A while back, we stopped by Bukit Tambun for our dinner. We were coming from down south while the up north traffic came to a standstill. That was the night when the FA Cup was held at the stadium nearby and I read that the Sultan of Kedah was forced to walk for two kilometres from the jammed up highway to the Batu Kawan stadium. Eventually, the Chief Minister of Penang who is also the Penang FA head or something had to apologised for that goof up.
So, this post is more to recollect the almost 10 kilometres traffic jam I saw all the way from Batu Kawan/Bukit Tambun to Seberang Jaya. I was going in the opposite direction after my dinner of these steamed dishes.
I forgot which seafood restaurant I went to but what I can say is the guy who took our order is a total dork. He never told me that both the scallops and mantis prawns are prepared in the same manner.
Same old same old chili, ginger, garlic and soya sauce for both the scallops and the mantis prawns. Haih….why didn’t they alert me in the first place or at least vary the flavour a bit?
The mantis prawns are live ones and one costs RM10 per piece.
Overall, I still prefer the mantis prawns from Kuala Sepetang. If you have never been to Kuala Sepetang, try to find your way there. The mantis prawns there are really, really fresh and good. Take a look at that photo and you will notice that they don’t need to add so much chili, ginger and garlic to mask the smell.