Nibong Tebal (高渊) is a small town in Seberang Perai Selatan. Anyone that driving down to south would have to pass by this small town before the North-South Highway was constructed. This town though is small and only 1 main road in this tiny town, but, you could find good food down here. Like Chinese saying Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (臥虎藏龍).
Why do I say that? Well, you never know there’s an eatery shop named Restoran Cheang Kee (璋記飯店), it’s a famous one down here. You could see lots of outstation people dropping by for food.
And, we are one of them, the outstation glutton. We drove all the way from Penang to Nibong Tebal (about 20 to 25 minutes drive) just wanted to try Cheang Kee dishes. Those days, we will be able to see the railway crossing as per schedule, now that they have built this state-of-art flyover, I honestly couldn’t recognize this place anymore. Honestly, it’s so well developed.
Ok, let’s cut it short… let’s talk about gluttons’ topic, aka FOOD!!!!!!!
The famous dish is their Crab Porridge. We only order bowl the other night, just thought of trying out. The taste was absolutely sweet (not that they put rock sugar), the sweetness is from the crabs. The crabs are rather small in size but it’s absolutely fresh.
Beside the famous dish, we also order this ‘snail’ fried with dried chilies. This is a completely different dish and we were surprise and kinda like it. It’s like Western food you’ll have Escargot, and for Chinese, we’ll have ‘snail’. [LOL]
Salted Fish stir fry Beans Sprout, one of our favourite dish, though it’s cheap, but it’s also very much depend on the cook whether can he or she could make this delicious or not, agree? Of course wok hei (鑊氣) is equally important!!
薑蔥田雞 People called this Paddy Field Frog (correct me if am wrong, ya?). This is good if stir fried with spring onions and gingers or dried chilies. And this is my favourite. Yum yum… this one must be a big one, as the meat wasn’t that tender, and it’s a bit tough.
We also have a simple steam fish. The fish is rather small in size, but the timing that they steam was absolutely just in time, cuz, the meat was so tender and smooth! But the sauce is a bit salty for my taste, and for old people too. [grin]
鱼鳔湯, typical Cantonese soup. The soup is also nice to taste, ingredients wise, they have mixed vegetables, ie carrot is small slices, sweet beans in small slices, pork minced meat, vegetables and of course 鱼鳔.
Guess how much we had spent?? RM138.30 for 7 pax dinner. Cheap?
Address & Contact Number
Cheang Kee Restaurant
113, Jalan Atas