Humble in appearance, low-key in reputation yet big in flavour, this little shack off the windy road between Batu Ferringhi and Teluk Bahang is only open after 5pm daily. It’s not hard to spot this restaurant since it’s the only one on that stretch of windy road, away from the busy Ferringhi area.
Located above a small fishing village in the area, they serve Malay food and their grilled offering depends on the catch of the day. We opt for the grilled stingray that comes slathered in thick, addictive, perfectly spicy sauce. The fish is fresh, nicely prepared and terrific pairing with steamed rice. We pair this with stir-fried kangkong belacan and a small, telur bungkus that’s basically chopped vegetables and chicken pieces cooked in tomato sauce wrapped in thin piece of omelette.
This whole meal costs us around RM30 and their servings are just nice to avoid over-eating. Freshness seem to be the key ingredient at this place and there’s also a western food stall that serves fish and chips, chicken chop and a simple steak for no more than RM18. This restaurant is halal too. Su Aziz
|Venue name:||Restoran Asmara|
Pantai Pulau Asmara
|Opening hours:||Daily, 5pm-11pm|