Saturday, March 12, 2011

A modernised "kopi-tiam" that has been sprouting in almost every single popular township of Johor Bahru. Tea Garden has been around since 2005 and they serve local delicacies for breakfast, lunch and dinner. On top of that, one can be spoilt for choices with the vast selections of drinks and desserts available on the menu.. Today we headed out to one of the branches located at Taman Johor Jaya.

You must order their hainanese tea. It is good and if I'm not mistaken, it is a concoction of tea and coffee. A definite order on each visit for me.

There I have below, nasi lemak with the usual condiments, a sunny side up and rendang mutton. Meat was not too gamey in my opinion, but it was slightly overcooked and tough. The most irksome situation when chewing on mutton/beef is having tiny strips getting stuck in the gap between the teeth, and I had a little too many of it while munching on this mutton rendang. Negative points aside, the nasi is "lemak" enough to go very well with the rich, spicy rendang curry.
Rating: 6.5/10.0

Indian rojak consists of an assortment of deep-fried ingredients that included the likes of beancurd, doughs, potatoes and etc. Topped with the rich gravy and crushed peanut crumbs, I will highly recommend this for a side dish or something to go with during tea-break.
Rating: 8.0/10.0

Try out their Herbal chicken drumstick, with a complimentary bowl of rice. All that richness & essence from the herbs infused into the gravy, I'm optimistic any fan of the Emperor's Chicken 帝王鸡 would be delighted with this substitute. For the record, I enjoyed this thoroughly.
Rating: 8.0/10.0

Hungering for some "ommpphhh" during the meal time ? The deep fried crispy chicken chop drenched in Thai sauce shall not disappoint, and more than competent to spice up one's palate.
Rating: 7.0/10.0

Food: 7.5/10
Price: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Conclusion: Wide selection of food compared with the countless modernised "kopi-tiam" out there, and yet comes with competitive pricing. A place to go when you are in a dilemma over Western or Asian food. You are bound to find one that will tingle your tastebuds at Tea Garden. Highly recommended.

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35, Jalan Dedap 4
Taman Johor Jaya 81100
Johor Bahru, Malaysia 

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  1. I think their dim sum is good too... like the glutinous rice...

  2. Oh yes it is, they are one of the better "modern coffee shop" around JB. My personal favourite is their herbal chicken, abit pricey but worth it :) Not to mention they are selling an assortment of kuehs for breakfast/tea-time as well.

  3. I got back my ipad left in the Tea Garden 古文茶餐厅 @ Taman Johor Jaya for almost a day (miss place the ipad during morning breakfast at 10am, only notice it is missing at 8pm ~busy day )

    Never expect to get it back, just trying my luck, thanks to all the honest staffs in Tea Garden 古文茶餐厅 @ Taman Johor Jaya :)

    1. That's really very honest of them. They could have fake ignorance and keep your iPad but alas they did not. Thumbs up for the staff !!!!

  4. Need to improve Kuih Kosui not as fresh & tasty as before
    Had been to Permas Jaya & Johor Jaya but still no improvement
    Anyway service is still good.