Gee Seng Seafood Restaurant, Tambun

25 05 2008

I’m going for holiday in 4 hours so this will be short and cincai :D

walk way

Tambun is a small fishing village for good inexpensive seafood. Whenever we come here, we always patronise this restaurant at the end of the narrow road. A platform built on top of the water became sitting area for customers. The view and the slushing sound from below are just the right ambience for some serious hand-dirtying, shellfish digging.

fishing boats

The serene surrounding is very relaxing.

Gee Seng Seafood Restaurant


On Labour’s Day, cars mostly from outstation already filled up the parking lots. When we got into the restaurant, every table was occupied and we had to sit near to the entrance. There is a makeshift stall selling agar-agar and konnyaku jelly.

Gee Seng kitchen

The kitchen. Can’t expect it to be hygienic. A few cooks had no shirts on and one was smoking while working the wok.


Live crabs


Fresh seafood


Hot and spicy condiments

stir fried bee hoon

Stir fried mee sua with fresh prawns and bean sprouts. The prawns are sweet and tastewise, the dish is delicious, albeit lacking in wok hei. RM 6.


Sweet vegetable (I forgot what it’s called) with a dash of oyster sauce. RM 5.

mantis prawns

Mantis prawns. We had them plain and they were sweet, but has a bit of muddy taste. RM 12.


Steamed stingray in ginger soy sauce. Although it looks plain but this is the best way to eat it. The flesh is so smooth and tastes absolutely fresh. Best dish of out of the bunch. RM 14.

thorn snail

Thorny, spiky snail (siput duri). Toothpicks are given to pierce the flesh out of the shell, then dip into chili sauce and chew away! RM 6.. woh, cheap cheap!

snail flesh

Nude snail


This delectable satay is from a stall nearby. It’s parked beside the restaurant, near to the jetty. Since the stir fried noodle disappoints in the wok hei aspect, this satay totally makes up for it. It’s chunky with meat and a few slices of fat inserted in between (which can be easily removed) to give that umph flavour.

Gee Seng Seafood Restaurant
860, Bagan Bukit Tambun
14110 Simpang Ampat


*non-halal* Pork Trotter Lunch in Butterworth

26 06 2007

Stall #1

Mom asked if I wanted to eat at an old school no frill place in Butterworth. My immediate reaction is a yes! I wouldn’t pass an opportunity like this. See the photo below? :) Yeah, rustic shophouse with wooden exterior and sliding metal doors. My favourite kind of dining place.

Stall #2

Dad’s client had introduced him to this secret location. Then he brought mom here. A year later (now only they tell me ah!), I get to see and try for myself. I almost couldn’t make it here. My parents thought it has shifted when they couldn’t find the road which leads to this place. It’s located parallel to the highway that’s heading to the cargo loading dock. Just before the entrance on the side to the ferry terminal, dad instinctively turn right and there it is!

Pork trotter meal

People throng this place for their well known delicious pork trotter. They started out as an economy rice stall but became famous for this meat dish that’s slow cooked in dark sauce with a hint of herb (star anise maybe?). Their selection of other side dishes is very few and basic. Keeps your palate clear to savour their specialty :)

Pork trotter

The meat is extremely succulent and tender! I can’t have enough of it. The gravy may look watery and run-down but it’s actually quite flavoursome. After almost drenching my rice with it, we requested for more gravy and the taukeh kindly refill for us.

We asked for lean meat, so I’m not sure if the fatty leg part will be given if we had not specified? It cost RM12 just for the pork. The total comes to RM18 including the side dishes and drinks.

Sunway Carnival Mall

After that, a detour to the new Sunway Carnival Mall before going back, just to well, find an excuse to visit a new mall. Nothing much to see. Very few clothing stores. A walk in the basement where eateries are reveals restaurant names that are carbon copy of Queensbay Mall’s, just fewer.

For those who’s interested to visit this coffeeshop, I hope Wikimapia can help you :P (since I’m so poor with the direction). The location of the shophouse is mapped. It’s located just outside the BORR.

Lunas Roast Duck

27 05 2006

Price: RM 27.80 for 4 people

  • RM 17 for one whole duck
  • 2 plates of rice, 2 bowls of porridge
  • 1 plate of bean sprouts
  • 1 plate of taukua (hard bean curds) with eggs
  • RM4 for 4 cups of leong cha (herbal tea)

Location: Tan Kee Restaurant in Lunas, Kedah

Ask any Penangite, they would probably associate the best roast duck with Lunas town. For anyone who has never heard of this restaurant, they would probably question the rationality of driving to another state solely for a plate of duck rice. Fortunately for living in Malaysia, it is only an approximately 30 minutes journey from Penang Island. And it’s all worthwhile when you sink your teeth into the tender meat and savour the sweet sauce all over your mouth. The skin is slightly crispy but still maintains the chewy-ness. Do order the bean sprouts as their’s is fresh and crunchy.