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Ong Cheng Huat Seafood Restaurant Bagan Lallang Butterworth

Ong Cheng Huat Seafood Restaurant must be familiar for everyone since it is so famous and we indeed blog before. The restaurant is now expanded and become cleaner compare to our first visit. Food served still the same which only limited to a few dishes but best thing is they maintain the great flavor but slightly more expensive now.
Ong Cheng Huat

Stir Fried Mussels, this is a must order for us which taste even better than their signature steamed fish. Only one reason to order this dish, FRESH. It is extremely fresh and free of mug flavor or sand in it, the gravy full of natural sweetness and a hint of sourness making it a perfect dish.
Steamed Shell

Steamed Fish, they always has source for big and fresh fish where you can either ordered fish head or fish tail which both taste as good but for me i will definitely ordered fish head. The soup is so delicious that i wish they served rice, it must be very good to eat with rice.
Steamed Fish

Boiled Octopus, first time ordered this dish and pretty disappointing as it overcook. The octopus has become hard and chewy.
Boiled Octopus

Fried Bee Hun is just normal.
Fried Bee Hun

Deep Fried Marinated Spring Chicken is another must eat dish here. The chicken is perfectly marinated and deep fried to perfection. It remain juiciness and the meat is so succulent.
Marinated Chicken

Fried Popiah Skin with Prawn, very crispy skin with small prawn in it. I did not expect the two layer of popiah so be so flavorful and it taste even better with Chili paste.
Prawn Cracker

The restaurant is getting bigger and during our visit there is an area under renovation, not sure that is belong to them or not but definitely they are expanding and getting more business.
Ong Cheng Huat

Ong Cheng Huat

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2004, Bagan Lallang, 13400 Butterworth
11.00am-5:30pm (Close on Monday)
04-331 4782 / 012-453 5188
N5 26.596 E100 23.757

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Richard’s Top Taste Cafe

Richard’s Top Taste Café located at somewhere that is pretty hard to find, the area is pretty silence at night and not much people around. The restaurant itself having quite good business and we do have high hope since we coming from island just to try it out, bought the 5 course meal Online Coupon for RM29.90, it certainly not cheap. We have a choice of either Steak, Chicken or Fish but since chicken finish hence we down with two option which is steak and fish only and that goes our order of the night.

Mushroom Soup with Garlic Bread, mushroom soup is pretty disappointed as it taste exactly the same as what you get out from the can mushroom soup while the garlic bread taste just normal.

 Mushroom Soup with Garlic Bread

Salad with Chicken Ham, curious to know why they emphasize on the chicken ham since it just merely two slice, luckily the vegetable and tomato is fresh.
 Salad with Chicken Ham

Perch Fillets with Cheese Sauce, Pan-fried perch fish fillets with the combination of cheese, green pepper, young corn, serve with baked corn on top & mash potato.
It taste normal as the sauce doesn’t have strong flavor while the green pepper making it taste not so good, I believe it is very personal taste bud issue as we don’t like green pepper.
 Perch Fillets with Cheese Sauce

Country Style Strip Loin Steak, Grilled strip loin with chef’s special gravy, serve with jacket baked potato & baked corn on top.
The steak is rather disappointed, it has very chewy texture and the sauce doesn’t bring out the freshness of steak instead it has very isolated strong flavor which totally overlap the steak flavor.
 Country Style Strip Loin Steak

Ice Cream
Ice Cream

Richard Top Taste Cafe
 Richard Top Taste Cafe

Overall taste just normal, it is pretty hard to justify if I will to pay full amount, with 50% discount I believe it worth for me to buy the experience but if I will to pay full amount I will reluctant to step in, the food quality is not worth the value.
2 Star Rating

Richard’s Top Taste Cafe
No. 3 & 5, Tingkat Kikik 7, Taman Inderawasih, 13600 Perai, Penang.
04-399 4342
Business Hours:
Breakfast: 8am – 11am
Lunch: 11:30am – 2:30pm
Dinner: 5:30pm – 10:30pm
N5 23.288 E100 23.220

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Claypot Curry Fish Head and Claypot Rice at Lekker Claypot House

Lekker Claypot House is best known for their Clay Pot, one of the very famous shop in Chai Leng Park.
Hot Clay Pot Rice tag with Hot Clay Pot Curry Fish Head is something new to me, always thought that both strong flavor dish should never tag along and I going to prove today either it a good combination or else.
The shop is open air and easily fit up to 20 table or more, parking is a big headache during peak hour.

Claypot rice is one of the traditional food where rice is cook using the clay made pot using charcoal but nowadays most of them are replace with gas. Rice cook with dark sauce, salted fish, chicken meat and mushroom, served together with the hot claypot to maintain the consistent heat. Some add egg on top of it and the egg can be added even after leaving the gas stove as the consistent heat from claypot is strong enough to cook the egg.
Portion below is for 2 persons, it came with two eggs, Chinese sausage and chicken meat.

As I said, the egg not necessary to be cook on the stove instead it can be cook with the consistent heat from claypot.

Mix together all the ingredient together with the egg, making the egg stick with the rice will make it taste even better.

Ordered additional Assam Prawn, prawn is fresh but the Assam is not thick enough, it would be better if they make the Assam sauce more sticky so that the prawn can has better flavor.

Curry Fish Head, the taste is curry powder taste instead of sour and spicy. It use a lot of curry powder and you can purchase the curry powder from them as well, the gravy is very thick and the portion is very big for two persons.

Stir Fried Vegetable

Come to the judgment, whether two strong flavor dish can tag along and create a wonderful flavor? Well, our answer is NO. It simple, because the curry is too strong and cover the claypot rice flavor.
Both of them are individually very tasty but when combine together, it just overlap each other and it actually a waste.

121, Jalan Chai Leng, Taman Chai Leng, 13700 Perai Penang
016-456 8073
12pm – 2.30pm
5.30pm – 9.30pm
N5 23.142 E100 23.323

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Kepala Batas Seafood

This hidden gem is only know by people who came here before either by luck or someone bring them here, Kepala Batas Seafood is quite a general name, why not we specify the name is because this shop doesn’t has a signboard and it doesn’t look like restaurant as well. How we recognize this shop is by looking at the crowd during lunch time, where people are waiting for table to taste the fresh and delicious seafood.

Rojak hawker is selling just beside the shop, Rojak is a traditional fruit and vegetable mix together with sweet sauce and prawn paste, it taste sweet, spicy, sour and natural flavor from fruits. Prawn paste is the key to ensure the plate of Rojak tastiness and additional peanut on top making it taste even better.

After finish our starter main dish is served, first we had here is deep fried fish meat with soy sauce, fish meat is cut into big pieces and deep fried to crispy outside while maintain the freshness of fish meat inside, season with soy sauce and lime to create some sourness, it taste very good.

Next is steamed Pomfret with soy sauce, key element for tastiness of steam fish is no other than fresh, as long as the fish is fresh it will taste good. No disappointed to this fish, it is extremely fresh and delicious.

Stir fried vegetable

Sweet and Sour Squid, I appreciate the soft and tender squid, it not overcook or undercook instead just right on the cooking time to ensure the tenderness of squid and the sweet and sour sauce is just taste good.

Assam Prawn, fresh and big white prawn deep fried and stir fried with Assam paste, Assam paste is sour and the sweetness from prawn meat is just best combination.

What we had above cost RM90+ for 3 persons with 2 drink per person, price is reasonable and food is tasting good. Worth a try, but remember to go on lunch time only, they don’t serve dinner.

Jalan Datuk Haji Ahmad Badawi, Kepala Batas
N5 31.304 E100 25.085

Jawa Mee and Laksa at Cheok Sah Food Court

Cheok Sah Food Court is located at Bukit Mertajam, it was not easy to look for because it one row behind shop lot and the place look to be quite abandon. Famous for its Hokkie Mee but sadly the last plate was ordered before we sat down, leave us with no choice we end up ordered Jawa Mee and Laksa with two dessert.


Jawa mee RM2.50, it was pretty cheap as you can’t really get a plate of noodle for RM2.50 except the economy Bee Hun. Gravy is a little bit sour and more to sweet side which is made from potatoes, garnished with prawn cracker, boiled egg and cucumber.

Laksa RM2.50, another RM2.50 dishes! Laksa noodle is not Q as like other Laksa stall in Penang Island and the spicy sour soup is more toward Malay style that not that thick and it taste just normal.

Lai Chi Kang and Bubur Cha Cha, both dessert is quite disappointed especially the Bubur Cha Cha which is totally different version to the original and the coconut milk use is so limited and dilute, created a tasteless dessert.


The environment is quite hot and cleanliness is a concern as well but this is where supposing a good food to be found. An ordinary Malaysia style of hawker stall.

It was quite disappointed for us to miss out the Hokkien Mee, definitely will come back to try out the Hokkie Mee.

Cheok Sah Food Court
Jalan Pasar, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Penang, Malaysia
Breakfast and Lunch
N5 21.750 E100 27.624

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