Good food around Johor Bahru – Hiap Joo Bakery & Biscuit Factory 协裕面包西果厂- Nice Bananas Cake not to be missed

  • Hiap Joo Bakery & Biscuit factory
  • Rating: 4.5
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  • On 04/11/2017
  • Last modified:04/11/2017

Review Summary:

Decades of baking the banana cake from Hiap Joo Bakery & Biscuit factory has produced some of the best banana cakes around. During your next JB trip, don’t forget to make a short detour for this delicious cake, you will likely come back for more.  

Good food around Johor Bahru – Hiap Joo Bakery & Biscuit Factory 协裕面包西果厂- Nice Banana Cake not to be missed

Hiap Joo Bakery & Biscuit factory – one of the popular bakery shops near JB City Square for its raved about Banana cakes.

The shop house could be a little rundown and don’t expect well-lit glass display counter for the bread and cakes, Hiap Joo has been around since 1919, no sophisticated modern baking equipment, in fact, the banana cakes are baked using the most traditional manner – wood fire in a brick and clay built huge stove.

The banana cakes from Hiap Joo Bakery is something to crave about, our regular trips to JB will not be empty handed with at least for a few packs of banana cake from here, there is no shortage banana cakes in Singapore but what makes the banana cakes standout here?

The bananas cakes may don’t look appealing judging from the appearance, top crust can be dark brown that could evince over baking, however, the content was surprisingly good, the perfect moisture, fine texture and the fragrance of banana mixture were simply tantalising, the sweetness was well-controlled to avoid cloying feeling.

Occasionally the cakes may suffer from the cake sinking symptom but most of the times the cakes were baked nicely. Besides the quality of the cake, the relatively cheap price compared to the banana cakes in Singapore is another enthralling draw. It voices down to one conclusion- good and cheap.

Do pick up a bag of the coconut bun as well, the signature bun here and the fresh and not too sweet filling is worth to tap along with the banana cakes.

Our verdict

Decades of baking the banana cake from Hiap Joo Bakery & Biscuit factory has produced some of the best banana cakes around. During your next JB trip, don’t forget to make a short detour for this delicious cake, you will likely come back for more.

Bread: RM$4 / $4.5 / $5

Bananas cake: RM $5 / $10

Hiap Jo Bakery & Biscuit factory

A: 13, Jalan Tan Hiok Nee, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

H: Bread: Mon – Sat: 11am till stock last

Mon 12nn to 5.30pm, Tues to Sat 7.30am – 5.30pm, Sun 8.30am while stock last