Friday, July 21, 2017

Gertak Sanggul Seafood Fishing Stage (美湖海鲜钓鱼休闲中心) @ Teluk Kumbar, Penang.

At the far end of Teluk Kumbar is a quiet fishing village named Gertak Sanggul; unlike Batu Ferringhi, Gertak Sanggul is a non-touristy place with no hotels, only local fishermen and pristine white beach, making it one of the famous places to picnic for the locals. One notable place at Gertak Sanggul is the Seafood Fishing Stage well-concealed in some of the residences. It has a man-made pond that allows fishing enthusiasts to fish; in the evenings, it is transformed into a family restaurant that specializes in offering seafood (sourced from the local fishermen). It is a place most suitable for families that want to take their kids a step nearer to nature and to dine-in amidst the serene neighborhood. There's no standard menu and is subject to the daily supplies (sourced locally) but do check with them on the prices before you order (some can be very expensive). If you plan to visit this place, do be there early or expect to wait for at least an hour, the serving speed can be a little slow.

Baked Mud Crabs (Rm 150/ kg)

Steamed Tiger Grouper (Rm 130/ by weight)

Braised Pork Ribs with Stout (Rm 20)

Stir Fried Clams with Ginger and Spring Onions (Rm 15)

Stir Fried Teo Chew Noodles (Rm 15/ serves 2)

Stir Fried Qing Long Vegetables (Rm 12)

We were shocked with the absurd price of the Mud Crab (priced at Rm 150 per kg), each of the baked Mud Crab equates to Rm 65 and no, they were not huge in size. But other than that, other dishes were rather impressive. The steamed Tiger Grouper was particularly delicious- fresh and unctuous Grouper expertly cooked with addictive-firm texture doused over premium Soy sauce. The texture was simply amazing and together with the salty-sweet premium Soy sauce, it could be one of the best steamed fishes we have ever had. The stir-fried Clams with Ginger and Spring Onions did not disappoint either, the Clams were huge in size and the seasoning was spot on. The distinctive flavors of the Ginger and Spring Onions were bold and amalgamated well with the Clams. For those who prefer Noodles over Rice, try their Stir Fried Teo Chew Noodles; a brilliant combination between the thick and thin Mee Tiao results in better texture and the dish was brimming with the delightful charred aroma (Wok Hei), it was best enjoyed with their lip-burning Sambal Belacan. All in all, we were quite satisfied with the food quality but was dismayed by the over-priced Mud Crabs (priced at least 30-40% higher than market rate).

Taste: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
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: No. 388, MK 8, Gertak Sanggul, Teluk Kumbar, 11910, Bayan Lepas, Penang.
Business Hours: 6 pm to 12 am. Closed on Wednesdays.
Contact Number: 604- 649 1812


  1. RM150 a kg!!! *faints*

  2. I'm not such a fan of pulling meat out of the crab shells myself. I'd much rather have it all done for me. So lazy right?

  3. I wonder how's the taste of the Teo Chew noodles? It looks exactly like normal fried noodles, any special flavors?