Saturday, July 17, 2010

Food Hunt in Johor Bahru - Teck Sing Restaurant (德星茶餐室)

Had lunch at Teck Sing Char Chan Teng at Taman Sentosa this afternoon.  We ordered 3 dishes - Paper-wraped herbal chicken, drunk prawn in yellow rice wine and fried lettuce. 

Before our food came, a slice of watermelon was served as our appetizer. 

After a long time, our main dishes finally came. 

The first dish was the steaming hot drunk prawn.  The prawns were soaked deep in a soup which is thick with yellow rice wine, and together with seasonings such as garlic, ginger and spring onion.  The soup was excellent, delicious, thumbs up!  The prawns are not bad too.  However, there were two types of prawns they used.  One is of bigger size, whilst the other is smaller.  The bigger prawns were fresh and good, but the smaller ones were not really that fresh.  So do take note of this.  If not for the smaller unfresh prawns, I would have given this dish a 10/10!  But for the freshness issue, I will give it a 9/10.

Next came the signature dish - Paper-wrapped herbal chicken. 

Again the soup is thick and strong in taste.  I personally like the prawn more than the chicken, as the chicken is still not as good as the one I had in Nepal, somewhere high in the mountains.  Nonetheless, this dish is still a great dish.  My complaint is that the meat is a bit on the dry side, I would like it to be more tender and juicy.  I will give it a 8.5/10

On the back of their tissue paper package, there is an introduction to their paper-wrapped herbal chicken in both Chinese and English.  I can tell the owner of this restaurant has a very good idea in terms of marketing.

If you want to look for this restaurant, this is how it looks from the outside.  To get there, you can take a bus from City Square, and then alight when you see the Crystal Crown Hotel.  Then walk towards Taman Seri Tebrau Hawker Center direction, and then turn into Jalan Keris 1.  Walk all the way to Taman Sentosa.  Or just take a taxi from City Square to Taman Sentosa lah. 

For the address of the restaurant, you can visit their website at

For your information, just a few steps away from this restaurant, there is a famous Bak Kuh Teh shop.  I have seen it being busy from 12.30pm all the way to 14.30pm. 

I have not tried this restaurant myself, as it was hard to find a table, but judging from the non-stop crowd , it shouldn't be too bad. 


  1. The Bak Kut Teh should be good.... drooling....

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