May 12, 2011

Ji De Lai San Ding Seafood Restaurant

There are many places offering 'choo char' (Chinese dishes) in Penang. They can be found in every nook and cranny in Penang. This open concept 'restaurant' is one that is found in a peculiar place. Restaurant Ji De Lai San Ding Seafood is located on a playground inside a residential area. This restaurant has 'specialty' dishes daily. The night we were there they had homemade tofu with chopped seaweed sprinkled on top. The pieces of tofu were then deep-fried. The deep-fried tofu with the seaweed was tasty. The seaweed gave it a salty and fishy taste.
The next dish we had was also a specialty of the day. The deep-fried chicken thighs with pumpkin sauce. The pumpkin gave the dish a sweet taste. There was also lime/lemon juice in the sauce so it was actually sweet and sour chicken. It can be described as a new kind of sweet and sour chicken. I did not quite like the dish but hubby and son did not mind. This eatery has many specialty of the day. If you are someone who is adventurous, try them. Sometimes you can be disappointed or shocked. The last time we visited, we had deep fried tofu that came with a purple coloured sauce. It was sauce made from dragon fruit. Oh my, I have never seen sauce in that colour. Of the many restaurants that we have been to, this one served this dish the best. The stir-fry 'bayam' (spinach) with three different kinds of eggs. The 'bayam' was cooked but not over cooked. The amount of 'bayam' served together with the egg, salted egg and century egg was generous. The gravy was very tasty and not too liquid. The grilled spare ribs was also another dish getting the thumbs up from us. Whilst you are there, you can also try the 'kam heong' stir-fried brinjal (aubergine) with dried prawns. The aubergine is prepared in a very nice way. The aubergine though cooked was not mushy and the dried prawns done fragrantly. However, I found the dish to be rather salty (I think the dried prawns were not washed). The clay-pot fish is also a good dish to order. One thing to remember is to check the price of the dish before placing your order. The last time we had this dish it cost us a whopping RM60 (small sized fish) for the dish.
Jie De Lai San Ding Seafood Restaurant is located on a playground. To get to this place drive along Jalan Hamilton and turn right into Taman Hijau 3. (If you are coming from Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah.) Drive straight in (across a t-junction) until you reached the playground (on your right). This is a residential area. Look for a brightly lit open-space. :o)

4 comments:

joo gyee said...

ooo...Another place to savour of, is it near to SMJK Heng Ee?

Bubbles...ooo said...

Hi JG, It is nearer to Convent Green Lane (inside the housing estate behind the school). :o)

Nava.K said...

Never heard of some of the food mentioned, esp the one with the pumpkin.

Bubbles...ooo said...

Hi Nava, Nice having u here. Like I mentioned, this place has many specialty (their own). This pumpkin chicken is one of them. :o)