6 Cheap and Good Old Street Delights Near Kulai Johor

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Food in Kulai Johor Old Street

Cheap and good food may be hard to come by, but not in Kulai Johor! This foodie hot spot is just 40 minutes from Johor by car and home to some of the most authentic old-school delights you can find today. 

 

Whether you’re looking for street-style wok hei or a dose of nostalgia, here are our top 6 picks of good food in Kulai Johor Old Street

 

P.S. There’s lots to do in Kulai Johor! Read our one-day itinerary here. 

 

1. Mok Gao Hainanese Beef Noodles


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Once you turn into this small lane, everyone will know you’re heading to Mok Gao Beef Noodles. Situated out of the usual tourist areas, it’s a hot spot for locals who start queuing early in the morning. With tender, soft beef and savoury herbal tea broth, the beef noodles might just be their best-kept secret. 

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You can get both the dry and soup versions, but either way, don’t be shy with the spicy chilli sauce! It really adds a tangy, hot kick to the creamy goodness. This place is open daily for both weekday and weekend travellers, but do note that they close on the 15th day of the first lunar month — a day traditionally saved for vegetarian meals

 

Mok Gao Hainanese Beef Noodles — 莫九牛肉面

Address: 31, Lorong Ismail, Taman Kulai, 81000 Kulai, Johor, Malaysia

Directions: Google maps | Waze 

Opening hours: 6am – 1:45pm.

Contact: +60 16- 743 0985 

 

2. Heng Heng Chicken Rice

Tucking into fresh, tender kampung chicken at Heng Heng Chicken Rice transports you back to your grandmother’s kitchen. Paired with thick fragrant rice, the flavours are homey and nostalgic, with a slightly different mouthfeel from the typical chicken rice stalls in Singapore. 

 

The chicken is juicy and tender, complete with melt-in-mouth chicken skin. While you’re here, we highly recommend adding on the caramelised char siews for a satisfying sweet-savoury bite! Not forgetting the classic spicy chilli that completes the meal.

 

If you’re using Google Maps, note that the location pin may not be 100% accurate. Instead, head towards the junction of Jalan Ibrahim and Jalan Ismail to spot this stall.

Heng Heng 兴兴 Hainanese Chicken Rice

Address: 34, Lorong Ismail, Taman Kulai, 81000 Kulai, Johor, Malaysia

Directions: Google maps | Waze 

Opening hours: 7am – 3pm (Closed on Thursday).

Contact: +60 012-757 0064

 

3. Kulai Char Kway Teow

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Flat noodles, veggies and egg stir-fried in a street-side hot wok — Char Kway Teow doesn’t get much better than this! Kulai Char Kway Teow is a no-frills haunt beloved by Kulai locals, and for good reason too. Each portion is served generously with sweet dark sauce, eggs and crunchy bean sprouts, all for 6RM. 

 

Head down around lunchtime to catch this wok hei goodness, but not too late! The stall closes once it’s sold out each day. 

 

Kulai Char Kway Teow 

Address: 5C, Lorong Ismail, Taman Kulai, 81000 Kulai, Johor, Malaysia

Directions: Google maps | Waze 

Opening hours: 11am till sold out. 

Contact: +60 16-754 1616

 

4. Yun Yun Loy Wonton Noodle

Yuan Lai Wonton Noodle has been serving up handmade QQ wonton mee for 40 years, made by the boss and his wife. With 40 years to perfect the recipe, each plate is made to perfection! The blend of fragrant oil, ketchup and chilli sauce, goes hand in hand with flavourful slices of char siew. 

 

Of course, the dry wonton mee also comes with a side bowl of wantan soup that features handmade wontons. The ratio of meat to skin is a bit on the small side, but the number of wontons in each bowl easily makes up for it. A must-try for all Kulai Johor visitors! 

 

Yun Yun Loy Wonton Noodle

Address: 30, Lorong Ismail, Taman Kulai, 81000 Kulai, Johor, Malaysia

Directions: Google maps | Waze 

Opening hours: 5am – 3:30pm (Closed on Tuesdays). 

Contact: +60 12-715 9955

 

5. Street Side Liang Teh

Walk down from wonton mee towards the main road to get a homemade Luo Han Guo drink, made by this lovely elderly couple. Under the tropical heat, it’s a welcome stop to rest and be refreshed before the next meal or activity in Kulai

 

While serving the drinks, the uncle and auntie are joyful and remind us about the simple pleasures of life. Selling Liang Teh at extremely reasonable prices, they close shop for the day once the drinks are sold out or when it rains, taking time to relax. Catch them before they close and strike up a conversation! 

 

Street Side Liang Teh

Address: Lorong Ismail, Taman Kulai, 81000 Kulai, Johor, Malaysia

Directions: Google maps | Waze 

Opening hours: 7am – 3pm, or till sold out. 

Contact: +60 12 789 4073

 

6. Yong Juan Hin Coffeeshop

Just a 30 to 40-minute drive from Singapore, Yong Juan Hin Coffeeshop is a hidden gem in Kulai easily recognisable from its wooden signpost. 

 

This traditional breakfast set is perfect for breakfast, brunch or an early tea break. The set has a range of flavours (sweet and savoury) and textures (soft and crispy), making it an absolute delight for the tastebuds. 

 

It looks simple, but the combination of perfectly toasted bread, delicious Nanyang coffee and soft-boiled eggs puts it a peg above the usual coffee shop standards. 

 

Yong Juan Hin Coffeeshop

Address: 5C, Lorong Ismail, Taman Kulai, 81000 Kulai, Johor, Malaysia

Directions: Google maps | Waze 

Opening hours: 7am – 3pm (Closed on Monday).

Contact: +60 7-663 8806 | Facebook

 

Kulai famous food

True blue street-side hawker fare may not be common in Singapore anymore, but Johor and Kulai are still full of these gems. Whether it’s an insatiable craving for beef noodles or a nostalgic appetite for old-school Char Kway Teow, Kulai Old Street has something for you.

 

Looking for cafes? Check out our Kulai Johor cafe-hopping guide. 

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