Sunday, 31 March 2013

Din BBQ Station in Taman Nusa Bestari, Johor Bahru (Restaurant is Closed)

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I have been to Din BBQ Station twice, once last year soon after the restaurant opened, and again a few days ago.

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Din BBQ Station is unique in that it is probably the only Halal BBQ concept restaurant in Johor Bahru.

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Din, the boss, shared that he has been constantly refining his cooking technique and the operations at Din BBQ Station. I observed that the constant improvements have helped Din BBQ Station retain many customers who initially only tried out the new restaurant out of curiosity. Now, several families have become regulars.

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Din personally does the BBQ-ing and he has mastered the art of managing the heat and fire. Din even notes the preferences of customers as some like their meat dry and thoroughly cooked through, while others prefer theirs just seared on the outside while inside, the hot juices remain intact.

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Din knew I like my meat cooked but moist, so these prawns and the squid were just done, and Din managed to preserve most of their natural juices and sweetness.

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My friends know that I am crazy about sotong (squids), so I was eagerly waiting for this BBQ sotong :P 

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Oh, this sotong was lovely. Tender, bouncy, smokey, creamy, savoury and sweet. They just feed my sotong craving which cannot be satisfied.

Bear with me while I ogle at my own sotong photos :P

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The BBQ prawns were also succulent and sweet, just the way I liked them.

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Din was keen for me to try his BBQ chicken wings marinaded with his signature sauce and eaten with his own dip.

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I enjoyed Din's BBQ chicken wings which were savoury and nicely mildly spicy. Din's dip added a little sweetness and interesting flavours from the chopped onions and other ingredients.

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Din is quite skillful in BBQ-ing. No trace of blood at all, but the chicken wings were still sweet and juicy.

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The simple nasi lemak at Din BBQ Station is quite good. The rice is fragrant and nicely cooked. The sambal was well balanced between savoury and spicy.

Other customers' BBQ fish which Din shared are his popular items.

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This was another customer's lamb chop.

For lunch, Din serves set lunches and popular dishes like this asam pedas fish head.

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Asam Pedas Kepala Ikan Merah RM26 

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I also enjoyed these fresh vegetables at Din's.

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I like to eat the crunchy vegetables with Din's savoury and mildly spicy sambal chili dip.

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A sketch map to help you locate Din BBQ Station easily.

Restaurant name: Din BBQ Station
Address: 32, Jalan Bestari 6/2, Taman Nusa Bestari, Johor Bahru
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/RBDOK
GPS: 1.481755,103.665769
Hours: 11:00am to 11:30pm
Halal

Dates visited: 5 Dec 2012, 21 Mar 2013, 10 Apr 2013

7 comments:

  1. No more rating?
    Just curious...
    Maybe you could have it rate out of 5 stars instead of the previous 3 as many of those who are new to your blog might tend to be thinking how come the rating can be only 2 stars when it looks so good!
    HAHAHA

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  2. LOL you are so observant! Yes, most readers tend to think in terms of a 5-star scale. So I am now reviewing the rating system and will relaunch it once the review is complete :) Thanks for your feedback.

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  3. The food certainly looks delicious and attracted me to make a visit today. But when I went there at 12 noon, it was closed. Will make another trip next time.

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  4. Awwww, every time I visit this blog, I am very impressed. The photos are exceedingly attractive and well taken.

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  5. Made a trip to Din's last evening, and simply loved it! Prawns are excellent, juicy and not over-cooked. Sambal seems to be the key which goes darn well with most of the seafood he BBQs. One thing though; I thought it will be great if he offers more meat options such as beef, chix. Or maybe there wasn't much of a choice since it looks kind of like a quiet weekday evening.

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  6. Saw this and tried our luck.. Went over on a Monday and it was closed.. Tried again yesterday and it was totally closed for business.. :(

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