Upon leaving Penang for KL, we decided to stopover in Bukit Tambun for a seafood meal. As it’s situated by the river, the area sees fresh catches daily by fishermen nearby. As my eating companions have had their last seafood meal at the more touristy Gee Seng, we decided to try the restaurant somewhat opposite it, Restoran Jety.
When you see the 1st sign, just continue walking down the path into the restaurant (if you can call it that). Not sure why they have so many spelling variations between the signs outside or the ones inside but decided to follow the one inside the restaurant itself. the view from where we sat was quite nice as it was just by the river and some fishing boats were parked just next to us. the natural ambience was just so soothing and relaxing.
We ordered some Fried Glass Noodles (Tanghoon) and it was stir-fried with ingredients such as cabbage, carrots, bean sprouts, garlic chives and prawns. The lingering smell of wok hei wafted through the air when it was placed on our table and we eagerly tucked in. Oh, it was good.
Next was chi lea (Siput Duri) or rather, spiky shellfish. toothpicks are given to pierce the flesh out of the shell. The chilli dip here was really shiok.
We also had the Salt & Pepper Mantis Prawns. The Mantis prawns were quite big, and were chopped up before being cooked.
Lastly we had the Steamed Tiger Fish. Actually I have no idea what the type of fish this is, but they ordered it as such and it was quite small, but delicious. the texture of the flesh was smooth and tasted really nice. perhaps this was also greatly attributed by the freshness of the fish.
we all left bukit tambun, satisfied and satiated. 🙂
Restoran Jety 船头海鲜楼
Bagan Bukit Tambun,
14110 Simpang Ampat,
Seberang Perai, Penang