There is this newly opened Thai restaurant in Pulau Tikus area but unlike other Thai restaurants, Sukhothai focuses on serving beef noodles just as its name suggested. The Thai-Vietnamese style beef noodles was believed to be one of their signature dishes. Sukhothai serves decent and authentic Thai dessert as well. Located strategically in one of the busiest roads in Penang, finding parking during peak hours is never an easy job. It took me more than 15 minutes to get myself a parking space. Customers can opt to park right in front of their restaurant but unfortunately, the spaces are very limited and are normally fully parked with cars during lunch/ dinner time. Choices are pretty limited in Sukhothai, but their beef noodles are the must-try for beef lovers.
A small basket consists of basil leaves and bean sprouts will be provided once you have placed your order of their beef noodles. All of them were raw and they were meant to be inserted into the hot soup, the basil leaves have a strong and piercing smell which some of them might not be too used to it. I personally do not adore the smell either. Bean sprouts were okay but I would preferred them to be slightly cooked at least to get rid of that kind of weird smell.
Something one shall never missed is their chilies especially their sourish chili sauce. The chili sauce works best with those chili flakes (crushed red pepper). The chili sauce was rather appetizing but spicy for me and its definitely one of the best chili sauce I have ever had.
The beef noodles (Rm 12.90) came in a rather big portion, chunks of beef can be found too and the best part was, there was 3 parts of beef being included in this bowl of noodles, the special one being the beef tendon, which was believed to consist a lot of protein and collagen (ideal for ladies). The beef noodles were reasonably flavored by some herbs, but the smell was very mild. The main aroma comes from the beef and those coriander. The beef balls were very chewy and bouncy too, just nice for me. Highly recommended, definitely one of the best beef noodles I have ever had.
The beef noodles are available in 3 options - Thai rice noodles, Thai glass noodles and instant noodles. Wait until the rice noodles being soaked in the soup a while, the noodles will become more tender and aromatic. The chili flakes work well in the soup too if you prefer something more spicy.
Sweet and Sour Roselle Juice (Rm 4.90) The juice was okay for me, it was not too sweet for me however, it does not taste sour to me at all but the drink was quite aromatic, which was the aroma of Roselle I guess ?
Banana Sago (Rm 4.90) It tasted almost similar to one of the local dessert - Bubur Cha Cha in terms of the aroma and the salty coconut milk. My first thought on this dessert was -- sweet but I was wrong, this dessert was not too sweet at all, in fact, a bit salty. Some salt was added to the coconut milk I believed, and loads of banana were added to increase the aroma. This would be something I want as dessert after a scrumptious meal.
Service Charge: Yes (5%)
Government Tax: No
Address: No. 238, Jalan Burmah, 10350 Georgetown, Penang. (Opposite Tan Mark book store and Penang dental, same row as Burmah Road's Police Station)
Phone Number: 016- 438 7788
Business Hours: 11:00am - 3:00pm, 6:00pm - 10:00pm (Closed on every Wednesday)