Secret Recipe @ City Square, Johor Bahru

When the husband and I are out on a date, enjoying a sweet treat at tea time is a mandatory thing to do, lol. After our satisfying lunch at Nando’s followed by a good dose of retail therapy (actually it was him who really shopped, not me! times had changed…haha), we headed to Secret Recipe for its chicken cornish and cakes as I hadn’t had them for a long while and was really missing them.

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And just nice we came across this tea time promotion. Woohoo!

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The husband ordered a Green Tea Ice Blended while I went for the Iced Caffe Latte. While the coffee was ordinary, I thought the green tea drink was a nicely concocted blend that had the fragrant aroma of matcha with a lovely hint of milk without being overly sweet.

Chicken Cornish (Spicy)

Chicken Cornish (Spicy)

The chicken cornish was just like a gigantic curry puff and when you cut open it with your fork & knife, you’d see steam coming out from inside as the filling was really hot.

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The cornish was filled with a rather spicy curry filling of diced potatoes, onions and shredded chicken meat. It was tender and almost melting in the mouth. I liked the pastry crust that was nicely browned and crispy on the outside. It was similar to the crust of curry puffs from Old Chang Kee or Tip Top but this was slightly less oily as this was a baked version. The inner walls of the pastry had also soaked up the curry paste and was quite flavoursome too. Overall, this was a pretty decent cornish, perfect for 2 persons to share.

White Chocolate Macadamia

White Chocolate Macadamia

I wanted the Chocolate Banana cake but it wasn’t available so we settled for this instead. Didn’t regret our choice as the sponge was soft and moist. The outermost layer of white chocolate might be sweet but having it together with the rest of the cake was perfect and not cloying at all. There was an apparent nutty fragrance from the macadamia bits that also gave a crunchy texture to the otherwise flat sponge cake. This was a cake worth coming back for.

Price wise, it’s also way cheaper than the Secret Recipe in Singapore. That’s why so many Singaporeans come here to pack cakes back home. My folks used to do that too, lol. A bistro and cafe that needs no further introduction but has a good selection of delectable cakes to satisfy any sweet tooth. Drinks wise, I wasn’t convinced but cakes wise, definitely worth the calories.

Secret Recipe
MB-02A, Level B1, JB City Square
Jalan Wong Ah Fook
80000 Johor Bahru
Tel: +60-07-224 8110
Opening hours: 10.00am to 10.00pm daily


  • Cindy says:

    On 16th Dec 8 pm plus my son bought 4 cakes white indulgence, chocolate indulgence, new York cheese and chocolate cheese total cost RM$31.80 include gst but when we back home to singapore the box inside is chicken Cornish and fruit cake in each box. We are so disappointed.

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