Malay Chicken Rice or Nasi Ayam Melayu in Johor Baru

Johor Malay Chicken Rice

A friend highly recommended to try some Malay Chicken Rice at Warung Saga in Johor Baharu if I ever was in Johor so with my regular trips to Singapore, I stopped by on one of them to give it a try. First, finding the place was not easy but thanks to google maps, I eventually found it and it was a nice surprise for me.

Think of it as a local roadside stall done up all nicely taking customers down memory lane. Well, this was something very Malaysian and I am glad I took up the challenge to look for this place. 

Warung Saga Chicken RiceMenu surrounded by portraits of famous local Malaysians

From what I was told, Warung Saga is famous for the breakfast items such as Laksa Johor, Nasi Lemak and Lontong. Their kuih (cakes) are not too bad as well but on all my three trips there, I always ended up with dinner there. They also have Nasi Campur (Malay Mixed Rice) in the afternoons. Look at the menu for different items daily. I am also yet to try their burgers and roti canai. Looks like my next trip's menu.

The uniqueness of this place goes to the decoration in this house cum restaurant. If you look at the walls, they have tons of pictures covering almost every part of the restaurant. On looking closely, there are pictures of the Johor Royal family in generations. Some go back to the late eighteen hundreds.

There are also pictures of the late P.Ramlee and some other famous Malay actors from back in the day (50s to 60s). not that I am a fan, but I think most Malaysians would know P.Ramlee and A.R. Badul. Some of the old black and white movies instantly rang a bell when I glanced at more of the pictures. I also saw a photocopy of the late P.Ramlee's I.C (Identity Card) on display. And hey, even Tun Dr.Mahathir's old pictures were there with Elvis Presley and the Queen of England.

Warung Saga Nasi Ayam Melayu in JohorWarung Saga Nasi Ayam Melayu (Malay Chicken Rice)

I ordered the Nasi Ayam (Malay Chicken Rice) as usual and it was actually one of the better Malay style chicken rice I have had in years. Chicken super tender, rice excellent, soup wonderful. I gotta hand it to Warung Saga as the consistency is just great.

Johor Warung Saga Nasi Goreng AyamWarung Saga Nasi Goreng Ayam

My friend ordered the Nasi Goreng Ayam (Malay Chicken Fried Rice) and that too was very nice compared to what is being sold in Kuala Lumpur or Petaling Jaya. The soup was well balanced and tasty while the chicken came a savoury sambal type sauce. It is done by frying the chicken and the sauce together before serving you. It was a medium spicy taste.

Warung Saga Address: No.5, Jalan Mahamoodiah - Opposite Rima College, Johor Baru

Business hours: 7am till past midnight. Fridays only after 5pm and Sundays 7am-2pm

Sunset in Johor PhotoJohor Baru - Beautiful sunset along the PLUS Highway

The photo above was a Johor sunset before heading into Singapore. Sometimes the PLUS Highway gives us really scenic skies. We just have to keep a lookout and a camera ready for that beautiful moment.

The next time you head to Singapore or Johor, you can try the Malay Chicken Rice or Nasi Ayam Melayu at Warung Saga in Johor Baharu as they are highly recommended by many people. 

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