Blek! Lousy food in Batu Maung

For change, today I am going to justify bad food with bad photos.


If I was earlier by 30 minutes, I could have get some lovely shots of the coastal road leading to Batu Maung. This photo was taken at almost 8 pm and hence, they don’t look so good. On the left is the sea and on the right is the free trade zone where Motorola, Agilent and other big names are.


Another bad picture of bad crabs. We went to Batu Maung, hoping to eat at ‘The Beginning of the World’. It is actually a kelong type of wooden shed where they served the freshest seafood. But unfortunately, the last time we were there was like 3+ years ago. Upon reaching, we can’t even find the way to the place! I am still wondering if the place still exists because we can’t see them last night.

So, we opted for this other place call The Jetty Restaurant. They are right smack in the shipyard. There are lots of dogs and for some strange reason, I freaked out whenever I see dogs after being chased and glared by two recently.

Jetty Restaurant USED to be ok but I think they have changed. Everything is lousy. Such a pity because being in the middle of those ships, yatchs, tongkangs, motorboats give me the ‘seafarer’ feel.


The only nice thing I like last night is the kerabu mango. I walloped the whole plate because both my eldest son and husband found it too tedious to pick out all the green, bird’s eye cili. 🙂

Altogether, the bill was RM90. The crab is really a rip-off because it costed RM26 for two, hollow small crabs with the worst sweet and sour sauce ever. (I make better ones myself). Besides the crab, we had salad mantis prawns, fried siakap, noodles, fried rice and the kerabu. Everything is lousy. So, don’t waste your time going there.

The only saving grace is my toddler enjoyed his noodles and mantis prawns. It was his birthday yesterday.


So, for once, you get lousy pictures and lousy food on! 🙂

Penangites – Can anyone tell me if the kelong seafood still exist? Any phone number?

Regret that we did not go to Gertak Sanggul. Ish!

As a community reminder :

KUALA LUMPUR: Yellow noodles contain the highest amount of boric acid at 70.4%, said the Health Ministry.

Health Minister Datuk Dr Chua Soi Lek said in a recent statement that after yellow noodles is wantan noodles with 14.8% boric acid content, then koay teow, laksa, loh see fun and spring roll with 3.7% each.

Eat less yellow noodles.
Make your own. 🙂

Post Author: Lilian

Food, travel, recipes. Chinese Malaysian, blogger, photographer and writer.

5 thoughts on “Blek! Lousy food in Batu Maung


    (March 1, 2006 - 5:39 pm)

    hmmm….sounds so much like that Bali Hai in Gurney..wasting time eating there too. RM25.00 for 2 blardy small lousy meat crab — knnbccb


    (March 1, 2006 - 6:40 pm)

    bad foods & bad photos, maybe u should start another blog call “MalaysiaWorst”!


    (March 1, 2006 - 9:59 pm)

    actually if you go a little further, beyond the bayan lepas town, teluk kumbar, there are a few seafood place, one of which we frequent is “hau peng you”, with batu maung type of stay and affordable seafood… the crab there is RM12 per ekor… a plate of “hair Kor” is RM6 or 8, can’t remember, everything is RM6/8 and the prawn, crab and fish are the expensive stuff…


    (March 1, 2006 - 10:01 pm)

    I am not a Penangite, but the seafood in Bali-Bali next to Sunshine Square in Farlim is not too bad. I’ve had several satisfied meals there. Their sister restaurant, Bali-Hai, in Gurney Drive, however, is a different plate of crabs (or kettle of fish). There, they cater to the tourists, so …


    (March 3, 2006 - 2:10 pm)

    The “Beginning of the World” restaurant has moved to Batu Maung town. I learn that they had some problem with the neighbouring caretaker who were blocking access to the restaurant. So they were forced to move. You can find them now in a shophouse in Batu Maung, a short distance from the 3-way junction. Alas, the ambience is gone.

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