JB is widely known as an affordable food heaven. From night markets to Instagrammable cafes, you can stuff yourself silly without actually spending a lot. But if you’re looking for a spot where you can tuck into delicious Malaysian cuisine while watching the sunset, check out Tebrau Food Truck Park.
Located at Desa Tebrau, this food park houses more than ten food trucks every night. It’s also about half an hour from the checkpoint by car, so getting there isn’t too difficult. Most food items are authentic Malaysian cuisine, but you can find Western delicacies like pasta and your regular chicken chop. Not sure where to start? We made a trip down to Tebrau Food Truck Park and sussed out the five best food trucks and items to try.
1. Spicy Chicken Cheese Wings, RM12 (S$4)
If you’re a sucker for fried chicken (especially with lots of batter), we highly recommend that you check out this food truck. This family-run business specialises in meatballs, wings, and fries, but of course we had to opt for their “hot selling” Spicy Chicken Cheese Wings. For just RM12 (S$4), you get a generous serving of wings dipped in homemade chilli sauce made from soya sauce, honey, tomato sauce and chilli padi. The wings are then topped off with a heavenly amount of melted cheese. Remember to bring tissue paper — your hands will get messy!
2. Lontong Goreng Kampung, RM8 (S$2.70)
It’s easy to get distracted by the beef chilli nachos flashed on the poster of this food truck, but what you really want to try are the local offerings. We opted for the Lontong Goreng Kampung (RM8/S$2.70) as recommended by the owner. Small lontong pieces are fried with oyster sauce, chilli, vegetables and other condiments. You get to choose between beef or chicken and the choice of adding on a sunny side up on top. While you’d want to go easy on the extra chilli sauce served, Lontong Goreng Kampung is extremely yummy and reminded us of carrot cake!
According to the owner, this dish was inspired by leftovers from Hari Raya — truly evidence that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
3. Nasi Ganja, RM10 (S$3.30)
Ganja may be the Malay name for marijuana, but don’t worry, no drugs were found in this northern Malaysian dish. This food coma-inducing item is loaded with rice, curry, beef and some vegetables. In all, a dish that’s reminiscent of briyani but less heavy on the stomach.
4. Ais Kepal Milo Kinder Bueno, RM7 (S$2.30)
If Milo Dinosaur is the bomb, this food truck would be everything to you. Find an assortment of Milo-based desserts, from bubble tea to shaved ice. We opted for the Ais Kepal Milo Kinder Bueno (RM7/S$2.30). What you get is shaved ice doused with sticky chocolate syrup and topped off with Milo powder and Kinder Bueno. Super sweet, but also super addictive.
5. Special Banana Fritters, 12 pcs for RM15 (S$5)
Always found it impossible to get just one banana fritter? At this food truck, you can choose up to 48 pieces for just RM49 (S$16.30)! Mix and match flavours like Cornflake Chocolate, Peanut Butter Chocolate and Chocolate Cheese. We opted for 12 pcs for RM15 (S$5) and went for Chocolate Cheese, Butterscotch, Peanut Butter and Cornflakes Choc. Our favourite was the Cornflakes Choc as it provided a nice crunchy texture to complement the banana.
TEBRAU FOOD TRUCK PARK
Location: Jalan Harmonium 24/1, Taman Desa Tebrau, Johor Bahru
Opening hours: 6.30pm-12am