Last Sunday, we went over to Butterworth to try out the seafood at Ong Cheng Huat Seafood Restaurant. Not knowing the exact location, I went to search for it in the Google map. With the helpful directions and the map in hand, we drove over to Bagan Lallang.
The place was crowded as it was lunch hour. We were introduced to their fermented coconut water, known by the locals as Tuak. It is a popular drink in this restaurant. A one liter bottle cost RM5. It tasted a bit sourish sweet and has a gassy feeling. Recommended to try out this unusual drink.
Stir fried mussels – RM11. The mussels were stir fried with shredded ginger, garlic and chili padi. I liked the gravy flavoured with the natural juices from the fresh mussels. It was delicious to the last drop, with most of the flesh intact to the shell unlike some places having more shells than flesh.
Steam fish – RM26 has almost the same ingredients as the stir fried mussels but on the contrary, the taste of the gravy was totally different. Each of us had a thick piece of fish .
The deep fried prawn fritters (heh piah) was a thin layer of popiah skin with prawns. The crunchy heh piah would make a good starter before the meal.
Deep fried baby chicks – three chicks for RM14.40. The chicks were marinated thoroughly as the sauce and ingredients were infused into the meat which were equally tender and juicy. A highly recommended dish…its finger licking good!
Indeed a satisfying lunch for the three of us travelling all the way here from the island. Be prepare to sweat it out on a very hot afternoon as the place is nothing fancy, just a zine wooden house with a kampung feeling.
Directions : After the Penang Bridge, head to Sungai Petani highway and only exit at the Sungai Dua exit. Go on to the Butterworth Outer Ring Road until you see the exit for Bagan Ajam. On exit, turn left towards Bagan Ajam. You will reach a traffic light junction. Take the left turn towards Mak Mandin. Look out for the Ong Cheng Huat sign board on the right hand side. Turn into the narrow road which will lead to the restaurant. Click here for the Map Location.
Ong Cheng Huat Seafood
2004 Bagan Lallang
Tel : 04 3314782
Business hours : 11am – 5.30pm
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