Dad treated the clan to lunch at Prontip Thai Restaurant in Penang for Chinese New Year. He ordered from the Chinese New Year set menu which cost RM288.00 for incredibly large portions of 8 dishes, enough for a table of 10. The set menu included steamed rice, chinese tea, tidbits and napkins, so it was a pretty good deal!
It was gastronomic madness, the amount of food that we had! What a sight!
We started with the Prontip 4 Precious Season.....
.....which consisted of Thai style satay,......
............crab meat ball,...............
...........and fish cakes. These starters were fragrant with a lingering taste of finely sliced kaffir lime leaves.
Dad brought yee sang from outside and we did the compulsory yee sang toss. That's 2 sets worth!
Thai style "Choo Chi" deep-fried chicken in sweet and sour sauce, again this too had a very fragrant kaffir lime leaves taste.
Claypot glass noodles prawn. This came with a sourish soup, rich with lemongrass taste. The prawns were big and springy!
Thai style deep fried pork leg (RM40.00). This was an add on, not part of the set menu. It was a big, crispy, meaty chunk, we tapau-ed the leftovers and made kiam chai boey with it.
Thai style steamed fish with lemon and garlic. The fish was fresh and succulent, and we loved the sour spicy gravy teeming with birds eye chillies.
Stir fried sea cucumber with broccoli, the obligatory vegetable dish.
Tom yam fried yellow noodles, which tasted kinda plain. This dish could have benefitted from more spice, with more tom yam taste to it, for the added ooomph.
We had tab tim krob for dessert (water chestnut in coconut milk), my favourite! I could have finished a few bowls of this, but I was absolutely stuffed by the end of the meal!
Prontip Thai Restaurant
2 Lebuhraya Peel (Yesterday Club),
10350 Penang, Malaysia.
Our rating system for overall satisfaction with what we eat and where we eat....
1-bam = don't even bother
2-bam = good enough to fill the tummy
3-bam = a very good restaurant in its category
4-bam = excellent cooking, worth a detour
5-bam = exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey
We would give this restaurant a 3-bam rating.