One of the favourite seafood spots around Bayan Baru/Bayan Lepas area of Penang Island. Mind the location that it is far from Georgetown, of about 20-30 minutes depending on the traffic jam, but it is reasonably priced that comes with good taste. Let's talk seafood!
There are 2 types of famous seafood outlets in Penang as far as I know. Chinese seafood and Malay Tom Yum Seafood. Although similar in the sense both has steamed or sweet n sour kind of whole fish, fried vegetables, savoury lala or clams, I gues the difference is the tom yum, sambal, and kerabu. Well, more or less pretty much mixed up!
These are some of the menus displayed around the restaurant. The best is to have 2 vegies, 1 fish, clams, tom yum, dessert, and rice. So with at least 4-5 persons, you can a taste a little bit of everything. Jugs of water is good to calm the mouth from that spiciness! They provided with free jug of lychee too!
Somtam, or kerabu mangga, or simple spicy mango salad. This salad is refreshing and "awakens" you almost instantly. A must-have if you see it on the menu! It is very simple to prepare this salad at home too, see my recipe of the spicy mango salad. Kailan is best stir fried with pounded fresh garlic and salty fish. Yummmm.... I just love the crunchy green leaves so muchhhh!
We ordered 2 types of fish - this one is deep fried fish with sweet n sour sauce. Lots of red chilli and tomoatoes. And this one is steamed with garlic, chilis, coriander, and i think lemon... I love this, it is just what I like: spicy, hot and sour. And I love corianders so this has got to be the best, of what I had this time..
Just for fun we also ordered fried eggs which look like this. Perhaps over-fried? I think I cook beter eggs but then again.. maybe it is the style - the way the egg is fired is different!
Seafood tom yum. With prawns, squids and chicken. For some reason the tom yum was "clear" and does not look reddish like most tom yum do. But it did tasted of tom yum! This is also one of my all time favourite soup!
Stor fried clams in chili and ginger. Oh wow, another favourite... I can't stop eating this and I wish I can make some right now!
All of the above, eaten with some rice . It was overall a good dinner and a happy one with all my family around. Lastly we had some dessert - mango pudding/jelly which was very tasty. I must learn to make this jelly!
Hope you enjoyed this set of mouth-watering sea food! :-) I should be planning my baking project for Hari Raya soon. I'm just too lazy to get started! Next week, next week...