Sunday, June 28, 2009

Song Yen Seafood (Revisited)


Last Saturday when we came back from SP, we dropped by to Song Yen Seafood again for a quick chu char dinner. I blogged about this place previously. Read here.

Basically there are 4 people operating the stall. The team consists of an uncle cum chef, an auntie cum ingredients preparer, another English speaking auntie cum waitress, and a domestic helper. I noticed all the ingredients are weighed before cooking. This will take into price calculation later.


This was the first dish served, the seafood green curry. Auntie mentioned that all their curry dishes are without coconut milk. They substituted it with evaporated milk. If you like spice and herbs, you'll love this dish. It consists of generous amount of prawns, squid, fish fillets, and long beans. Besides Kadok herbs, Thai basil leaves were added to the curry as well. I like Kodok, but not Thai basil, but the curry was still acceptable to me.


Since we have 2 other spicy dishes, we opted for stir fried potato shoot with fermented beans. It tasted quite good. I learned another way of stir frying veggies. :)


3 Cups Chicken. This is the one that I love the most among the all the dishes. A chicken thigh was deep fried till fragrant, but not crispy. Then it was stir fried with the 3 cups sauce. Curry leaves, onion slices and chili were added to enhance the aroma.

The dinner just cost RM26.60. Very reasonable, right? We want to try their Sar Hor Fun for the next visit.

12 comments:

Elin said...

I love the green curry seafood...I can imagine the taste in my mouth as I read your description...mouthwatering alredy lol...kadok being my favourite and the price for the whole is dinner is darn cheap. No way in Ipoh can you get that price. Great dinner! :)

SimpleGirl said...

my goodness....disuch nice meal only twenty plus...really...can't get in Ipoh...who said the cost of living in Ipoh is low....

Selba said...

Curry without coconut milk? That sounds not really authentic, no? hehehe...

FoOd PaRaDiSe said...

ah.... now you get to savour the 3 cup chicken ya..... My gal loves it. And glad that you like it too. ^-^

New Kid on the Blog said...

i have nvr try 3 cup chicken before... is it very strong basil leaf smell?

jason said...

That's really cheap. You should ask the aunty how to cook the 3 cups chicken and share the recipe with us!

worldwindows said...

RM26 is the kind of price I pay more than 15 years ago in KL tai chow for this kind of food!

Little Inbox said...

Elin & SimpleGirl, may be the rental cost in the hawker stall is not that high, so the boss consider to lower the price kua.

Selba, but with the evaporate milk the curry taste quite yummy and healthier too.

Food Paradise, oh I see. :)

New kid, 3 cups chicken no basil leave la. The sauce tastes lie a combination of oyster sauce, dark soy sauce, chili paste and the aroma of curry leaves.

Jason, haha...auntie will scold "scold their bowl" (in Cantonese).

Worldwindows, I see...we're so lucky to have such cheap food in Penang. :P

cariso said...

Cheap!

foodbin said...

basil leaves are more compatible with Assam curry

Dora said...

I want to try that 3 cups chicken. Looks so nice!

Little Inbox said...

Cariso, yes!

Foodbin, hmm...but the curry tasted quite ok.

Dora, it's the best dish among all the 3.

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