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Thursday, August 18, 2011

List of Baking Supplies Shops in Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Following the popularity of my list on baking supplies stores in Singapore, I figured it was high time I posted a similar list of such baking stores in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, for any of you who might be interested in heading down to JB or are in JB to buy some cheaper baking supplies.

For the benefit of those who might not know what JB is (this means the list will not be useful for you) - it stands for Johor Bahru, which is the capital city of the southern-most state of Johor. JB can be spelt in various ways and is the second largest urban area in Malaysia after KL, but I guess what it's best known for is (sadly), its proximity to Singapore. Being a Johorian myself, (technically I'm from Melaka but I stay in JB), I feel sad that there's nothing much constituting a "tourist attraction" in JB. Whenever people ask me what there is to do in JB, I can only think of two things, cheap and good food, and cheap shopping. And note that cheap and good is only relative to Singapore, and cheap shopping the same, because Malaysians will know that prices in JB are definitely not cheap compared to the rest of the peninsular. I guess we can attribute the inflated prices to the influx of our Singaporean neighbors. Of course there are other things to do, like Desaru or Kukup, but for my friends wanting to take a day-trip into JB, eating, shopping, doing manicures and spas are about all I can think of. Sad but true.

Although I'm now staying in Singapore, since my home in JB is less than an hour away (if there is no traffic jam on the causeway, which is notorious for massive jams), I go home very often, as often as every week during the weekend. And what I usually do, being the cheap that I am, is to buy some of my baking supplies in JB and either bake in JB or bring them into Singapore.

Do note that there are certain custom restrictions, so things like eggs and poultry are restricted items, but besides that, everything in moderation should be fine! Like my Singapore list, I've highlighted several places that I shop at, and indicating under comments what can be found there, or what I usually buy from those places. I am only highlighting the shops within JB, and not the greater Johor which includes Muar, Pontian etc because well, I haven't been to those shops myself so I can't say much about them! For those other places, you might want to refer to this list I found which is pretty helpful for baking shops outside Johor as well!

List of Baking Supplies Shops in Johor Bahru, Malaysia
  1. General Supermarkets
    • Giant, Carrefour, Jusco, Tesco. 
    • These are the main supermarkets in JB, and can be found all over the place. Jusco is especially prevalent nowadays, but do note that Jusco tends to be more expensive compared to the other supermarkets, except for price controlled items like sugar. If you're unaware, sugar, oil and flour are government-controlled items in Malaysia. Just off the top of my head, I think sugar is slightly less than RM3 for 1kg and flour is about RM2.50 or so. I like Jusco because they have an organic department and they tend to sell a greater variety of products which include sea salt, flaxseed, whole wheat flour, etc. 
    • Depending on the supermarket, they'll sell the bare basics which include baking mixes, food coloring, cocoa powder (Van Houten is a popular brand in Malaysia), and Nona, which is a local brand. I like to visit Tesco, because they sometimes have really good deals and they occasionally have Waitrose and other English products. They also sell frozen puff pastry sheets and frozen berries, for example. 
    • As a rule of thumb, prices are generally half of that in Singapore. However, don't expect to find anything too out of the ordinary. 
  2. Perling Indah
    • Address: 11 Jalan Persisiran Perling, Taman Perling, 81200 JB
    • Contact: 07 236 9763
    • Webpage:
    • Directions: The shop is located along the main stretch of shops that cars will pass by on the way to and from the Tuas Second Link. If you're headed towards the Second Link, you can see it on your left, a few buildings away from Perling Mall. 
    • I wouldn't trust their blog much because it looks rather uninviting, but this is a seriously big shop filled with tons of baking items, like the equivalent of the Singapore Phoon Huat. Many people from all over JB flock here to buy baking supplies, and lucky for me, I stay nearby ;p I particularly like their selection of pans and moulds and cupcake liners, etc. It's much better stocked than an average Phoon Huat. 
    • Things they sell include a wide range of dairy products (different cheese, whipping creams), Wilton products, cake boards, all sorts of pans, probably 20 types of flours and nuts and many other ingredients. All you need for a baking business is here really, and I can tell many such home-bakers come here to purchase in bulk. Only things you can't find would be the more expensive stuff, things like Valrhona chocolate, etc - these are not found anywhere in JB. Believe me, I've searched. Also, for the imported products like Wilton, they might be the same price or a tad more expensive here. 
    • They also hold baking classes, with some rather big names like Kelvin Chai and Alan Ooi. 
  3. Ng Ming Huat
    • Address: 116, Jalan Harimau Tarum, Century Garden, 80250 JB
    • Contact: 07 3349999, 3344581, 3344582
    • Webpage: None 
    • Directions: This shop has a tiny storefront, and is located next to Crystal Crown Hotel. You will have to open your eyes to look for it because it is rather easy to miss. If you're coming from the causeway into JB, it'll be located on your left, it is opposite the second nearest petrol station from the causeway ;p
    • My first impression of this shop was many many years ago, when my mom dropped by to purchase some nut flours which she couldn't find anywhere. The store hasn't changed much, and still stocks loads of stuff. It contains about the same stuff as Perling Indah, so it really depends at which end of town you're at. They also sell a bunch of Chinese/Taiwanese recipe books. 
  4. Precia Trading 
    • Address: 19 & 19A Jalan Besi, Taman Sri Puteri, Skudai 81300 JB
    • Contact: unknown, but appears to be 07 334 9999 as well? 
    • I haven't been here before, so I can't comment much. From what I heard though, it's similar to the first 2 shops, albeit on a smaller scale with fewer varieties. 
  5. Bakewell Ingredient Centre 
    • Address: 67, Jalan Susur Larkin Perdana 1, Larkin Perdana 80350 JB.
    • Contact: 07 2343633
    • Webpage:
    • This is similar to the first two stores listed, but they provide a smaller variety of products. They tend to stock products that caters to a Malay clientele, and by that I mean lots of fondant, packaging for home bakers, and the basic varieties of baking ingredients. It's a bit far from where I stay, so I seldom head down. 
  6. Bakers Zone
    • Address: 11, Jalan Dato Jaafar 1, Larkin, 80350 JB
    • Contact: 07 2268958
    • Webpage:
    • This is situated pretty near to Bakewell, and will be really accessible for visitors from Singapore. Again, they are very similar to Bakewell in terms of the goods they stock. Even their websites look so similar that I suspect they might have the one and same management? 

Well, that's it for my list. There's perhaps several more, but these are the ones that I know of, and the ones that I go to on a regular basis. My favorite, is of course the one nearest my home. It also happens to be the cheapest. That being said, I still go to places in Singapore to purchase items like Valrhona chocolate, Nordic Bakeware, etc. 

Please note that as per my previous list, I am not reimbursed in any form or way by any of these places and this list is compiled for sharing only. If you know of any more shops, I'd be more than happy to add them in, provided they are in JB. Also, if you wish to copy any of the information above, please link back to this page or have the courtesy to give credit when it is due. 


travellingfoodies said...

nice collation of baking shops though I doubt I would go over to get stuff. I'll probably get lost!!! LOL

Joanne said...

Good to know! Sounds like a great collection of shops.

NEL, the batter baker said...

Thanks for putting together this list. Very very very helpful. Now I know where I'm heading to on my next trip to JB. :)

Mel said...

I am staying in Johor Bahru, and yes sourcing for cake ingredients, Perling Indah is the most highly recommended shop to go. They have so many varieties of items to select. You don't need to go anywhere else. There is also one shop though is incomparable to Perling Indah, is Natural Bake Ingredient House, No. 14, Jalan Tropika 1, Taman Tropika 81000 Kulaijaya, Kulai. I have not patron this shop because the last time I reached there, it was closed.

Amelia's De-ssert said...

Hi, there are 2 more shop in Johor Jaya. BX Baker's & Trading, No 18, Jalan Dedap 4, Taman Johor Jaya, JB & Tenderland No 148, Jalan Dedap 13, Taman Johor Jaya, JB.
Welltop is in Austin Hill, have to call up to specific what time you coming cos it's a factory outlet. Cimei is in Taman Cermelang, JB

Janine said...

@Alan: don't worry I use a GPS to go around sometimes >.<

@Joanne and Nel: glad to be of help!

@Mel: thanks for the additional information! Since it's in Kulai I won't be adding it in but I'll definitely pop by when I go to Kulai!

@Amelia: thanks SO MUCH for the additional information! do let me know more about the places if possible? Like the address of Welltop? Looks like a place I'd love to be in :D

hankerie said...

Cool, this is so informative. I will bookmark this page for my reference if I happen to be at JB.

Amelia's De-ssert said...

Welltop Food Ingredients No: 34,36,38, Jalan Mutiara Emas 5/17, Mount Austin Industrial Park, JB. Tel: 07 3557885
(Factory outlet, call for appointment first.)

Cimei food Ingredients S/B No: 14, Jalan Istimewa 1, Taman Industrian Cemerlang, 81800 Ulu tiram
Tel: 07 8630888

De Mas Bakery Ingredients Supply
No: 29, Jln. Sasa 6, Taman Gaya, 81800 Ulu Tiram Tel: 07 8611151
( This is quite new, the owner was formerly a hotel pastry chef)

C Siang Marketing S/B
No: 24,24A, Jln Padi Emas,
Bandar Baru Uda, JB
Tel: 07 2367669

Venturi Enterprise
No: 45, Jln. Kebudayaan 1A
taman University 81300, JB
Tel: 07 5203923

All the above you can check their website except De Mas Bakery no website. Tenderland do give free classes, can get the schedule from the cashier counter. Their green bean paste is good RM5.50 per kg.
And I like their LP cake flour RM2.80 per kg, very good for chiffon/sponge cake.
I go round to all this shop to get different things, LOL.

Amelia's De-ssert said...

Welltop is 5 days week,Sat,Sun & public holiday closed.

Cimei also close on Sun & public holiday cos it's a factory outlet.

BX Baker open on Sunday, shop is abit too small but she got quiet alot of varieties.

Tenderland sometimes close on Sunday if there is no classes.

Jeannie said...

Great post, very informative:) Maybe when the new shopping complex for branded goods opens (can't remember the name), you could write about it and let us know your opinion as to the range available and some price comparison too? :D That would be so helpful!

Janine said...

@Amelia - a GREAT BIG THANK YOU! I'm definitely going down to these places to look for new stuff :DDDD

Mount Austin and Taman U are quite near for me, Ulu Tiram I'm not too sure how to go 0.0

Janine said...

@Jeannie: hehe no problem - i'm awaiting the opening of the factory outlet too :D

SeasonWithSpice said...


This is a great list! Wish I came across this when we were working in Singapore two years ago.

Also, thanks for saying hi on Season with Spice and for supporting Cook & Share a Pot of Curry event.


Amelia's De-ssert said...

Janine, the other 2 shop in Ulu Tiram is actually after Austin Hill. Use the main road, another 5 mins drive only. Cimei is on the right, just after Johor Jaya. When you see Desa Cemerlang traffic light you turn in.
And De Mas is on the left slightly further up. De Mas you turn in to Tmn. Gaya road, go straight 1st traffic light turn right, the shop is on the left. Same row as Old town cafe. Happy shopping.

KolaX said...

Hey just like to check , other then Perling Indah , which had a wide range of bakeware , eg. cutter and stuffs , I never check and compare the wilton/pme stuff pricing but i know they carry some made in china ( PME = AME ) stuffs , which is almost the same thing but cheaper.

Also someone mentioned that a factory outlets ... is it cheap ?

Any of these shops open till late ? cos might want to pop by after work like maybe evening time 6-7 pm ?

Btw , thanks for the list , nice job.

P/s : on a side track , items sold in malacca shops are much cheaper then in JB.

Janine said...

Hey Kola

The factory outlets are referring to Johor Premium Outlets - nothing to do with baking!

If I'm not wrong, Perling Indah opens till 8/9pm, so does Ng Ming Huat! The rest I'm not too sure.

Which Melaka shops are you referring to? Do let me know, since I'd love to make a list on that too :) And will visit when I've the opportunity since it's cheaper and I visit Melaka all the time!

KolaX said...

Never been to this cos it's closed on weekends as i usually in malacca on weekends

Everest Hotel @ Restaurant Supplies Sdn Bhd
No 6,8,10 Jalan Melaka Raya 26,
Taman Melaka Raya,
75000 Melaka.
Tel : 06 282 8233
Faks : 06 282 8366

This one below is the one i always go , it's near to capitol satay celup , the sell alot of stuffs , esp those made in chinese pirated cutters , did a comparsion and it's cheaper then JB.

King Hin Plastic Enterprise
89,Jalan Temenggong,75200 Melaka
Tel : 06 292 6981 H/P : 019 655 1778 [Mr. Lim]
*good for pirated PME/Wilton cutter/tools

This shops looks more like a distributor but the tandorii chicken n naan opp is nice LOL
Wang Yen Trading
51,Jalan Kota Laksamana 1/2,
Taman Kota Laksamana,Section 1,75200 Melaka.
*nothing much actually , but i bought some transfer sheet and chocolate mould

KolaX said...

Btw , would you advise me to check out other stores ? or it's more or less the same if i visit the Perling Indah ? cos will be going in next week to buy some stuffs

KolaX said...

Arghhh sorry for the many post , in melaka , there is the shop by Tan See Fong , they sell all his range of products and it's cheaper then i buy in SG of cos , but you have to call and make appt in advance cos i think it's a showroom and they dun open everyday. Spend $$ there once.

Janine said...

thanks for the shops - they all are in the town centre so hopefully they're open when I go :)

yup i think it's more or less the same as Perling Indah and if you go after work, I doubt you have time to go to other places and Perling Indah because they should close around 8/9pm.

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