If you’re a fan of the iconic wonderfully local Ayam Goreng Spicy McD or if you love dropping by KFC for a bucket, congratulations! You’re a true blue, chicken fan (like the majority of Malaysians probably are)!
However, there’s more to the wonderful world of chicken dishes than the ones found at these prominent fast food joints or large, prominent restaurants throughout KL.
Coincidentally, you might find that Johor Bahru is home to a number of absolutely delectable chicken meals, some of which are served by eateries you may have never even heard of. Don’t be fooled by their low-key presence, however.
Here’s a list of some of the tastiest chicken dishes that can be found in various restaurants throughout Johor Bahru. If you’re a real chicken fan, you should try every single one of these options at least once.
22 Korean Fried Chicken Factory
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Have you noticed the number of Korean-style restaurants popping up around Malaysia lately? It’s a trend that started not too long ago, brought on by popular Korean shows that feature mouth-watering fried chicken made in a fashion that was only exclusively available in the nation. Now, the Korean chicken style has caught on in Malaysia, with various eateries offering the dish.
One such place, called the 22 Korean Fried Chicken Factory, specialises in making some of the tastiest Korean style fried chicken you’ll probably ever try! You can choose from a range of sauces, including BQ Sauce, Crazy Hot Sauce and Garlic Soy Sauce among others.
Located at 51, Jalan Austin Height 8/1, this eatery also sells other types of dishes, including burgers, nuggets and fries but the chicken is what it’s best known for.
Lim Kee BBQ Chicken Wings
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Chicken wings, on the other hand, are probably associated more with American culture. In the past, you might have found that the West was the sole leader in specialised chicken wings while Asia mostly focused on other assortments of dishes. The world has changed since then and, in Malaysia, fusion food is now a common occurrence.
The Lim Kee BBQ Chicken Wings is a humble stall that has been grilling chicken wings over charcoal and serving chicken lovers from various walks of life for more than 16 years now. Look forward to wings that are tender, juicy and super tasty! This spot is located at Taman Johor Jaya on Jalan Dedap 9.
IT Roo Café
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Considered one of the best places to eat chicken in the whole country, the IT Roo Cafe was crowned the "Best Chicken Chop in Malaysia" by The Star newspaper in 2003. This legendary eatery located along Jalan Dhoby serves its chicken in two styles (both of which you might find equally amazing).
You can choose to have your chicken grilled with savoury black pepper sauce or scrumptious mushroom sauce. Similarly, you can have your chicken chop deep-fried in a thick sauce that’s layered from the inside so when you slice it open, it comes pouring out. Yum!
Uncle Best Cheesy Chicken JB
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Have you ever tried cheesy chicken? If you haven’t, you’ve probably been missing out (big time!) Cheesy chicken is also considered a growing trend that caught fire not too long ago. In fact, it seems that Malaysians love to experiment with cheese in a variety of creative ways. Uncle Best Cheesy Chicken JB is one of the leading spots for cheesy chicken.
Try some of their Spicy Cheesy Chicken cuts served with generous amounts of cheesy sauce. You might just find that there’s no turning back once you’ve had a taste and, if you’re feeling like something other than chicken, there’s the Sotong King Cheese (the fried squid version of the same dish) as well.
Chi Mac Korean Fried Chicken & Coffee
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On the lookout for delectable Korean style fried chicken but also yearning for some of that authentic Korean atmosphere? The Chi Mac Korean Fried Chicken & Coffee shop is an eatery that serves what’s considered a traditional take on the savoury signature fried chicken dish. It’s classic Korean fried chicken that you can expect to live up to its name along with upbeat Korean songs playing in the ambience of a modern Korean-themed café.
Sizzling Stonegrill - Stone Grilled Chicken Chop
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The Sizzling Stonegrill is known for its intriguing dining experience. After all, how often do you get to cook your own food on a piping hot slab of rock? There’s a huge list of stuff to try here but it seems that what so many regular customers keep coming back for is the awesome stone grilled chicken chop. For only RM13.90, it’s considered affordable, especially since the portions are tremendous. This chicken chop meal is served with a handful of large fries and a thick gravy for some added flavour. You can find the Sizzling Stonegrill on the ground floor of AEON Jusco Bukit Indah.
Meldrum Walk BBQ Chicken Wings
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Meldrum Walk is an iconic spot in Johor Bahru, known for its cheerful night market vibe and huge variety of things to find ranging from food to other items. While you’re walking around feeling famished from all the excitement around you, don’t forget to stop by at the Meldrum Walk BBQ Chicken Wings stall. This humble corner has some of the most savoury grilled chicken wings. Look forward to fulfilling those chicken cravings and leaving satisfied!
From Korean to Cheesy chicken and more, Johor Bahru appears to be just teeming with delightful treats to make you ‘cluck’ with joy! If you enjoyed this article, spread the love.
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