Seafood and directions. These were the two things I disliked when I was younger. I never enjoyed crabs and prawns, mostly because they were a hassle to eat. And geography was one of my worst subjects in school. I remember being really upset at a former employer who took me to dinner at a very expensive seafood restaurant as a show of gratitude after a good job done. That night, I hardly touched my food, and ate only the vegetables.
My recent short trip to Penang allowed me to make a pitstop at Nibong Tebal, where a restaurant called Lim Aik Chew is reputed to serve the best fresh water prawn curry or kari udang galah. This restaurant is very popular among locals and tourists alike. It was actually Rif who suggested this pitstop, after a friend of his talked about their “damn nice prawn curry”. We were advised to call ahead to book the prawns as they run out pretty quickly, especially during weekends.
*Read it in Star2Sunday HERE.
Food: 7/10 (pork free)
Verdict: Big, fresh prawns and thick, spicy curry. Need I say more?