Being a fishing village, there is no shortage of seafood supplies at Tanjung Piandang... a short 20 minute drive away from Nibong Tebal, the south-most town of Penang state. It is one of the popular destinations to source for some fresh seafood (and of course to satiate the cravings). One of the few places to get really good and inexpensive seafood at Tanjung Piandang is Fifty Heng Kee Seafood Restaurant 50興記海鮮飯店, a well-established Chinese seafood restaurant that is known to almost everyone staying in the fishing village. The place offers a big Chinese menu, not only seafood dishes but the usual Chinese stir-fry dishes that you can find in most Chu-Char places in Penang. No frills and nothing overly showy, this place serves some of the freshest seafood supplies in the neighborhood and most importantly.... budget friendly. A place that you would not want to miss if you happen to visit Tanjung Piandang.
Grilled Squid (Rm 28)
Steamed Fish with Pickled Radish (Rm 42/ market price)
Bamboo Curry Prawns (Rm 28)
Baked Mud Crabs (Rm 58.50/ market price)
All we wanted to try was the Seafood dishes... we started off with Grilled Squid, served with their home-made Chili paste and fresh Lime. But we did not think they were necessary, the Squid was delicious on its own. It was lightly seasoned with Salt and the natural flavor was bold and addictive enough, best to be enjoyed with a glass of chilled Beer. Bamboo Curry Prawns was a signature dish of theirs... cooked in creamy, sweet Curry sauce, the sauce was best spooned over rice. It has an indelible sweetness but surprisingly worked well with the juicy, plumpy Prawns. We also had Steamed Fish with Pickled Radish; though the fish was very fresh, we did not find the pickled Radish stand out nor it was as good as the ones we had in Alor Setar.
Taste: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7/10 (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: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No
Business Hours: 2 pm to 10 pm. Closed randomly in a month (usually mid of the month).
Contact Number: 605- 725 0222