𝗔𝗻𝗱𝗿𝗲𝘄’𝘀 𝗞𝗮𝗺𝗽𝘂𝗻𝗴 in Batu Ferringhi, right across the road from the popular Shangri-la’s Golden Sands Resort, is a super-casual eatery, owned by the very personable Lim Phang Peng @ Andrew Lim.
Perched on a 2nd floor corner of the Eden Parade, the breezy 23-year-old eatery is ultra-casual. Considering that the youngish owner, the loquacious, impossibly efficient Andrew himself is only 43, he really must have started early. Andrew seems to be able to anticipate one’s every need, and knows exactly which dishes one should try depending on that person’s taste preferences.
Cooking is done mainly by his younger brother, Lim Phang Wann – Andrew calls him Chef Wann, and positively bursts with big, bold flavours.
The Lim brothers’ parents, retired Hainanese cooks, still help out, which explains the confident, competently turned-out dishes which we had:
𝗖𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗽𝘆 𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗸 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗽𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗮𝗸𝗲𝘀 (RM39.90). This dish is a British-Chinese classic which Andrew had successfullly recreated for a British expat customer who yearned for the dish “from home”. Here, Chef Wann marinated the duck for 24 hours before steaming it. The duck will be deep-fried upon order, then served with shredded cucumbers & scallions, hoi sin & sour plum sauces, and tortilla wraps.
𝗠𝗮𝗹𝗮𝘆𝘀𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗯𝗲𝗲𝗳 𝗰𝘂𝗿𝗿𝘆 (RM17.90). Very boldly-spiced curry with tender cubes of beef and potatoes.
𝗣𝗲𝗻𝗮𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝘂𝗿𝗿𝘆 𝘀𝗲𝗮𝗯𝗮𝘀𝘀 𝗳𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗲𝘁 (RM31.90). Another very well-cooked dish: fresh seabass fillets and okra, in a piquant tamarind-chili gravy.
𝗦𝗰𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗯𝗹𝗲𝗱 𝗲𝗴𝗴𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗼𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗲𝘀 (RM13.90). Like all of his other dishes, even the simple scrambled egg dish was very flavoursome.
Definitely one of the best casual eats I’d ever come across in Penang lately.
Customers, many of whom are regulars, often have their photo headshots pasted on the walls there!
𝗔𝗻𝗱𝗿𝗲𝘄’𝘀 𝗞𝗮𝗺𝗽𝘂𝗻𝗴 is at the 2nd Floor, Eden Parade, Jalan Sungai Emas, 11100 Batu Ferringhi, Penang, Malaysia. It’s open 12 noon to 10pm daily, except Tuesdays.
Tel: +60 4-881 1688