When talking about famous Penang food and or barbecued chick, usually people will be able to tell you the best place to get it. Although the place is not very fancy with no air-conditioned, however during the lunch time it will be very packed and mostly are waiting for the famous barbecued chick. Not to mentioned on weekends, the condition is worse.
This place is no other than Ong Cheng Huat Seafood, the so-called “Stall”. The location is considered remote and out of town, but if you asked any Penangites most of them will able to guide you to this place. WARNING: Those whose heart are weak or are animal lovers please do not read this post as there will be shots of tasty little barbecued chick.
For those who want to beat the crowd, my advice is to visit this place before 12noon. Else it will be difficult to find a seat.
The service is very efficient, right after you have seated and ordered your food, the dish will be served within minutes. The famous and also the ultimate dish, barbecued chick (RM10) for 2 birds. The skin is very crunchy while the meat is very soft. The way the sauce is marinated is very tasty too. No wonder this is one of the signature dishes here.
Sweet and Sour Steamed Red Snapper Head (RM23). The way they serve this dish is similar to Teow Chew Style, but the difference is that there is no pickled vegetables. The sour soup base is steamed with sliced ginger and bird eyes chili with are good enough to bring out the freshness and sweetness of the fish.
Home Made Fried Bean Curd (RM4.50). Another signature dish here. The bean curd is fried and served with Thai chili sauce. The inner texture is very smooth that it will slip through your throat when bite on it.
Fried Popiah Skin Stuffed with Prawns (RM4.50). The popiah is made up of 3 layers. Celery, prawns, garlic and spices are stuffed in between the layers. It is a crunchy snack when it served hot.
Fried Bee Hoon (RM5.00). The way they fried is not too dry which is my favourite fried bee hoon style. It is cooked with beansprouts and prawns.
Coconut Tuak (RM5.50), Again another signature dish here. When people mention about “Stall” they will talk about the Coconut tuak here too. Coconut tuak is an alcoholic beverage made of fermented coconut flower dew. The taste of the tuak is slightly sweet and sour with bitter ending as it contains alcahol.
For those who are not used to the taste of pure tuak, there is another new and creative way to try out this tuak. Mix the tuak with 100Plus, the taste is smoother and soft like “Kambai”, which is suitable for ladies.
Overall this stall serves good food and provides fast service. It is said that their food and service quality have never changed since they started business. It’s a place that is worth visiting again.
Editor’s Review (5 Stars Rank):
Address: 2004, Bagan Lallang, 13400 Butterworth.
Opening Hours: 11.00am-5:30pm (Close on Monday)
Contact: 04-331 4782 / 012-453 5188