Lan's Corner Ikan Bakar @ Tanjung Bungah, Penang.
Imagine the freshest seafood on a sizzling hot pan doused over a thick, spicy-sweet sauce and give it a quick stir fry; when served with a squeeze of Lime juice, you know there's a soft spot for the Malaysian in you. Since its opening in October 2016, Lan's Corner Ikan Bakar that sits on a little hill at Tanjung Bungah (right next to the post office and Sunshine Bay Seafood Restaurant) has garnered an appreciate following. It is known to dish out some of the best Ikan Bakar in the neighborhood. There are a few cooking methods to the local seafood-produce listed on the menu, depending on your preference but we'd recommend their 'bakar' style with home-made sweet-spicy sauce. Prices may not be cheap but certainly commensurate with the portion and quality (especially freshness). Plan your visit here early as long wait is expected after 7 pm (and limited parking space).
Sotong Bakar/ Grilled Cuttlefish (Rm 25)
Ikan Pari Bakar/ Grilled Stingray (Rm 15)
Both grilled Cuttlefish and Stingray may seem identical but the sauces were different. The grilled Cuttlefish possessed an indelible sweetness, the sauce leans toward the sweeter side with a sleek spiciness and a pleasant smokiness. The Cuttlefish was expertly cooked to the right doneness- slightly chewy but not hard to the bite. The sauce was boldly flavored and would work well over white rice. Grilled Stingray is another signature dish of theirs. The sauce was again sweet but the heat was more apparent than the other dish, it can be addictive. The meat however, was a little tough to our liking; we'd certainly prefer it to be softer and juicier (overcooked perhaps). Though we were able to tell the differences between the sauce, it became monotonous towards the end.
Taste: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7/10 (1-3 cheap, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No
Address: 554, Jalan Tanjung Bungah, 10470, Tanjung Tokong.
Business Hours: 6 pm to 1 am. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 6018- 409 4227