Chicken rice stalls are fairly common in Johor Bahru though it is not nearly as ubiquitous as in Singapore. Seng Kee in Taman Ungku Tun Aminah has been in business for over 20 years and is well known among locals as well as with people from out of state.
During my visit, I opted for Seng Kee's roast chicken since I can cook a pretty decent white poached chicken myself at home ;P
The breast meat is naturally sweet and slightly firm. It requires a little more jaw action than the tender, soft variety. This texture and style seemed to be enjoyed in Malaysia judging by the crowd at Seng Kee. (The chicken meat at the famous Malacca chicken rice ball shop near Jonker street is even firmer - it's chicken actually feels stringy and it is a great crowd puller.)
Be sure to order a plate of Seng Kee's chewy chicken feet skin in savoury and tangy light Thai style salad sauce. Crunchy, fresh and fragrant. Delicious.
The taugeh (bean sprouts) is fresh and crunchy though it is colourless and not my favourite stubby, plump and juicy kind.
I like Seng Kee's rice best. Each good grade long grain rice feels firm and distinct. There is just enough oil to impart aroma to the rice. It is not oily - unlike that heavy oily film commonly found in chicken rice elsewhere.
This blended fresh ginger, thick and smooth, not too spicy makes a superb dip for the chicken, feet and rice.
Shall try out their white poached chicken next time to appreciate what is pulling in the crowds at Seng Kee.
->> Certainly one of the better chicken stalls that I have eaten in, in Singapore or in Malaysia.
Restaurant name: Nasi Ayam Seng Kee
Address: 2 & 3, Jalan Nakhoda 7, Taman Ungku Tun Aminah (TUTA), Skudai
Hours: 9:30am to 9:30pm
Date visited: 2 Feb 2012
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