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Penang Food Trail – Teluk Kumbar Seafood and Satay

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Teluk Kumbar Good Friend Seafood Restaurant

Teluk Kumbar Good Friend Seafood Restaurant

Seafood by the sea – not a bad way to conclude our 2D1N Penang trip right? Off we went to Teluk Kumbar Seafood, located just between Bayan Lepas and Balik Pulau. Teluk Kumbar is a small fishing village, which houses the Teluk Kumbar Good Friend Seafood restaurant. The restaurant was just metres away from the sea, and our table was just situated on the sandy beach. Just beside the restaurant was a small makeshift satay stall, with fantastic reviews. Dinner that night was Satay and Seafood!

Makeshift satay stall

Makeshift satay stall

Satay

Satay

The satay was fantastic! The huge chunks of meat were topped with a spicy and flavourful sauce. It wasn’t like Singapore’s satay, rather it was more like grilled/barbecued chicken skewers. There was hardly any fats in the meat, just tender chunks of well-marinated chicken. Every piece was juicy and succulent.

(clockwise from top left) Lettuce; Deep Fried Calamari; Oyster Egg; Kailan; Fried Tofu

(clockwise from top left) Lettuce; Deep Fried Calamari; Oyster Egg; Kailan; Fried Tofu

Clams

Clams

Chili Crabs

Chili Crabs

We ordered 7 other dishes, including 2 plates of vegetables, deep fried calamari, oyster egg, tofu, clams and chili crabs.

In general, the food is pretty average, similar to the standard of tze char stalls in Singapore. The lightly crisp batter went well with the calamari. The clams were fresh and went well with the slightly spicy sauce. The sauce of chili crab was lacking spiciness though, it was more towards the sweet side. The crabs were very fresh but rather scrawny; Singapore’s Sri Lanka crabs are still a winner. The tofu was soft, silky and not oily though it was deep fried. Perhaps we had ordered the wrong dishes, but we felt that the variety of seafood is rather limited for a restaurant specializing in seafood. The highlight of this meal was the fact that we sat barely a few metres away from the sea, enjoying the sea breeze and our sumptuous seafood dinner.

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Written by foodphd

March 14, 2011 at 1:36 pm

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