How was your Hari Raya holiday? I spent the holiday sleeping at home until head also become flat. No nice food to try during holiday due to tight budget :poor: Anyway, two weeks ago we visited this restaurant – Weld Quay Restoran for a colleague’s farewell lunch, in which we found the price was quite reasonable.
Penangites should be familar with this place, which is better known as the Choo Char under a tree. It is just opposite of the ferry terminal and there is a parking lot nearby. It is also famous with its fast serving on certain dishes (e.g. fried fish). One of their uniqueness is that they serve snacks with curry when you arrive. If you asked me whether it is free flow… again, I didn’t ask (their snack looked oily anyway).
My friend recommended Pork Knuckle (again) and kept on emphasis on the benefit of it. Tasted good even though not as fragrant as the one in other restaurants. At least this one had more content.
We also ordered Sambal Kangkong (马来风光). It came with middle size prawns and fried pork fat. I ate chicken legs the night before that and the photo looked shaky. Sigh~
Other than Sambal Kangkong, we also ordered Sambal Buah Petai. Tasted good for me and the odor was not that strong so your colleagues can still survive after you return to office. It was topped with fried pork fat as well.
This is black pepper black pomfret (黑胡椒黑昌). I remembered previously I ordered the same dish and it was overfried. Throw it like Shuriken and you can chop off a head with this fish. Luckily this time it is okay.
I have difficulty in identifying this kind of shellfish in English. Anyone know? Guess is one kind of river clams. Anyway, they were fresh and tasted like Kapah with bigger content.
We ordered Salad Yao Char Kuai but unfortunately it was unavailable that day so we changed to Balacan Fried Chicken. Tasted okay as well.
Finally, we spent time cracking salted egg crabs. The content was rich but of course you can’t compare this one with the one in Bali Hai.
Seriously they did provide you a hammer to do so.
About 20 persons of us went there that day and the total bill was RM334.00 (RM167.00 per table excluding drinks). I couldn’t read each item’s price on the bill as the handwriting was terrible. As a whole, the restaurant provides fast seafood delivery at reasonable price. Personally, I felt that the cooking oil quality they used could be better. Some dishes could be oily and stuffy as well due to the use of fried pork fat (bak pok) and higher flame. Probably not a daily place for health-concern people.
|Place Name:||海乾大树脚海鲜饭店 Weld Quay Restoran|
|Address:||21, Weld Quay, Penang, Malaysia|
|Tel:||0124745566 许允丝 (阿丝)|
|Working Hour:||Close on Wednesday|