Ng Hang Kee Fresh Water Food (黄汉期河鲜) @ Bagan Samak, Bandar Baharu, Kedah.
Ng Hang Kee Fresh Water Food is probably the most unappealing restaurants at Bagan Samak, Bandar Baharu (the village known for dishing out inexpensive and fresh river food), but it is probably the most attractive for budget-watchers. Located at one end of the village (right next to a field), Ng Hang Kee is a long established restaurant with simple, straight-forward setting (with no air-conditioner)... just like any other Zhu Char places. The menu is however, smaller compared to other restaurants in the vicinity. No clear menu will be given but the experienced server will recommend the freshest catch available. The place is good for a casual and inexpensive meal but as far as variety is concerned, this place might not be the best option.
Steamed Cat Fish (Rm 48/ kg)
Steamed Flower Clams with Ginger and Garlic (Rm 26/ kg)
Stir Fried Tofu with Leeks (Rm 6/ small)
Stir Fried Vegetables (Rm 6/ small)
There were only Marble Goby, Cat fish and Tilapia; we picked Cat fish. The fish was fresh but the Soy sauce was disappointingly average and the price veers towards the higher side (some offers Cat fish at Rm 40 per kg). The dish we enjoyed the most was steamed flower clams with flecks garlic and julienned ginger; not that the taste of the flower clams shine but the garlic introduced an irresistible aroma. The remaining dishes were however, nothing out of the ordinary.
Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 6/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No
Address: No. 3, Jalan Bagan Samak, 34950, Bandar Baharu, Kedah.
Business Hours: 12 pm to 10 pm. Closed on Mondays.
Contact Number: 605- 716 3717