Monday, June 3, 2013

Noodle Prawn at Pulau Aman is Very Nice

When you have nothing to do during weekend in Penang, probably is a good idea for you to pay a visit to Aman Island (Pulau Aman). The noodle prawn (Mee Udang) there is the best!

To go there, you need to take boat from the Batu Musang Jetty. The island is opposite of this jetty. When you reach there, you will see this restaurant called "Restaurant Terapung" - means floating restaurant.

They sell those live seafood before you enter the restaurant and you can ask them to cook for you after that. Most people buy the mantis prawn there.

But I do not recommend you guys to buy because I don't think they know how to cook it. They basically overcook it which I find it kind of very wasted with this kind fresh live seafood. My take is just don't buy live seafood, go to the restaurant directly and order the "Mee Udang". :)

Here you go the menu, just write to down to order!

Food - 9/10 (Mee Udang Kuah)

The is the best food here and what I really like is very unique special source (kuah) that you can only find it here. It is very spicy also!

Food - 7/10 (Mee Goreng Udang)

This is fried noodle prawn which I find it nothing special. So don't order this if you haven't tried out the above one. Probably the cook tried to fry the noodles for too many plates at the same time, that's why not so nice. I guess.

Food - 7/10 (Mantis Prawn)

This is what we bought just now and as I said it is very wasted because they don't know how to cook. They just steam it but the timing is not right. So I do not recommend this at all although it looks nice below. :D

Drink - 5/10

This is not a place for drink. Perhaps the coconut drink is the best drink here.

Environment - 6/10

Environment is okay and you shouldn't expect much here. At least, I think it is clean. Service is slightly arrogant but it is still acceptable. :)

Overall - 8.5/10

I like this place. The "Mee Udang Kuah" is a must try. By the way, there is one very unique fruit here and it is called "Sukun" fruit. It is like this:

It's tree is super huge by the way. These trees are everywhere here. :) They make it into "keropok" something like this and honestly it is not nice. Too hard for me...

Location Information

I put the Batu Masang Jetty here. You need to come here first:

View Batu Musang Jetty in a larger map

Restaurant Terapung,
120 Pulau Aman,
14100 Simpang Ampat,
Penang, Malaysia.

Business Hours
9:30 pm - 5:30 pm (Daily)

GPS Location (Batu Musang Jetty)
+5° 15' 55.55", +100° 24' 24.55"


Fyruz said...

Been there last year.. The environment is quite okay.. Btw,nice review. :)

ChampDog said...

Thanks Fyruz! Environment is okay, it is not like very bad.

I also like this place very much because it gives a feeling without city. :)