Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Restoran Macinta Hai Lam

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.


The mixed vegetables with fishballs, prawns and chicken fillet. It is just a normal dish.

Home style fried chicken with prawn crackers. The chicken pieces were well-marinated, and perfectly deep fried, and it was not oily. However, the prawn crackers were really below average, cuz some of them not very crispy.

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?

17 comments:

worldwindows said...

The Curry Pomfret looks mean. I mean the colour. RM27!!!

Tummythoz said...

With curry like that my carbo intake will be uncontrollable. Sedaaap!

J2Kfm said...

true. it was cheap.
and seldom find a place where Chinese, Indian and Malays can dine together, tucking into CHinese dishes some more.

Kristie said...

what? RM27 for all these dishes? it is dirt CHEAP!!!!!!

Allie said...

RM 27. Cheap cheap...

cariso said...

Agree! Cheap!

Liang Mui said...

wah.. at sg petani ar? i tot in penang island. btw, i'll b in penang this weekend. NKB jer jer oledi sent me a list for me to hunt for food. but 1 day trip. how to hunt? thx to NKB jer jer.. huge list..

Liang Mui said...

wah.. at sg petani ar? i tot in penang island. btw, i'll b in penang this weekend. NKB jer jer oledi sent me a list for me to hunt for food. but 1 day trip. how to hunt? thx to NKB jer jer.. huge list..

allenooi said...

can!!! go to weld quay tree shade to have your dinner!!!

Little Inbox said...

worldwindows, tummythoz, J2Kfm, Kristie, Allie & Cariso, yes very cheap indeed. The food quality is not bad too.

Liang Mui, welcome to Penang! Where you plan to go for food hunting then? One day nia? Enough time or not?

allenooi, oh, i know the place. Hubby went there before. The chef can handle 3 to 4 woks at one time, right?

Duckie said...

where is this place? the food looks good and price is very reasonable.

Little Inbox said...

Duckie, it's at Sungai Petani wor.

Selba said...

The fish curry sounds really delicious... :)

Little Inbox said...

Hi Selba, you like curry too?
BTW, thanks for dropping by.

550ml jar of faith said...

I'm drawn to the fried chicken! It just looks like it'll give KFC a run for their money!

New Kid on the Blog said...

dont think we can find this in Penang... so cheap.

Anonymous said...

got slaughtered in hailam, simple dishes cost > rm 50 for 2 person ,cis would not go there again

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