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Best Local Food in Muar

By [email protected] - Jan 31, 2019 (Last Updated Feb 01, 2019)

The royal town in Johor - Muar, is known not just for its historical features but as well its variations of local delicacies. Muar has several signature foods where there are no other places that can copy the same taste Muar offers to everyone. They are mee Bandung, asam pedas, otak-otak and rojak. If you are from other town, you will know the different taste between the one in Muar and your hometown. 


Come, call out your friends and invite them for an epic food trip in Muar! Below is the list of Muar best food, check them out!


1. Otak-Otak Cheng Boi


Made by fresh mackerel fish, squid and prawn, all of them are wrapped thoroughly in coconut leaves and are later grilled in the shop. With a mild curry flavour, it’s pleasing to taste the thick and meaty otak-otak when they are just off the grill. 


Locals who live up with otak-otak often recommend their friends from other places to try otak-otak at Cheng Boi as they think that this is the best among all.


Location: 28-4, Jalan Bantayan, Muar, Johor, Malaysia. (beside Riverview Hotel)

Opening Hours: 8.00 am to 4:00 pm (Daily)




2. Jalan Hashim Prawn Noodle (Ah Niu Fried Noodles)


Along Jalan Hashim, you can see an unassuming stall that serves fried prawn noodles, fried rice and other noodles. The stall is a very traditional place with only a few seats.




The fried prawn noodles here are cheap and delicious. For only RM 4.00, you can enjoy a large serving of noodles with a generous amount of prawns and slices of meat! 


Location: Jalan Hashim, Muar

Operating Hours: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm (Daily)




3. Mee Bandung Abu Bakar Hanipah 


Originated from Muar, Mee Bandung is truly a must-try local delight in Muar for its unique and mild spicy taste. Although several food stalls along the road of Muar are serving this authentic dish, locals believe that the cook at Abu Bakar Hanipah has mastered the art of Mee Bandung.




They serve Mee Bandung with a rich and thick prawn flavour. The combination of their specially made sambal, shrimps, cuttlefish and beef results in this savoury and you will feel a little overpowering taste that will linger long in your taste buds.


Location: 69-A, Jalan Abdullah, Muar, Johor, Malaysia

Opening Hours: 7:00 am – 4:00 pm (Daily), closed on Friday




4. Ah Teck Chwee Kueh


When you are in Muar, start your day by having breakfast at Ah Teck Chwee Kueh. This is the locals’ favourite roadside stall that has been running for over decades, and they come here for the conventional breakfast - Chwee Kueh.




Serving you the most fluffy steamed rice cakes that topped with salty “choy bou” (preserved radish), it is hard to stop after taking the first bite. The local people often take away to give them to their colleagues or take them as their breakfast snack.


Location: Jalan Yahya, Pekan Muar, 84000 Muar, Johor, Malaysia.

Opening Hours: 7:00 am – 11:00 am (Daily)




5. Muar Soup House


Once was only a small pedicab stall selling various soups at the roadside, has now grown to owning 3 shop houses in Muar. Thanks to their beef and mutton soup, the unbeatable major draw, what's nice is the taste of soup have not changed over the years, still the same amazing herbally soup which will warm up your heart in the cold night.




The humble bowl of soup is overloaded with mutton or beef according to what you order and you wouldn’t find any gamey taste of raw meat. Robust, thick and giving off a slightly herbal smell, the soup will definitely exceed your expectations.


Location: 47, Jalan Sisi, Muar, Johor, Malaysia. (Near Classic Hotel)

Opening Hours: 12.00 am - 12.00 pm (Daily)




If you like to immerse in the local culture of Muar and eat like the local people, then you would need to include the below places into your checklist. Check out these places to visit in Muar where you can find the best food in town. Eat all the food along the street, and tempt your taste buds!


1. Muar Glutton Street (Jalan Haji Abu)


Flooded with plentiful of food stalls along the street, Muar Glutton Street is a place that foodies should not miss out.




Also known as "Tam Cjia Kueh", literally "the glutton voracious eating street" by the Chinese, befitting its reputation as the food heaven of the town. Tong Shui (a kind of watery dessert), Bubur ChaCha, Green Bean Soup and peanut soup are some of the local delights offered along the street. Most of the food stalls are serving local food and though some of them are serving the same food, each gives a slightly different taste and you can compare them on your own.


Location: Jalan Haji Abu, Pekan Muar, 84000 Muar, Johor.

Opening Hours: 10.00 am - 10.00 pm (Daily)




2. Bentayan Food Court (MCA)


This food court has been operated for quite sometime, since 1980 and it is the biggest and crowded food court in Muar, with around 20-30 stalls. This place is like all the good food has all caught in one net. Even the drinks, there are a variety of choices, while the sugar cane drink is the one you must try out.



As for your recommendation if you are a first-timer, you should try out the otak-otak, satay and fried oyster. They are just so nice with their own "Muar taste" and most importantly, cheap!




Location: Jalan Bakri, Taman Sri Emas, 84000 Muar, Johor

Opening Hours: 5.30 pm - 11.00 pm (Daily)



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Since you are already dropping by Muar, why not continue your journey to the south of Malaysia? There are more to explore in Johor, and you will definitely like it! For your reference, click the below image to see all the best accommodation in Johor. 




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