This is my last post in Penang. One week in Penang. So soon and so fast. I will spend my last night in Penang before catching my flight at 7am from Penang to Kuala Lumpur and onwards to Melbourne. I had a great time. Quite leisure and relax and not doing too much. Limited shopping on this trip except buying myself a few linen and cotton trousers which were 60% – 70% discounted.
Yesterday, I took mum and sis to the Ocean Batu Maung Seafood Restaurant. My partner and I were initially planning to take them there last Friday before my partner left Penang. He loves the mantis prawn in salted egg yolk sauce and soft shell crabs so much that he wanted to have them again before he leaves. Unfortunately, there was a huge storm and we had to cancel the trip. One other reason was that I was queueing up for 4 hours in the morning, started at 9:45 am at an authorised Apple dealer, SWITCH, in Queensbay Mall for the launch of iPad2. So, it was a bit rush to pick my mum and sis for lunch in a stormy weather. My partner was disappointed, which I have to make up on the next trip to Penang. I was happy because I got my iPad2 in white after 4 hours standing in line. I was lucky that I managed to get one, which was the second last 64g in white. It was a big saving of almost AUD$300 if I were to purchase in Australia.
I digressed a bit there. Back to lunch with mum an sis yesterday. The Ocean Batu Maung revisited.
I ordered the following dishes – mantis prawn in salted egg yolk, guinness stout chicken, “tau mew” with salted fish, steamed cod cutlets and curry fish for a total price of MYR$154.40 including a pot of pu-erh chinese tea. All the dishes were absolutely delicious. They were very good. The only slight disappointment was the mantis prawn. This one lacked the aroma and saltiness than the first time I had it. It was also quite dry. I found out from the waitress that this was cooked by a different chef in the kitchen.
Guinness Stout Chicken. MYR$35 (AUD$12). Last time, my partner and I were going to try this dish but we had already ordered 4 dishes between us. We were intrigued by the name Guinness Stout. So this time I had to order it to try. It was Very Good! Who would have thought of using GS as the main sauce ingredient.