Whenever I look for Singapore food, FoodieFC is one of the blogs I refer to. As FoodieFC occasionally visits Johor Bahru for food, I invited him to share his JB favourites with us, which he graciously accepted. Here is FoodieFC's guest post in Johor Kaki. Thank you, FoodieFC for sharing. Tony.
When I received Tony’s invitation to write a guest post on Johor Kaki blog, I agreed immediately! As a Singaporean, I am one of the many who would love to travel across the Causeway for food. As such opportunities do not come often, I always plan in advance what I want to eat in Johor Bahru (JB). Each time, I will make full use of the trip by eating 3 meals; Lunch, Tea and Dinner.
Through this post, I would share the "must order" dishes at two of my favourite eating places in JB. Both eateries are located less than 15 minutes drive away from the Causeway.
Teck Sing Restaurant 德星茶餐室 is located at Taman Sentosa along Jalan Sutera Satu, behind Plaza Sentosa shopping mall. The restaurant serves Chinese cuisine and is well-known for their Paper Wrapped Chicken.
Teck Sing's signature Paper Wrapped Chicken (RM18) consists of kampong chicken baked for several hours with herbs. The whiff of herbal aroma as the paper was being tore apart enticed us and heightened our eagerness to dig into it. The chicken was cooked till the meat was incredibly flavourful, succulent and tender.
The Drunken Prawn in Claypot (RM20) served in herbal broth is another must try at Teck Sing.
The drunken prawns were fresh and big. It was well worth the cholesterol, indulging in its delectable meat. The herbal broth deserves a mention too as it was packed with herbal flavor. Yummy!
During our visit, the Soup of the Day was Peanuts with Chicken Feet Soup (RM5). The execution of this soup was perfect. The peanuts were soft and its flavours were well extracted into the soup. The chicken feet were soft and tender too. We did not regret ordering this as the soup was robust and nourishing. Full of collagen!
Another of my favourite eatery is San Low Seafood Restaurant 三楼海鲜园. Their San Low Fried Bee Hoon and Chilli Crabs are top notch. You would need to take a cab or drive over as San Low restaurant is located in a private residential estate in Taman Pelangi.
Look at that charred and caramelised outside!
The signature San Low Fried Bee Hoon (RM9) which looked ordinary, tasted extraordinary. The unique frying technique (i.e. press fry the bee hoon under high heat just before serving) resulted in a crispy exterior and moist interior. Although it was fried, it was not oily. Simple ingredients with excellent technique resulted in such a delicious bee hoon.
The two Chilli Crabs (1kg) cost RM98. The crabs though not big, were meaty and fresh. The meat easily separated from the shells and the chilli gravy was surprisingly good with the right balance of thickness, sweetness and spiciness. I personally thought that this was one of the best chilli crab gravy that I've had. We also ordered the Man Tou (buns) to polish off the gravy.
It was great savouring all these great food from JB! Can’t wait to explore more food in JB!
Restaurant name: Restaurant Teck Sing 德星
Address: 3 & 5, Jalan Sutera Satu, Taman Sentosa, Johor Bahru
Hours: 11:00am to 10:00pm daily
Restaurant name: San Low Seafood 三楼海鲜
Address: Jalan Biru, Taman Pelangi, 80400 Johor Bahru
Hours: Daily 4:30pm to 1:00am