Hiap Joo Bakery & Biscuit Factory @ Johor Bahru
Hiap Joo is one of Johor’s oldest and best known traditional bakery offering good fresh malt-flavoured breads and aromatic banana cakes. If you are here for their banana cake like us, go earlier to queue even though the banana cakes will only be ready by noon.
How traditional can it get? Well, the hole-in-the-wall wood fired oven speaks it all. They bake everything in the oven and you get a real good bakes out of it. There are constantly heavenly smells of freshly baked buns with classic fillings like red bean, coconut and peanut. They also have otak buns which run out very soon. Breads sold are economically priced from RM3.50.
This is the best banana cakes I have ever tasted. It’s moist and fragrant, and very reasonably priced. I was told that the banana cakes much better the following day. Yeah, I absolutely agree. It’s much softer and more fragrant. Plus it’s not too sweet as well. They also sell butter cakes, only available on Thursdays. If you are looking for a good banana cake recipe, I have it on my blog.
Hiap Joo Bakery & Biscuit Factory
Address: 13, Jalan Tan Hiok Nee, 80000 Johor Bahru
GPS: 1.456931, 103.764222
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat 7am – 6pm; Sun 9am – 1pm.
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