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
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
I would opt for BKT coz weather is too hot for curry. wait till rainy season will sure wanna try the delicious looking curryReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Lovely close ups Ken!ReplyDelete
Are you sure this is not your restaurant? hehe :PReplyDelete
All those claypot dishes screaming for rice, nasi besar satu boss!