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6 Made-In-Malaysia Snacks From Johor You Need To Bring Home As A Souvenir

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Syahirah Mazlan •  Sep 06, 2023

If you're planning a trip to Johor Bahru (JB), Malaysia, get ready for a delicious journey ahead of you! JB, situated just a stone's throw away from Singapore, is a food haven with an array of mouthwatering treats. In this article, we're going to explore incredible made-in-Malaysia food souvenirs from JB that you absolutely must bring home as delicious reminders of your trip. So, let's dive in!

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1. Dodol

Although it has an unusual name, Dodol is a beloved sweet treat in Malaysia, familiar to many who grew up there! Its fundamental components include coconut milk, glutinous rice flour, and palm sugar, which are tirelessly stirred together in a spacious wok to form its sticky, toffee-like consistency. Dodol is available in various flavours, including Pandan and even Durian (delicious!).

Where to buy:

Snack stores, Supermarkets, Pushcarts, Kuih shops

2. Ah Huat White Coffee

You must bring back Ah Huat White Coffee from Malaysia, a renowned coffee producer that has deep roots in Malaysian culture. With a history that dates back to our grandparents' era, AHWC is celebrated as one of Malaysia's favorite White Coffee brands. They offer a range of products to suit every palate. AHWC employs freeze-drying and spray-drying techniques on micro-ground coffee to capture the essence of freshly brewed coffee, making it the purest form of coffee.

For coffee enthusiasts, you have a choice between the White Coffee, Kopitiam, or Kopi-O series. But that's not all – AHWC also offers a Tea Blends series that includes options like Teh C, Hainan Tea, Herbal Tea, and Black Sugar Milk Tea. These selections are infused with the authentic flavors of Malaysian heritage, making Ah Huat White Coffee the ideal gift for your friends and family to cherish!

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3. Preserved or Dried Fruits

Malaysia's tropical climate yields a delightful array of juicy and succulent fruits. However, it's undeniable that carrying fresh fruits back home after a trip can be a real hassle and their shelf life is relatively short! This is where preserved or dried fruits become invaluable. You have the freedom to select from a variety of local fruits, including mangoes, papayas, cempedak, and many others. Additionally, you have the option to choose between preserved and dried versions. Moreover, indulging in fruit snacks is a healthier choice as well!

Where to buy:

Specialty fruit stalls, Supermarkets

4. Banana chips

Banana chips are thin slices of banana fried or dried until they become crisp and crunchy. They are often seasoned with various flavours, such as salt, sugar, or spices, to enhance their taste. Banana chips can be made from ripe and unripe bananas, resulting in different flavours and textures. They are a popular snack enjoyed for their unique combination of sweetness and crunchiness, and it's a famous item that most Singaporeans would get from JB!

Where to buy:

Malls, Supermarkets

5. Hiap Joo Banana Cake

This bakery is famous for its traditional Halal treats, especially its beloved banana cake in Malaysia and Singapore. Hiap Joo Bakery has existed for over 100 years, starting in 1919. It began with an Englishman in an old Johor Bahru shophouse, but in the 1930s, the Lim family took over. While they don't do deliveries or dine-ins, you can still grab their goodies.

Address: 13, Jalan Tan Hiok Nee, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

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6. Keropok Lekor

Now surely everyone knows this treat - Keropok Lekor! Known for their distinct fishy but addictive flavour, the ones from Malaysia just hit different. Be sure to drop by any street vendor or store selling these in packages so you can bring them home and fry them up yourself!

Where to buy:

Pushcarts, Supermarkets

There you have it!