Apr 10
Penang: Dinner @ Sunshine Bay Seafood
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It was a night for a small celebration for an occasion that I almost forgot.. haha.. so… anyhow, we decided to brave the traffic after peak hour in Penang and get ourselves pass Georgetown to Sunshine Bay Seafood at Tanjung Bungah for dinner.

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We are being told by Julian to specifically order 4 of their best dishes here and we pandai-pandai asked for 1 recommendation and guess what… all of them turned out to be very nice!

This place is located at the traffic light junction just after the police station opposite the famous goreng pisang place that I really missed, too bad no time to eat that this round, got to work one you know.

We ordered the famous crabs fried mee, “tekat” (something like that, kind of calms la) mee suah, guiness stout chicken, bittergound eggs and lai pak vege fried with scallops.

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The crabs fried mee is basically mud crabs fried with thin yellow noodles (reminds of the crabs fried mee at Teluk Gong). The sauce with mee is good but you really have to eat this fast but with crabs, you just have to take your time.

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The calms fried with mee suah is really good and I actually like this more. The mee suah and calms are covered with a starchy sauce and its superbly appetizing and the moment you took the first bite, you want to refill more on your plate. That’s how good it is.

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Next up is their guinness stout chicken, now the usual way of cooking this is after marinating the chicken, you deep fried it then stir fry in a thin sticky sauce. But their stout chicken here is soft, no trace of deep frying and the flavour is very well maintain, portion is small but its again very delicious!

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The bittergound eggs is really special. The eggs are almost like half boiled, added with soy sauce covering the bittergound. Just because of this dish, we ordered rice because its just too nice to take with rice. I think I can just eat this with rice and be very satisfied, yes, that’s how good it is!

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The lai pak vegetable stir fried with scallops is recommended by the guy whom took our order since we already ordered their 4 best dishes. I thought this would just be an ordinary stir fried vegetable dish but turns out, the taste is good and the scallops are fresh too.

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For the 3 of us, we paid RM77.00 for all the above. RM41 for the crabs fried mee (about 1kg of crabs I guess), RM 10 for the calms mee suah and scallops vege. RM8 for the eggs and chicken.

Overall, its all thumbs up here and we walked away with full and happy bellies. I hope they will keep up the quality and maintain the good pricing, I will surely be back on my trip to Penang, already missing the mee suah and bittergound eggs… slurp!

Sunshine Bay Seafood @ Tanjung Bungah, Penang
GPS: N5 27.972 E100 16.807

Aug 28

We were on our way to Pangkor for our very first batang trip and decided to stop by Kg Cina in Sitiawan for lunch before going over (that’s after having like 2 rounds of breakfast at the market and Jing Kee).

I didn’t even know that Ah Pek Lee had been interviewed by Axian until the boss told us that we should try his steam stingray and even Axian liked it. Anyway, when you are here, you should be able to see the full video of the interview running ;).

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We got down to business and order my favourite here, Lala Mee Hoon which is not the same as the Teluk Gong style but its soup based with local lala (thicker shells) and thick meehoon. The soup is milky but tasty and the lala is just fantastic.

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Next up is KC’s favourite sar jiu fish which are powdered with spices before deep frying. Simply take it with the local Kg Koh chili sauce and its excellent. The chili sauce was also great taken with some cripsy oo chien (fried oysters) we order but I personally prefered their hot plate oysters omelette.

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We also had a dry curry crab, again local style which is basically the most expensive dish costing us RM60 plus. As usual we couldn’t miss out ordering some greens to balance up the diet.

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The most interesting thing we had here are some steam sotong. Everytime my dad come to Sitiawan, he will ask for steam sotong and most of the time they don’t have it. You see, the sotong need to be very fresh in order for you to be able to cook them through steaming otherwise its really not nice.

The sotong are simply steamed with what tasted like cooking wine, sesame oil and some soya sauce with chinese parsley on top. The result, its the best sotong I have ever tasted! If you ever have a chance to try, please try it!

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The boss here goes to sea on his own to get his catch for the restaurant, so freshness is assured! Most of my visits here I will also see small time fisherman coming on motorbike to sell small catch to him as well.

Overall it cost us RM160 plus for 10 pax and I think that’s reasonable pricing. This place is getting popular and can get quite popular nowadays, there’s even a tour bus that stopped here for a big tour group to dine!

*photos courtesy of Ciku aka Ken Wei

Ah Pek Lee Kou Hock Seafood
GPS: N4 10.775 E100 40.855

Mar 11

Coconut Flower in Teluk Gong used to be one of my number one favourite seafood place to go many years back because of the good food and cheap prices… over the years price have slowly gone up and was getting too crowded to go…

In recent years after settling down in Shah Alam, KC seems to like to go there and much often he would dragged me along with his happy family for lunch there on weekends. Weekend lunch time crowd seems to be managable, I am not sure if its still crowded at night.

Anyhow, one fine Saturday afternoon, a bunch of itchy backside gang decided to go to Teluk Gong for seafood… there are like 10+2 of us… we ordered my all time favourite “kum heong har kao” (dry chili mantis prawns), xo sauce fried crabs (1kg), sweet & sour crabs (1kg), fried buns for the crabs, “seong tong lala” (clams), “lala meehoon” (clams fried vermicelli), “oo chen” (oysters omelette), teow chew steam fish, some vegetables and of course some “yeh fah chew” (coconut wine) and a bottle of stout as mixer.

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The appetizer was interesting, instead of the common peanuts, they gave this mamee like fried dry noodles which is quite nice. The har kao is good as usual with the lala meehoon, xo crabs is very nice and fried buns with crab sauce is cool too.

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The food standard is still ok here but prices are still not as good as what it used to be. Bill came up to about 20 plus per person but it still an attractive weekend place for a lazy seafood outing plus you always get free dessert at the end ;).

Coconut Flower
702, Jalan Udang Galah, Kampong Teluk Gong
42000 Port Klang, Selangor
Tel: 603-31341218
GPS: N2 57.681 E101 23.826

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