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13, Jalan Tan Hiok Nee
Johor Bahru 80000

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07:30am - 05:30pm

07:30am - 05:30pm

08:30am - 12:00am

07:30am - 05:30pm

07:30am - 05:30pm

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How to pass up the opportunity to buy Hiap Joo’s famed banana cake even if I love their buns? Banana cakes are usually out of the oven early, but we were there on a Monday - the only day their banana cakes come out at 12 noon. Note that they don’t accept any pre-orders unless you order more than 20 boxes. When we joined the queue at 11.45, there were already 15 people ahead of us and we missed the first batch of cakes that came out of the oven. Waited another 20 minutes for the second batch at 12.20 and got our hands on these warm, soft, moist and springy banana cakes. Admittedly these don’t have a strong banana taste, but they’re light and super moist. Just skip the small box (5 slices) and buy the large ones with 10 slices!

While Hiap Joo is known for their banana cake, I think the buns are the real star of the show. That’s what the locals say too - Hiap Joo actually started making buns but added on banana cake to their repertoire to keep up with demand.

Snatched up a few buns while they were fresh out of the oven and these traditional buns were so delightfully soft with a slightly charred crust. The otah filling was delicious, a little on the hot side for those who aren’t used to spicy food, leaving a tingling feeling in your mouth after. But it’s nothing a few more mouthfuls of their other delicious buns can’t cure!

Hiap Joo Banana Cake (~$1.50 sgd) was freshly made and piping hot when I first got it 🍌 Banana cake was soft, moist and not too crumbly! One thing that I really liked was that the cake wasn’t too oily and buttery, but moist enough to not get tough to eat!

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You'll see me keep buying this. Cannot miss when in JB.

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Moist, not oily and not very sweet. Very old school cake that you must lay your hands on!!

#jbeats #oldschool #slowchomp

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Grew up with this delectable treat whenever we’d make a trip across the causeway. Though the frequency of trips have dwindled over the years, we still visit JB at least once a year.

We didn’t have much luck the previous year as Hiap Joo was already closed when we passed by around noon, but we had more luck yesterday at 11am. Even better, there was no queue! Only 2 people ahead of us and they were served so quickly I hadn’t even processed how many boxes to buy.

Hiap Joo Bakery sells their banana cake in two sizes - large and small. Although the large box looks big at point of purchase, I’d recommend just getting that because there’s actually only 10 slices inside and those will go FAST. Our 10 slices are already down to 2 slices in 5 hours 😂 Already regretting not getting more boxes.

As always, the banana cake is very fragrant. It’s light, soft and fluffy. Just the way I like my banana cakes (prefer these over the dense ones). The cake isn’t dry, but I wouldn’t say they’re moist either. I’d like a moister banana cake but so far I haven’t been able to find one that fits my bill for the texture and taste. Hiap Joo is the closest I’ve been able to find, and it’s a damn good banana cake. For only RM10 a box, it’s a steal. Must buy more boxes next time!

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