May 17th, 2009 stephen.wong
At Taman Mega Ria, Johor Bahru, there are several seafood villages that offers a wide variety of fresh seafood. So fresh that most of the seafood are actually stored alive within the compound.
The exact location is at 11 Jalan Dedaru, and it is not easily accessible. You will have to come from the Pasir Gudang Highway, make your way towards Jalan Kota and turn left towards Jalan Kempas. Train your eyes towards a small exit called Jalan Dedura and continue along this sand road for the next 1 km. You will see the sea.. and several seafood villages. For driving directions and map, see post here.
Restaurant Kodak (Opening Hours: 1130am-1130pm) is the most established seafood village here. During weekends, many Johoreans and Singaporeans will gather here to have a feast of seafood, so much so that most of the tables will be occupied by 8pm. While the standard of food is not really on par with what you can find in Jumbo, No-Signboard Seafood or The Red House in East Coast Park (Singapore), it is decent enough. It is also much cheaper. For example, crabs cost RM$3.30-RM$6.00/100grams. A plate of “La-La” cost only RM$10. Cereal Prawn goes for RM$12 while fried “sotong” cost $15/plate.
Besides the food, it is interesting to note that Restaurant Todak is just opposite Sembawang Port. It is near enough for you to receive all the 3 Singapore mobile network here (Singtel, Starhub and M1), although it will take you at least 1 hour to get back to Singapore from here. A case of so near, yet so far. Never mind.. enjoy all the seafood here while you can!
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