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Saturday, March 18, 2017

JB Food Trip - Exploring food places near JB Checkpoint/ City Square Mall

My friends and I had planned for this day trip a month ago so we managed to book the train tickets to go JB.  To maximise our short day trip at JB, we booked the 8am train and return trip at 9pm

 Our first stop of our own food trail was at "Kam Long Restaurant" which specializes and sells only in Curry Fish Head.  Normally a long queue will form during lunch time or slightly earlier.  We decided to have this as breakfast as there was no queue at all at 8.30am.  

 We ordered the Medium portion which cost RM 35.  The portion was alright for the three of us.

 We also ordered rice to go with the curry and I even finished my whole plate of rice!

Immediately after a heavy Curry Fish Head breakfast, we went to our second makan venue which was also nearby - Restoran Sekee.
 Ah Hua 亚华 Kway Teow Soup
Charcoal is used to cook the soup.

 I ordered the normal kway teow soup which already had livers, kidneys in it.  My friends topped up extra ingredients ie oysters for their soup and the oysters were rather big. (RM 16)

After another satisfying meal, we wanted to go IT Roo cafe for the chicken cutlet.  However, the cafe was not opened yet and we went to "The Replacement Lodge and Kitchen" for a drink first.

 I had beetroot lemon juice.
 We ordered another round of hot beverages and churros as well.

 Churros with Dark Chocolate Dip

 Finally, around 12pm, we proceed to IT Roo Cafe for lunch.

 Chicken Cutlet
 Chicken Chop

After lunch, we need to accomplish one more task before walking over to City Square Mall.
What are they queuing for?
Banana Cakes!!!
 We joined the queue too and only got hold of the banana cakes after almost 45 minutes as there were quite a number of people in front of us who bought a lot of cakes.

 Even their popular coconut buns were sold out by around 1pm when we were there.

 5 pieces of banana cakes packed in a small box like this cost RM 5.  
After buying the banana cakes, we walked over to City Square Mall for some shopping.

Caffe Bene at City Square Mall

We had a very refreshing Watermelon and Lychee Bingsu here and also got to enjoy free wifi to post our photos on instagrams.

We had an early dinner at the Chinese Restaurant "Dragon-i".  We went to the one at Komtar JBCC (the mall next to City Square Mall) as it was much less crowded.

Lotus Paste Bun

Wonton Soup
We sort of over ordered but we managed to finish almost all the food except the wonton soup.  We didn't expect the serving was so big.  Our dinner was the most expensive meal of the day.  Total cost was around RM 300.

After dinner, we walked around the mall for another one hour plus before boarding the train back to Singapore.  A great advantage of taking the train was that we didn't need to be bothered about the traffic jam.  =)