Guide to Eating Ten Feng Tambun Clay Pot Crab Rice
One of Penang’s established Clay Pot Crab rice specialist is Ten Feng Tambun Clay Pot Crab Rice.
In case you are wondering, the long-established Ten Feng Tea House (天峰茶坊) relocated from Macalister Road to Lebuh Carnarvon, Penang.
Not many know of this since the signboard introduces the place as a Chinese Tea drinking chayi (“the art of drinking tea”) or cha wenhua (“tea culture”).
Ancient Chinese scholars used the teahouse as a place for sharing ideas.
What is Ten Feng Tambun Clay Pot Crab Rice?
Ten Feng is the restaurant is known for its signature Tambun Clay Pot Crab Rice and miscellaneous Seafood dishes.
The venue is a Chinese Tea drinking spot and not a place to enjoy the sweet plump fresh crustacean.
The eatery is small, with just a few tables.
It is suitable for a family dinner or small gatherings.
Due to the dining area’s limitation, you need to book ahead and be patient to wait if you walk in and the restaurant is running full.
The best bet is to call ahead.
While the price is higher than some other places, and the menu is limited.
However, the restaurant has a steady flow of regular customers and local Penangites who return for food quality.
What are the Main Dishes at Ten Feng Tambun Clay Pot Crab Rice?
The restaurant has crabs cooked in several Chinese styles.
You can check with the restaurant when you make your orders.
Who doesn’t love Clay Pot Crab Rice?
I know that I do.
Not only do I love a good Clay Pot Crab, but I also love
- Signature Clay Pot Crab Rice
- Clay Pot Crab Porridge
- Crab Tang Hoon (Glass Noodles)
We ordered three items
- Chicken Herbal Soup (Rm 12 per bowl)
- Blanched Ladies Fingers (RM12/ large)
- Signature Clay Pot Crab Rice (RM122/ pot)
Chicken Herbal Soup (Rm 12 per bowl)
At a glance, the Chicken Herbal Soup seems pricey with just two pieces of chicken and some red dates.
However, the soup is tasty with a good depth of flavour that is warming to the tummy.
Blanched Ladies Fingers (Okra) (RM12/ large)
The Ladies Fingers is fairly ordinary as I often have this at home.
Signature Clay Pot Crab Rice (RM130 per kg)
The signature Clay pot Crab Rice was the highlight – it has been quite a while since I had Crab Rice.
I like the smoky aroma, and while the serving may seem huge for the two of us, Elsie assured me that whenever she dropped by with her husband, the two of them could finish the entire pot WITH soup and a vegetable side dish.
She recommended that we order the Clay pot Crab Rice With Siu Bak (Roasted Pork) as this is more fragrant.
I could taste some Kiam Hu (Salted Fish) in the dish.
The Mud Crabs, there were two in the pot, and they were fresh and succulent.
Each mud crab had sweet fresh-tasting meat that goes well with the salty Seafood essence.
Clay Pot Crab Porridge (RM130 per kg)
Crab Porridge is a deceptively easy dish to make cooked completely in a clay pot made with a fresh crab, in a rich stock and sharing a large clay pot of congee.
The sweetness of the broth from the seafood will leave you wanting more.
Crab Tang Hoon (Glass Noodles) (RM130 per kg)
According to Elsie, the other variant, the Clay Pot Crab Glass Noodles, has a milder flavour and misses the mark as it doesn’t have that charred burnt rice flavour.
So far, no other recipe could beat Kedai Makanan Rasa Lain bold version that is cooked with crushed white peppercorns, Shaoxing wine and the fattier cut of streaky bacon!
Review of Ten Feng Tambun Clay Pot Crab Rice
Elsie bought lunch for the two of us at RM155.
Nevertheless, it is not a sneeze; the quality of ingredient and the overall taste is good and satisfactory.
Ten Feng Tambun Clay Pot Crab Rice/ Porridge
Located in Georgetown UNESCO Historical Site
Address: 260, Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: Wednesday to Monday 9:30 am – 9.00 pm