Lou Sang or Prosperity Toss is one of the South East Asia Chinese big things. Believe to bring good luck, Yee Sang or Yusheng is a popular dish during Chinese New Year (Spring Festival) particularly in Malaysia or Singapore. And, we landed at Khun Thai Restaurant in Teluk Kumbar Penang for ‘Siu Kang Jiu’ or literally translated to ‘The End of Work Feast’ that took place prior to Chinese New Year celebration.
If you’re familiar with Good Friend Seafood that sits behind the Yellow Bus building then, Khun Thai is further up on the road on the way to Gertak Sanggul fishing village. Or if you have been to Hai Boey Seafood in Teluk Kumbar, then Khun Thai Restaurant is sitting adjacent to it. Since Khun Thai and Hai Beoy Seafood Restaurants are off the main road, running close to beach front, the sandy strip here is more idyllic compares to the others nearby. And another plus is their parking bays are aplenty, besides it is free of charge and you’d be assisted by an in-house traffic warden during peak hours.
What I didn’t expect was the luxury of seafood! Shrimps, prawns, clams, squids, fish, all were in abundance, cooked in different variety of spices and presentations. Despite it was a sit-down round table dining, the foods were somehow being replenished, way more speedy than the rate of our consumption. It was even a challenge to sample all the selection served on the table.
Of more than 10 varieties, Yusheng or Yee Sang was the first dish we began with, that turned out to be a lovely appetizer. Then, seafood tom yum soup was served, followed by the never ending of dishes from Seafood Otak Otak, Steamed Fish, Petai with shrimps, Kerabu, Mixed Vegetables, Seafood nuggets, Pandan Chicken, Thai Omelet and a huge platter of Prosperity Seafood. Perhaps, it was more precise to say that I was sitting on a perpetual buffet row!
1052, Mukim 9, Pasir Belanda
Teluk Kumbar, 11920 Penang
Phone: +60 4 6251155
Business hours: 11 am through midnight.
GPS Coordinates: 5.282706,100.217955