Hai Boey Seafood - Gertak Sanggul

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Written on 2:53 PM by Penang Tua Pui

Penang Food, Seafood, Hai Boey, Gertak Sanggul
As what criz lai mentioned earlier in previous seafood posting, you normally need an occasion to drive this far to enjoy seafood.

Well, the last time we celebrated a friend’s birthday at Hao You seafood, this time it was to celebrate my birthday instead…

yes yes it is tam ciak’s birthday treat :D

We decided to have seafood again as our seafood craving still high and we have not got enough of yummy seafood. Forget about cholesterol for the time being lor :P

Penang Food, Seafood, Hai Boey, Hai Boi, Gertak Sanggul

It was Friday evening when we went there and not all tables were full. It was warm yet breezy so we didn’t feel stuffy. The order was taken quite fast the moment we settled on a table. But arrival of the dishes was not that fast.

We ordered about 7 dishes in the first round and there seemed to be some disconnect between the time served on the dishes. It is like we finished the food in first half, half time break and continue again in second half.

We did not order the infamous claypot fish but instead ordered a Thai style steamed fish.

Penang Food, Seafood, Hai Boey, Hai Boi, Gertak Sanggul

Surprisingly, the waitress came back to us asking if we can change our steam fish to claypot fish with the reason that they have mixed up the order.

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It’s strange to me as cooks will normally prepare the dishes per items ordered.

The portion served was comparatively small for 6 adults and 1 kid. Imagine you have Penang Tua Pui ready to put everything down the stomachs. :P

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Honestly, we didn’t feel full after the servings and decided to order 2 more dishes to fill the stomach. I could tell you we barely feel full…

Later when we enquired the waitress taking our orders, she told us she made the servings meant for 3 people only…. Aiyah, why so gau gau one?? (pretend to be smart) Look at our size and you would have guessed we are big eaters mah…. Geram-nya!!!

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Food wise, they were indeed fresh especially the steam fish and mantis prawn steamed with eggs.

Again, we had another shock when the steamed fish was only one sided and upon further enquiries, same response was given. Who would actually served the steamed fish one sided only???

The asparagus with scallops are quite delicious and so is the hor fun. The bee hoon and tang hoon are mixed together before being fried, guess this is their own creativity.

Penang Food, Seafood, Hai Boey, Hai Boi, Gertak Sanggul

As for the crabs, seriously we were quite disappointed looking at the sizes. They are considered “S” in size and not bigger than size our palms. The crabs in salted egg did taste marvelous if that is for the compliments.

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Even though this place is famous and has lots of fans who would insist this place is recommended for seafood, we will still prefer hao you. In terms of service and price, this place is slightly expensive for the same dishes we ordered. Well, if we were to make comparisons, it is better to make apple to apple comparisons.

For us, money spent must be at least equivalent or exceed our expectations to fulfil our appetites. Our trip this round did not make us feel this way.

Perhaps, we should make another trip to give it a chance? Well, that may be some time later… Guess, we have had enough seafood for now 

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10 Comments

  1. buzzingbee |

    Happy Birthday Tam Ciak!!!

    Haha the waiter taking order not 'seng mok' laa...how can prepare 3-person-equivalent dishes for 6-7 person??? Or maybe he want to give your stomach some space for supper?? *lol*

     
  2. Criz Lai |

    Hmm.. were everyone there big size? :P Well, some restaurant are like this, they provide stingy amount of food. It's better than some restaurants that provide food for an army. Not enough then order more lor.. hehe.

    I'll be sharing KL food (Klang, Balakong, Seri Kembangan, Chinatown and more) for this and next week. See ya around. I'll be back for more comments later. Still tired from my KL Food Expedition.. :P

     
  3. penangtuapui |

    buzzingbee, thank you!!!

    yalor, see the number of adults also know already mah.. maybe can make 4-5 persons' portion then suggest us to take more orders. This waitress really "buat pandai" ler....

    Where got enough for PenangTuaPui one? see icons also know lar.... :P

     
  4. New Kid on the Blog |

    Happy B'day... Hope this is not a late wishes from me.
    I'd heard a lot about Gertah Sanggul, but never know where is it. Glad that you post. :)

     
  5. penangtuapui |

    criz lai...
    We're PenangTuaPui lor... Tua Tua Pui Pui big eaters hahahaha ...

    I don't mind these ppl servings smaller portions but do tell us first lar. Only when the dishes arrived, we were left wondering whether we got the orders right... after first round of 7 dishes, our tanks were just half full!!! Next time i better clarify upfront....

    Yummie, KL food... still not as good as Penang food hahaha ....but they do have their specialties.. show us what you've got, will drop by when you post them ;)

     
  6. penangtuapui |

    new kid on the blog... thanks!! Birthday wishes are never too late.. it's the thought that counts :)

    Hope the map can tell you how to go there, it's pretty straight forward actually... just got to know which turning to take.

    Well, when you go there.. must make sure you tell them exactly what you want ...especially on the portions... else you'll end up like my case...

    but of course, hope you don't encounter the similar experience on that.. guess mine just an isolated case :)

     
  7. Rasa Malaysia |

    Wah, this is very delicious looking. I haven't been there, next time go home must take my family there. I tried to look for it one time I went home and cannot find and had to pusing balik.

     
  8. Fei Fei |

    This place is almost near to the end of the Gertak Sanggul road. U can find it on your left hand side.

     
  9. Anonymous |

    may i know the tel no. for this seafood

     
  10. Penang Tua Pui |

    hi there,

    you can call them at these numbers:
    013-4881114, 019-4791114, 012-4981114

    btw, their business hours are 5.30pm - 11.00pm

     

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