Found at the bustling Lebuh Keng Kwee (the same street where the famous Penang Cendol is located), Thai Crab Porridge 泰式蟹皇粥 is one of the new food spots that you should put it on your radar. Though the name says Crab Porridge, the fairly-new restaurant is in fact, a restaurant that specializes in Thai offering... with a few Seafood selections. The location of this place seems a little odd though... seemingly overshadowed by the popular Penang Cendol and nearby food stalls. The place does not offer a glamorous entrance and the interior decor is down to earth... like your usual hawker place with simple seating arrangement. A place in town where you can find some simple Seafood meal with reasonable prices.
Crab Porridge- With Roe (Rm 18/ serves 1)
Thai Seafood Tom Yum Noodles (Rm 15)
Pad Thai (Rm 8)
Thai-styled Steamed Cuttlefish (Rm 21/ market price)
We could see that almost every table has at least a bowl of the Crab Porridge. Diners get to choose between Roe Crab or the ordinary ones... with Roe Crab requires top up of additional Rm 2. The Porridge was reasonably seasoned and packed with a bold seafood sweetness. There were not much meat in it though. We did not like the Thai Seafood Tom Yum Noodles... the broth was on the oily side and it was not spicy and acidic the way we would have hoped, the flavors were rather muted. We also tried their Pad Thai... which turned out to be pretty good. The seasonings were spot on and the quintessential "wok hei" was there... our only complain was the small portion. To complete our seafood meal, we had the Thai-styled Steamed Cuttlefish as side order. The Cuttlefish was fresh but the Thai spicy and sour sauce could be bolder; both spiciness and sourness were weak. We would also prefer the Garlic element to be stronger. Some hits and misses but overall, we thought the meal was a good value of money (given the wallet-friendly price tags and serving portion).
Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 6/10 (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
Business Hours: 12 pm to 10 pm. Closed on Wednesdays.
Contact Number: 6016- 499 0066