Hei Yeong Seng Restaurant, Penang Plaza – Spacious with Good Food

Chinese New Year is around the corner. There are many requests of where is the best place to have reunion dinner. In fact, there are many places in town that serve good Chinese food. One of the restaurants that serve good food at a spacious environment is Hei Yeong Seng Chinese Restaurant.

Besides being named as Hei Yeong Seng Restaurant, it is also known as Noble Season Chinese Restaurant. I am not sure why there are 2 names for this restaurant.

It is not hard to locate Hei Yeong Seng Restaurant. It is actually located inside Penang Plaza. If you know how to go to Komtar via Penang Road, you will sure come to a junction where the left turn is to Burma Road and right to Dr. Lim Chwee Leong Road. Take the left turn and after 150 meters you will soon see Telekom building on your left. Keep driving for another 200 meters and you will soon pass by Tune Hotel on your right. Keep driving for another 200 meters and you will see Penang Plaza on your right. Hei Yeong Seng Restaurant is on the 2nd floor of Penang Plaza.

Upon entering the restaurant, you will feel that the area is very specious and can easily cater more than 50 dining tables.

There are tons of fresh sea treasure available in the tanks inside the restaurant.

The red lobster was swimming and waiting to be served.

Homemade Claypot Pork Knuckle – RM20.00, the pork knuckle was chopped into chunks and marinated in homemade sauce and spices before it was simmered for hours. It was served in claypot and garnished with spring onions.

The texture of the pork knuckle was soft and the taste was slightly sweet, sour and spicy. For those who love fatty pork meat and skin, this is the ultimate dish to be ordered.

Sambal Fried Four Season Sprout – RM12.00, the green sprout and carrot were cooked together with prawn and sambal.

The aroma of the sambal was tempting. The sprouts and carrot were fresh. Even the prawns were fresh too. The sambal was not too spicy. It is great for people who can only handle moderate spiciness.

Steamed Sea Bass – Rm17.50. It was a very simple dish but precise timing is required to prepare it. The sea bass was cut into pieces, covered with high-quality soy sauce and placed into steamer to steam. The timing must neither be too long nor too short, it should be exact in order to serve the fish soft and smooth. The dish was then sprinkled with some chives and spring onions before being served.

The fish meat was fresh and smooth and timing was perfect. It was simply irresistable.

Home Made Taufu – RM12.00. The homemade taufu was topped with a mixture of fried minced meat, salted fish, prawns and chinese mushrooms in soy bean paste with a touch of chives and spring onions.

The taste was so delicious. The taufu was so soft and smooth and it melted in your mouth. The minced meat topping tasted abit salty and together with the fragrance from the salty fish, it makes a perfect combination .

Overall, this is a great place to get along with family and friends. It is specious and car park is certainly not a problem. The food is acceptable and the pricing is reasonable as well. However, one drawback for this place is the servers here are mostly foreigners and there is a language barrier in between. Therefore, the management should look into solving this problem.

Editor’s Review (5 Stars Rank):

Food Presentation

Quick Facts:

Family Friendly
Pork Free
Credit Card
Private Room
WIFI Available (Penang Free WIFI)

Operation hours: 11:45am – 2:30pm; 6:00pm – 9:45pm (7 days a week)
Contact: 04-229 1623
Address: Penang Plaza (2nd floor)126 Jalan Burmah, 10050 Georgetown, Penang
GPS: 5° 42′ 12.15″ N, 100° 32′ 53.03″ E


6 thoughts on “Hei Yeong Seng Restaurant, Penang Plaza – Spacious with Good Food”

  1. Food wise not bad. Service is disappointing. Operators are confused I think as they could not decide which name to call their restaurant as i saw two names.

  2. Persons allergic to peanuts, beware: My son almost died eating there. We had to rush him to hospital. He took the roast duck, and I think they fried the duck after they roast it in peanut oil and my son is allergic to peanuts. He developed breathing problems immediately after. Later when I called the restaurant, the receptionist mentioned that they do not use peanut oil but I think they used oil that has been previously fried with peanuts to increase the aroma of the roast duck.

  3. Peter, I am sorry to hear that. The problem of diners that eat out nowadays are increasing tremendously and there are no specific guidelines for the cleanliness. I really hope that enforcement will do something about the regulation of the food preparation hygiene.

  4. This is a superb place for dinner.
    I’ve held many family gatherings there and the food have always been delicious and surprising original.
    Apparently the chefs are given the opportunity to test their creativeness by the management and you should not hesitate to challenge them to come out with some originality.

    Diners with problems of allergy should be more cautious themselves. Don’t expect the restaurant to understand allergic reaction to peanut contamination like a medical doctor. For example, to many, “Pork Free” means food without pork or lard. Don’t expect it to be kosher.

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