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Eugene’s Grocery, Johor Bahru


Looking for a place to get the best meats in Johor Bahru? Eugene’s Grocery is number one on our list. Nestled in Jalan Perang, Taman Pelangi, the store imports and distributes fresh and chilled meat but never frozen below -20ºC to ensure freshness. This guarantees the flavour and quality of the proteins you get, enabling you to cook up a storm for a special occasion or even just a delicious everyday meal. Fresh ingredients are always a top priority for a tasty meal.

A main highlight of Eugene’s Grocery is their beef, imported from countries such as USA, Australia, New Zealand and of course, Japan.

Want something low-fat and low-calorie? New Zealand grass-fed beef is your pick. Want something tender and juicy? Japanese Wagyu beef is the recognized world-wide to be the best. Japanese Wagyu beef is genetically predisposed to intense marbling and melts-in-the-mouth and Eugene’s Grocery has Grade A5 Japanese Wagyu, which is the highest grade possible.  The A5 here is truly world-class, just as good as those you find in Paris, London etc.

The store is not only the go-to for freshly chilled meat varieties, they provide fresh foods such as wide varieties of pasta, and seafood. On top of the cost of the meat/ seafood, you can add a nominal and the expert chef prepares the meat/ seafood just the way you like it for you to enjoy right here in the deli.  I wholly recommend their lobsters from Boston.  Kept live in a tank till you buy it, you can really taste the “fresh-off-the-sea” sensation in these crustaceans.

Well-known for their impeccable service, you can also pick up ingredients easily from the day’s menu over the counter.

If ogling at the different kinds of grub makes you a little hungry, Eugene’s Grocery also serves delectable western cuisines on the spot. We hear that the steak, burgers and ribs are mouth-watering.

You can find Eugene’s Grocery at: No.16 Jalan Perang Taman Pelangi, Johor Bahru


您在找新山最好的肉食品商店吗?Eugene食品商店是您最好的选择。坐落在Jalan Perang, Taman Pelangi的这家食品商店进出口新鲜和冷却的肉类食品。为了确保新鲜,绝不会在零下20度以下冷藏。这样也确保了食物蛋白质的口味和质量,让您可以在特别的场合做出一桌美食,又或者只是一道美味的家庭料理。对一道美味的菜肴来说,新鲜的食材永远是最重要的。






Eugene食品商店的地址是:No.16 Jalan Perang Taman Pelangi, Johor Bahru,您这里在这里找到他们。

Top Recommended Chinese Restaurant Johor Bahru: Wan Li (Renaissance Hotel)

Looking for a place to have a grand celebration at? Planning for an important business meeting? Or simply looking to have a satisfying family dinner, at a location where even your pickiest relatives won’t make a sound? Well, look no further, because Wan Li Chinese Restaurant has got you covered.

Located in the Renaissance Hotel Johor Baru, this Cantonese fine-dining restaurant is the ideal location for almost any event that you can think of! And don’t be fooled by the luxurious setting – the food, surprisingly, comes at an extremely affordable pricing for a fine-dining meal.

For a most affordable price, you can truly, really have the FEAST of your life.  The following package is available at only around RM$300 per pax.  Gasp!  Is there a better deal in this whole world?

Wan Li Five Combination Deluxe Lobster Platter Platter


Double boiled Village Chicken Soup with American Ginseng


Roasted Crispy Mango Peking Duck with Traditional Condiments


Salted Baked Village Chicken


Crisp-fried Fillet of Cod Fish with Fragrant Garlic and Teriyaki Sauce


Chef’s Signature oil poached Pontian Pomfret with superior sauce


Seared King Prawns with Superior Soy Sauce


Signature Wasabi Prawns with Fresh Mango


Fried Organic Red Rice with Pine Nuts, Chicken and Mixed Vegetables


Cantonese Style Seafood Hor Fun


Steamed Shanghai “Xiao Long Bao”


Baked Barbeque Chicken Puff


Superior Har Kao with Water Chestnut


Steamed Barbeque Chicken Buns


Chilled Mango Puree with Pomelo serves with Golden Custard Bun


Chinese Tea

And before you ask, yes, the food’s pretty good, too!

One of the restaurant’s highlights would definitely be their Double-Boiled Ginseng Soup with Village Chicken.  The village chicken, having gone through the process of double-boiling, was absolutely tender and melted in our mouths. The soup itself contained various other nutritious ingredients and was fragrant, wholesome, and tasty to the core. 10/10 would recommend this when you drop by this restaurant.

Did you know that Wan Li serves up a variety of fresh seafood as well? A seafood dish is a must-have when you’re here, and our pick of the day was the Crisp-Fried Fillet of Cod Fish with Fragrant Garlic and Superior Soy Broth. The flesh itself was sweet and firm, owing to its state of freshness. Along with the savory and flavourful soy broth, this dish impressed us with its intricate harmony of tastes.

And, of course, how can we miss out the desserts? Starting with the Chilled Mango Puree & Pomelo, this dish impressed us with its mango-y goodness. One bite in and you can already tell how pure the puree is! None of that diluted, tasteless stuff that we so often get. The refreshing pomelo bits did a great job in balancing out the concentrated, tangy flavours of the mango as well. A match made in heaven, if you ask me.

Last but not least, a trip to any dim sum restaurant would be incomplete without some salted egg yolk buns. Aptly named the Golden Custard Bun, is it too much to say that even this common dish managed to impress us by quite a bit? Nestled within the freshly steamed bun, the salted egg yolk custard was just the right mix of savoury and sweet. Its consistency was just right as well – not too runny, not too solid, something that so many others seem to not quite get. Needless to say, Wan Li has got it down to the tee.

It was a wonderful afternoon at Wan Li Chinese Restaurant, what’s with all that goodness frolicking in our mouths. It’s definitely a place to check out if you ever want to get some superb Cantonese food, so drop by soon when that craving hits!

Rowan and Parsley, Johor Bahru


In love with wild herbs and spices in your food? Or are you, perhaps, just someone who loves a good hearty meal? Either way, Rowan & Parsley Food Atelier’s the place for you! Tucked within a light industrial estate along Jalan Kota, the “Plant to plate” concept restaurant is easily recognizable with its majestic, arch iron gates by the front. Step inside and you’ll be greeted by an enchanted garden filled with budding fruit trees and lush greenery comprising of edible herbs and flowers, and these goes right onto your plates!

Grown from a garden and served fresh on a plate, this is the concept of Rowan & Parsley in a 9,000 sq. ft. space. Having always enjoyed eating home grown ingredients flavoured with exotic herbs, co-owner Sam Soon, who was also a kampong boy from Pahang, took this as an inspiration and diligently spent almost two years building up the restaurant’s green sanctuary. With the wide variety of edible herbs and spices decorating the grounds along the peripheral fence and at the back of the restaurant, his devotion and care is undoubtable.

From wooden tables to a staircase made of wrought iron, the restaurant sports a modern set of furnishings and has been specifically designed with metal fixings to give it an industrial theme. The contemporary glass walls around the perimeters of the restaurant also gives a magnificent view of the outdoor garden, and we found ourselves basking in the natural sunlight that permeated through the walls, while being in the comfort of an air-conditioned area. As evening approaches, you can trace the constellations in the night sky and relax under the moonlight as you dine at their outdoor alfresco area.

Craving for both Japanese and Western food? We’ve got you covered! Known for their fusion food, their main course of Unagi Aglio Olio is perfect for pampering yourself. Served simple with al dente linguine and cooked-to-perfection unagi, the dish is garnished with edible mustard sprouts, holding an aromatic zest of spiciness from chilli flakes and garlic flavouring. A definite must try on our list!

If that hasn’t left your tummy feeling fully satisfied, their signature main course of Grilled Poulet will certainly not disappoint you! Who could resist a good ol’ tender grilled chicken thigh? What’s more, one that is drizzled in a savoury brown sauce, with a delectable aftertaste of fresh mushrooms, tomatoes and chicken stock! Served with creamy mashed purple yam and sautéed vegetables, take a bite of them together if you are feeling adventurous, and indulge your taste buds with a yummy burst of flavours.


爱上了食物中狂野奔放的香草和香料味道?抑或,你纯粹是一个爱着用心料理的饕客?无论前者或后者,Rowan & Parsley Food Atelier’s 都能满足你!走进Jalan Kota一个轻型工业园区内,这一家实行“现摘现上碟”概念的餐厅,门前矗立着辨识度极高的宏伟拱形铁闸门。一脚踏入,你会发现自己身处一个迷人花园,里面竖立着含苞待放的果树,绿茵茵的绿化区内也种满了可以食用的香草和花朵,之后它们会以食物的姿态,呈现在你的餐碟上!

自家种植并现摘现上碟的餐饮概念,在Rowan & Parsley这一个9000平方尺大的地方应运而生。出身于彭亨乡下的老板之一Sam Soon,一直以来喜欢享用自家种植食材和异国香菜,他从这个体验中汲取灵感,花了近两年的时间埋头苦干,打造了这一家餐厅的绿化圣殿。在餐厅后花园,以及沿着餐厅周边围墙的地面上,众多可食用香草和香料的植物品种遍布满地,Sam Soon在这方便所倾注的用心确实无容置疑。


同时渴望西餐和日本料理?让我们来为你推荐!以混合创意料理闻名遐,他们的主菜Unagi Aglio Olio是你犒赏自己的完美选项。简单并富有弹性的意大利面搭配顶级鳗鱼料理,这道菜以可食用芥末芽作点缀,再加上辣椒片和大蒜的完美衬托,令热情风味满溢,是一道必尝的佳肴!


Sips Cafe, Johor Bahru


Delicately tucked away in an alley at Jalan Bukit Meldrum is a timeless personality—Sips Cafe. Just 5 minutes away from City Square JB, Sips Cafe screams classic English romance with its warm orange-red hued exterior and distinctively white grid windows. At night, its signboard comes to life with its illuminating yellow light. A British colonial architecture and a modern take on its inside is indeed a blend of old and new.

Amidst the untiring rife of daily life, pull up at this bistro and have your worries watered down with their affordable yet rich range of food and drinks. For lunch, pick up some value yet generous lunch sets and good old coffee. Weekday set lunches includes Chicken Chop, Pizza and Pasta. Regulars especially recommend their tangy Seafood Tomato soup and Chicken Chop. If you still have stomach to spare or crave for something sweet, try their delectable range of cakes. With crispy thin-crust pizzas sized at XXXL to boot, this place is also a pizza-lover’s dreams.

Sips is nothing short of entertaining and fun with recreational activities like darts and pool, accompanied with several LCD screens and a small stage for live music performances—bring your family, your friends and colleagues for a great time! Chill with their stock of wines, beers and liquor at their bar or as you lay back on their comfortable seats.

An alfresco dining experience is also available with a large projection screen for watching sports and other entertainment, so whether you dine inside or outside, you are in good hands.

Sips Cafe is every bit of richness, from its décor to food and to its ambience.  A real gem just a few steps away from JB CIQ.



在Bukit Meldrum路的小巷中巧妙地隐藏着的是一个不被时光所淘汰的地标- Sips咖啡馆。从新山城市广场仅五分钟路程的Sips咖啡馆以它温和的橙红色色调的外观以及那独特的白格窗户,洋溢着经典的英式浪漫。英国殖民建筑搭配着摩登的室内设计也形成了新旧的混合体。

在不懈日常生活中的当儿,把脚步停歇在这小酒馆, 让它经济实惠和多姿多彩的食饮减轻您的忧虑。午餐时间可选择既物有所值又丰富的午餐套餐及美味咖啡。周日的午餐套餐选择包括鸡扒,比萨饼和意塔利面食。Sips那芳香扑鼻的番茄海鲜汤和鸡扒可是常客的特别推荐。若还吃得下或渴望吃些甜点的话,可以尝试Sips一系列会让您垂涎的美味糕点。加上拥有特特特大的松脆薄皮比萨饼,这个地方简直是比萨饼爱好者的美梦成真。

同时间,Sips 也不缺乏娱乐与乐趣。这里的休闲活动包括投飞镖和台球也有许多的LCD荧幕和一个小舞台可供现场音乐表演。所以就携带家人,朋友或同事一起到这儿来共享欢乐时光!在松懈生活的当儿,也可在它们的酒吧或舒适的座位,享用着库存中的红白酒,啤酒和其他酒类。



Bahasa Malay

Di lorong dekat Jalan Bukit Medlrum, tersembunyi suatu tempat yang mempunyai keaslian tersendiri-Sips Café. Terletak hanya lima minit dari City Square Jb, Sips Café menggabungkan suasana romantika Inggeris klasik dengan warna jingga kemerahan pada luarannya dan tingkap putih yang amat menonjolkan perbezaan warnanya. Pada waktu malam pula, papan tanda menghidupkan suasana dengan cahaya kuning meneranginya. Seni bina bangunan kolonial British ini dengan hiasan moden di dalamannya, sememangnya adalah campuran zaman dulu dan sekarang.

Di tengah hiruk pikuk  dan kesibukan kehidupan ; singgah sebentar ke bistro ini untuk menenangkan fikiran sambil menikmati pelbagai makanan dan minuman, yang bukan sahaja lazat rasanya tapi berpatutan harganya. Untuk makan tengah hari pula terdapat pilihan tepat dengan harga set makanan yang berbaloi disamping minuman kopi. Hari biasa pula, pilihan set makan tengah hari, mereka menghidangkan makanan seperti Chicken Chop, Pizza dan Pasta. Kebanyakkan pelanggan tetap Sips Café akan mengesyorkan sup tomato makanan laut dan Chicken Chop mereka. Jika anda masih mampu untuk mengisi perut lagi dan mengidamkan sesuatu yang manis, cubalah bermacam-macam kek mereka yang sedap-sedap.Tempat ini juga dikenali dan menjadi impian ramai peminat pizza kerana kerangupan pizza nipisnya yang bersaiz XXXL.

Sips juga tidak kurang dengan hiburan yang menyeronokkan dan aktiviti rekreasi seperti dart dan permainan pool berserta beberapa skrin LCD dan sebuah pentas kecil untuk persembahan musik secara langsung.- bawalah keluarga, sahabat handai atau rakan kerja anda untuk bergembira! Sambil bersantai di tempat duduk yang selesa, boleh juga menikmati koleksi wain, bir dan minuman keras lain di bar mereka.

Menjamu selera di kawasan terbuka juga boleh didapati dengan skrin unjuran besar untuk menonton sukan dan rancangan hiburan yang lain. Tidak kira sama ada anda menjamu selera di dalam atau di luar, yang pasti anda berada dalam jagaan yang baik.

Sips Café sememangnya amat kaya dengan hiasannya hingga ke makanan dan suasana sekelilingnya. Sudah tentu ia bak  permata yang hanya beberapa langkah dari JB CIQ.

Aberdeen Street Social, Hong Kong


Within the sleek confines of PMQ, Aberdeen Street Social is the brainchild of the revered Chef Jason Atherton and prolific entrepreneur Yenn Wong. The already formidable duo promises to tantalize more than just your taste buds, they’ve also teamed up with award-winning designers Neri & Hu to back their latest conception. Aberdeen Street Social features both indoor and outdoor seating, to please both modern interior décor and nature lovers alike.

Before heading down to where Sunday Brunch was typically held, the manager graciously offered to show me the private rooms upstairs, which can seat a party of 12 and includes a balcony overlooking the gardens. The accommodation features a dedicated senior service staff at the table’s call and is splendid for socials which require a level of exclusivity.

Heading down to the main event, the Bar & Bistro, where the restaurant holds the majority of its guests, houses the main bar as well as, yes, you guessed it, the bistro. An apt locale for you and your three best friends to lounge the weekend away, lamenting over your everyday woes with the aid of vodka martinis. With the plethora of samplers presented to me, I intrinsically gravitated towards the Lobster Benedict. Lightly buttered and baked to precision, the lobster tail’s elegant flavour is sure to delight seafood aficionados although I found that the hollandaise sauce which blanketed the eggs to be slightly overbearing in terms of viscosity.

Along the premises lies Sweet Social, an affiliated dessert bar serving numerous kinds of cakes and homemade gelato.  I could not help but to take away a serving of hazelnut gianduja chocolate gelato, sprinkled with freshly crushed pistachios for a brilliant conclusion to a very satisfied palate.

With the dream team of award winning artists, heralded chefs, and entrepreneurs, Aberdeen Street Social is set to bend to the very course of Hong Kong casual dining, bringing even more promise to an already bustling food adoring nation.

As dusk begins to settle, the antiquated kerosene lanterns which hang from wooden beams illuminate the vicinity. Head outside to enjoy the garden terrace where greenery creeps up the walls and potted fauna of various species litter the area, creating the perfect nook to enjoy one of Chef Atherton’s signature cocktails.

Try the Orange Creamsicle Cocktail, a concoction of vanilla vodka and orange soda. It’s whimsically topped with homemade whipped cream and a nutty cookie stick which was my favourite, a recrudescence to my childhood of yesteryears past.

As warm afternoon sun descends, giving way to the infinite night sky and gentle breeze, the bar readily changes to meet the demands of its patrons. With the jovial bartender contributing to the cordial atmosphere, time is but without value as I lose myself to the effortless workings of blue jazz.


在PMQ 的局限里,Aberdeen Street Social 是被人敬佩的厨师Jason Atheron以及之名的企业家Yenn Wong 所启发。这对强大二人组与知名得奖设计师 Neri 和 Hu的结合将成立一个新的设计构想,来兴起客户们的味蕾.Aberdeen Street Social突现与室内及户外席,来符合摩登室内靓装和自然风格爱好者的品味。


正往楼下参加the Bar and Bistro主活动的地点,就在他们招待贵宾和容纳吧台以及,对没错,你猜对了,和餐厅的空间。这个地方很适合和好友享受周末和一起享用伏特加马提尼,利用酒精来抛空烦恼,和诉苦。在所有递给我的食物样品当中,我不知不觉朝向了Lobster Benedict这道菜.龙虾与牛油一起烤得恰大好处,虽然淋在鸡蛋上的蛋黄酱有点太过粘稠,但是龙虾尾的精美味道一定会淘喜欢吃海鲜的顾客们欢心。

在旁边就是一家联盟的甜品Sweet Social,提供于各式各样的蛋糕及自制的gelato.我情不自禁的带走了一份hazelnut gianduja chocolate gelato,上面还洒上了新鲜的开心果碎,顶下了令人味蕾满意的结论。

与得奖名人,知名厨师以及企业家所建立的梦想团队.Aberdeen Street Social一定会超越香港的休闲餐饮,他们将会给予这个从满许多食物爱好者的国家更多希望。

太阳即将下山,吊在木梁上的煤油灯照亮着附近。走到 garden terrace去欣赏那里的花花草草,那风景营造了一个完美的角落来享用一杯Chef Atheron的招牌鸡尾酒。

请试一试Orange Creamsicle Cocktail,他是一杯混合着香草伏特加和橘子汽水的鸡尾酒。上面还布置上他们家的自制奶油和我从小最喜欢的坚果巧克力棒,令人勾起小时候的回忆。