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BY CK Lam

Penang is a food haven and the variety ranges from appetizing hawker food, contemporary cuisine and of course, seafood. For those craving seafood meals, you’re spoilt for choice with the many seafood restaurants on both the mainland and the island.

Just ask around and the locals will proudly recommend their seafood places. There are some right on the beach with views of fishing boats and fishermen hauling in the day’s catch. However, if you prefer dining indoors with air-conditioning, there are many restaurants conveniently located within Penang towns.

There is a comprehensive selection of seafood to choose from in the display counter of seafood restaurants such as crabs, mussels, prawns, clams, fish, oysters and many more. Whether you want them grilled, steamed, chilled, deep-fried or baked, choosing fresh seafood can take some time. Fear not, here are a few tips that will help you order the best seafood meal you’ve ever had.

Penang Seafood Guide by what2seeonline.com

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BY CK Lam

Eastin Hotel Penang is offering a pirate-themed seafood buffet. Held at Swez Brasserie, the menu features fresh seafood, along with pasta, sushi, fresh fruits, ice cream, cakes and a chocolate fountain.

Feast of Seafood on Pirates Seafood Night at Eastin Hotel, Penang by what2seeonline.com

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BY CK Lam

Penang’s latest eatery serving giant river prawn is House of Udang Galah (HUG). Located on Hutton Lane, the restaurant housed in two renovated heritage shop houses offers fresh udang galah (giant river prawn) cooked in many different ways. Italian, Western, Malay, Indian and Chinese method of cooking is offered. The prawns are cut into halves and cooked with the head and shell intact.

One of HUG specialties is the Udang Galah in Chef Specialty Lime Sauce. The prawns steamed with garlic, chilli and ginger, made up a perky and appetising dish. Garnished with Chinese parsley, the dish costs a little fortune at RM109 (730g at RM15/100g).

River Prawns at House of Udang Galah (HUG), Penang by what2seeonline.com

Udang Galah in Chef Specialty Lime Sauce

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BY CK Lam

The Norway and Norwegian Consumer Goods Exhibition held at Gurney Plaza, Penang attracted a large crowd. Organised by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, the exhibition held from November 1, 2012 showcased the best range of products originate from Norway and Norwegian. The exhibition will go on until November 4, 2012.

Official opening of Norway & Norwegian Consumer Goods Exhibition in Gurney Plaza, Penang at what2seeonline.com

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BY CK Lam

During this holy Ramadan month, G Hotel presents a special buka puasa dinner with traditional kampong styled dishes at the G Cafe. Chef Hamizi, the sous chef presents local Malay delights and international delicacies coupled with succulent barbeque selection in rotating menus.

Spice up your Ramadan at G Cafe by what2seeonline.com

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* This article was published in the New Straits Times (Life & Times) on 21st July 2012

BY CK Lam

For Ramadhan, Vistana Hotel in Penang is offering a full Ramadhan buffet with a traditional Kampung Nelayan theme from July 21 till August 17. The buka puasa spread has over 120 hearty as well as light traditional kampung dishes. There are western salads and plenty of appetisers. Ulam comes with plenty of choices — daun selon, timun, kacang panjang, petai, ulam pegaga and ulam raja — with a variety of condiments, notable ones being  sambal cincaluk and sambal belacan. Other appetisers include kerabu ulam and acar rampai.

 Value for money buka puasa Ramadhan buffet at Vistana Hotel, Penang by what2seeonline.com

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BY CK Lam

Golden Sands Resort, in collaboration with World Wide Fund for Nature Malaysia (WWF-Malaysia), the Penang Aquaculture Association and GST Group, held a Sustainable Seafood Awareness Day at the resort on Friday June 8, 2012. The event was to raise awareness for the need to protect our precious seafood supplies from depletion through indiscriminate fishing practices and unsustainable fish farming methods.

Golden Sands Resort, Penang Holds Sustainable Seafood Awareness Day

 Golden Sands Resort is leading the way towards sustainable seafood

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By CK Lam

Spending your weekend in Penang? Do check out this 24-hour guide to eating on the island non-stop, written by me for TimeOut Penang 2012. Hope everyone have a great time indulging  in all the flavourful food, rich in spices and herbs from the many restaurants and hawker stalls in Penang.

6am – 7am: Special Famous Roti Canai
56 Jalan Transfer
Open daily, 6.30am-1pm, 3.30pm-7pm

Soak in the slow pace of life in Penang with breakfast at this road side stall, which is famous for its crispy roti canai. There are several varieties of curries to complement the roti canai – mutton, beef, chicken, fish and dhall. The place is usually packed with customers waiting for a table.

Roti Canai by CK Lam for TimeOut Penang 2012

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By CK Lam

The following day, we make our way to Bako National Park. Located at the tip of the Muara Sungai Tebas Peninsula, Bako is Sarawak’s oldest national park. We are ferried from the hotel to the Kampung Bako jetty where the National Park Office is located. After filling up some documents, we hop on a boat from the jetty to Bako National Park, with the Gunung Santubong in view.

Media FAM Trip to Kuching by Sarawak Tourism & AirAsia – Day 3 at Bako National Park

 

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By CK Lam

Khunthai Authentic Thai Restaurant is a place in Penang that locals and foreigners alike flock to for tasty Thai cuisine. Having made a name for itself in Raja Uda Butterworth, it recently opened another outlet at Teluk Kumbar on Penang Island.

This restaurant offers Thai delicacies specialising on seafood dishes. We started with the kerabu mango, which has plenty of vegetables, mango strips, cashew nuts and anchovies. The sour, spicy and sweet dish is a great starter as it whetted everyone’s appetite.

Khunthai Authentic Thai Restaurant new outlet at Teluk Kumbar, Penang by what2seeonline.com

‘Kerabu’ mango RM9

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* This article was published in the New Straits Times (Northern Streets) on 4th April 2011.

DeHappy Seafood Restaurant is a convenient dining place located right on busy Macalister Road. This restaurant which is just a stone’s throw away from the hawker stalls at New Lane, specializes in seafood.

DeHappy offers an abundance of choices, with Geoduck, Alaska Spider Crab, Lobster, Tiger Grouper, Mantis Prawns, Tiger Prawns, clams and mussels. Diners may select the fresh seafood from the displayed trays and tanks, and DeHappy will prepare them in a wide variety of taste.

Seafood at DeHappy Seafood Restaurant, Macalister Road Penang by what2seeonline.com Seafood at DeHappy Seafood Restaurant, Macalister Road Penang by what2seeonline.com

A wide range of seafood at DeHappy

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* This article was published in the New Straits Times (Life & Times) on 18th February 2011.

Teluk Tempoyak is a quaint fishing village, at the southeastern tip of the Penang. Positioned slightly south of Batu Maung, this Malay village has remained a secluded and unpolluted. It has a stretch of beach that seems to run endlessly. The makeshift and uneven wooden jetties that extend from the shore into the sea, adding charm to this village.

Many Penangites are heading to Kampung Teluk Tempoyak in search of fresh and cheap seafood. Quality and freshness of the seafood here is at the upmost as they serve the catch that comes in every evening. One of the biggest attractions is grilled fish, or more affectionately known as ikan bakar.

Ikan Bakar & Nasi Lemak at Kampung Teluk Tempoyak, Penang by what2seeonline.com

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