Prontip Thai food restaurant (non-halal)

I have heard and read so much about Prontip which is a Thai foods restaurant located next to a dogs grooming place. My fussy husband plays badminton there and he complained about the smell of the doggies there. So, he refused to bring us to have lunch there eventhough I ‘teh’ for a long time already. He kept joking, “Don’t eat there, the dog fleas all jumped into the foods. If you are not careful, you also get fleas.” Haih…

kerabu mango

He finally relented today because I insisted to go there for ‘blogging sake’. The buffet lunch starts at 11.30 am and when I got there around 11.45 am, the place is already filled with a lot of people. The reason? The foods are good and cheap. Not the tastiest Thai foods but still value for money.

The above is the kerabu mango. There are tomyam, fried rice, fried noodle, different kinds of curries and vegetables.

deep fried yam and mushrooms

I was delighted to see the different varieties of deep fried yam, deep fried kangkong and deep fried mushrooms. All crispy and hot.

thai food

Above is the deep fried kangkong, spring rolls and Thai laksa.

thai laksa

Thai laksa garnished with ginger flower (bunga kantan), long beans and pineapples. The Thai Laksa is the lemak type but the gravy is thickened with fish like Penang assam laksa.


The buffet lunch price is the net price with no service charge or Government tax. There are free drinks and also fresh fruits and sago for dessert.

No wonder so many people are flocking to Prontip for lunch. A plate of rice with three dishes from the economy rice stall easily costs RM6 nowadays. So, where else can you find such cheap lunch with more foods than you can eat? Service is pleasant and they did not even charge my five years old boy eventhough he ate five tiny pieces of fried chicken. That’s why Prontip gets a mention on Malaysia Best food blog. Prontip is P R O N and not P O R N, ok?

Prontip Thai Restaurant
2 Lebuhraya Peel (Yesterday Club),
10350 Penang, Malaysia.

Post Author: Lilian

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

4 thoughts on “Prontip Thai food restaurant (non-halal)

    Criz Lai

    (November 21, 2008 - 10:42 pm)

    The restaurant was always packed during lunch time daily. Cheap for the pricing if you can eat a lot of spicy food. I won’t complain too for the price of RM10.90 for buffet. I’m still finding time to visit them on weekends. Although the pricing is RM2 more, I heard that they served more dishes as well.


    (November 22, 2008 - 9:29 am)

    hmm…. may be it had been some time since our last visit where no buffet is served for lunch as I remember…

    will go for this budget lunch for sure… yum yum

    550ml jar of faith

    (November 22, 2008 - 9:59 am)

    Yes the buffet’s such a bargain! But I hate having to jostle with the hordes of ppl at the line, and to put up with typical bad Malaysian behaviour, queue-jumpers, plate-pilers. Rather do ala carte at Prontip.


    (November 22, 2008 - 10:12 am)

    Just had the lunch there week ago, but it didn’t impress me much. Very limited choices and the food just taste so so. And most of them are too oily for me.
    But can’t complain much for a RM 10.90 buffet.

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