Probably the best meal we had in Penang, great recommendation from @klyeoh! Thanks again!
Several staff at the hotel actually opposed us to go to Hai Boey, the Indian staff said food was expensive, the Chinese young grad told us he preferred another restaurant and even proposed he would come with us if we went to the one he liked. We decided to stick to our plan as we discovered the Indian guy only liked Indian food and the Chinese guy only liked to eat sweets and especially Western pastries.
From George Town we took Uber to arrive in Bukit Tambun (about 25 minutes), we would like to go to beach before dinner. The beach was far from the ones in Langkawi, we decided to move on… It was at that moment we realised we needed about 50 minutes walk to the restaurant.
There was a fisherman village next to the restaurant.
A big wall of fish tanks. Don’t know why the mantis prawns were dangerous.
Look at the geoducks!
Even some crabs from France
Golden prawn - salty duck egg yolk fried with the entire prawn with shell, really good
Ho fun - simply the best we had on this trip
Deep fried aubergine minced meat balls, Japanese style. I loved the dish.
Pan fried abalone with wujiapi. The cooking was good, but in the end of the day, we were not fond of the texture of abalones.
It was a pity that we were still recovering from our big lunch at Yee Heong Tea House and we were both not very hungry. The restaurant was huge, but there were only a few tables occupied, due to the low season I believed.
The staff were friendly, most didn’t speak English, only 1 hostess hopping around each table, she spoke very good English, when we showed them photos the Peranakan heritage mansion we were staying, they were very impressed, especially we were the only occupant, we had the place all to ourselves.
The only complain was the driver who took us back to George Town, initially the price quoted was 50 RM, but raised to 70 RM when we arrived. We were too tired to argue… Actually the restaurant is situated not far from the Penang airport. If we had better planning, we should have stayed in a place near the airport, especially we would be leaving by 5:30 am the next morning.
It was our last night in Penang, a good meal to sum this up. We will return one day!
Hai Boey Seafood Restaurant
MK 9, 29, Jalan Pasir Belanda,
11920 Bayan Lepas,
+60 4-649 3746