I was actually attracted by What2See’s post on Ah Keat Seafood Restaurant over in Butterworth, as such I suggested to my family let’s have dinner down there last week.
It’s pretty easy to locate, if you’re taking the Butterworth Outer Ring Road, all the way from Penang Bridge heading to Sungai Petani Road and left turn when you see the signboard says Sungai Dua, Bagan Lallang, or Raja Uda. Follow the road till you will see a Mobil Petrol Station on your left, and stay close to left lane, and you’ll see Ah Keat Seafood Restaurant at the junction of the main road of Jalan Raja Uda.
Since my parents didn’t wanna have seafood for the night, we actually order simple food.
I have to say the food here is tastily, and it’s full of ‘wok hei’ (鑊氣). Before we walked into the restaurant, we can actually smell the food… and that makes you really can’t resist to enter.
Sweet and Sour Pork Rips (排骨王) was ordered. This is my all time favourite. Don’t know why…. And I’d just loved this dish since small.
We also order a Hot Plate Braised Bean Curd (鐵板豆腐). The side dishes that accomplished to this bean curd are cauliflower, onions, baby corn, oyster mushroom and so on.
Chicken Dice with Dried Chili (辣椒乾炒雞丁), it doesn’t really look cut those chicken meats into dice, but could see some bones attached. Taste wise, good in fact.
Steam Fish with Thai Sauce (泰式蒸魚). We didn’t order any expensive fish, but a simple one like Sea Bass Fish (Ikan Siakap). This type of fish would have mud smell, if you don’t like that kind of smell, you probably may not be able to have it.
Some greens that accomplished the dinner. A simple stir fry vegetables (清炒時菜) with other side dishes like shrimps, sea cucumber, carrots, baby corn and so on.
My sis told me for a start this place is only operated in a corner house where it is right now, and only now they have bought over their next door and expanded their business into present condition.
What’s famous here is their Tom Yam Soup and Fried Porridge. We didn’t get to order because parents didn’t really like those mentioned. What my sister noticed now, they also have kept a big giant white snakes in a cage that’s next to their shop. Isn’t this is illegal? I wonder.
Son of Penang
Address & Contact Number
No. 6881 Lorong Merbau 1
Off Jalan Raja Uda
Tel: +604-323 3319, +6012-425 8552, +6012-491 8736
Daily from 5pm – 1.30am