Friday, December 12, 2008

Ho Heng Kee Seafood at Kedai Kopi (Cafe) Bee Hin, 1, Jln Padang Tembak, Penang, Good Family Restaurant

Ho Heng Kee Seafood serves good authentic local Penang cuisine and reasonably priced family meals. I was back in Penang for my holidays and decided to visit this restaurant again. The chef and owner, Mr. Voon still looking as young as ever, is a real sifu (master) in coming up with new recipes to suit the local Penangites taste buds. Mr. Voon has been cooking up nice dishes in Bee Hin Coffee Shop for more than 10 years and his restaurant is popular among the residents living around the area. It is normal to see many locals stopping by here to ‘tar pau’ (take aways) dishes like tua pan (Penang Wat Tan Hor with wide flat rice noodles), fried noodles, fried rice, dishes to eat with rice... etc, as early as 5pm for dinner. Prices for the dishes start from RM3.50 for fried noodles, rice or tua pan; RM5 for small bowl of soup; RM 8 for a small serving, RM10 or RM12 or RM15 for a medium serving (depending on type of food); RM18 and above for large serving (depending on the type of dish), which I found to be very reasonable.

These are the dishes we ordered for 5 adults and 4 kids:

Mr Voon’s signature dish, Curry Fish Head. This is a Nyonya type of assam fish head. Nice aroma and real tasty. This dish really increases my appetite.

Mr Voon’s another signature dish, Belacan (dried shrimp paste) Chicken Wings. Marinated to perfection, the belacan aroma is just nice and very crispy. This is my son’s favorite dish. My son told me that we must stop by here to have this dish again on our next visit to Penang.

Kam Heong Kepah (a type of shellfish, thicker than lala). I love this dish very much. It has generous amount of sauce and I can taste the dried prawn which is part of the ingredients. The aroma of the sauce in the fresh kepah makes you crave for more. I recommend this dish as a must try!

Tofu with Salted Fish and Minced Pork. The tofu which is homemade by the chef is very smooth and has a very nice texture. Good combination of salted fish and minced pork as the gravy. Thumbs up!

Pork Ribs With Chinese Herbs Soup. This soup comes with generous amount of pork ribs with tender meat. Nice Chinese herb smell, not too strong, just nice. A healthy meal!

Sweet and Sour Pork. We ordered this for the kids. Nicely presented and taste good too!

Fried Eggs with Fresh Prawn. Another dish for the kids.

Ho Heng Kee Seafood is a good place to bring your family for a good and reasonable authentic Penang home cook meal. The traffic along the main road is quite heavy and it is rather easy to miss this restaurant. If you are coming from Penang town centre heading towards Ayer Itam (Penang Hill), make a U turn just before Chung Ling High School and left turn into Jln Padang Tembak (Rifle Range). The restaurant is at the corner of this junction. You can park your car opposite the restaurant at the cafe owner’s house if the gate is open. Otherwise, just park your car by the roadside after turning into Jalan Padang Tembak. Be sure to stop by here on your next visit to Penang, and let me know your feedback. Cheers! Address: Ho Heng Kee Seafood, Kedai Kopi Bee Hin 1, Jalan Padang Tembak (Rifle Range),11400, Penang Opening Hours : 5pm to 10 pm Closed on Wednesday GPS : Latitude 5°24'22.71"N , Longitude 100°17'47.92"E Map to Ho Heng Kee Seafood, Kedai Kopi Bee Hin, Jln Ayer Itam and Jln Padang Tembak Junction

21 comments:

levian said...

so so SO attracted by the chicken wings n sweet n sour pork! btw, i just noticed we haven exchange links, interested? :)

suituapui said...

Ooo...all so delicious!!! Drool!!! Belacan chicken wings? 1st time I hear of it. Must try one of these days!...Altogether, how much? RM3.50 for fried noodles, expensive lah! Here, RM2.60 - RM2.80 mostly.

lcfu said...

wow... it is no longer cheap to eat outside already... just back from KL, two persons rm 27.50, 2noodles and 2 drinks for lunch at a cafe...

Kikey Loo said...

Pete... i miss Penang foods again...........

Pete said...

levian : Sure, I will add you to my blogroll. Thks

STP : The fried noodles I meant are like Wat Tan Hor not like mamak mee goreng leh, where they add the thick gravy with prawns, vegetables, pork and other stuff. RM3.50 in Penang is very good price lorrr. Belacan chicken is very nice, you should try it.

lcfu : Many places in KL have overpriced food.

kikey : Sorry to get you craving for Penang food again. When will u be back here?

Mommy to Chumsy said...

seeing your post made me so hungry !!!!!!! it is now 12.20am...i better go to bed.

foongpc said...

Oh, must try the Kepah if I go there! Must note this down somewhere... : )

levian said...

thanks for the link exchange! i've added yours as well. hehe.

EastCoastLife said...

When I go to Penang, I'm going to try the places you recommend! Hope the taxi drivers don't 'chop my carrot'. haha...

cleffairy said...

You know something, Pete? I really hate it when you go MIA to go back Penang, because I know that when you come back, you'll be fully loaded with the pictures of food that I love! :-P

eunice said...

The food looks good. I think I will try it on my next Penang trip!

Pete said...

Mommy : Sure you are not going to take some late supper before bed? Ha Ha!

Foongpc : I like kepah more than lala. More meat and nicer texture.

Levian : Thks for the link. Have a nice weekend.

EastCoast : The restaurant is located at the main route to all the tourist destination like Kek Lok Si and Bkt Bendera. Should be very easy to find. If the taxi driver overcharge u can complain to YB Lim Guan Eng. LOL!

Cleff : Ha ha, I bet now your stomach is growling leh! This time got more good food to post. Ate nonstop for 5 days. LOL

cleffairy said...

*sigh* Now I got a few blogger that i labeled big bully liao-all food blogger. You're on the top of the list. LOL... anyway, belacan chicken wings? cannot get that in KL, right? how to cook that? never heard before leh. Did you extort recipe from Mr. Voon?

Pete said...

Eunice : Try it out, there are some other dish that I haven't tried. Should be good also.

Cleff : Aiyo, I dunno can use food to bully leh. Heh Heh Heh, guys that can cook no need to get bullied by the wife. Ha Ha! I am going to try out the belacan chicken recipe. Cannot extort from Mr. Voon lah, he is taiko there, been doing business there for more than 10 yrs, otherwise I kena hentam lorr! Hope it turn out to be almost the same. LOL

cleffairy said...

LOL... Pete, men who can cook nonid to get bullied by the wife... lmao... how true. My mom spoil my entire family with her cooking, and my dad is never satisfied with the food that he had outside... my mom= big bully. Even when I called her all the way from KL, I'll ask her what did she cook that day. LOL...(abit sot, cuz not tht I can eat it)

Woiks... Pete, one of these days you should invite fellow bloggers to your house to sample you cooking lah. LOL...

Actually, you can only bully ppl like me... lol... a bottomless pit. Always hungry, and can eat like no one's business and still look anorexic! :-P

Pete said...

Ha Ha, my house very small lah. Have to work hard to buy a bigger house lorrr!

Wah, scary, bottomless pit, but good because like me, cannot put on weight. Everytime school reunion, all my friend got big tummy, I am the only one still skinny. Ha Ha!

eugene said...

Bro Pete, i grew up in Rifle Range untill 1995, were you from there too?. Anyway the last time i went to the said restaurant, it was like 20 years ago,when there not many cars, i could just sit down there with my girlfriend whilst whiling the time away.

Pete said...

Bro Eugene : Hah, Rifle Range Taiko! Ha Ha. I was from Butterworth. Know this area because I took a short course after form five in Han Chiang. Ya, agree, last time the there are less cars in this area. More romantic place without the noise from cars then! LOL

mcky1224 said...

Whoa Pete, the temptation of the food is killing me and I just wish I could own a flying map to get there for all yummy food!!! Never been eating for good food for quite some time edi~ Not satisfied...

Work hard Pete, I am definitely looking forward for your huge house for your delicious cooking! Hahahaa!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this useful information. Will bring my family there.

Rad Sujanto said...

WOW love the shellfish! I love such food such as friend oyster hmmmm yummy! lol

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