Mee sua with dried scallops and abalone slices (RM12.90)
You have seen our fish ball noodle meal at Ah Koong Restaurant in Taman Sentosa, Malaysia, followed by a sumptuous seafood feast at Jade Garden Seafood Corner in Sungei Rengit, Pengerang. After all the indulgent food, it is time for a healthier meal!
Our Johor food trail ends off at the Tang Shifu restaurant in Jusco, Tebrau City. Tang Shifu promises you a “nourishing life” with a great variety of double-boiled herbal soups and nutritious dishes.
Interestingly, the shop front resembles a Chinese medicinal hall, with various Chinese herbs and dried products on sale. The dining area is partitioned from the store, boasting posh décor with crystal lights and leather high back dining chairs. It is a blend of luxury and nostalgic ambience.
The appetiser of guava with tangerine peel is an instant hit. It is refreshing with a sour after-taste.
Every dish on the menu bears an informative description of the herbs and ingredients used, as well as their health benefits.
Our regular orders include the following:
- Dried scallops and abalone mixed rice
- Nourishing soup with American ginseng
- Dried mee sua (thin noodles) with dried scallops and abalone sauce
- Mee sua with dried scallops and abalone slices
- Dried scallops brown rice porridge
While the soups sound similar, my favourite item is the dried scallops brown rice porridge. It tastes better if the Huai Shan (yam root) is cooked over a longer time, so you can enjoy its softer texture.
RM19.90 (half price)
Perhaps it is our lucky day. The bird’s nest with rock sugar is on a half-price promotion at just RM19.90 – a real steal! You are presented with a bowl of loose bird’s nest strands swimming in rock sugar solution. Of course, at that rock bottom price, we can’t really complain.
For dessert, go for the dried pear with Chuan Bei (Fritillaria). The moderately sweet combination nourishes both the throat and lungs.
Know of any good eats in Johor, Malaysia? Share with us in the comments!
1, Jalan Bentara 1, Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, 81300 Skudai, Johor.
Tel: +607 558 8772
Jusco, Tebrau City
Lot No. S50, AEON Tebrau City Shopping Centre, No 1, Jalan Desa Tebrau, Taman Desa Tebrau, 81100 Johor Bahru.
Tel: +607 353 9772
Jusco, Bukit Indah
Lot No F20, Aeon Bukit Indah Shopping Centre, Taman Bukit Indah, 81200 Johor.
Tel: +607 239 1772
Jusco, Bandaraya Melaka
G38, AEON Bandaraya Melaka Shopping Centre, Taman I-Lagenda, 75400, Melaka
Tel: +606 281 8772
Lot No: L3-011&012, Level3, Sutera Mall, Taman Sutera Utama, 81300 Skudai, Johor.
Tel: +607 559 9772
This article was contributed by Mary Goh. You can view more of her food photos and reviews at SoShiok.