walk away from the Causeway, and anyone would guess that it was purpose-built for Singaporeans. Here you can get your Kenny Rogers, Nando's, Swensen's (named Seasons here), Starbucks, J Co. Doughnuts and what not all at "reduced" prices because of the weaker Malaysian currency. But I won't really bore you with restaurants and cafés that you can find in Singapore, so here instead is a small and humble eatery serving decent (Malay)Asian fare.

Phad Thai


For a place that does not style itself up as a Thai eatery, I must have been taking a gamble when I ordered the Phad Thai. Still, and very fortunately so, this turned out to be very good indeed, with the spicy chilli flakes and crunchy peanuts adding the all too familiar flavour and texture to the dish. I was a little amused to find a serving of sugar as well, but I put that aside and the noodles were perfectly fine without it.

Nasi Briyani


The Nasi Briyani was something that got the thumb-ups too. The rice was fresh and fragrant enough, while the curry was thick and flavourful.

Chicken Curry


The Chicken Curry on the other hand was a bit more watery than the one used for the briyani, and as such could not carry the flavour and spice of the dish well. Plentiful portion of chicken and potatoes aside, I would not order this again if I ever return.

Sedap Chicken Plate


The Sedap Chicken Plate wasn't as "sedap" (tasty or delicious) as promised as the fried chicken was a tad too overdone and dry.

Beansprouts with Salted Fish & Sambal Kangkong


Some vegetables for a balanced, healthy diet haha. They were passable I guess. One tip to anyone planning to have lunch or dinner here: try to go for the à la carte hot-plate dishes, they looked really good and that's something many people were ordering.

P/S: Since I was talking about how food is cheaper here in Malaysia, can you imagine how cheap (when converted to SGD) their McDonald's McValue Lunch is when it starts from RM5.95? S$2.60 for a Mcdonald's meal anyone?

Service
Good.

Price
RM9.90 for the phad thai
RM8.90 for the nasi briyani
RM12 for the chicken curry
RM8.90 for the sedap chicken plate
RM7.90 for the beansprouts with salted fish
RM7.90 for the sambal kangkong

Place
City Square, Level 2
Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

Pictures taken with the Canon EOS 500D.

3 Foodie Comments:

stargirl said...

in the UK, a meal at McDonalds' costs S$10, yikes! haha oily sambal kangkong isn't exactly healthy but there's fibre and vitamins at least xP

August 25, 2010 at 5:59 PM
HungryTrotters said...

Now, i want Pad Thai! Can you send me a plate from J.B. please? haha How's the serving of McDonalds in JB? Is it bigger or about the same as in Sinagapore? In the Philippines, McDonalds is cheaper but the size is smaller than that of Singapore.

Did you go to JB only for a day or 2 days? You seemed to have eaten so much! :)

August 26, 2010 at 12:01 AM
*Harris said...

Stargirl: Actually in Italy it was about S$14 or so too, so yeah S$2.60 is really cheap! :)

Lorraine: actually, it wasn't smaller, just about the size we have in singapore! i went for only a couple of days with my family :)

August 26, 2010 at 10:51 PM

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