July 17, 2011
Tsunami Village @ Tanjung Bungah
My mom's kawan-kawan sekalian intro-ed her to a reasonably-priced seafood place and we've visited this place a few times now, and the seafood is indeed fresh and inexpensive.
Here are some of the dishes we have sampled before...
Asparagus Stir-fried with Sambal (RM 8)
This dish was not bad, but some of the asparagus were a bit old and lack of crunchiness. But the sambal mixture was good nonetheless.
Venison Stir-fried with Ginger and Scallions (RM 12)
I thought this dish was not bad as the venison meat were tender but hubby did not fancy it that much.
Salted Egg Yolk Mantis Prawn Meat (RM 15)
Compared to what we got at Pearl Hill Cafe, this fared way better as the mantis prawn meat were clearly visible. The egg yolk tasted flavorful too.
Blanched Prawns 白灼虾 (RM 24 for 300 gms)
Having liked the famous version at Ocean Green all these while, I was a bit skeptical to order this at first. But they proved their mark on this dish as the prawns were super fresh and they have their own version of chilli sauce to go with the prawns too. Simply marvelous!
Steamed Prawns with Egg White (RM 16 for 200 gms)
Having tried this dish out of recommendation from the staff, we have not looked back ever since. I must say this is the first time I tasted this version of prawns. The prawns were steamed along with ginger over a bed of egg white. Coriander leaves were also added to top off the dish. There is another secret ingredient used that is rice wine of some sorts that gives it even more fragrance to the whole dish. We love it!
In all, I feel that the seafood dishes fared very well in terms of freshness, flavor and price. The views are awesome too since it is literally dining by the beach :) One thing to caution though, is the amount of mosquitoes if you were to take seats by the beach (yeah, ironic isn't it?). But there are plenty of tables on the inner side of the restaurant that are less mozzy-inhabited.
Please make reservations if you intend to go in groups as it gets full pretty fast and pretty early as we see tables marked reserved all the time. It is located diagonally opposite Maybank Tanjung Bungah branch (towards the Batu Ferringhi direction)
Tsunami Village Cafe
543-A Tanjung Bungah, 11200 Penang
Phone : 012-487 2718 / 019-447 2718
Closed on Mondays