Chinese Recreation Club Restaurant (CRC) is located in the Chinese Recreation Club, and over the decades has remained as one of the best Chinese restaurants in Penang. This restaurant has a huge selection of mouth watering Cantonese and Teochew cuisines.


Our latest dinner at this restaurant was together with my eldest son who was back for the holidays. We started off with the impressive platter of Four Season. They tempted our palate with the four kinds of ingredients with two having a combination of seafood and meat with the flesh of the jackfruit. It was nice to see the local fruit being used in this dish, indeed delicious.


The platter @ RM45

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Innovative creation using the jack fruit in the meat pieces and seafood roll

Next was the double boiled soup which is their specialty. Each of us had an individual bowl of nutritious boiled black chicken soup which was filled with goodness. The soup was very clear and tasty with very soft and chewy sea cucumber, scallops and black mushroom. We always order this soup and I highly recommend it.


Boiled Black Chicken soup @ RM22 per individual bowl

This Sweet and Sour Pork Rib dish has the ribs coated with a tantalizing double flavor of sweet and sour glaze. Its taste is even enhanced with the accompanied pickles.


Sweet and Sour Pork Rib – RM25

We had this vegetable dish of Seong Tong Yuen Choy (spinach) with century egg and garlic – RM15. This dish has a good soup base and the nutritious vegetable was soft.


Even the chicken is different, very homestyle as it was steamed with mushroom and lots of ginger. The mushroom was full of flavor soaking right through the ginger and chicken gravy.


Steamed Chicken @ RM20

We help ourselves with this lovely Curry prawn dish which is one of the house favorite. The aromatic curry prawn gravy goes well with the accompanied fried bread.

IMG_7575 Each of us has a serving of two prawns

Steamed fish with a tasty soy sauce mixture and served garnished with plenty of spring onions and celery leaves. The gravy was perfect to go with white rice.


Steamed Fish @ RM32

We also had another plate of stir fried fine French beans with minced meat. I prefer this fine variety as it is crunchier and has very little seed. It goes well with the flavorful minced meat.


Stir fried French beans @ RM15

Besides being an ideal place for a simple luncheon and lavish dinners, CRC is also a delightful venue for wedding functions. Click here for the Map Location.

Chinese Recreation Club Restaurant
Jalan Padang Victoria
10400 Georgetown
Pulau Pinang

Tel: 04 2299155 & 04 2289787

Business hours : 12 noon – 2.30pm & 6pm – 10pm

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30 comments so far


the food at CRC was really good!!! used to go for lunch as well….

September 3rd, 2009 at 11:50 pm

wow, lots of food leh!! can finish all???

September 4th, 2009 at 8:35 am

Mmm yum yum… reminds me, been a while since I’ve had a great Chinese meal! My parents used to love this place to bits!

September 4th, 2009 at 8:36 am

Wow, all those are really mouth watering dishes. You had 2 soups in a meal kah?

September 4th, 2009 at 9:05 am

simplegirl – They have been maintaining the standard of their food all theses years. Do try their braised fish head with yam :)

New Kid On The Blog – There were many of us including my in-laws too or else won’t order so many dishes.

550ml jar of faith – This is one restaurant that most Penangites love to patronize.

Little Inbox – We went for the double boiled soup and did not take much of the spinach soup.

September 4th, 2009 at 9:36 am

walio! I am so hungry now! cannot tahan oledi, balu 10am, I need food! lol!

September 4th, 2009 at 10:02 am

I just love their food here. Very good to bring guest and dine here as their food is good and presentable. Price reasonable too with the service provided.

September 4th, 2009 at 10:18 am

i like their roti babi, for i find theirs more authentic than even those served at the stalls.
or roti ayam, i think.
are they halal? =P

September 4th, 2009 at 10:50 am

Big Boys Oven – Haha…so early and hungry already, you must have skip your breakfast this morning.

email2me – You are right about their food. Indeed one of the best Chinese restaurant.

J2Kfm – The food that you mentioned is very good too but they are only served in the CRC Club which is located side by side to the CRC Restaurant.

September 4th, 2009 at 10:59 am

used to be there for my fren wedding dinner. Not bad food. ^^

September 4th, 2009 at 11:02 am

yeah..heard alot about this restaurant but so far been twice onli..

September 4th, 2009 at 2:28 pm

always heard about this place, but yet to visit them :(

September 4th, 2009 at 2:59 pm

owwwwwwww, i am hungry now after looking at the photos. I always like four season served at chinese restaurant.

September 4th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

I think we will add this as a place to try when we visit. I also love that you link maps in your post so it will be “easier” for us to find.

September 5th, 2009 at 12:08 am

Yummy! I love CRC food. Missed having dinner there… :)

September 5th, 2009 at 12:56 am

Every dish looks attractive and nice~~

September 5th, 2009 at 1:56 am

CRC-the platter at Rm45 is a steal and i like the way they steamed the chicken.

September 5th, 2009 at 9:46 am

I used to go to CRC restaurant very often, but not recently. The food there is really good!

September 5th, 2009 at 3:35 pm

The soup looks really awesome! I will order that too if I happen to go there again.

September 6th, 2009 at 1:26 pm

hey ck, wanna ask the double-boiled soup do you need to pre-order or you can just order on the spot?? probably gonna try it out with my family when im bck soon.. :)

September 6th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

uaik – It is a popular venue for wedding dinners.

taufulou – It is a nice place for a full meal besides all the hawker food.

allie – Do make a reservation as they are usually packed.

Mindy – It is indeed a dish to look out for as it comes in different combination.

Jared – It is a good option trying out this restaurant.

WeyL – No worries, visit it when you are back.

September 6th, 2009 at 11:32 pm

shell – The food is tasty and fresh too.

foodbin – The platter is quite a big serving.

My Taste Heaven – The quality has been quite consistence through out all the years.

cariso – The soup comes with a good combination of ingredients…the taste, very cheng tim.

Tau Sar Phneah – It can be order on the spot but to avoid disappointment, just inform them when you make the reservation.

September 6th, 2009 at 11:36 pm

one word…. Ssssssssssssslurrrrrrp!

September 7th, 2009 at 12:04 am

I like the foods there. But it’s ben quite sometime that I did not visited them. Perhaps time for revisit. Just recall that I never blog about this place too. ^-^

September 8th, 2009 at 9:41 am

Lysanne – That’s a looooooong slurp…haha

Food Paradise – Nice place for a meal with your family. Hope to see your review on this place too.

September 8th, 2009 at 10:46 am

I went to this restaurant a number of times, in fact, everytime when I was in Penang! The sweet & sour pork ribs, steamed fish and soup, kind of miss these now. :(

September 22nd, 2009 at 1:20 am

Hee hee…
this restaurant is my wedding dinner place…
As I can say is very well known restaurant in town & even in PG. The taste is perfect!!!… …

November 27th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

laduhomechef – They do have many more other nice and new dishes.

Maxweng – Thanks for dropping by again…really been a while since I last saw your foot steps in my blog.

November 27th, 2009 at 5:59 pm

is there Poon Choy during chinese new year, if yes, please send me the pricing. And also CNY set menu.

November 30th, 2011 at 6:04 pm
Chin Nyet Foke

Is the restaurant open during the Chinese New year Eve. If so send me the pricing. Would like to book two tables.

September 19th, 2012 at 3:51 am

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