Last weekend, as usual , FIL brought us for a simple dinner before we headed back to Penang. He drove us to hunt for home cooked style "Chu Char" 煮炒. He is a thrifty man, so he always emphasize for average quality and reasonable price food when dining out.
This time we went to Macinta Hai Lam which is located at the row of shop houses directly next to the Billion Super Market. This restaurant serve halal food, and that's the reason why you can see lots of Muslim customers. I noticed those Indians and Muslims are really fond of Chinese food. Some of them ordered Chinese dishes to eat with rice, and some of them ordered Western food (chicken chop) & local delights (fried rice or noodle).
We ordered fish curry. The whole medium size black pomfret was served with lady's fingers. The curry is type of soury curry with lots of grounded shallots. Hence, the gravy is thick. It goes well with rice. The serving was huge for 3 of us.
Well, with the price of RM27, average quality food and large servings, we really can't criticize much. It's hard to find such cheap food in Penang. Agree?