Living in a country surrounded by Sea, the Japanese are some of the experts when it comes to Seafood. Their love for Seafood can be seen on their food culture... so much love for Seafood until they combined Seafood with Senbei, a classic all-time Japanese favorite snack made of Rice (also known as Rice Crackers). The introduction of such Seafood Crackers was a hit in Japan and the blessed food gourmets in Penang can now enjoy a piece of these freshly made, paper-thin Seafood Crackers. Tako Senbei, a brand originated from Japan, has recently opened a new branch at lower ground floor of Gurney Plaza (1st in Penang/ 2nd branch in Malaysia).
The concept is simple- fresh Seafood (like Prawn, Squid, Scallop, Fish) will be placed between 2 pieces of hot metal plates, with Rice Flour Batter added, it will then be compressed (and cooked) for a couple of minutes. The end product is a 1 mm paper thin Seafood Cracker with the earlier Seafood being "fossilized" and can be clearly seen on the Cracker. At present, there are 6 types of products available with 4 types of Seafood to choose from; as these are freshly made, do expect a brief wait.
Many Thanks to Tako Senbei for inviting us.
Prawn Seafood Biscuit (Rm 12.90)
Scallop Seafood Biscuit (Rm 12.90)
Prawn Special (Rm 19.90)
The only difference between the Seafood Biscuits and the Seafood Specials is the addition of batter. The former one has Rice Flour batter added, so the edges are airy and possess a cracker-like texture while the latter option has sprinkles of Rice Flour added (no batter). It possesses a chewier, firmer texture but with bolder Seafood flavor. We personally prefer the latter choice... for the distinctive but addictive smoky Seafood flavor, the Seafood sweetness seemed to be more obvious either.
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No
Address: 170-B1-K39, Basement One, Gurney Plaza, Persiaran Gurney, 10250, Georgetown, Penang. *in front of Bee Cheng Hiang/ near to the entrance to Cold Storage*
Business Hours: 10 am to 10 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: N/A