Golden Triangle Thai Food Restaurant Queensbay Mall Penang

We have a group of 10 persons who going for company “stomach buildup” session in Golden Triangle Restaurant, Queensbay Mall, Penang.

Golden Triangle Restaurant serve a la carte normally but they have promotion for buffet dinner which cost RM54+, Total up around RM60/pax.
Special menu for buffet dinner, which more or less the same as a la carte menu.

They have branch in Juru Auto City and KL as well.

Healthy appetizer, mix of nut, dry prawn, ginger…etc together with honey. Not nice as I don’t like the leave.

Even worst is the lemon with skin, how to eat?

Pandan Chicken

You can order any drink in the menu, fruit juice, coffee, tea..etc. Quite a number of choices and most important it is pure juice.

Fried Rice, even fried rice also come with big prawn.

Tom Yam Soup, the color tell this hot and sour soup is simply awesome. Would be good if you take with steamed rice.

Choo Chee Fish, Deep fried fish topping with Thai Chili Paste. This is a must try dish, you can even consume the small fish bone.

Kai Lan with Salted Fish

Vietnamese Spring Roll, special which I never try before. Some chop meat in between.

Seafood Otak-Otak in Fresh Coconut and Seafood Otak-Otak in Aluminum Foil. Both dishes actually is the same just different way of presentation.
Otak-Otak come with squid, fish meat, prawn..etc

Squid with sweet and sour source.

Claypot Tang Hoon Prawn, Tang Hoon is overcook and not so nice.

Deep Fried Soft Shell Crab, a little oily but nice.

Jelly Fish Kerabu

Sweet and Sour Prawn, fresh prawn serve with sweet and sour sauce make the prawn even more flavor. The prawn as big as spoon size.


Deep Fried Spicy Soft Shell Crab, with a little bit of spicy source make the soft shell crab even more tasty. Don’t assume it to be very dry.

Three-Flavored Fish, deep fried fish with sweet, sour and spicy source.

Muscle with Chili.

Thai-Styled Steamed Fish, fish is fresh and the soup is just good. A little bit of sour and spicy.

Egg Plant with Basil Leave Minced Chicken

Sotong in Spicy Thai Source, squid is very “Q” but not really like the source.

Tempura Sotong,. Very crunchy deep fried squid.

Desert time, Thap Thim Krop and Coconut Jelly. Both is not too sweet and I like the Thap Thim Krop so much.

Golden Triangle Restaurant
3F-22A, Queensbay Mall,
Persiaran Bayan Indah,
Sungai Nibong, Bayan Lepas,
11900 Penang
Tel: 04-6440969
N5 20.077 E100 18.402

Fook Cheow Café Koay Teow Soup

Very old Kaoy Teow Soup Stall located in town, from my parent generation, which is at least 25 years back. Koay Teow Soup Stall previously located in opposite café shop but they migrated to Fook Cheow Café few years back.
It not that hard to find car park, as both road side can be park.

Clean table and utensils.

Chef busy preparing Kaoy Teow Soup

Wait less than 5minute and Koay Teow Soup served. The soup very delicious with homemade fish ball. If you are not into organ part, remember to request not to put as they put quite a lot of it.
Koay Teow is very smooth. Ordered big and it cost only RM3.20. reasonable price.

Fook Cheow Cafe Koay Teow Soup
N5 25.283 E100 19.715 (Near to Masjid Jalan Hatin)
8AM – 12PM

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Kaede Japanese Food Restaurant Alor Setar Kedah

Kaede Japanese Restaurant, it was the second visit. First visit was about 1 years back, this round visit after our early morning disappointed Hot Air Balloon event in Kedah.
This shop was located in Alor Setar, Kedah.

Early visit to this shop and no other customer yet, only a few tables as the shop lot is quite small.

Kaede Japanese Restaurant

Orange Juice

Korea style chopstick, not really like this type of chopstick as I just can’t hold my food nicely with it.

Green tea, I would say it just an ice water coz doesn’t have much tea flavor.

Design of the restaurant, take note that this is not the menu as like what most of the Chinese shop like to do to show the hot dishes. Hehe! So don’t order what listed here.

Ordered a Grilled Salmon Set, two pieces of Salmon with Japanese sweet source. Very tasty.

Rate: *** *** */10

Salad together with Salmon set.

Miso Soup

Order a few sushi, saw the pink color? It was actually Sakura, it taste like sweet.

Rate: *** *** **/10

Even more Sakura Sushi, the rice they use is short and small which are Japanese Rice.

Rate: *** *** **/10

No. 919, Jalan Sultan Badlishah, 05000 Alor Setar, Kedah
N6 07.233 E100 22.147
Tel: 04-735 1260
10AM – 2PM
5.30PM – 9PM

Gertak Sanggul Fishing Stage Seafood Restaurant Teluk Kumbar Penang

I read some good review about this restaurant Gertak Sanggul Fishing Stage in forum and feel like giving it a visit.

It was quite far away, which located further up from Air Port. Before the restaurant you will pass by Hao You Teluk Kumbar Seafood Restaurant which I going to share soon.

Narrow road and it was quite dangerous I would say it as not much car pass by.

Try to be at the shop sharp 6PM so that you can finish earlier and get back early to avoid driving in the dark especially girl who drive alone.

Gertak Sanggul Fishing Stage as the name said, it was a fishing pond with certain fees you can bring your own rod for fishing.

Found this under table, as expected you going to be dinner for mosquito. Actually it was not so bad.

We reach around 7PM and it was full house, total around 10 tables

Drink we ordered, YiBi and GengGeng.

My parent order a bowl of tea.

After drink served, it was a long long long wait. We are waiting for around 1 hour for the first dish to be served.
Better get yourself some snack before going as they really cook very slow.

Start to venture around the fishing pond.
Nice view where you just sit beside the fishing pond to enjoy your dinner.

One of the small pond which is not for fishing for sure. A lot of fishes

Close up, suppose to be “Fei Zou Yu(非洲鱼)”.

Rest area for “fishing-man”.

Nice spot for photography, coconut tree, pond, reflection…..wuuu!

Finally, our first dish served. It was “Sizzling Prawn(铁板虾)”. RM20
Very good, and the amount of prawn is way out of our expectation, at least 15 but the size is a bit small.

Rate: *** *** ** /10

Next is “Ma La clay pot Chicken (麻辣沙褒鸡)” RM10, suppose to be very spicy according to it name, but it actually not spicy at all and all chicken meat use is either drumstick or thigh.
Very tender and soft, not spicy instead salty and just nice.

Rate: *** *** */10

“Steamed Red Snapper Thai Source” RM28, the source is actually very good. Sour and very good to eat with rice but the fish meat is not nice.
It will be good if we take “Piak Kia”

Rate: *** */10

Vege for healthy life “Kai Lan Cha Chap”RM8. Cook just nice.

Last dish serve, “Salty Egg Crab”RM36. A lot people recommended this dish, I would say it a right choice to order this.
The crab is SUPER fresh, and the salty egg make the crab even flavor and tasty. We order 2.

Rate: *** *** ***/10

Overall satisfied with the foods except the fish. The price is quite reasonable.

Reminder, drive safely and try to be there at 6PM to avoid driving back in the dark.

Gertak Sanggul Fishing Stage
N5 16.968 E100 11.478
6PM – 12PM

Gertak Sanggul Fishing Stage Durian

Bought 3 small durian at the same shop where we having our dinner at Gertak Sanggul Fishing Stage.

According to seller, all his durian is just from the farm behind the shop, which prove that all Durian is very fresh.

Very famous Ho Loh, one of the award winner.

Orange color Durian is the best, very creamy.

RM13 for this Durian.
Rate: *** *** **/10

Infamous brand “Gold Thorn (金刺)”, which I never heard of it before. Give a try and it was a surprise.
It is very creamy and bitter which just right for me as I favor bitter Durian. Bought two of this.

Look at the Durian, it was very orange in color.

RM12 for 2, which is quite cheap.
Rate: *** *** **/10

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Gertak Sanggul Fishing Stage
N5 16.968 E100 11.478
6PM – 12PM

How To Choose DURIAN
Every year, with the coming of the durian season, the air is filled with a heavy ‘odoromatous’ presence, a kind of incense heralding the arrival of the king of fruits; and the streets are lined with hastily composed pyramidal piles and altars for the King of fruits – the durian.
And every year we are confronted again by the same eternal question of how to choose a good durian.
The first step in choosing a good durian is to grasp the durian that takes your fancy by its stalk and hold it in front of your eyes for close scrutiny. It is advisable while doing this to stand with your legs apart or “kang-kang” as the durian and its stalk may decide, at this very moment, to part company, with disastrous consequences to your foot. If you do not wish to stand in this manner then I would advise you to have safety boots on.
An age old adage says that you cannot judge a book by its cover. But some ‘so-called’ durian experts claim that they can judge a durian by its thorns, although others say this is nonsense. So why must you look at a durian if you cannot judge a durian by its thorns. It is to look for holes or ‘lubangs’.
Durian holes generally fall into four categories:
1. Squirrel holes — Durians with squirrel holes are generally ripe and quite tasty as the squirrel who has been at it would gladly testify. However, these durians are considered ‘second paw’ (second hand) and being minus a few seeds should be purchased only after a generous discount.
2. Worm holes — Durians with worm holes have worms and other creepy crawlies in them and should be rejected unless, of course, you are one of those lovers of Swiss Cheese.
3. Man-made holes — These are small triangular openings cut into the durian so that the customer could have a sneak preview of the fleshy quality of the durian. Obviously if the durian is still there, it has been rejected. Would you take someone’s reject?
4. Open backside type — Durians with their bottoms with are gaping or beginning to gape have seen better days – 2 or 3 to be precise – where they have been paraded, manhandled and put back on the shelf, rejected by all and sundry. Leave them in place.
Now, having given the durian the visual test, you can now proceed to the next important step. Take the durian into your hands, with your fingers gripping the spaces between thorns, approximate it next to your ear at the side of your head and shake the fruit. Listen for movement.
Pardon my disgression. Now why shake the durian, you ask. Good question! Remember the other old adage – ’empty vessels make the most noise’. This holds true for the durian. If you hear vigorous hollow movements of seeds when you shake the durian – the fruit is all seed and no flesh – reject it. If there is no movement at all on shaking, and the durian feels heavy for its size, the fruit is unripe or if ripe, waterlogged. Reject also. If you detect some faint movement and the fruit feels relatively light for its size – go on to the next step – the ultimate olfactory test.
For this step, hold the durian gently in your hands as you would your loved one and place in front of your nose and inhale deeply. If you find dirt, dust and dried leaves in your nostrils, stop at once, and send the durian back to the vendor for a thorough cleaning.
Having ensured that the durian is clean and that there is no impediment in your nasal passages repeat the inhalation process, with both thumbs and thenar eminence cupped to exclude any extraneous smell. If you detect an over rich, strong, fetid odour, it indicates that the durian is overripe. Reject, especially if the stalk looks somewhat dry.
If you detect no smell at all also reject as the fruit is unripe.
But if you detect a faint aroma of bitter sweet butter scotch and almonds with a bouquet of wild honey and a hint of smoked oak then you have hit the jackpot and found yourlself a durian with a thick, creamy, treacle like, bitter sweet tasting flesh for you to savour and enjoy.

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