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“2nd Best Roast Pork In Penang”
Review of Tek Sen Restaurant

Tek Sen Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 929 Restaurants in George Town
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese, Malaysian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Singapore, Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
225 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“2nd Best Roast Pork In Penang”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

Had only a few hours in Penang, and this place was packed during lunch time. The food was good. It depends on your taste buds, but, I think, the best roast pork comes from "SKY CAFE" in the backpackers area. Having said that I must admit, their claypot chicken rice with salted fish was excellent.

  • Visited May 2013
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Saudi Arabia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Noisy, busy, popular, don't miss it”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is were the locals and their familites eat, its noisy, busy and crowded but fantastic. Metal tables and chairs don't be shy order lots don't think you will be disappointed, try new things or look, point and order what fun. Cannot imagine anything is not good, have fun.

Visited April 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Brilliant penang food”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

If you are in Penang please visit.

The double roast pork is heaven, and all the other dishes worthwhile. Get there early, and Coe relaxed, sit under a fan, act lie local, enjoy a tiger beer.

  • Visited May 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Worth a visit, nice double-roasted pork!”
Reviewed April 27, 2013

Went to Tek Sen for Lunch on a recent trip to Penang, overall, it was a reasonable place for lunch and prices were not as high as expected (total bill of 37 MYR for two).

Between the two of us who went, we ordered one small seasonal vegetables, one small double-roasted pork, and one small Claypot chicken with salted fish. Each dish was around ~10-12 MYR. Drinks like a Lime Juice or Barley with Lime were between 1-2 MYR each.

The food was good, vegetables were cooked properly and the sauce had a nice flavor. The claypot chicken was also good, though I didn’t particularly like the parts of the chicken that they used, too many bones. Finally, the double roasted pork was excellent, highly recommended if you are to visit Tek Sen.

They are used to foreigners and therefore can explain things in English and will seat you, come take your order, bring a proper bill and so forth.

Worth a visit if you are in Penang, make sure to not miss the roasted pork!

  • Visited April 2013
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“Great authentic local Penang food and atmosphere.”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

Tek Sen is a great place for people who appreciate a locals experience with authetic local food, friendly service and excellent value. It may not be the best restaurant in Penang but it is certainly up there with them. Despite being criticised by some for slow service, or having to wait for a table people who know good food will overlook the aluminium table tops and little stools and enjoy its great tastes and good value. It is a an essential addition to a foodies list of must tries in Penang

  • Visited April 2013
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