Half Acre Restaurant At Straits Quay, Tanjung Tokong, Penang

By | April 7, 2020

Half Acre Restaurant is a relatively new dining place at Straits Quay. The restaurant is located near the Straits Quay Marina Lighthouse. It opened in September 2019, having moved from its original location in Balik Pulau.

Half Acre Restaurant Straits Quay

Half Acre Restaurant

Half Acre Restaurant Business Card

Half Acre Restaurant Business Card

The most famous dish at Half Acre Restaurant is the kiln-roasted chicken, a dish originating from Taiwan. The chickens are roasted in a small hut outside the restaurant. The roasted chicken is served hanging, and diners enjoy it with hands (gloves are provided). It is quite a unique way of serving a chicken.

Kiln-Roasted Chicken

Kiln-Roasted Chicken

Hut For Roasting Chicken

Apart from the kiln-roasted chicken, the restaurant serves a good variety of Chinese dishes – meat, vegetables, tofu, fish, prawn, crab, etc. I personally like the salted-egg tofu, which has a golden, crispy exterior. There are also good selections of soup in the menu.

Half Acre Restaurant Salted Egg Tofu

Half Acre Restaurant Broccoli Mushroom

Half Acre Restaurant Sweet Sour Pork

Half Acre Restaurant Black Pepper Fish

During the Chinese New Year period, Half Acre Restaurant also serves specialized dishes like the “poon choi”, an auspicious one-pot dish (with abalone, scallop, mushrooms, etc.) and “lou sang”.

Half Acre Restaurant Poon Choi

Here are some pictures of Half Acre Restaurant’s menu:

Half Acre Restaurant Menu

Half Acre Restaurant Menu

Half Acre Restaurant Menu

Half Acre Restaurant Menu

Half Acre Restaurant Menu

The dining area is based on a wooden backdrop, with lots of lantern lamps in the ceiling. There are a few VIP rooms available for customers who want to have a more private setting. There are also tables outside the restaurant, where you get to feel the sea breeze instead of the air-conditioning.

Half Acre Restaurant Dining Area

Half Acre Restaurant Dining Area

Overall, Half Acre Restaurant is a decent place to have a meal with family and friends. The hanging chicken dish is definitely worth a try.

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