Our visit to JB would not be complete if we didn't visit the Tepian Tebrau Hawker Centre, selling mainly seafood plus home-cooked dishes. B and I actually came here twice on two different nights so it was a seafood galore in JB last weekend!
Located along Johor Straits, this stretch of food stalls is nearby Lido Beach, now popular as Danga Bay.
Street musicians will perform while you eat and though they don't actually scream superstars, it is still nice to listen to familiar English tunes while dining. The second night we came here, the street musicians performed right behind my table. I snapped some pictures of them but the moment they saw my iphone4, they immediately turned shy and tried shielding their faces! I thought that was cute but how to enter GIG 2011 if shy like this? Ha ha!
Anyway, who doesn't like seafood right? And though seafood is not actually encouraged for those with sinusitis problems (seafood triggers off a sinus-sneeze attack for me), this place is a must-visit so off we went! Prices are great by the way and here are the dishes we enjoyed on our first night here.
Our last night in JB saw us heading to the same Gerai Tepian Tebrau but we picked another stall, which is supposedly renowned for their lobsters! Unfortunately, they were out of lobsters that night so I settled for fish.
For dessert, B ordered Ice Jelly, which is an interesting specialty in JB. There are of course several versions of this dessert but basically, it's something like the more familiar ABC except that this one is topped off with fruits like pineapple, custard apple (buah Nona) sea coconut and lime.
If you're ever in JB, don't forget to drop by this popular eating spot. It is almost always packed with locals and tourists alike, so grab your seats early!