Sunday, April 16, 2017

Tong Lek 8 Cafe (同乐8炸鱼肚米粉) @ Macalister Road, Georgetown, Penang.

A comforting bowl of Fish Head Bee Hoon is always desirable, especially on a chilly rainy day. If you are into the soupy fish delicacy, look no further than Tong Lek 8 Cafe at Macalister Road (opposite Guang Ming Daily Office). Meal times can be less-stressing as the fish head noodle-specialist offers a vast selection of fish-related noodle dishes as well as some sides at very affordable prices. The regulars love their fresh, thickly sliced fish as well as the add-ons (such as Pork Innards, Seafood etc). Though the seats are narrowly-arranged, the fully air-conditioned restaurant is a decent place to stop by for a quick meal. 

Fried Fish Head Bee Hoon (Rm 11)

Spicy and Sour Fish Bee Hoon (Rm 11)

Fried Fish Belly Bee Hoon (Rm 10)

Serving portion seems to be heartier than most of its competitors. The Fried Fish Head and Fried Fish Belly Bee Hoon served in clear fish broth are safe bets. The broth was clean with a mellow seafood-sweetness. Seasoning was spot on and did not overpower the natural flavors of the fish. For a more dimensional bite, Tong Lek 8 Cafe serves its Fried Fish separately... to maintain the crispiness. The Spicy and Sour Fish Head Noodle was on the other hand, sweat-inducing. The seemingly clear broth packed a flavorful punch with a medley of spicy, sour and savory notes; might be too piquant for some. Not too bad for a change but I'll probably stick to the usual ones. If you are a fan of the milky broth (with evaporated milk), do drop them a note when placing your orders, they are able to accommodate that. 

Fried Fish Skin (Rm 8)

Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 6/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No

Additional Information:
Address: No. 156, Jalan Macalister, 10400, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 7 amt o 2:30 pm, 6 pm to 9:30 pm. Closed on Tuesdays.
Contact Number: 6016- 437 5426

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