*This article was published in the New Straits Times (Life & Times) on 27th September 2010.

Teluk Bahang, in the northwestern tip of Penang Island, is a perfect paradise for relaxation. Free of the bustling hotels that encroach the beachfront, it gives an open sight of the roaring sea and a stretch of beach that seems to run endlessly.

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The makeshift and uneven wooden jetties that extend from the shore outwards into the sea exemplify the beauty of this village. Not to be missed is the sunset. As the sun draw to a close and hide behind the hills each day, it performs its final act by bathing the sky in amber for few minutes.

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The village in Teluk Bahang used to rely on the fishing industry as its bread and butter but has since turned to tourism as its main source of income. However, the village still retains most of its rustic and tranquil charm.

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There are plenty of seafood restaurants within walking distance of each other. These restaurants lack the decor and services compared with those at Batu Ferringhi, but they do not lose out in terms of the quality of the dishes. One such restaurant is Fishing Village Restaurant. The decor is simple with folding tables and plastic chairs.

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The simple setting of the Fishing Village Restaurant


We have been to this restaurant several times since being introduced by Alfred. We normally end up having oysters. We noticed that nearly everyone sitting around us also ordered oysters!

There are large and regular sized oysters, but we only managed to try out the regular ones as the larger ones were sold out. The regular ones were quite affordable, at only RM3.50 each. The oysters are eaten raw, cheese baked and steamed with black bean sauce. The raw oysters were delicious with their natural salty flavor.

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Briny raw oysters

Next were oysters baked in cheese. The initial appearance may not be very tempting but I was proven wrong. The oysters were best with creamy cheesy mushroom toppings – simply delicious.

We tried steamed oysters with black bean sauce, garlic and chili. It was an interesting new taste but did not make an impression compared to those baked in cheese.

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Oysters covered in melted cheese

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In addition to oysters, we had the stir-fried lala and bamboo clam. The lala came in a slightly thick sauce, with the right amount of tang and sweetness of onions and ginger. The bamboo clams (RM14) were done the usual way, with ginger and spring onion. Simple and fresh!

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Inche Kabin was next. Marinated well and deep-fried, the chicken drumsticks were tender and juicy but lacked the taste of the Nyonya version. Each drumstick costs RM6, and it complemented the seafood.

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The following dish was the black pepper fried crispy squids with curry leaves (RM12). The squid pieces can look rather deceiving, but on sampling just one piece of it will get your tempo going and chances are you will not lay down your fork!

The sticky thick sauce was rich, and had a slightly charred aroma from the strong heat of the wok. It covered the smooth, tender squid, giving it a scrumptious peppery flavor.

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The squids tasted better than they looked

We moved on to healthy greens. The stir-fried vegetables were a welcome sight and a good break in between the heavyweights. The yau mak fried with fermented beancurd was fresh and savoury. The chef added the right amount of fermented beancurd for a subtle taste. Ginger strips added a pungent aroma. We also had spicy stir-fried kangkung (RM8), which added a touch of spiciness to the meal.

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Yau Mak fried with fermented beancurd

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Spicy stir-fried kangkung

Crabs (RM72) are the signature dish at the Fishing Village Restaurant. There is nothing better than having them baked. The fresh crabs were infused with the charred aroma, while the firm flesh remained juicy! We were in luck as the crabs were quite large. Meat crab costs RM45 a kilo.

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A kilo of meat crab cost RM 45


Finally, the noodles were served. Fried beehoon tomyam style (RM6) had plenty of seafood. The noodle with light spicy tomyam sauce was an excellent complement to the dishes.

However I did not enjoyed the claypot noodle. This version had too much gravy that made it less flavorful. Moreover the texture of the noodle was rather chewy. Hands-down to this noodle as compared to the fried beehoon.

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Seafood at Fishing Village Restaurant, Teluk Bahang by what2seeonline.com

Claypot noodle with way too much gravy


There will be many more trips to this restaurant for its many dishes at affordable prices. Furthermore, there are plenty of convenient parking spaces nearby.

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Beside the beaches and the seafood restaurants in Teluk Bahang, other attractions include the privately owned Teluk Bahang Butterfly Farm, Teluk Bahang Penang National Park and Tropical Spice Garden.

Do check out the Map Location of this restaurant.

Fishing Village Restaurant
765 MK 2 Teluk Bahang
(Jalan Teluk Awak)
11050 Penang

Tel: 04 8852084

Business Hour : 5pm till 11pm (Daily)

GPS Coordinates : N05°27’34.9″   E100°12’50.4″

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17 comments so far

 1 

I love the last shot of the jetty/bridge that seems to invite us into the sea… :)

September 29th, 2010 at 11:56 am
Lee Kok Siang
 2 

Wow! Yummy! Good one CK!

September 29th, 2010 at 2:02 pm
 3 

the melt cheese oyster brings back memories.

September 29th, 2010 at 3:15 pm
 4 

Wah…super high calestrol but i like it…

September 30th, 2010 at 9:45 am
foodlust
 5 

Thank you for introducing this cheap and good food once a while. Please find more of this type of restaurant instead of the high class ones.

September 30th, 2010 at 11:55 am
Alfred
 6 

Yum yum just went with my colleagues last Tuesday and had lotsa oysters!!

September 30th, 2010 at 12:45 pm
 7 

Eating raw oyster in such traditional looking restaurant is weird for me :P

September 30th, 2010 at 3:11 pm
 8 

woah..its been very long time since i last go there to eat..

but your cheeze oyster makes me droool!

September 30th, 2010 at 5:14 pm
 9 

Teluk bahang!!!! :D damnnn hehe I used to go there all the time when I was a kid! :D

inchi kabin is LOVE i tell u. one of my fave dishes of all time! hehe

October 1st, 2010 at 3:21 am
 10 

been there before but have never tried their cheese baked oysters. looks really good =)

October 1st, 2010 at 2:18 pm
 11 

I come here a few times in a year. Always go for the cheese baked lobster thermidor. They are certainly cheaper here than in town.

October 1st, 2010 at 3:19 pm
 12 

Looks like a have-to-visit! (as from the end of next week!)
Anyway, you have an idea about their opening hours and closing day?
Thanks & cheers.
Jay-P.

CK Lam Reply:

Hi Jay-P…it’s been a while since we last chat. I have updated it, with business hours from 5pm till 11pm daily.

October 2nd, 2010 at 4:29 pm
 13 

Thanks CK for sending the update also by email. It arrived just in time before we left HK last sunday. Nonetheless we called them for confirmation and they officially open at 5 pm indeed but in practice they do suggest to show up not earlier than 6 pm.

Now regarding the food: Very sorry to say that both my wife and I were very dissapointed regarding quality of fish (stuff sold as garoupa was NO garoupa but some 2nd class fish). Oysters: I compare with oysters from the more colder northern/southern seas and no way a tropical oyster comes close: way too fat, lack of finesse and an overall lack of taste.
In my opinion (we came from PulauTikus) not worth the 40 minutes drive at all. Also very expensive.
We had excellent food for 3/5th of the price at GOH HUAT SENG in GTown! I’m going to post an article on my blog regarding Goh Huat Seng in the coming days.
The Fishing Village: I’ll just forget about that place but anyway, we gave it a try.

I hope you don’t take my remarks bad CK, no offence intended, just our honnest opinion about a place I sincerely can not recommend.
Cheers and please: don’t shoot me!

BTW we returned this morning from Pg
(AirAsia flight departing 6 am – Oh my!) and are alread y counting the days till beginning of January to get back.
Greetz from Honkers!

October 17th, 2010 at 1:10 pm
PaulF
 14 

Thanks for the tip. Have eaten at many seafood places throughout Malaysia and this is on par with what you tend to get….that is good seafood and a full belly. Who cares about 3/5ths of the price when you walk out the restaurant satisfied. The raw oysters were fine. Sure, they won’t compare to Kangaroo Island oysters or whatever other oyster paradise you can name. The prawns with Kam Heong were as good as anywhere. The fried whole snapper with Thai dressing was above average. We finished with the mango pudding which was excellent. Loved the setting. Staff were great. Crowds were low. Suits me after eating at too many crowded places.

November 18th, 2010 at 9:07 pm
jamis
 15 

Food quality is good, however the serving speed is rediculous, worse than wedding dinner. The time spent from first dish to last take more than an hour and we only ordered 5 dishes and one of them is fried rice and it came last. Won’t pay second visit.

P/s: we reached around 8pm and the place is already pretty pack so personally I would suggest to come early to avoid the crowd.

November 20th, 2011 at 9:22 pm
ho hui ying
 16 

for dinner in penang

May 20th, 2012 at 4:57 pm
KF
 17 

Only cheese baked oyster ok…all other foods SXcks!!!!…won’t go back for this restaurant!!!!…price sXcks as well….

August 17th, 2013 at 8:46 pm

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