There is this small Chinese restaurant in the outskirts of Penang, where I used to stay. The place is always packed on weekends. Service is good because their waiters/waitresses are well trained. I like it when they know how to suggest a balance menu suitable for your tastebuds. As I do not know Mandarin, sometimes restaurants come up with fancy names for their food. When the dishes arrived, at times I found that all of them have almost the same gravy!
So this place stands out because the waiter/waitresses will suggest different tastes for you.
This is a dish of teochew taukua stir fried with leeks and large prawns with basic stuffs like fermented bean paste. Prawns conquered by the time I took the photo. 🙂
Claypot prawns with mungbean noodle. I can cook something like this except that my claypot has been broken. 🙂 Basically, this dish needs rice wine and lots of coriander leaves.
Kerabu mango that is delicious. It is delicious even without those crunchy looking dried prawns. (I am still on vege diet so I had to reluctantly pick out those prawns and give away to my hubby. 🙁 )
Thai green curry. Vegetarian style with okra, aubergine, mushroom and carrots. Yummy again. Our dinner companies are my in-laws who are all elderly so they also prefer meatless dishes.
Hongkong choysum with dried fish.
My favourite. Which I get to see only yesterday. Thai fish cake which is a paste made from fish meat, spices, long beans, kaffir lime leaves. Dip in a plate of special chillie sauce.
This is the ultimate Teochew dessert. Orh nee or yam paste. The restaurant has made this a lot healthier version than the traditional one which used a lot of lard. This plate is basically a paste of yam flavoured with some sugar and orange rind. Sesame seeds are scattered on top and those little white things are gingko nuts.
I am not sure how much the above meal costs though because someone paid for them. But it is less than RM200 I think. If you are in the area, do try out the place. Their foods have been pretty consistent and family friendly.
Restoran Goh Teo Kee
Jalan Relau, just before Sungai Ara.