Eating out: Ah Koong Fishball Restaurant in Johor Bahru – 亚坤纯正西刀鱼丸

Restaurant Ah Koong Sdn. Bhd.
No. 266, Jalan Sutera,Taman Sentosa,
80150 Johor Bahru. Johor. Malaysia.
Tel : +607-331 3621 (6.30am – 11.30pm)
Fax : +607-335 1728
Website: Ah Koong Online

Whenever I go home to see my parents, I don’t tend to eat out a lot. That sounds like blasphemy as Malaysia and Singapore are the best places to eat out in with its incredibly rich diversity in cultures and its never ending list of yummy food. But I don’t eat out because my parents have never been fond of eating at restaurants. Plus they cook better food. And of course, how to lose weight fast, if I’m constantly eating, eating, and eating?

So when my mother recommends a place to have dinner at, it’s usually something of a jaw-dropping occasion. Ah Koong Fishball Restaurant was one such place. During my last trip home, she casually brought up the idea of having dinner there one night.

“I haven’t been there before.” I replied, a tad confused as she had approached me as though I knew of the place.
“What? Surely we’ve brought you there before.” She goes.
“Nope, pretty sure you haven’t.”
“Well. You don’t come home enough.” came the lightning fast jab.

Ah, gotta love parents. First they say don’t come home, the air tickets are pricey, then next they are pointing out that I’m hardly ever home.

Ah Koong has quite a few outlets, and it claims to be famous in Singapore too. Not that I’ve ever heard, but then everybody’s famous somewhere, hey? I visited the Skudai outlet, and marvelled at how packed it was. Obviously it was popular, at least at this outlet!

I can’t remember what the dishes were, tho most likely they were just different types of noodle soups. And obviously, I can’t tell you the price either. But if you are curious, you can take a gander at their menu. Most of them range between RM5.50 – RM6.00 per bowl which is somewhat on the pricier side for noodle soups but given the generous serve, I’m happy to pay for both the quality and quantity that Ah Koong provides.

So let’s talk fishballs. You can buy fishballs just about anywhere, but can you tell a good fishball from a bad one? A good fishball must have enough bounce to it, it must also have just enough resistance in it when you bite into it. A soft and mushy fishball is not a good fishball! A good fishball should also not taste fishy. I’m talking about the ones that are made from fresh fish. They taste oh so good.

The fishballs at Ah Koong were that. They had a good bite to them, the soup was tasty and the noodles had a good texture and bite to them. Unrelatedly, I keep wanting to type chinese in this review as my mind is coming up with all sorts of adjectives to describe it but it is all in chinese. Whoops.

My favourite from the selection at Ah Koong’s was most definitely the Spinach Noodles.

Yum! If you are in the area, definitely go check it out. Oh and they do steamboat too. Haven’t tried it, if you have, let me know! You can find other outlets here:

Restaurant Ah Koong Sdn. Bhd.

No. 266, Jalan Sutera,Taman Sentosa,
80150 Johor Bahru. Johor. Malaysia.
Tel : +607-331 3621 (6.30am – 11.30pm)
Fax : +607-335 1728

Kuala Lumpur Branch
Ground Floor No.172, Jln Changkat Tambi Dollah, Off Jalan Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2143 3477 (9.00am – 9.00pm)

Subang Jaya Branch
Ground Floor No.47, Jalan USJ 9/5P, Subang Business Center, 47620 UEP Subang Jaya.
Tel: 03-8024 1554 (9.00am – 9.00pm)

Skudai, Johor Branch
No.42 & 44, Jalan Jati 1, Tmn Nusa Bestari Jaya, 81300 Johor Bahru, Johor.
Tel: 07-511 2200 (8.30am – 11.30pm)

Johor Bahru Branch
City Square Johor Bahru, Lot J2-12, Level2,
80000 Johor Bahru, Johor. Malaysia.
Tel /Fax : 07-221 1843


  1. Hahahaha.. that’s sooooo true! Kena jabbed.. lol
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