7 Recommended Stall to Try at Cedar Point Food Centre in Taman Century, Johor Bahru
[JOHOR BAHRU, MALAYSIA] Located just behind Grand Paragon hotel and a short walking distance from KSL, Cedar Point Food Centre is one of the most popular food court around that area. I used to visit the place when I was a kid with my parents as there are so many stalls selling comforting hawker dishes. So now I am back again to have a scrumptious dinner with my friends. If you are going on a food trail with your friends around Johor Bahru this weekend, you can check this place out!
1. Century Curry Fish Head 世纪瓦煲咖哩鱼头
One of the famous stalls in Cedar Point Food Centre is Century Curry Fish Head (世纪瓦煲咖哩鱼头). The curry fish head is served in small, medium and large size. Arrived bubbling hot to our table, the aromatic and flavourful curry is cooked with perfect balance of curry and coconut milk. It was not too spicy and the flesh was moist and soft. There is a distinct flavour from curry leaves and it’s best to enjoy the gravy with a plate of white rice.
2. Tampoi Satay
There are few stalls selling satay but Tampoi Satay is well-known with its ‘pork satay’. Started since 1972, they have mutton, chicken and thai-style satay as well. The satays have good proportion of lean and fats. Dip the skewers into the nutty peanut sauce and devour it slowly. To make the sauce, the peanuts are grounded into fine and smooth texture. We like the thai-style satay as well. It has a hint of sweetness amongst the smoky meat.
3. Ikan Bakar Sin Kee
Sin Kee serves pretty decent BBQ fish and seafood. They have stingray, crayfish, petai and other seafood dishes displayed in front of the stall for customers to pick and choose. The ingredients will then be grilled into perfection with sambal chilli. They also offer black pepper crayfish and charged by weight. The sambal chilli is super shiok! Squeeze some lime on top and have it with the tender stingray.
4. Hong Kee’s BBQ Chicken Wing
Hong Kee’s BBQ Chicken Wing has been around for the past 30 years. It’s not the best chicken wings that I have tried but it definitely has the old school charm especially when you see the grilling of marinated wings right before your eyes.
5. Stall 85
Locals enjoyed having boiled cockles and dip them with chilli sauce. This stall particularly sells standard and giant cockles which is popular among the locals. Some may find it bloody but we loved it a lot. Just remove the shell from cockles and dip them into the homemade chilli sauce. Honestly, it’s an acquired taste. A plate of giant cockles costs RM15 while the standard size is priced at RM10.
6. Ipoh Fried Kway Teow
We spotted this stall selling Ipoh-style fried kway teow and decided to check it out. With close to 30 years of experience, the flat rice noodles is fried in dark savoury sauce under high heat which emits a smoky wok hei flavour in every noodle strand. It’s nothing fanciful but just comfort dishes that Malaysians love.
7. Drink Stall- Sugar Cane & Ice-Kacang
When you dine in Cedar Point Food Centre, don’t forget to order the thirst-quenching sugar cane drink. With RM5.50, you get a big mug of sugar cane here. And not forgetting their ice-kacang with chocolate syrup, a sweet ending to the scrumptious dinner.
There are definitely more stalls you can explore here but we are too full by then. Rojak, claypot rice, zi char and many more stalls look quite tempting too. And there are stalls selling breads and kids’ toys at the entrance of the food centre. So, prepare yourself for a gastronomical feast. If you are driving, Cedar Point Food Centre has ALOT of parking lots so it’s definitely not a problem!
Cedar Point Food Centre
Address: Taman Abad, 81300 Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 6pm–12am daily
Text & Photos by Hazel. Born in Malaysia, Hazel loves to travel and soaked herself with enrich cultures and food. Follow her food adventures on her blog.