RSX Fish Noodle Johor Bahru

First thing when the borders opened between Singapore and Malaysia, many people started planning their first Johor Bahru trip in 2 years. Many Singaporean missed the excellent food sold in JB at very affordable prices due to the exchange rate. I used to visit JB every 4 months before the pandemic to stock up on groceries and food for my tummy

I was visiting my auntie when they recommended us to visit this famous fish noodles called RSX Fish Noodles

Located along Jalan Kebun Teh Lama, the store is housed in a corner coffee shop with an outdoor seating area sheltered by a traditional zinc roof. The name RSX comes from the Chinese name Rong Shu Xia which means below the Banyan Tree. As you can see from the photo, there is a huge Banyan tree in the centre of the seating area which has since become its unique talking point

The fish noodle stall itself is outside of the coffee shop just next to the seating area, the interior space is where the coffee shop is located. As there is only 1 stall selling food, the servers will take the order for the noodles and the drinks at the same time

We were just wondering where to place our orders when the server passed us the menu. Famous for their seabass fish soup, we order the fishball and abalone kway teow soup and fishball soup with dry noodles set. We also ordered some of sides of fried fish cake and prawn roll

This is the serving size of the dry noodles and fish ball soup set

The fish ball soup came with some fish slices, fish balls, fried beancurd and minced pork meat. The soup was very light and refreshing with a natural sweetness which is clearly not MSG. The fish balls were bouncy to the bite and the fish slices were very fresh

For me, the noodles are the star of the meal, served with a good amount of dark soy sauce, fried shallots and fried shallots oil, the noodles were chewy and the fragrance of the shallots infused your mouth with every bite you take. Most importantly, the noodles did not have the alkaline water taste which is present in all Singapore yellow noodles. There is a bottle of chilli sauce for those who like their noodles with a kick although I didn’t think the chilli added much flavour. I can finish the noodles on their own even without the fish ball soup on the side

The kway teow soup came in a relatively bigger bowl with pretty much the same ingredients as the one we had. Instead of dry noodles, the kway teow was served in the soup and pretty much absorbed the umami flavours of the soup. The skinny kway teow itself was smooth and soft and slurped down with the soup perfectly. My mum who is a kway teow soup lover still craves this today

The 2 sides we ordered which is the fried prawn roll and fried fish cake were served right after the noodles. Both items were fried to the perfect golden brown with a nice crisp on the outside and soft and juicy inside

Overall, the food was relatively good but what shocked me was the final price when I made payment at the cashier. For a total of 4 bowls of noodles, a side of fried fish cake and prawn roll and 3 drinks, the bill came up to a total of approximately RM 78 ( SGD 26) This is equivalent to eating at a food court in Singapore and I really wonder if local really will patronise them for fish soup. In terms of environment, it is quite nostalgic to eat under these zinc roof coffee shops but I’m not sure if the food is that good for me to pay these prices for a hawker dish

Address: 1, Jalan Kebun Teh Lama, Taman Abad, 80250 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

Operating hours: 7.30 am to 5 pm ( closed on Sunday)

Author: elizbeartravel

A human bear who loves travelling, eating and cooking

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