A bowl of fishball noodles works wonders when you are craving for something light and comforting. Despite its simple appearance, this is a very popular local dish in Southeast Asia as seen from the countless fish ball noodle stalls all over the region. Fans of fishball noodles in Singapore would have paid a visit to big names such as Song Kee Fishball Noodle, Yam Mee and Fishball Story.
Right across the border, there is an excellent fishball noodle restaurant located in Taman Sentosa district of Johor Bahru by the name of Restoran Ah Koong. The casual restaurant has been dishing out fishball noodles since 1987 and is now a respectable name in the F&B industry.
Prices are kept affordable and servings are generous to boot. If you are planning a visit to Johor Bahru with your family or friends, this is one dining destination you must include in your itinerary.
Started out with only five employees and a small shop, the rapid growth of Restoran Ah Koong is a testament to their overwhelming success. Today, the restaurant has over a hundred employees working in five different outlets and even their own manufacturing factory.
What keeps customers coming back is most likely because of the high-quality ingredients used—their fishballs contain no preservatives at all!
Diners can opt for individual bowls (RM6.30) but their set meals are what customers usually order there. We went with the Two Person Meal (RM26.50) which came with two bowls of fishball noodles, a platter of mixed yong tau foo, fried fish cakes and two drinks of your choice. That works out to be only S$8.80 per person for everything!
There are eight noodle options for you to choose from such as Kuey Teow, QQ Fishball Noodle, Mee Hoon, Mee Pok… and the list goes on. We decided to go for their signature black noodles which were springy and had the most aromatic fragrance, thanks to the addition of fried pork lard. It may be really sinful but it sure is worth every single calorie!
Have it with light and tasty fishball soup, which is filled with plenty of ingredients such as fishballs, sliced fish cakes and deep-fried rolls.
The Two Person Meal also includes their well-received Yong Tau Foo sides that are pre-selected for you. Ours was a mixture of tofu, fried dumplings and vegetables stuffed with fresh fish paste.
If you are curious to see what else they have, head over to the open kitchen where you will be greeted with trays of fresh yong tau foo ingredients.
Restoran Ah Koong
266 Jalan Sutera
Taman Sentosa, Johor Bahru
Tel : +607 331 3621
Daily: 6.30am – 11.30pm