Best Local Food in Yong Peng Johor

Yong Peng is a small yet beautiful township in Batu Pahat District of Johor Bahru.

Most of the residents are Chinese, originated from southern part of China and hence, Mandarin is the main language here.

Due to the migration, lots of authentic Foochow style delicacies are introduced.

Besides Chinese cuisines, there are many Indian and Malay food stalls offering delightful traditional dishes.

With lots of local delicacies and western cuisines offered, Yong Peng is truly a paradise to food hunters.

And in today’s post, I’m going to share with you the best food in Yong Peng, Johor. Check it out!

Top 10 Yong Peng Famous Local Food

1. Yong Peng Duck Noodles (永平鸭肉)(Editor Choice!)

The owner of Yong Peng Duck Noodles (also called Gerai Mee Daging Itik Yong Peng), Mr.Wong Ah Sing began the business with his wife more than 35 years ago. It is a best duck noodles in Yong Peng, Johor.

Yong Peng Duck Noodles (Gerai Mee Daging Itik Yong Peng)

The Hokkien-style “Braised Duck” served here have thick herbal gravy and is their signature dish. The braised duck has a strong aroma and is darker than the Teochew-style Braised Duck.

Yong Peng Duck Noodles (永平鸭肉)

Their “Braised Ducks” are cooked based on their own private recipe. In order to bring out a unique exotic taste, over 20 ingredients of Chinese herbs and spices are mixed in specific amounts to braise the ducks for at least 3 hours.

Yong Peng Duck Noodles (永平鸭肉餐室)

The ducks are handpicked 70-day-old Tsaiya ducks that weigh about 3 kg. The meat is firm at first and becomes succulent after the braising. You can add braised egg or dried bean curd along with rice or noodles to complete a hearty meal.

Address: No.3-4, Gerai Jalan Mah Choo, 83700 Yong Peng, Johor, Malaysia.
GPS Coordinates:
Opening Hours: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Closed on: Wednesday

2. Kim Kee Fishball Restaurant Yong Peng (永平锦记鱼丸面)

Fish balls lovers who happen to be at Yong Peng should not miss out Kim Kee’s fish balls! The restaurant offers airy, clean environment and recommended by local people.

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Kim Kee Fishball Restaurant Yong Peng

Kim Kee is proud of producing bouncy and juicy fish balls without adding any preservatives. The restaurant also serves Foochow fish balls that contain tender pork inside.

Kim Kee Fishball Restaurant Yong Peng

All of them are made freshly from fish pastes of Wolf Herrings. You should also give their thick and flavourful noodles a try.

Address:  33, Jalan Bayan, Taman Sembrong, 83700 Yong Peng, Johor, Malaysia
Opening Hours:
Daily: 8:00am – 12:00am
Closed on: Tuesday

3. Maxim Snack Shoppe (大胡子面包小食)

It is a good place in Yong Peng and most visited by local people to have a tea break in the afternoon . The shop is decorated with various alarm and artwork. All are owner’s private collection.

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The tables and chairs are all high foot. There are surely giving you good feeling for tea break.

Maxim Snack Shoppe Yong Peng

The shop offers several delicious pastries, kaya puff, curry puff, taro cake, fried triangle taro cake, Siew Pau, buns and Ang Ku Kuih.

Maxim Snack Shoppe (大胡子面包小食)

Address:  230, Jalan Besar, 83700 Yong Peng, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +6016 – 690 7920
Opening Hours:
Daily: 1:00pm – 8:00pm

4. Kedai Makan Ah Poh (永平戏院叻沙)

Serving laksa for over 50 years, Ah Poh was rated 5 stars by SinChew Newspaper for its cleanness, customer servies, food prices and food taste.

Yong Peng Kedai Makan Ah Poh

Laksa at Ah Poh has strong coconut aroma as the broth is cooked from fresh coconut milk and other ingredients. They use only Foochow noodles and local mihun to serve their customers and this adds to the uniqueness of their laksa.

Kedai Makan Ah Poh Laksa

What makes the customers satisfy is they can add curry powder that provided on every table according to their preference spiciness.

Address: 40, Jalan Templer, 83700 Yong Peng, Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +6016 – 740 6938
Opening Hours:
Daily: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Closed on: Monday


5. Restoran Hock Swee Hin (福瑞兴餐厅)

Clean, well-maintained and situated opposite to the police station, Restaurant Hock Swee Hin is a Chinese Restaurant that focuses on serving Foochow delicacies which has a lighter taste.

Restoran Hock Swee Hin Yong Peng

The menu offers Foochow noodles and Foochow soup that come along in different version.

Here, Foochow fish ball noodles stand out proudly among all the Foochow dishes. Made by hands, the soft and chewy fish balls have tender pork filing. It’s perfect to savour the silky noodles together with Foochow fish balls.

Restoran Hock Swee Hin Foochow Fishballs

Address:  2, Jalan Besar, Taman Sembrong Baru, 83700, Yong Peng, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +607 – 467 1892
Opening Hours:
Daily: 11:30am – 09:00pm
Closed on: Tuesday


6. Sunroast (永平宏达烧腊)

Located near to North South Highway, Sunroast serves a favourite stop for those who drive between JB and KL. The restaurant looks simple from outside but its interior is clean and spacious.

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Yong Peng Sunroast (宏达烧腊)

Roast Chicken Char Siew is highly recommended by their chef as well as the patrons. Cut into small slices, the char siew is served together with silky noodles. The meat may look blackened but this proves that it is well roasted and definitely has a good taste.

Address: No 2, Batu 1/4, Jalan Air Hitam, Yong Peng, Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +607 – 467 3630
Opening Hours:
Daily: 7:30am – 4:30pm
Closed on: Tuesday


7. Or Hwu Restaurant (永平福州五湖餐馆)

Famed for serving Foochow cuisines, Or Hwu Restarant has gained a high reputation among the locals due to its delightful dishes and good services. With extremely large banners, the restaurant can be located easily.

Or Hwu Restaurant at Yong peng

Red Rice Wine Chicken, Foochow pork balls, Foochow fried noodles, Foochow fish ball soup and fried sweet potato leaves are some of the restaurant’s highlight.

Yong Peng Or Hwu Restaurant Food

If you have no idea what to eat, their waiters are on hand to recommend you dishes according to your preferences.

Address: 214, Jalan Besar, Yong Peng, Johor, Malaysia.
Opening Hours:
Daily: 12:00pm – 10:00pm


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

Eng Hin is one of the oldest bakeries in Yong Peng. It sells only Kompia, one of the most popular Foochow food originated from China.

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

Kompia is a snack that normally pairs with Chinese Tea but some people also have Kompia as their daily breakfast. It is chewy and makes you crave for more.

Made by flour, sugar and lard, it is moulded into round shape and later topped with sesame seeds. Some are plain kompia and others have meat or peanuts filings.

Variety of Foochow Snack & Food Available In Kedai Membuat Kuih-Muih Eng Hin Yong Peng

Address: 14, Jalan Besar, Yong Peng, Johor, Malaysia.
Opening Hours:
Daily: 7:00am – 9:00pm
Closed on: Alternate Thursday


9. Restoran Kari Kambing 40 Hari

Restoran Kari Kambing 40 Hari is a self-service restaurant that serves exceptional mutton at cheap prices.

For breakfast, their highlight is the Roti Canai with Lamb Curry. Unlike the normal spicy curry we tasted, the curry here is very thick and it has a little sweet taste. Not too spicy in overall so children will like it too.

Restoran Kari Kambing 40 Hari

For lunch, the Arab Rice with Lamb or Arab Rice with Chicken are highly recommended. The portion is very big that one plate is enough for 2 persons. In addition, both the mutton and chicken are so tender that it could melt in your mouth.

Restoran Kari Kambing 40 Hari Serves Arab Rice With Lamb or Chicken

Other favourite dishes include mutton bone soup and Arabian rice with mutton bone “gearbox” (chicken and lamb). They sell various cakes as desserts too.

If lack of time, you can always take away and eat at home.

Location: No.215, Kampung Haji Ghaffar, Bt 5 , Jalan Yong Peng, 83730 Yong Peng, Johor.
Contact: +6019-627 2243
Opening Hours:
Daily: 7:30am – 3:00pm


10. Bebola Ikan Anthony Fish Ball (荣凯鱼丸面)

Bebola Ikan is a small restaurant which can be accessed easily due to its strategic location at the corner of shop lot with big red banners.

Fish balls are Bebola Ikan’s highlight. The restaurant serves bouncy and firm fish balls that are dropped in noodle soup, broth or served together with dry noodles.

Yong Peng Anthony Fish Ball

Strongly emphasises on authenticity and freshness of fish balls, they make fresh fish balls every day. Less sauces and seasoning are added to focus more on the natural flavours of food.

Address: 18, Jalan Bayan, Taman Sembrong Barat, 83700, Yong Peng, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +607 – 467 6611
Opening Hours:
Daily: 11:00am – 9:00pm
Closed on: Thursday


Extra: 11. Yong Peng Bean Cafe

Yong Peng Bean Café is ideal for lunch tea and small gathering with friends. The brick interior is dotted with old bicycles and antiques, thus creating a nostalgic atmosphere.

Yong Peng Bean Cafe

Yong Peng Bean Cafe Johor

Wide array of aromatic coffee such as Espresso, Latte and Cappuccino can be enjoyed here. The café also offers western desserts and some juicy drinks for those who cannot take in coffee.

Yong Peng Bean Cafe Cake

The expenses at Bean Café are higher compared to local food stalls but the atmosphere here are good for relaxation.

Address: 11, 7/1,Jln Kota Aman 9, Taman Kota, 83700 Yong Peng, Johor, Malaysia
Contact:: +607 – 467 3363
Opening Hours: 24 hours