Ong Cheng Huat Seafood is a popular restaurant in Butterworth, Penang. Located in a village area off Jalan Bagan Lallang, customers will have to drive through some narrow village roads to reach the restaurant. Its address is: 6093, Kampung Pokok Keras, 13400 Butterworth, Penang (Tel: 012-4535188). It is best to use Google Maps or Waze to navigate to the place.
The menu at Ong Cheng Huat Seafood is limited in choice, as the restaurant focuses on a few main dishes. However, the food is delicious. The popular dishes here include deep fried spring chicken, steamed red snapper, boiled octopus, steamed clamp and curry prawn. The signature fried spring chicken is rather crispy, with juicy, tender flesh – very well done. Interestingly, rice is not on the menu. Customers wanting some carbs will have to go with the fried bee hoon. In a way, dining here is fun as it doesn’t feel like having a normal Chinese meal with rice. It feels more like having a snack of seafood, fried chicken and vegetables.
If you are into alcoholic drinks, be sure to order the tuak (an alcoholic drink made from coconut or palm/”nipah”). It is white in colour, with the taste a combination of sweet, sour and a light feel of coconut flavour. It complements the food well. Other drinks like herbal tea and ambra juice with sour plum are also available.
The dining area at Ong Cheng Huat Seafood is spacious and comfortable. There are pictures of the dishes on the wall, it is easy to order by referring to them. Overall, this is a nice place for an enjoyable meal.
Here is the location of Ong Cheng Huat Seafood in Google Maps: