Friday, October 12, 2007

Sea Palace Restaurant, 海外天餐廳

Not too sure how many Penangites aware of this restaurant? Anyway, it’s located in Taman Pekaka, the taman that next to Tesco Extra (formerly known as Makro). This restaurant is in Lip Sin building located at 1st floor, if you approaching the restaurant, you’ll see a white board that listed down the dishes for the day. If you decided not to order those dishes that listed, they are more than happy to serve their customers.

Anyway, it was a weekdays, whole family organized this birthday dinner for my father-in-law. It was more of a family get together function and also a birthday celebration.

Hubby and I were late, due to back-to-back meetings, and we didn’t know what have they ordered that night. What we know was, by the time we sat down, dishes are ready to serve.
Here are the dishes, …. Steam fish, stir fried brinjal with fresh scallop, Belachan Chicken, home made popiah, 紅燒 pig’s trotter, butter prawns, broccoli with mushrooms, and Lam Mee for the “Birthday Boy”.
Some said the Belachan (Shrimp-paste) Chicken wasn’t that good, probably they use frozen chicken to deep fry.
I find that the home made popiah pretty nice, something different, it’s not the same as what we have at the road side.

The Lam Mee picture is kind of blur, I suspected the battery is getting weak and it’s not able to focus. Sorry guys.
Among the dishes, stir fried brinjal isn’t that up to expectation, first it’s very oily, secondly they should be deep fried first before they stir fried with scallop.

As for the 紅燒 pig’s trotter, more of my in-law’s favourite. Taste wise, not too bad, but that wasn’t our favourite to cook in this way.

Steam fish, … the flesh is tender and nice. I believe they steamed it within the time frame. Comparatively it was good among the others.

Address & Contact Number
2-1-9 1st Floor
Bangunan Lip Sin
Lebuh Pekaka 1
Sungai Dua
11700 Gelugor
Tel: +604-659 3826

Ok, I won't be blogging for this long holiday, ... till then, have a pleasant holiday and Selamat Hari Raya, and if you're on the road, have a safe drive!!


~Christine~Leng said...

happy holidays! btw.. the food looks good. I'm always keen for a celebration with family. Good food and company~~

wenching & esiong said...

i don't think i've been to this restaurant, even if i did, it was a long time ago. the food looks quite good. how's the pricing?

Big Boys Oven said...

Looks like a nice place to dine in.

Tummythoz said...

Hmm.. you don't sound happy with most dishes there. Giving cooking tips even! =)

celine said...

I'm more interested on the charges. Reasonable or over charge?

Jacelyn Chew said...

those fried stuff are nice...but i can't take much coz i always get sore throat. :(

i tag u this time. will u do?

New Kid on the Blog said...

Hi Christine, Happy Holiday to you too. Yup, you're right, good food and good company.

Hi SugarBean & Celine, pricing?? Honestly I hv no idea, cuz, it was paid by my brother in law.

Hi BBO, this place is big enough and also can cater for wedding banquet.

Hi Tummythoz, different taste lor!! Hahahah... getting to know me now, huh??

Hi Jacelyn, let the heat settle down first before you take, that will minimize the sore throat... :)

Rasa Malaysia said...

OMG, everything looks soooo very good.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

the food does look quite tempting..haha i prefer the knuckle deep fried though..

New Kid on the Blog said...

Hi Rasa M'sia, do drop by whenever you're back la!

Hi Joe, I prefer the deep fried also... but this type of cooking is more tender and easy to bite. :)

ling239 said...

erm... guess they are not related to Overseas Restaurant ?
their chinese name is the same though~

vkeong said...

Hmm.. I use to pass by Lip Sin plaza but I never spot this restaurant before.. I usually head over to the opposite side for Bak Kut Teh and Pelita Nasi Kandar

Might be worth a try

tigerfish said...

I think there used to be a eatery of the same name 海外天, back in S'pore too. Wonder if they are the same.

New Kid on the Blog said...

Hi Ling239, not too sure... I hope they are different, cuz, overall the price is cheaper than Overseas.

Hi vKeong, yes... this place is famous for fish steamboat also... that's what I heard.

Hi Tigerfish, not too sure .... in the 80's there was Sea Palace Restaurant also, located in Penang Road, now SoHo.

yikyeou said...

I don't know there's 海外天 in Penang. Now I know already thanks to you. =D

Sweet Jasmine said...

i have been to this restaurant sometime in April for our church gathering dinner...the food was quite delicious and portion big....