Snacks You Have To Buy From Your Day Trip In JB, Malaysia

10 Snacks You Have To Buy From Your Day Trip In JB, Malaysia


Noor Aishah Karim •  Aug 16, 2023

Thinking of heading to JB soon? We got you covered with 10 snacks you need to bring home before leaving the city! From Banana cake to Dodol, from sweet to savoury, here are just some things you need to get!

Snacks You Have To Buy From Your Day Trip In JB, Malaysia

1. Hiap Joo from Hiap Joo Bakery

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.

Halal-status: Halal certified

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

2. Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks

Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks is a famous Taiwanese fast food chain that originated in Taiwan. They are known for serving various Taiwanese street food snacks, such as their signature XXL Crispy Chicken, tempura, oyster mee sua, and other traditional Taiwanese treats.

Halal status: Refer here!

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3. 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!

Available: Any shopping centre, convenience store

4. Auntie Anne’s

If you've never had Auntie Anne's, try the Original Pretzel ($3.30). One of Auntie Anne's best sellers, it always comes warm and soft. So satisfying! For those with a sweet tooth, take a bite of Auntie Anne's Cinnamon SugarPretzel ($3.80). It's just the perfect balance of grainy goodness and sweet consistency. One of their top three bestsellers, the accuracy of the cinnamon-sugar taste might remind you of a churro! Also, it's cheaper in JB!

Halal status: Halal-certified

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5. Chateraise

Chateraise is a Japanese confectionery brand that offers a variety of cakes, pastries, chocolates, and ice cream. The brand uses fresh and natural ingredients, such as Hokkaido milk and fruits, to create delicious and visually appealing desserts. Chateraise has become a popular gift choice in Japan and has expanded its presence to other countries, including China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.

Halal status: Refer here!

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6. Secret Recipe cakes

If you're craving a fantastic dessert, Secret Recipe's cake selection will satisfy your sweet tooth. You can choose to indulge in a single slice of cake or order a whole cake, depending on your preference. Their cakes are freshly made with premium ingredients and come in various flavours Some of their popular options include the classic Chocolate Fudge Cake, the light and fluffy Strawberry Cheesecake, and the fragrant Pandan Coconut Cake. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or just want to treat yourself to something delicious, Secret Recipe's cakes are the perfect choice.

Halal status: Halal-certified

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7. J.Co

J.CO Donuts & Coffee is a well-known international chain of cafes specialising in premium doughnuts and coffee beverages. Established in Indonesia, J.CO has gained popularity for its wide array of creatively crafted doughnuts and signature coffee blends.

The brand's emphasis on quality is reflected in its doughnut offerings, which range from classic flavours like Glazzy and Alcapone to more innovative options like Avocado di Caprio and Oreology. These doughnuts are often characterised by their fluffy texture and inventive toppings, appealing to a diverse range of taste preferences. And the best part is… it's a lot cheaper in Malaysia than in Singapore!

Halal status: Halal-certified

8. Rotiboy

If you frequently visit Johor Bahru (JB) for a day trip, you'd probably have savoured Rotiboy's yummy treats and even packed them home which is precisely why it's on our list! Rotiboy's iconic buns are filled with butter and coffee. Crispy on the outside and warm on the inside, you'd want to get more of these!

Halal status: Halal-certified

9. Family mart - Oden (fishcakes)

Oden, a Nabemono or one-pot dish, is crafted from Japanese fish cakes, Konnyaku, tofu, and vegetables. These ingredients are simmered in a savoury broth and often prepared in a Donabe, a traditional clay pot. Oden serves as a common accompaniment at udon restaurants and is a favoured street food in Japan, particularly during colder months. Now, you dont have to travel to Japan to try it out! Just head to any Family Mart and get your Oden!

Halal status: Halal-certified

10. Dodol

Dodol is a traditional sweet and sticky confection from Southeast Asia, particularly popular in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Singapore. It is made by cooking coconut milk, jaggery (unrefined sugar), and rice flour or glutinous rice flour. The mixture is heated and stirred continuously until it thickens and reaches a sticky consistency, and is a must-buy from JB!

Available: Any shopping centre, convenience store

Which is your favourite?