Continuing on previous Batu Pahat food list, here is a list of recommended halal food in Batu Pahat :
Roti Canai @ Gerai Makan Hidayah (Breakfast)
This stall has been operating since late 1980s and we used to call it Roti Canai Jalan Kluang as its location right by that main road. The old site was bulldozed to make way for new buildings hence they had moved to current location inside Taman Sri Jaya.
You will be surprised that their best menu is actually the simplest roti canai kosong, each pieces are flipped and pulled perfectly that ensures the crispy thin texture. Coupled with their specialty sambal and curry dhal, this is just the perfect breakfast to start the day.
The cons of this place is the ordering system, where they tends to forget your order, so be prepared to ask again if your order takes too long. Best is, to spot any other customers that came later than you, but have food reaching them faster than you. At time, attitude can be a problem too, but since I have endured with them for 20 odd years, I let it pass.
Gerai Makan Hidayah
Address : Jalan Rotan Duduk, Taman Sri Jaya, 83000 Batu Pahat
GPS : 1°51’59.0″N 102°57’09.4″E or 1.866395, 102.952625
Lontong @ Gerai Mak Ani (Breakfast)
This is one stall that we have to get up early to grab a plate of wholesome lontong before it’s gone. Because they are gone, really fast! It’s best to get here before 9 am to chomp on this nasi impit in favourful gravy combined from coconut milk, peanuts and vegetable.
Gerai Mak Ani
Address : Stall no. M8, Medan Selera Taman Maju, Jalan Maju, Taman Maju, 83000 Batu Pahat.
GPS : 1°52’15.1″N 102°56’41.8″E or 1.870853, 102.944952
Cendol @ Akbar Cendol (morning till late noon)
Batu Pahat is not famous for dessert but there are a few places that offers really good cendol and ais kacang and one of the pioneers is Akbar Cendol. The coconut milk is on higher ratio to sugar palm, so it’s not too sweet but creamy rich. This decades old business is nestled in a small store in the vicinity of Batu Pahat wet market.
Address : 12, Jalan Engan, 83000 Batu Pahat.
GPS : 1°50’56.2″N 102°55’34.4″E or 1.848940, 102.926227
Nasi Baryani @ Gerai Makan Pokok Sena (~11 am till sold out)
In case you do not know, Batu Pahat is famous for nasi baryani/beriani. Big time famous, and truth to be told, I can’t find a good one in Klang Valley that can rival in taste and price to Batu Pahat’s nasi baryani. While some of the usual baryani haunts here had increased their price, they are still cheaper than other regions of Malaysia.
Our favourite is Pokok Sena’s nasi baryani which usually opens from 11am onwards till sold out. They are the cheapest and gives a good portion of acar-acar as side dish. The meat given are always in good portion and also, they are generous to give extra gravy, if you like to drench the rice. The rice are perfectly cooked, with hardly char piece or rice chunks to spoil the mood.
Gerai Makan Pokok Sena (unnumbered zinc building)
Taman Batu Pahat, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor.
GPS : 1°51’35.8″N 102°55’42.9″E or 1.859937, 102.928587
Coconut Shake @ Parit Raja, Batu Pahat
This takes around 20 minutes drive from the town center to the university town of Parit Raja (Batu Pahat is a big district, by the way) to have the good thirst quencher – coconut shake. There are a few stalls in vicinity of Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) but out usual haunt is Mahkota Coconut Shake.
It’s a lighter version compared to Klebang’s version but it’s very refreshing and with just the right sweetness. CS loves it, hence he never complained having to drive that far to buy it.
Mahkota Coconut Shake
Jalan Kluang (Roughly opposite UTHM)