Monday, March 27, 2017

Ken Curry House @ Jalan Batu Maung, Batu Maung, Penang.

Those who frequent Batu Maung area might be familiar to this place, those who are in the know would have at least heard or visited the place... definitely a hidden gem worth to uncover. Nestled in a bungalow along Jalan Batu Maung (opposite to the World Fish Organization), Ken Curry House attracts the factory workers working nearby... for its inexpensive, satisfying yet tummy-filling Curry (with rice) variants. It has been there for a few years and it only opens during lunch hours... to cater for the lunch crowd. The curry specialist offers nothing except curries... and occasionally, a special home-cooked Bak Kut Teh (small menu). The place has a simple setting overlooking the garden, but it can be a little warm during the sultry hot days. Not too shabby for a quick meal but not a place to hang out. 

Curry Assam Fish (Rm 9.50- set/ Rm 6- ala carte)

Indian Curry Fish (Rm 9.50- set/ Rm 6- ala carte)

Curry Chicken (Rm 8.50- set/ Rm 5- ala carte)

Bak Kut Teh (Rm 9- with rice/ Rm 8- without rice)

Pork Trotter Vinegar (Rm 10.50- set/ Rm 7- ala carte)

All three types of curries passed the test but some of us thought that they could be more generous with the meat/ fish. They don't skimp on the curries though, so it goes with rice perfectly. The Bak Kut Teh was somewhat less-appealing as compared to the rest. The flavor was too mild to our liking, or the fact that we are used to the boldly flavored ones. Make it a set and it includes a serving of Sunny side up over rice (drinks are however, complimentary).

Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Service: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 7/10 (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:389, Jalan Batu Maung, 11960, Batu Maung, Penang.
Business Hours: 11 am to 2 pm. Closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
Contact Number: 6019- 558 4199


  1. I would opt for BKT coz weather is too hot for curry. wait till rainy season will sure wanna try the delicious looking curry

  2. Your curry house? Fusion, I see...curry and bak kut teh. Of course I'd go for the curry and the asam...but I do love black vinegar prok trotter too!

  3. Are you sure this is not your restaurant? hehe :P
    All those claypot dishes screaming for rice, nasi besar satu boss!