Sin Kheng Aun is a place where all Penangites and many outstation visitors would have heard of. This restaurant has been operating for decades, serving tasty Hainanese cuisine. All the food in this restaurants is cooked over a charcoal stove. My hubby used to patronized this restaurant since he was a kid.


These non-air conditioned restaurant has two dining areas, one on the ground floor and another upstairs. The kitchen is located on the ground floor. Dishes from ground floor kitchen are send to the dining hall upstairs by a food lift. The food is placed in the lift and the worker upstairs will pull it up manually. So far this is one restaurant that I have came across that still uses a manual food lift….


Dishes that we had – the curry gulai tumis pomfret (tau tei) . They only uses this type of fish for this curry dish. The ingredients are coarsely chopped and the gravy has a hint of belacan.

Kerabu chicken with the mixture of cucumber, onions, chicken pieces and chopped peanuts which was rather spicy.


Fried liver and pork in black soya sauce served with sourish pickles.


Fried assam prawns – the prawns were very fresh with the sweet and sour assam taste concealed in it.

The last dish we had was fried broccoli with cauliflower, which I find it a bit soggy.

This restaurant located in Lorong Chulia serves really great and tasty Hainanese food at very affordable prices except for the fish which can be a bit pricey.

Sin Kheng Aun
2 Lorong Chulia
10200 Penang

Tel : 04 261 4786

Business Hours : 11am – 2.30pm and 5pm – 8.30pm

Closed on every alternate Mondays.

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6 comments so far

Poppy Seed
 1 

The gulai tau tei looks especially good. I like spillages and mess like it just got thrown into the bowl straight from the pot. hmm good work.

May 6th, 2008 at 10:51 am
CK Lam
 2 

This gulai dish is the main attraction in this restaurant…people go there mainly for it although it is a bit pricey.

May 6th, 2008 at 12:27 pm
New Kid on the Blog
 3 

is this the same Sin Kheng Aun as the one in Burmah Road last time?? the oldest restaurant?

May 7th, 2008 at 8:30 am
squall
 4 

wow…the curry fish look delicious…i wan go back penang to try…

May 8th, 2008 at 10:55 pm
CK Lam
 5 

new kid on the blog..
I am not too sure, but my hubby says that he has been partronising this restaurant since he was young.

squall..
this curry fish dish has its own unique taste that is hardly found elsewhere. make sure you try it.

May 8th, 2008 at 11:15 pm
Anonymous
 6 

Personally i am a number ONE fan of hainanese curry tau teh..i tried sin kheng ann’s version before until last week i went to HAI WEI SEAFOOD RESTAURANT IN Leisure Cove Tg Bungah..boommm..i have made another new discovery ..!!The taste of the curry and bite of the fresh tau teh was a wonderful experience..!TRY IT OUT GUYS..!!!

June 27th, 2008 at 10:32 am

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    [...] Sin Kheng Aun Restaurant situated in Chulia Lane is one of the prominent Hainanese restaurants in Penang. This restaurant is very popular with the locals and tourists for its Hainanese food and also local dishes. Specialist of this restaurant includes the Curry Gulai Tumis, Kerabu Prawns, Hainanese Pork/Chicken Chop and many other selections of dishes. [...]

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