Thai & Teochew food pics

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.


Steam fish.


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.

Post Author: Lilian

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

12 thoughts on “Thai & Teochew food pics


    (March 27, 2006 - 3:54 pm)

    Waaaaa..the or nee is my absolute favourite…thank you for postings such yummilicious food, auntie….drools.


    (March 27, 2006 - 4:46 pm)

    let’s pray for my Wednesday Jackpot, I am frying home for food tha’s is looking good….


    (March 27, 2006 - 6:16 pm)

    Newbie here. Those dishes look yummy. Love your reviews. Man, I miss the orh nee so so very much..coz I am a TeoChew kia:) It’s hard to find it in KL and PJ areas. Anyone knows where can get it?


    (March 27, 2006 - 6:17 pm)

    Newbie here. Those dishes look yummy. Love your reviews. Man, I miss the orh nee so so very much..coz I am a TeoChew kia:) It’s hard to find it in KL and PJ areas. Anyone knows where can I get it?


    (March 27, 2006 - 9:48 pm)

    liian, wah… lama betul tak baca your blog , so much new stuff. Btw, the restaurant kat mana exzackly? I live in Sg. Ara too, so this rest. is at the end of Jalan Relau (just b4 the traffic light) or further in?

    psstt… got serve pork onnot?


    (March 27, 2006 - 10:36 pm)

    Athene – Eleh, ada piggie mya la….Lepas Relau, sebelum sampai pekan Sungai Ara ada one row of new shophouses.

    KK – Hope you find your or nee!

    blogie talkie – Wish you luck! Hahaha.

    Prometeuz – Another orh nee fan. Hard to find it nowadays. I must go learn how to do it.


    (March 28, 2006 - 7:25 am)

    hey auntie u make me miss home so much now!!!! it’s 12:30am now and i feel like eating the claypot prawns *sobssssss*


    (March 28, 2006 - 9:31 am)

    hey yingci, know how u feel lah. My tummy is rumbling too! It is now 2.30am liao. No wonder Lilian’s atm is as happy as Larry. She knows how to get to a man’s heart, thru his stomach lah 😀


    (March 28, 2006 - 8:26 pm)

    Gosh sedapnyaaaa


    (March 28, 2006 - 10:52 pm)

    itu new shoplot near hope children clinic. wow! the restaurant really huge woo… ala… got little piggies meh… me very kesian piggies, so no eat 😆


    (March 29, 2006 - 10:23 pm)

    yea yea i went there a few times. Just hate the jam during peak hours like lunch and dinner time. i think they gave free desserts too!


    (March 30, 2006 - 12:51 am)

    Wow, the dishes really look good. I am not very familiar with the Relau area, but I know where Public Bank is. Is it too much of a trouble for you to give more detailed directions to the restaurant? Definitely a must-try….

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