Monday, December 2, 2019

Teochew Goh Teo Kee Restaurant, Sg Nibong Penang

Anyone for Teochew food in this Hokkien state? I remembered best on the 2 other dining occasions, was their Ornee or Yam paste and Gingko nuts dessert. It's a must-have and hard to come by. We ordered them and asks for it to be divide and placed into dessert bowls. So not worth the photo. However, the taste was good. Colour is if the right purplish shade. So pleasing. Sticky and pasty with the right sweetness and accompanied by 2 well-cooked but still firm gingko nuts.

The food was good. The presentation was clean-cut and pleasant to the eyes. These were as expected of a good restaurant. I enjoyed the robust piquant broth from the well steamed Tau Tei (pomfret). The tomatoes used were ripened on the vine and juicy, sour, and deep red. These are the little things I look for in an eatery that is serious about their food. The tart from both complemented the sweet and firm meat from the fish.

The Assam Prawns was another sour dish. The Assam Jawa was allowed full rein. The chilis were not fiery hot and did not take center stage but instead helped complement the other spices that were used to enhance and heightened the flavours. The Bunga Kantan aroma was typically used in Penangnite dishes.

The Mixed Seafood dish was tasty overall, except the mushrooms were tougher than usual. It was not soaked enough. The soya sheets too seemed to have been rushed and not allow to soften sufficiently. The rest of the components were excellent. The sauces were right for seafood, salty and seafood extracts. The taste from the seasonings is essential in these type of dishes as it depends on it to add flavour to these seafood whose taste can be rather subtle and need to be brought out by appropriate sauces.

Finally, we ordered 2 dishes that would please the children. They did their job well. The children dove in. The Orchien Omelette (oyster) has nice sizes Oyster but as always never enough. The omelette was cooked till dry yet not oily. The texture was excellent. Then the fried chicken was so well-marinated that the taste was so good, a mix of sweet and savoury with a crunchy batter.

A good night out, we went back for a round of yit kitty yek before hitting the sack.


Restoran Goh Teo Kee
Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Taman Sri Nibong, Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang
04-646 5072