Sunday, 29 July 2012

Seng Steam Fish Restaurant 成蒸鱼与肉骨茶 in Johor Bahru, Taman Sri Tebrau

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The famous Seng Steam Fish Restaurant 成蒸鱼与肉骨茶 come highly recommended in the mainstream media as well as in blogosphere.

Seng Steam Fish is located near the dead end of Jalan Keris in Taman Sri Tebrau that only fans and locals know where.


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Despite its somewhat secluded location, popular Seng Steam Fish is always overflowing with customers during lunch hour. Actually, I found its quiet location a plus point as free of charge roadside parking is a breeze even during peak hours :) Free parking is a privilege not to be taken for granted in JB nowadays.

In case, anyone ever wondered how an anonymous food blogger is received at restaurants, Seng Steam Fish is one of those places where I got quizzical looks from the boss. Fortunately, I got sufficient shots for this post before I got waved away by the frowning boss :-D

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This is Seng Steam Fish's signature deep fried boneless fish.

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The fish is cut and deboned using a trade secret method that opens up the flesh like a cauliflower.

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The fish is fried in hot oil till it is crispy outside.

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This fried fish is clearly Seng's most popular dish as I saw it on nearly every table. And justifiably so, as the fish was a finely balanced blend of natural sweetness from the chunky fish meat and the sweet, sour, tangy, spicy Thai style sauce poured over the fried fish.

The drizzle of dark coloured sauce added a touch of savouriness. The dribble of sweet and smooth mayonnaise zig zagged across the ball of fried fish meat bloomed like a cauliflower, gave Seng's fish a fusion flavour.

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Couple the interesting blend of flavours from the sauces with the crispy yet tender moist fish meat, and we have a delectable, innovative fish dish. Kudos to Seng Steam Fish.

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We were recommended the braised pork with braised tofu and preserved vegetables. Everything was tender, nicely sweet and not too salty, though perhaps it was overshadowed by my excitement over the signature fried fish which got all my attention. I found this dish pretty good, though not outstanding.

I shall definitely be back at Seng Steam Fish a few more times and next time I shall have their other signature steamed fish, the popular Teochew style fried pumpkin and bitter gourd fried with salted eggs.

->> Must try the unique boneless fried fish here. You cannot find it anywhere else except here and it is delicious!


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Restaurant name: Seng Steam Fish Restaurant 成蒸鱼与肉骨茶
Address: 100, Jalan Kris, Taman Sri Tebrau, Johor Bahru
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/IPzqR   http://goo.gl/maps/7Iy1a
GPS: 1.487916,103.774656 / 1°29'16.5"N 103°46'28.8"E
Hours: 8:00am to 3:00pm (closed on Monday)

Non Halal

Date visited: 25 July 2012

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9 comments:

  1. I visited JB recently. Was at Taman Sri Tebrau too! But went there to try Hiang Kee's Butter Crayfish.

    haha, I know what you mean. I always get stares and the stall owners will ask why you keep taking pictures and some will tell you to stop taking.

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    1. Sometimes I get very, very warmly welcome LOL. And, have very nice and interesting conversations with the boss. Learnt a lot about food this way.

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  2. tts good. Keep the post coming. I love your blog (so much better than mine!)

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    1. FoodieFC, when I want to know about S'pore food, I go to your blog ;D

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    2. lol. thanks for the kind comment =)

      Have a nice 'day' (night) ahead!

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  3. The map is not working... can you fix it please :)

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    1. Fixed the map. Thanks for pointing out.

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  4. Seng Steam Fish has been my family's lunch place on weekends for the past few years. Great food, fast service and very reasonable pricing. Really love this place!! 👍👍👍

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  5. Seng Steam Fish has been the weekend lunch spot for my family for the past few years. Great food, fast service and very reasonable pricing. We absolutely love this place!!! 👍👍👍

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