JB Char Bee Hoon Jin Hojiak@San Lou Seafood Restaurant, Johor Bahru

After a long hard day of work, we decided to treat ourselves with a scrumptous dinner and our local JB friend brought us to San Lou ( in Mandarin it is literally understood as 3rd Floor). Apparently it was named after the three storey building which housed the original restaurant some thirty plus years ago.

The restaurant was located in a residential area so it may not be an easy find. When in doubt, we can always ask Waze.

The restaurant was packed even on weekdays and I was told, herds of Singaporeans would do the exodus here over weekends. “So cheap and so good”. Yes…to the currency we divide by three whenever we head to Singa-land. Sniffs.

These baby squids were a bomb! Popping em baby squids up like popcorn over a movie in the cinema would be a perfect combo!

This was the highly acclaimed “charred bee hoon”, the chef’s own style of fried bee hoon, frying them till they become burnt. I know the outward appearance may not look like much. But once you dig your chopsticks in, it would change your thinking altogether.

As a fan of bee hoon, this was probably one of the most kickass wokhei beehoon I’ve ever tasted. Though i have tried once another time where the taste disappointed a little. I self-justified by seeing the packed crowd and long wait…perhaps jeaopardized the quality of the beehoon.

A must order to foodieventurers who pay a visit to San Lou.

The sweet and sour pork were pretty average. You can make do skipping this, unless you’ve got kiddos at dinner with you. 

The fried long beans were average as well. Wok hei infused yes, but flavour wise was pretty normal. If you want to feel “healthier” by having some greens, this is a good option.

Since we came to a seafood restaurant, it only seemed we ordered at least ONE seafood dish (all watchful for a hole in the pocket), the spicy prawns were a spicilicious pleasure! Fresh and plump prawns surrounded by the spicy yet mildly sweet chilli paste. Yumzers!

Definitely worthy returning, San Lou! Looking forward to my next plate of charred bee hoon and new dish ventures!


San Lou Seafood Restaurant,

Jalan Merah 1, Taman Pelangi,

80400 Johor Bahru,

Johor, Malaysia.

Opening hours: daily (4.30 pm – 1 am)

Tel: +607-3323869

FB page: https://www.facebook.com/sanlowseafoodJB/

Best non-Thai foodies@Bangkok

I first heard about this brand from my bestie during one of my weekends in Singapore. Dean and Deluca! Saw the first branch in Singapore. At first, I thought it was a fashion brand. 

My first attempt of trying out D&D was at the Bangkok airport. And I was blown away by the slurpilicious sweet, thick, strawberrylicious smoothie! By far one of the best smoothies I had in my entire life! Had a chance to sip a little of the caramel frap from my friend’s and boy it did not disappoint!

Craving till today for my next slurpilicious cup! Don’t know when I will ever make another trip to Bangkok…  

Website: http://www.deandeluca.co.th

The McDonalds menu pricing is really premium even for normal value burger meals (average RM 15 – 25). For the first time, we have things which are cheaper in Malaysia! 

It’s great to see McDonalds serving pork burgers, something we will never ever get back home. I had my fair share of the teriyaki pork burger at my other Bangkok trip to come for Coldplay’s concert, and boy…i was blown away.

Today, I shall have the gourmet beef burger! Cost about RM20. Served with a wooden plate to give jt a premium feel.

It was crazy juicylicious, slurpilicious, tenderlicious! The beef patty was well marinated, and cooked with a smokey flavour. I topped up with a fried egg, wanting to indulge all the way through.

The McDonalds gourmet teriyaki pork and beef burger. One word for them: UNFORGETTABLE. 

These burgers and Dean & Deluca’s drinks are somethings I’ve been craving for ever since I last visited Bangkok.

Hope to return soon to rekindle my foodieventure love for these two awesome and best-est non-Thai foodies.