Published on April 9th, 2009 | by email2me22
Kafe Pantai Timur Cafe at Paya Terubong, Air Itam Penang
Penang …… When you say about this state, automatically hawker foods will run thru your mind. As a Penangite I am always pampered with choices of what to eat. The most famous one would be Gurney Drive and New Lane which most of the time tourist will visit.
In this post I am going to share with you all a place which off these tourist spots. To me the place with too much tourist visiting will deteriorate the food quality as they simply prepare it when having too many orders at one time.
KAFE PANTAI TIMUR is a place where it is located within dense residential area of Paya Terubong. It is opposite a school and in the middle of few flats which surround it. I have patronize this hawker center for more than 6 years and all the original hawkers was still there. They are able to survive in such a competitive market for hawker food for so long and that proof they have the taste.
Last month I brought Big Boys Oven and Rebecca there when I was attending their baking class as guest photographer. There are more than 20 stalls over here ranging from Chinese, Malay and Indian Foods. This is what I call a harmony food court that doesn’t count on religion. In Selangor, there are certain area which pork are not allowed to sell. The main attraction here for me everytime is the fried rice and the grill seafood. There are 4 of us and each fork out RM30 and put it on the table. I did the ordering since I am familiar with what is good to order here.
This stall sell variety of fried rice
This stall’s fried rice is a must to order especially the “KAM HEONG” (Fragrant) fried rice. The fried rice were fried till so perfect that we finish till the very last grain.
Fragrant (Kam Heong) Fried Rice – Rating 5/5 at RM5.00 with a bowl of White Tom Yam Soup (You can opt not to have the tomyam soup which makes the fried rice cost RM3 only)
This fried rice is fried in ala Thai way which using chili flakes and fish oil plus smashed dried shrimps. The rice alone when fried is constantly pressed to break the rice clot. Every scoop of the rice, you can taste every grain of rice is coated with sauce and eggs.
Belacan fried rice ….. You don’t see a big piece of belacan there right? It is actually fried together with the rice in powder form.Then the rice were accompanied with condiments like Thai beef in dry curry form, green mangoes, chopped peanuts with dry shrimp, boiled prawns, cucumber and scrambled eggs. All this then is mix together before eat. The taste …. Fantastic!
This chef is former lead chef of Yellow Light Thai Restaurant. He has numerous experience in Thai food along his career line. Already sell here for 6 years and I am one of his first few pioneer customers.
This tom yam fried bee hoon taste too mild for me. The tom yam paste is home made style which is the same as in the soup. For tom yam bee hoon need stronger taste type of tom yam paste as the bee hoon is tasteless.