Famous Homecook food at Tek Sen Restaurant (徳成飯店) @ Carnavon Street, Penang

In heritage trail Penang, there are many hidden gems with many nice cafes and restaurant. There are one especially are quite well known or no stranger to many locals, even this humble restaurant had manage to attract many local and foreign tourist to flock in. Tek Sen Restaurant 徳成飯店 that had been establish since 45 years ago and now had past to its 2nd generation and its growing, that quality and taste is still well maintain and consistent.

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This restaurant had move to its new premises to provide more comfy experience in classic dining, that tuck in one of busy area, Carnavon Street.

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Tek Sen Restaurant offer delicious Chinese cuisine, featuring a mix wide range of authentic Cantonese, Teowchew, Hakka and Peranakan delights with many years of experience by recipe passing down and improve.

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On its new premises offer bigger and more comfort dining experience for customer yet the whole interior still have a touch of old Tek Sen restaurant that used to operate few doors away.

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Start off with Fish Maw Soup @ RM 20 a bland mixture of many ingredient that during CNY this is one of the soup that many people ordered. Clear in taste that makes it a perfect soup to start off with.

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Every restaurant has its signature item and in Tek Sen, this Fried Roast Pork is one of their best seller that many customers will have to order if they dine here. Fried till a bit crips on the head, a bit spicy with chili padi, caramelize coated on the meat and usually we had 2 plates of this. RM 28highly recommended~

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Followed by Inchi Kai Bin @ RM 14

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This big juicy prawns is Asam Prawns.  The flavor of tamarind is there, well coated along the prawns that every bite of the prawn is juicy yet the flavor is well balance.  RM 49

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Not many people like this dish, Bitter gourd fried along with salty duck egg and mince meat, as the bitterness of it had prevent many people on liking it including me, I used to dislike this dish yet I have been tought on how to enjoy it. Since then, I do order it when I have the change. A dish that fried simple that bitterness of the vegetable is not too strong and mix well with the taste of salty duck [email protected] RM 12

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Another one of their signature range is their curry. So we ordered on their Curry Fish (sting Ray) @ RM 23, As I like how my Asam fish is sourness is stronger and after taste of it is a bit spicy at the end. Curry gravy is not too thick and to mix with your rice to eat along is just perfect~ – Recommended

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One of my friend always dine here and he never miss this dish which is 3 steam egg. Different types of egg which is (century, duck and normal egg) to steam on it. A dish which is very simple, fragrant as just add on some garlic oil on top then add on some soy sauce, you will enjoy this simple dish alot~ @ RM 6

At Tek Sen, which is a restaurant that many of my friends love to dine and no doubt too that they have gain international popularity from a few types of magazine came by to feature them. A place to hunt if you are looking for nice homecook meal without disappointing.

On the set back about this place is there are very limited parking space available around the area and no matter during lunch or dinner its always super pack! It is advise to go early to enjoy full range of their food list as the later you went, there will be some dish sold out.

another recommended restaurant in Penang.

-= KA CHING =-

Food rating 8.5/10 , recommended -Stamped-

-WARNING –This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

** NON-HALAL

Location:
Tek Sen Restaurant
Ground Floor of No.18 & 20
Carnarvon Street
Georgetown, 10100 Penang

Tel: +6012 493 9424

GPS Coordinates:
N 5.41749
E 100.33596

Opening Hours:
Lunch – 12:00 to 2:30pm
Dinner – 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Closed on every Tuesday! 😉

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12 Comments

  • Reply
    Nikel
    March 5, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Ho Ho Mei!

  • Reply
    Ken
    March 5, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Thanks for the review bok, never knew the existence of such restaurant before, the food looks promising tho, will visit soon =)

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    ciki
    March 5, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    food looks fab! Had a great time in Penang recently – must say that the food is really delicious – provided u know locals who will take u to all the good places:)

    • Reply
      Taufulou
      March 7, 2012 at 9:28 am

      really? then cant wait for your post on pg ehh . .hehe

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    FiSh
    March 5, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    the fried roasted pork looks really good there, would have tried them if i dont gain too much calories from there

    Latest: Penang Food Festival

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    eiling
    March 5, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    yeah i’ve always enjoyed the steamed egg dish. though it sounds simple but it’s not that easy to make it so smooth like the one in the picture!

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      Taufulou
      March 7, 2012 at 10:41 am

      lol..how come your comment masuk spam ahh..weird. .

      i guess you can do a good 1 too? 😉

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    Meitzeu
    March 6, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Sometimes, such vintage restaurant is where we can find original food!

    So nice eh~

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      Taufulou
      March 7, 2012 at 9:29 am

      agree ehh..especially on those hidden ones..

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    quan
    September 12, 2014 at 11:03 am

    Hi, I looked at google maps to search for your restaurant. It showed no 18 Carnarvon St Penang but when I went there I couldn’t find it. So where exactly as the restaurant? Is it near some landmark?

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    Andrew
    June 10, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    Hi .. I drive my car to penang. Is it hard to find a parking at Tek Sen restaurant ? Thx

    • Reply
      Taufulou
      June 14, 2016 at 12:03 am

      they have a decent parking lot nearby. .

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