When in JB, eat cheap (and good) food. During a recent trip across the Causeway, a friend of mine introduced me to Kedai Makan Sing Kee at Jalan Chengai, a homely restaurant situated a short Grab ride from KSL City Mall. After a brief afternoon of mall-hopping, it seemed like an ideal place for a pit-stop to fuel up and rest our feet.
It’s a pretty non-descript place, but also on the clean side. It was also noticeably empty on both nights we visited. Still, if you’re looking for a food spot that can accommodate larger groups, Kedai Makan Sing Kee is a decent option.
The menu is also pretty straightforward, with typical dishes you would expect to find at eateries like it.
For starters, we had the Cai Por Omlette. While egg-based dishes are as straight as they come, we were really impressed at how delicious this dish was. The eggs are incredibly warm and fluffy, and the cai por helps to kick the umaminess up a notch. It’s hard to mess up eggs really, but it’s even harder to impress with it, and Kedai Makan Sing Kee did just that.
The Petai and Shrimp should appeal to diners who love intense flavours in their food. The bitterness of the petai contrasts nicely with the spiciness in the sauce, and the shrimp is fresh and succulent.
My companion hyped up the Minced Pork Tofu as one of the best tofu dishes around, and it didn’t disappoint. While the tofu is plain on its own, the balance of savoury and sweet in the minced pork helps to elevate it.
Address: 124-126, Jalan Chengai, Taman Melodies, 80250 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Tuesday to Sunday: 11.30am – 3pm (lunch), 5.30pm – 9pm (dinner)
Closed on Monday
Contact: +60 7 335 2837