Xiao Xiang Zi in Johor Bahru has S$0.30 skewers with refillable mala soup and is open till 2am on weekends

by Jermina

Besides going to animal cafes or cafe hopping in Johor Bahru, it is also a food haven for night owls, especially when the hunger pangs strike at midnight. 

Here’s yet another supper spot for you to save the next time those cravings for lok lok hit.

Xiao Xiang Zi
Photo: 小巷子 Xiao Xiang Zi Johor Bahru Mount Austin/google images

Hidden away in Mount Austin, Xiao Xiang Zi offers affordable grilled skewers way past midnight

How affordable are we talking? 

Price-wise, each skewer starts from just S$0.30 (RM1) and there are a plethora of meat, seafood, and veggies to choose from. If you’re looking for somewhere that is wallet-friendly and has variety, you might wanna consider dropping by.

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This place is hard to miss as it is fully decked out with a retro interior and eye-catching bright neon lit signs that give off a casual atmosphere. 

If you’re lucky, you might be able to catch the live band playing at the second level whilst enjoying your food.

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You can expect to find a decent spread of lok lok skewers like Cheese Hotdog, Seafood Tofu, Tiger Prawn, Broccoli, Pork and Enoki Mushroom, Pandan Chicken, Smoked Duck, Coin Pork Meat, and Enoki Mushroom

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These skewers are fried on the spot and it comes with a special dipping powder to pair with for an extra spicy kick.

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Otherwise, you can opt to cook the skewers in their soup which is refillable from S$3.68 (RM12.90). The flavours include Tom Yum, Rattan Pepper Oil, Herbal Soup, Tomato Soup, and their signature Mala.

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The mala soup comes in four different levels of spiciness, but fair warning, even the lowest level brings on a fiery heat so eat at your own risk!

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Besides lok lok, they offer fresh seafood like Garlic Oyster (S$13.97, RM48), Extra Large Tiger Prawn (S$2.57, RM9), Large Scallops (S$5.14, RM18) and more. Pair this with a cold glass of Guinness (S$6.57, RM23) or Heneiken (S$6.57, RM23) and you’re settled for the night. 

Are you ready to feast on affordable lok lok for supper in JB?

Xiao Xiang Zi 
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📍 Mount Austin, No10, Jalan Austin Heights 7/8, Taman Mount Austin, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
🕐 5pm–1am (Sun to Wed), 5pm–2am (Thu to Sat)

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