Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Back Alley Foodstall 后巷美食街 @ Taman Century, Johor Bharu

Back Alley Foodstall 后巷美食街 @ Taman Century, Johor Bharu

Last week, while we were looking for the famous pork satay, we accidentally found the food street hidden  in a back alley and thought the back alley is our destination for pork satay. After having a short walk along the alley, we did not find a single satay stall inside. But since we were having a empty stomach, we decided to dine in here. The are variety of foods hidden in the alley. Stalls are comprised by around 10 pushcarts, and only appear after 6pm.   
From our observation, the food here has a wide coverage from Laksa, Char Kuey Teow, Steamed Rice Cake (Chui Kuey), Yong Taufu, Fried You Tiao stall, Mee Hoon Kuey, Chicken Noodles to beverage and  dessert stall. Despite its hidden location, this place is still packed with people. 
"Chui Kueh" is one of the famous food in southern Malaysia, but hardly can get this at night, surprisingly, we found a Ngee Heng chui kueh stall here. The price for the small portion with 4 pieces is RM2.00, 6 pieces for RM3.00 and 8 pieces for RM4.00.
Steamed Rice Cake (Chui Kuey)  水粿  RM2
Steamed rice cake topped with dark soy sauce and fried preserved radish. The preserved radish is very savoury,  perfectly match with the rice cake which has lighter flavour, simple yet satisfying my fussy stomach.

The truck selling chee cheong fun is right at the entrance of the back alley, offering Chee Cheong Fun at RM1 per piece, and Yam Cake 芋头糕 at RM0.90 per piece. The advantage to have Malaysia style of chee cheong fun is that we can add on side dishes suit to your liking. 
Chee Cheong Fun 加料猪肠粉 RM6.80
My chee cheong fun, yam cake and various side dishes, blanketed with the sweet dark soy sauce, a typical Malaysia street food indeed! The chee cheong fun is very smooth and the sweet dark soy sauce successfully opens up the flavour. Fish balls and fish cakes are pre-made product from factory, but still goes well with the chee cheong fun and the sauce.

Surprisingly, the yam cake that I ordered was also added and mixed into with chee cheong fun! A new combination and new try, the overall taste is not bad too. 

There are so many good foods awaiting to be discovered and we will definitely come back to try on the rests. 

Address : Jalan Harimau Tarom
80250 Johor Bahru ,Johor
(Opposite Pelangi Plaza and behind Standard Chartered Bank)
GPS : N01 28.778'  E103 45.844'

Bussiness Hour : 6pm till late


  1. Make me starving now hahaha :D looks very delicious......