Saturday, June 24, 2017

Tsunami Village Cafe @ Tanjung Bungah, Penang.

With a name like Tsunami Village, it certainly reminds us of the tragic moment when Penang got hit by killer waves in 2004, that particular location was probably one of the affected areas. The place is extremely popular amongst tourist, we were literally surrounded by tourists and none of the diners were locals. We were unease in the fear of falling into a tourist trap and our instinct was unfortunately, right for this round. We were first impressed by the outdoorsy setting of the place, overlooking the beach of Tanjung Bungah... followed by its thick menu. We thought the prices are very steep but proceeded nevertheless. Unfortunately, none of the dishes were impressive....

Steamed Clams in Thai-styled Sauce (Rm 20)

Steamed Red Snapper (Rm 54)

Stir Fried Kang Kong with Sambal (Rm 10)

None of the dishes impressed us that evening, the steamed Red Snapper with Teo Chew sour sauce was a great disappointment. It barely registered any flavors, the acidity was weak... similarly to the salinity. The fish was fresh but we thought it was overpriced for that portion (after considering the market price of Red Snapepr). The steamed Clams in Thai-styled sauce was another let down. The Clams were alright but the sauce did not shine... it was slightly too sweet for us. Given the quality of the food, we thought the prices are rather steep. 

Hokkien Char (Rm 6/ small)

Taste: 6/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 6/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 6/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 6/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: Yes 6%

Additional Information:
Address: 543-A, Jalan Tanjung Bungah, 11200, Tanjung Bungah, Penang.
Business Hours: 5 pm to 10 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 6012- 487 2718