Top 18 Places To Shop For Inexpensive Local Products Or Souvenirs In Johor

18 Places To Buy Local Products Or Souvenirs in Johor

Every town in Johor boasts unique native food products which are the ideal gifts for friends, colleagues and relatives.

These food always remain in our hearts as we grew up with them. So, the food always make us reminisce about the “feeling of home”.

And so, we now ease your burden by compiling a list of local native food products in Johor.

You need not to worry about the gifts to your loved ones after reading this article.

18 Local Native Products in Johor

1. Hiap Joo Bakery & Biscuit Factory

Hiap Joo serves the best banana cakes in JB! Since 1919, the traditional bakery has been operating to serve the locals. To your surprise, the breads they made even met Johor Sultan’s satisfaction.

Also read: 10 Best Food & Cafe At Jalan Tan Hiok Nee & Jalan Dhoby (Near Johor Bahru Checkpoint)

Hiap Joo Bakery & Biscuit Factory JB

Even though they sell many heavenly breads, the customers are mostly here for their banana cakes. Their cakes are much spongy, more fragrant and moist.

Banana Cakes From Hiap Joo Bakery In Johor Bahru

They differ from other bakeries by insisting on traditional baking – using wood fired oven.  Hence, you can enjoy the heritage, tradition and mouthwatering cakes together.

Address: 13, Jalan Tan Hiok Nee, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +607-223 1703
Opening Hours: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Closed on: Sunday

 

2. Otak-Otak Cheng Boi (麻坡阿梅乌达)

At Glutton Street, a local delicacy that you probably wouldn’t want to miss out is the otak-otak from Cheng Boi! According to locals, Cheng Boi is the best otak-otak in Muar and we can say that the otak-otak here are the most authentic and genuine ones.

Also read: 15 Famous Foods in Muar

Otak Otak Cheng Boi Muar

Despite offering freshly grilled otak-otak, Cheng Boi offers packets of uncooked otak-otak that can be stored in refrigerator for months. Their otak-otak comes with wide array of flavours and all are reasonably priced. Besides, many said that their otak-otak have unique smell and taste.

Address : 28-4, Jalan Bantayan, 84000 Muar, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact:  +6019-626  3030
Opening Hours: 7:30am – 4:00pm

3. Sai Kee Kopi Serbok Sdn Bhd (434 咖啡馆)

Sai Kee is dedicated to present you a good cup of coffee in a warm ambience. The serve coffee with pride and passion. Most importantly, the coffee they served are the most authentic one in town.

Sai Kee Coffee 434 Muar Johor

Sai Kee is also the favourite hideout place for most of the coffee lovers. Most of them prefer aromatic Italian espresso and authentic Malaysian Kopi-O.

Sai Kee Coffee 434 Muar

If you are addicted to their coffee, kindly buy their coffee products under “434” brand. Every sip of their coffee makes you long for more.

Address: 111, Jalan Bakariah, 84000 Muar, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +606-951 3828
Email: enquiry@saikee.com

 

4. Yuen Fatt Biscuit Sdn Bhd (源发饼家)

Hunting for the best mooncakes in town? Look no further than Yuen Fatt! The bakery that based in Kluang is famous for its Shanghai Mooncakes and it often attracts long queues during the mid-autumn festival.

Different from typical mooncakes that has round shape, Shanghai mooncakes looks like a rugby ball. Some say it looks like a fish or even a mouse.

Yuen Fatt Biscuit Sdn Bhd

Flavours available are pandan, black sesame paste and lotus paste. All these mooncakes have aromatic fragrance and not overly sweet. The best part is, the pastry even melts in mouth!

Yuen Fatt Biscuit

Address: No.39, Jalan Haji Manap Nordin, Kluang Baru, Kluang, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +607-773 7107 / +6012-715 8287
Opening Hours:
Monday to Saturday:  9:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am – 1:00pm

 

5. Kluang Coffee Powder Factory Sdn Bhd (居銮电视机咖啡厂)

Visiting Kluang Coffee Powder Factory would definitely bring you back to childhood days! With over 40 years’ establishment, this factory has supported the coffee culture in Kluang. The coffee brand they produced even received approval from the Sultan of Johor.

Kluang Coffee Powder Factory Sdn Bhd

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Their coffee combines three kinds of coffee beans such as Liberica, Arabica and Robusta. Appropriate amount of sugar is added to leave you a smooth and wonderful taste.

Besides enjoying the freshly brewed coffee, you get to see the grounding, roasting and packaging process of coffee beans here.

Address: 76, Jalan Besar, 86000 Kluang, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +607-773 1943
Opening hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm

 

6. Tong Huat Confectionery (东发饼家)

Tau Sar Pneah is the most significant biscuit at Tong Huat Confectionery. It is crispy, spherical and has a scaly pastry. Besides, the sweetness is just about the right scales. All the tau sar pneah are man-made at the back of the confectionery.

Tong Huat Confectionery at Kluang Johor

So, if you are Tau Sar Pneah lovers, make sure to put Tong Huat Confectionery in your must-visit list. Sometimes, you may need to call in advance as the Tau Sar Pneah are usually out of stock. Biscuits are best to be consumed in two weeks.

Tong Huat Confectionery Biscuit

Address: No. 28 & 30, Jalan Cantik, Johor, 86000 Kluang, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +607-771 4616

 

7. Layang Food Sdn Bhd (拉央 (薯片) 食品)

Looking for snacks that are prepared in healthy cooking methods with less MSG? Layang Food Sdn Bhd could be your best option! The company has a big land in town to grow Tapioca in organic way.

Layang Chips

Founded in 1990, Layang aimed to deliver the best homemade snacks to all and since then, it has become the snack of town. All kinds of delicious Topioca Chips can be found here. Their BBQ Chicken Topioca Chips is the most sought-after one. Many said that their chips have the “taste of home”.

Address: 161, Jalan Teck Wah Heng, 81850 Layang-Layang, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +607-752 7458
Opening Hours: 8:00am – 6:30pm

 

8. Family Pastry Shop Sdn Bhd (芳邻蛋糕店)

Ogura Cake from Family Pastry Shop is a must try if you are hunting good food in Batu Pahat! With just RM8.00, you can get a big slice of original Ogura Cake. Isn’t it worthy?

Family Pastry Shop Ogura Cake

As the cake is sold in pre-packed, it is ideal for tourists to take away as gifts for loved ones. You can’t imagine how delicious and the cake is. The light fluffy cake offers little cream and the sweetness is just to the right amount. It offers several flavours but many prefer the original one.

Address: Shop 7, Tingkat Bawah, Wisma Penggaram, Jalan Abdul Rahman (Off Jalan Rahmat), 83000, Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +607-432 2873
Opening hours: 8:00am – 10:00pm

 

9. Sin Sin Foodstuff (新新包粿食品)

Specialised in making kuih and other native food products, Sin Sin stands out from other shops by offering their highlight – Nyonya cakes. The food quality and tastiness here are guaranteed as it has been operating for many years.

Sin Sin Foodstuff Batu Pahat

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They offer many flavours such as pandan, red beans, green beans and lotus. All kuih are packed individually and are priced ranging from RM1.10 to RM1.30. You can also opt for low-sugar kuih here.

Sin Sin Foodstuff Batu Pahat Native Product

All the cakes and kuih are freshly made daily at limited amount. Hence, be an early bird to avoid disappointment.

Address: 36-4, Jalan Jenang, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +607-431 6599

 

10. Perusahaan Makanan Hock Lee (福美饼家)

Hock Kee is a small and humble bakery in Segamat. All food products here handmade at the back of the bakery to ensure freshness and tastiness.

ock Bee 福美饼家 Bakery & Cake House

They are proud at serving their signature food – La Piah that makes the locals long for more after every single bite. A La Piah costs only RM0.70 here, so many locals prefer to take it as snacks as it is very cheap.

Hock Bee La Piah福美饼家

Besides La Piah, Hock Lee also sells many tasty handmade biscuits too. You can also call them in advance to place your order.

Address: 10, Jalan Bukit Jaya, Bukit Siput, 85000 Segamat, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +607-943 1015
Opening Hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm

 

11. YOYO Native Food Products Sdn Bhd (YOYO 出产店)

YOYO presents you excellent local food with a decent café. Besides selling wide array of tasty local products, they are dedicated to serve you the best they can. Their highlight biscuit is the Horse Hoof Biscuits, or so called Beh The Soh and Ma Ti Su.

YOYO Native Product Yong Peng

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Many tour guides will bring overseas tourists here for nice local food with beautiful packaging. Locals who travel far also prefer a quick stop over here for meal breaks and to go for toilet. Up until now, they have many customers who visit here again and again.

Address: 19 & 21 Jalan Cahaya Baru, 83700 Yong Peng , Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +607-467 9678
Opening Hours:
Weekdays: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Weekends: 8:30am – 7:00pm

 

12. Eng Hin Kedai Membuat Kuih-Muih(永兴福州饼面厂)

In Yong Peng, Eng Hin is one of the two noodles factories that attracts many tourists all over the world. They are expert in making noodles, meehun, and their most sought-after food – Foochow Biscuit. The biscuits are freshly made daily at Eng Hin.

Kedai Membuat Kuih-Muih Eng Hin (永兴福州饼面厂)

According to the Foochow dialects, Foochow Biscuit is also called “Kompia”. There are a few kinds of “Kompia”, the original one has a small hole in the centre with no fillings while others are with different fillings. Fillings available at Eng Hin include sesame and peanuts.

Kuih-Muih Eng Hin Yong Peng

Address: 14, Main Road, 83700 Yong Peng, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +607-467 1261 / +6017-772 0971
Opening Hours: 7:00am – 9:00pm

 

13. Hua Bee Bakery (和美饼家)

Hua Bee Bakery (also called Kedai Biskut Hua Bee) is a family run business and the biscuit making process involves every family members. They are good at making traditional Chinese cakes and biscuits and become extremely busy during Chinese New Year.

Chop Hua Bee (和美饼家)

Variety of traditional pastries are offered here. The biscuits are wrapped in paper wrapping before sold. Many like the pastries here for their crispy crust and the generous amount of fillings.

Chop Hua Bee (和美饼家) Biscuit

In overall, biscuits from Hua Bee are ideal gifts to friends. Some Singaporeans even order wedding biscuits from here for gifts to relatives and colleagues.

Address: 10, Jalan Solok, Tangkak, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +606-978 1303
Opening Hours: 8:00am –  6:00pm
Closed on: Monday

 

14. Nictar Pineapple House (旺梨屋)

Specialised in making pineapple products, Nictar Pineapple House aimed at bringing back the lost “real food” to the world.

The shop sells variety of pineapple products from their plantation in Pontian too. For instance, they sell pineapple juice, pineapple tart, pineapple jam, raw honey and honey apple cider.

Nictar Pineapple House

No preservative is added to their pineapple juice. So, you can enjoy the 100% pure pineapple juice here. Especially when the weather is hot, one bottle of pineapple juice helps to refresh your mind and body! In overall, satisfaction guaranteed.

Address: 762, Jalan Taib, Pontian, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +6012-707 2589 / +6012-700 2235
Opening Hours: 9:00am – 8:00pm

 

15. Kedai Biskut Pandan (班兰豆沙饼)

This is a humble bakery that sells the most famous pandan red bean cake in town and it has been established more than 10 years. Since then, the owner insists on serving the biscuits that are freshly baked with agreeable sweetness.

Kedai Biskut Pandan (美乐班兰豆沙饼)

The biscuits show shiny golden colour and the fillings are smooth with slightly sweet taste. And we love how the owner always offers us biscuits with thin wrappings and think fillings. Plus the not-too-heavy taste has always left us feel so full and satisfied.

Kedai Biskut Pandan (班兰豆沙饼)

If you’re having it during afternoon tea, do complement the biscuits with some drinks. It goes so great with a cup of tea or coffee!

Address: 116, Jalan Chengai, Taman Melodies, 80250 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
Opening Hours: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Closed on: Tuesday

 

16. Mr Sotong (鱿鱼先生)

Mr Sotong is a shop full of warmth and memories. Lots of local food products that you eat since young are sold here. They wish to pass on the food culture to future generations. Hence, they don’t merely sell food, they sell memories.

Mr Sotong Johor Bahru

Their significant local product – “Sotong”, not only attracted locals but also overseas tourists. Tourists like to bring them back to their hometown as gift to their friends and colleagues.

Be prepared to squeeze and turn as Mr Sotong is often overflooded during Chinese New Year.

Address: 15, Jalan Sutera 1, Taman Sentosa, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
Contact: +6016-717 6218
Opening Hours: 9:30am – 10:00pm

 

17. Kedai Kopi Tang Chuan (东泉包店)

Tang Chuan has many loyal customers for their Big Bun (paus) over the past 50 years. According to the owner, they sell over a thousand of freshly made paus every single day.

Ayer Hitam Kedai Kopi Tang Chuan

The white and fluffy big bun has generous amount marinated pork fillings. It tastes even better if you have it with chilli sauce.

Besides big bun, different kinds of mouth-watering yet reasonably priced dim sum can also be enjoyed. Do not forget to try their “lo mai kai” too, it is also way too delicious!

Address: 763, Jalan Batu Pahat, Ayer Hitam, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +6012-726 9989
Opening Hours: 8:30am – 6:00pm

 

18. Ming Ang Confectionery Sdn Bhd (明安特产专卖店)

Ming Ang Confectionery is the place where you can find the best mini bean paste bun and mini Tau Sar Piah in town. Other pastries such as Hong Piah, Chicken Floss Puff, Portuguese Egg Tart are also available for sale. It is just a walking distance from KSL City mall.

Also read: 15 Cheap & Good Food Near KSL City Mall

Ming Ang Confectionery Sdn Bhd (KSL)

Entering from back door, you can see the baking process in action. The ovens are constantly operating to bake fresh pastries as they will be sold out in the blink of an eye. As the pastries are beautifully packaged, you can buy it as gift to your loved ones too.

Ming Ang KSL Native Product

Address: 7, Jalan Indah 15/3, Taman Bukit Indah, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +607-234 9388 / +6017-766 8377
Opening Hours: 9:00am – 9:00pm

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