we went straight to the hotel and hung out opposite which is Gurney's stretch of beach. Waited not more than 20 minutes for my bro -Wasabi King- to pick us up and guide the way to the meal that I've been waiting for this whole trip to Penang. Bak Ki!! I cant remember the road name but locals call it "Goh Tiao Loh" (No. 5 road).
My bro had already pre-ordered the dishes and we had a table all ready for us. So basically it was just a case of chatting, catching up and letting breakfast digest a little before the food arrive.
First to arrive was the oyster noodles. It is still as I remembered it, full of "wok hei" and fresh ingredients. There was fish slices, big plump oysters and also bits of greens. I think all at the table would agree its good!
Next to arrive was the oyster glass noodles. Also the same ingredients as the oyster noodles but with a darker, richer sauce. My colleagues loved this. I think Ed the boss man especially enjoyed this whole meal.
Plain fried vegetables to counter all the seafood and meat that we were eating. Normal vegs cooked perfectly. Crunchy, fresh and you can really taste the difference between normal gas stoves and charcoal ones (which is what this restaurant uses).
Next was a plate of fried tofu. Again, a delicious dish with big plump prawns and bits of leek. Its funny how the simplest dish cooked to perfection can bring it into a different level altogether.
The fried oyster omelet that we all have been waiting for. I simply love the Penang style of oyster omelet with the egg and sticky tapioca flour mixture. Abit of the batter and an oyster dipped into the chilli sauce is I think as close to culinary heaven that you can get!!
Now, the moment that everyone has been waiting for. The Bak Ki!! Its really just a simple soup with meat (that has been coated with tapioca flour) and some vegs (cabbage). I still cant put my finger on what makes this sooooo good. I have tried a few other stalls selling the same in KL (one of them is a road side stall next to Fei Por chicken rice) but none can do it like this place does. 2 thumbs up!!
N 5° 24' 15.8"
E 100° 20' 2.1"
Makan King's ratings = 8 out of 10