Pulau Betong is a small fisherman village located at Balik Pulau area, recently we heard from a relative there is a seafood restaurant selling fresh seafood and taste very good. After some searching on Internet i found the restaurant name Jia Siang Cafe. It is not too far from Air Itam, with smooth traffic we can reach around 40 minutes, navigate with GPS make life easy.
We reach around 1pm and the whole restaurant is fully occupied, waited for 5 minute and we are so lucky to secure a table. The restaurant is pretty small and only have around 15 tables, they can’t put more table as only 2 chef available and food serving is extremely slow. we waited for 1 hour to get our drink and another 45 minutes for our food to served.
Jia Siang Cafe only have certain seafood such as prawn, crab, squid and some fish only. They encourage you to bought your seafood from stall behind and they will prepare for you for a small amount of fees. By the way, they do have various kind of vegetable as well. Their famous Belacan Chicken Wing and Kou Rou (yam pork) are sold out at 1pm, so fast!
After waiting for 1hour 45minutes, first dish served. We are so hungry.
江山美人 is a cooking method which put a lot of lemon glass and chili to steamed fish. RM14 for food preparation and we bought the fish for RM14 as well so total RM28 for this fish. The soup is really tasty, very strong lemon glass follow by spicy taste. Fish are 101% fresh, I love the fish very mush as it is really tasty, even the stomach area has no fishy taste.
Salted Egg Prawn, Preparation RM12, Prawn RM17, total RM29. We bought 10 prawn from stall and bring it over, we love the salted egg sauce which are finger licking good. A little bit sweet and salty which are awesome.
Curry Fish RM50, super big portion of curry fish which has almost 20 pieces of stingray inside. The curry taste so good that I can eat one big bowl of rice with it, first bite of the fish and i am surprise that stingray can taste so good. The meat is so springry and fresh.
Flower Crab RM50 include preparation and crab. We have it cook in “weird sauce” 怪味酱， which taste a little bit like Singapore Chili Crab flavor but not that watery. Total 4 crab, 1 big 3 small which are all very fresh.
Jia Siang Cafe 家香茶室
Address: Malaysia, Kampung Bakar Kapur, Balik Pulau, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Phone:+60 19-746 8465
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