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

Apr 10
Penang: Sungai Nibong Toasted Bread & Koay Teow Th’ng @ Sri Nibong Cafe
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I remembered my ex-colleague Albert took me to one of this place in Penang long ago for duck thigh mee suah and next to it there’s a stall selling toasted bread. Here at Sri Nibong Cafe, there’s a famous one known as Sungai Nibong Toasted Bread that’s even featured by Ho-Chiak TV show.

So we head there in the morning for breakfast to give it a try, there’s like a whole lot of choices you can choose for your toasted bread. Its basically bun that they toast on a grill, you can have jams, meats, eggs, cheese and all sort to go with it depending on what you fancy. I left the ordering to Sky and we got a whole bunch of toasted bread with things like luncheon meat plus cheese and its really nice but a bit pricey because of cheese.

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The other food stuff at this coffeeshop are very much local and not tourist rate. Our hokkien mee cost RM2.70 instead of the RM4.00 you will get eating in town.

One of the other specialty here which is also famous, its their Koay Teow Th’ng. Now for KL folks, nope this is not your usual koay teow soup you have in KL but its koay teow soup with pork, fish cake in them and you have the option to add egg. Its pretty good and doesn’t cost too much as well, if I remembered correctly RM2.80 and 50 cents more if you add an egg.

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Overall, I find this a very good and affordable non-tourist price place for breakfast and lunch at this part of Penang 😉

Sri Nibong Cafe @ Sungai Nibong, Penang
GPS: N5 20.217 E100 17.911

Apr 10
Penang: Maxim Dim Sum @ Taman Perkaka
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My aunt brought me here about 2 years ago… then according to Julian, this place is actually quite famous. Anyhow, before going to work for like 2 days straight, we had our dim sum breakfast here at Maxim Dim Sum.

Located on the ground floor of the Lip Sin building (near Tesco) at Taman Perkaka, this place is quite full even on a weekday morning and if I am not wrong, on the weekend they will have more seating area on the shop next 2 doors away.

The place is self service, so you basically take the order card on your table and then what you fancy and they will mark down the price of the items you took for billing later.

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My favourite here is their steamed mussels with clams, steamed radish cake and the char siew pau is very good as well. The price starts at RM1.80 (if you go to Damansara Jaya that shop, it about RM4.00 onwards!), so pricing is really reasonable and they have a lot of varieties that you can’t find here in KL.

For both days, we ate like crazy (even till lunch time we are not hungry), it cost less than RM30.00 for the 3 of us. Tea is only RM0.90 per head, no wonder all my outstation relative always say KL is so expensive, hehe…

Anyhow, we love this place, plenty of choices, food is good and price is great! Will sure be back when I am up at the pearl of the orient again 🙂

Maxim Dim Sum @ Taman Perkaka
GPS: N5 20.947 E100 17.694

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