Baagus Place is a small casual-dining eatery located just opposite the TGV Cinemas on the 2nd floor of AEON Bukit Indah Shopping Centre.
For directions on how to get to AEON Bukit Indah from JB Sentral/CIQ, check out my earlier post: How to get to AEON Bukit Indah by bus? – Johor Bahru Shuttle Bus Guide.
It serves up an assortment of local delights like prawn mee, assam laksa, curry chicken rice, mee rebus and the like as well as light bites such as toasts (with flavours like peanut butter, egg mayo, cheese & ham, etc), chee cheong fun, fries and more.
I like its variety of drink selections with interesting flavours like cincau bandung, kedondong juice, red bean ice blended and carrot milk.
And these were what we ordered for our late lunch right after our movie. All these for RM34.65 including 10% service charge which worked out to be approx. S$11.40 based on today’s exchange rate. Very reasonable for a decent meal like this.
I had the Lemon Barley (RM3.90) which was really refreshing. It was homemade with plenty of barley grains at the bottom that were perfectly cooked and weren’t mushy at all and it had a lovely tang of lemon too. The husband ordered the 3 Layer Tea (RM3.90) that came in 3 separate layers of tea, milk and gula melaka respectively. It was really aromatic due to the distinctive taste of palm sugar. Nice! Both weren’t too sweet because we made a remark on the order chit to request for less sugar before handing over to the service staff.
For starter, we had the Yu Cha Kuey Rojak (RM7.90) that came with an entire plate of crispy you tiao that also had a slight chew when we bit into them. The rojak sauce was packed with a sambal chilli kick and had a lovely balance of spicy and sweet flavours.
The Sarawak Kolo Mee (RM6.90) might look like a bowl of uninspiring dry instant noodles but it was really springy like how I like my noodles to be. The minced meat sauce was really flavoursome like what we would get in a zha jiang mian but the chicken char siew (it was chicken because this eatery doesn’t serve pork or lard) was a tad disappointing as there wasn’t any ‘char siew’ or smoky flavour to it. It was just like poached chicken breast with red colouring. There was shallot oil right at the bottom of the bowl below the noodles so toss everything thoroughly before eating.
The Braised Chicken Rice (RM8.90) could really do with a bit more rice. The chicken was nicely braised till tender and moist. There was one whole egg with some tau pok too that soaked up the braising liquid. The gravy was more on the bland side and could really do with a bit more seasoning but overall it was still quite a satisfying bowl of rice.
Overall, it was an enjoyable meal that turned out to be better than what we expected. Worth a try if you’re there.
Lot S56 AEON Bukit Indah Shopping Centre
No. 8, Jalan Indah 15/2 Bukit Indah
Johor Darul Takzim, 81200 Johor Bahru