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Top Recommended Cafe Johor Bahru: Union Fashion Bar Pelangi


Some experiences in life stay with you forever. One such experience for me was the day I met Chef Yap. He has carved a special place for himself in the culinary world.

He started his career in 1998 with Pokka Japan Corporation’s patisserie. Later he joined Bakerzin and then the Boga group, of Indonesian heritage, which has several popular brands under its belt. Some of those are Bakerzin, Boga Catering, Pepper Lunch, Ten Ten etc. Chef Yap was the group’s Executive Chef (R&D) just before he decided to head back home in 2015, where he launched his own brand “Union Fashion Bar”.

It was at Union Fashion Bar’s Garden in Taman Pelangi where we met. Since 2015, UFB has grown from one to three outlets – one at Taman Pelangi, the other at Inderapura (Kulai) and the third one at Taman Sutera. Apart from a Cheese U Bistro in Kluang, he is soon coming up with a new outlet of UFB there.

UFBs boast of their independent style statement. Using the word “fashion” in a restaurant’s name itself describes how creative and innovative Chef Yap is. He has remodelled his outlets after the restaurants in malls of Jakarta where Anak Johor Yap has worked for thirteen years. You can expect to be served lunch, tea, supper and dinner at UFBs.

Over a bowl of UFB’s Papachos, we warmed up. The Papachos are the plain old papadums with a tangy, sweet and saucy twist. Served with diced tomatoes the crispy Papachos are a sure shot crowd pleaser. It’s no surprise. After all it comes from the Executive Chef of Boga Group.

The next thing I had were the deep fried Pork Bone Noodles. They were pretty decent but the broth and sambal chilli just took my breath away. I wanted to keep ordering them again and again. The milky broth, which was made by boiling pork bones, had a natural porky sweetness to it and a smooth thick texture owing to the melted collagen.

I am planning to suggest them to bottle their classic sweet and savoury sambal chilli. The chilli flakes and fried flakes of shrimp in it give it a crackling spicy body. One just craves for that explosion in your mouth.

Next up was the Frozen Cheese Cake Pop. They make all cheese cake ice-creams in house. And that too it in several different flavours like plain, chocolate, spicy orange and coffee. The flavours are then given a coating of chocolate and there are a wide range of toppings to choose from such as cranberry, marshmallow, Oreo crumbles, bacon etc.

After meeting Chef Yap I was left with a sweet taste in my mouth, quite literally.

Here is a quick look at the Menu and their prices.

Papachos  ~ RM10.90++

Deep Fried Pork Bone Noodles ~ RM18.90++

Frozen Cheese Cake Pop ~ RM18.90++ to RM20.90++



他的事业在1998年开始与Pokka Japan Corporation的糕点铺。后来又顺序加入了贝可津(Bakerzin) 和富有印度尼西亚风味即拥有好些知名品牌如Bakerzin, Boga Catering, Pepper Lunch, Ten Ten等等的博加集团 (Boga group) 。叶师傅在2015反回国前是博加集团的行政总厨负责研究与开发。回国后,他创立了自己的品牌 “Union Fashion Bar” (UFB)。

我们是在坐落于新山柏林花园的Union Fashion Bar的会面的。从2015年,UFB已由一间发展至三间分行,一间坐落于新山柏林花园,第二间坐落于柔佛古来优美城以及坐落于士姑来Taman Sutera的第三间分行。在居銮除了Cheese U Bistro外,他也将再开设另一间UFB。

UFB宣扬它们独立风格的宣言。以品牌字眼中的“时尚” (fashion) 理念来陈述叶师傅的创意与创新。他的分店设计改装于他在印度尼西亚工作了十三年的餐馆。在UFB,你可享用午餐,茶点,晚餐及宵夜。




下一道是冷冻起司蛋糕。所有的起司蛋糕都是店里自制的, 有几种不同的口味如原味,巧克力,陈皮与咖啡。这些不同口味的蛋糕淋上巧克力再撒上多种选择的蔓越莓,棉花糖,Oreo碎,培根等等。



Papachos  ~ RM10.90++

Deep Fried Pork Bone Noodles  (香炸排骨面)~ RM18.90++

Frozen Cheese Cake Pop (冷冻起司蛋糕)~ RM18.90++ to RM20.90++




葉師傅在烹飪界創出了一片屬於自己的天空。他的事業在1998年開始與Pokka Japan Corporation的糕點鋪。後來又順序加入了貝可津(Bakerzin)和富有印度尼西亞風味即擁有好些知名品牌如Bakerzin,Boga Catering,Pepper Lunch,Ten Ten等等的博加集團(Boga group)。葉師傅在2015反回國前是博加集團的行政總廚負責研究與開發。回國後,他創立了自己的品牌“UFB”。

我們是在坐落於新山柏林花園的Union Fashion Bar的會面的。從2015年,UFB已由一間發展至三間分行,一間坐落於新山柏林花園,第二間坐落於柔佛古來優美城以及坐落於士姑來Taman Sutera的第三間分行。在居鑾除了Cheese U Bistro外,他也將再開設另一間UFB。







Papachos  ~ RM10.90++

Deep Fried Pork Bone Noodles  (香炸排骨面)~ RM18.90++

Frozen Cheese Cake Pop (冷凍起司蛋糕)~ RM18.90++ to RM20.90++

Top Recommended Cafe Johor Bahru: Vburg Cafe

For the vegetarian, someone who are looking for meat-free foods or even someone who are out to try new foods, this is definitely something you would not want to miss out.  VBurg Boulangerie Café is located in Taman Ungku Tun Aminah!

This special café, run by a group of food lovers who believed in serving the best food out of their creativity to their customers. The interior and set-up of the café brings out a simplicity yet cosy feel to make customers feels like home when they patronised the place. What makes this café unique is meal-free foods are served although eggs and milk are being used to prepare the dish. Moreover, the wide variety products, freshness of the baked cakes & pastries are bound to trigger your senses and tickle your taste buds once you are about to enter into the café.

In VBurg Boulangerie Café, Otah croissant is one of their most popular dish among customers. The dish is special in such a way that the otah spices are mixed with tofu to bring out smooth and spicy texture. The otah cream on top of the croissant is cold while the inside is hot. You can feel the different sensations oozing in your mouth which makes you want to have another bite!

Some of their bestsellers are the “Otak-Otak Croissant”, which is the vegetarian version, “Salt and Pepper Monkey Head Mushroom topped with Special Thai Chili Sauce”, “Breakfast Set” which comes together with a croissant, a frankfurter, slice of ham (soy based), grilled tomatoes, and cup of hot café latte. Are you feeling hungry and can’t wait to try it out?

Top Recommended Restaurant Johor Bahru: New Zealand Unlimited Restaurants

New Zealand Unlimited Restaurants bring the tastes of New Zealand to the stomachs of people wherever they are located. It is impossible to be disappointed by them, trust this chain of restaurants to present to you the varied flavours of New Zealand in fun and innovative methods.

The menu is crafted with the stars of New Zealand’s produce in mind, of course, by their local Head Chef. The only constants are the classic dishes, who had won their spots in the menu as customer favourites.

With his/her creativity and knowledge of local produce, the Head Chef adjusts the menu according to the seasons. The ever-evolving menu provides customers with a little surprise every visit.

Fancy a tipple to pair with your mains? New Zealand Unlimited Restaurants has a decent alcohol list to suit different types of drinkers. Wines, sourced from New Zealand’s vineyards and wineries, are meticulously selected to pair with the menu items. Selecting a glass of wine may be tricky for some, but fret not, the service staff will kindly guide you through to find a glass that’s comfortable for you and your taste buds.

If wine isn’t your style, there’s also a wide array of cocktails at the bar. Watch the bartenders concoct a potion to satisfy your alcoholic cravings, who can resist a time-honoured Gin & Tonic as well as a cute bartender?  Steinlager, a classic New Zealand pale lager, is ready on the tap for a refreshing end to your meal. Craft beer, trending all over the globe, is also highly promoted in the restaurant. As hipster-sounding some of the beer names are, the selection of bottled craft beers is ready to tease out your inner-hipster as you go through each bottle.

Your pleasant experience begins the moment you are brought to your table by the friendly service staff, through the menu, the meal and the drinks. Be prepared to be amazed by all your senses in the span of your meal time, enjoy!


Festivities are usually associated with jolly tunes and quite often, characteristic decorations unique to the occasion. With Christmas and Chinese New Year just around the corner, people have begun bagging ornaments and delectable treats. Now, what if you can immerse yourself in this gleeful spirit even within the confines of your shower enclosures?

Presenting to you Wunderbath: a vegan-friendly and cruelty-free establishment that specializes in manufacturing a wide array of bath products. This Malaysian company is famous for soaps which are replicas of your favorite dessert goodies.

These mouth-watering products are infused with their individual fragrances for aromatherapy, which are frankly, the only telltale sign that you should not chew on them! Outside of their pineapple tarts and love letter introductions, Wunderbath also have soaps that model other gastronomical delights such as chocolates, sushi etc.

To spread the joy of celebration, these gift sets specially priced from RM 19.90 to RM 128, so you can pamper your skin as you lather yourself with this amazingly soothing and revolutionary experience that is sure to gratify your senses.

Hotel Stripes, Kuala Lumpur


Is the hustle and bustle life taking a toll on you? Do you wish for a short escapade to somewhere quaint, where life slows down and you get to immerse yourself in the surroundings? Well, there’s a place just across the causeway.

Located in Kuala Lumpur in the Jalan Kamunting neighbourhood, Hotel Stripes is the place to go – set in a reclusive yet urbanised town known for its many unique personalities.

You’ll find yourself experiencing the rich culture, art and history in the neighbourhood of the former Asian Heritage Row; with twenty-two 1940s shophouses, dynamic nightlife, cafés, art galleries, and creative establishments. This part of the city is the perfect synergy of old and new, and a perfect getaway for you to rejuvenate your mind and soul.

Hotel Stripes, the second Autographic Collection hotel in Malaysia – first being The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, a YTL Classic Hotel – brings on a different idea of travel. Feeding off from the history and heritage of Jalan Kamunting, Hotel Stripes offers you an unparalleled experience on the local scene, mixed with edge and adventure. Unlike conventional travelling, Hotel Stripes ultimately transforms you like one of the locals through the pulsating activities around.

But… don’t really feel like exploring? Fret not! Once entered in the stylish and chic 184-room hotel, you know you’re in for a treat.

Enjoy their all-day dining restaurant, The Snug, to settle your needs or just for a quickie (caffeine fix, of course!).

Or their French-style restaurant, Brasserie 25. Throw fine dining out and enter a vibe of relaxation with their laid back yet flavourful cuisine. Mimicking their historical surrounding, Brasserie 25 gives a rustic charm with its red bricks arcades, mid-century copper sputnik chandeliers and dark wood floors. Rather something light instead? Come in during the afternoon as Brasserie 25 offers Le Goûter – an afternoon tea with a French twist.

Not really a foodie? Then Man Tao Bar is for you.

Offering a stunning view of the KL Tower, Man Tao – a rooftop pool bar – is a trendy spot to relish in soothing tunes over drinks, coupled with a captivating sunset. So why not kick back, relax and enjoy your me-time, or with your loved one, while overlooking at Kuala Lumpur’s skyline with your favourite beverage?

What’s there not to love about Hotel Stripes KL? Come on over and discover the unexplored!


现代的繁忙节奏是否已令您身心疲惫? 您是否想逃到不远处的世外桃源, 沉浸于简单的生活步伐, 欣赏周边的环境? 别再犹豫, 新加坡海峡对岸就有此处。

位于在吉隆玻,甘文丁路的 Hotel Stripes是你必到的地方。这与世隔绝却现代化的小镇拥有许多独特的面貌。

在这前Asian Heritage Row的地带,您会发现自己将体验这里丰富的文化,艺术与历史背景。拥有22间1940年代的店屋, 缤纷多彩的夜生活, 小餐厅, 画廊以及许许多多趣味盎然的场所。这部份的城市呈现了现代与古代的完美结合, 让您疲惫的身心痊愈的绝佳去处。

属于马来西亚第2间 Autographic Collection 的Hotel Stripes 酒店 (第一间则归属于吉隆玻的 The Majestic Hotel, YTL 经典酒店),  带来了不一样的旅游构思。寄予甘文丁路优美的历史与文化, Hotel Stripes 带给您空前绝后的道地体验, 再加上些许的前卫与冒险经历。别于传统的旅游体验, 以Hotel Stripes附近琳琅满目的活动,它最终能将您改造成地地道道的本地人。

不过。。。不想出外探险? 别担心! 走进这家具备184间客房的酒店, 就可享受别有一番的体验了。

享用全日营业的餐厅,The Snug, 来填饱您的肚子,或者干一杯吧 (当然是咖啡啦)。也不能错过这里的法式餐厅, Brasserie 25, 这不是拘束的高档餐厅,而是带有优雅又休闲的风味料理餐厅。 效仿了临近的历史气息, Brasserie 25 的红砖建筑,中世纪铜镀吊灯,以及室内暗色系的木板, 总总散发出了别具一格的乡村风。 或许想来点清单的佳肴? Brasserie 25 推出的 Le Goûter, 是个轻松的法式趣味下午茶。

不是美食家吗? 那 Man Tao 酒吧绝对适合您。

Man Tao, 一家设在酒店顶楼的泳池酒吧, 能让您观缆吉隆坡塔的怡人景色。这酒吧也是一个时尚聚点,可让您在沉浸于舒缓的乐曲中,享用着手中的饮料,并欣赏着那迷人的夕阳晚霞。


还有什么理由让您不爱上Hotel Stripes 呢?  来吧, 来发掘您未体验过的经历吧!

Bahasa Malay

Adakah hidup yang sibuk membebankan anda ? Adakan anda berharap tempat pengistiharat yang menarik di mana jejak hidup dilambatkan dan anda bergabung diri dengan sekeliling? Inilah tempat di seberang tembak.

Lokasi di Kuala Lumpur, dalam komuniti Jalan Kamunting, Hotel Stripes adalah tempat yang diminati – ditubuhkan tersendiri malahan gaya kota dengan pelbagai anehan.

Anda akan menikmati Budaya ,seni dan sejarah dalam Kebudayaan Asia yang berusia lama, dengan dua puluh dua buah 1940-an kedai-kedai, kehidupan malam yang dinamik, kedai kafe, Galeri Seni, dan penubuhan unik. Bandar ini ialah gabungan antara lama dengan baru, dan tempat pelancongan menyenangkan minda dan jiwa.

Hotel Stripes, hotel koleksi Autograph yang kedua di Kuala Lumpur. Yang pertama ialah Hotel Majestic Kuala Lumpur, hotel klasik YTL – membawa idea yang lain bagi lancong. Selepas terdedah kepada sejarah dan warisan dari Jalan Kemunting, Hotel Stripes membekalkan pengalaman tempatan , di sampingnya pengembaraan. Berbeza dengan pelancongan konvensional,Hotel Stripes menukarkan anda menjadi orang tempatan dengan pelbagai jenis aktiviti yang merangsang jiwa.

Namun, tidak merasa ingin meneroka? Usah risau! Setelah menjejah langkah ke dalam hotel yang mempunyai 184 bilik, elegan dan bergaya, anda dilangani sebagai tetamu.

Menikmati di dalam restoran sepanjang hari, The Snug, untuk menjamu selera dengan minuman ( atau minuman kafeine untuk menyegarkan minda ) . Atau Restoran Gaya Francis, Brasserie 25 . Menikmati santapan yang enak, berada dalam atmosfera yang menenangkan hati. Sesama pekelilingan bersejarah, Brasserie 25  menyampaikan gaya desa dengan anjungan bata merah, lampu sputnik kuprum abad pertengahan dan lantai kayu gelap. Ingin makanan ringan? Dipersilakan datang waktu petang , Brasserie menyediakan Le Go^uter- set minuman teh bersama dengan twist perancis.

Bukannya peminat makan? Bar Man Tao adalah disediakan untuk anda.

Memandang pemandangan yang indah KL Tower,Man Tao, bar kolam atas bumbung- ialah spot bergaya untuk menikmati minuman, dengan temanan music merdu, dan melihat matahari terbenam.

Kenapa tidak beristiharat , relaks dan menikmati masa tersendiri, atau dengan kekasih , semasa memandang pemandangan kaki langit Kuala Lumpur, menikmati minuman yang disukai?

Apa yang membatas dari menyukai Hotel Stripes KL? Marilah menerokai !