Since we moved to Tanjung Bungah in October 2009, we have been lamenting about the lack of nice foods in the neighbourhood. Previously, we live near Air Itam/Georgetown area and good foods are just minutes away.
We have explored the eating places around here and most of them are not worth mentioning. Sunshine Bay is one of the rare ones that I will share. It is the most humble looking Chinese kopitiam that can be found in any Chinese pekan. In the morning, the kopitiam also known as Kedai Kopi Sin Eng Huat sell nice roti canai and char hor fun. At night, Sunshine Bay Seafood enjoys brisk business.
It is located along Jalan Tanjung Bungah at the traffic light junction of Chee Seng Garden. If you are coming from town, go to the Floating Mosque or further to make a U-turn to get over to the other side of the road.
The place is famous for its Kappa Mee Suah. Kappa is the grayish clams used to cook spaghetti vongole. Mee suah is a type of Chinese noodle made of wheat flour. The mee suah is cooked with eggs, some deepfried sole (or is it salted fish, I can’t tell) and the fresh kappas. Surprisingly, the kappa doesn’t smell fishie at all and tastes good.
I forgot to take a photo of the deep fried mantis prawns. My boys love mantis prawns and this deep fried mantis prawns from Sunshine Bay is good. The prawns are not hard and the outer layer is crispy. They have probably put some ammonia powder (chow fun, used to make yau char kwai) to give it a really crispy outer side.
There are ‘chiu phai taufoo’ and there are bad imitations. The chiu phai taufoo (or house brand tofu) is smooth and good. It has a simple gravy with minced pork.
The sweet potatoes leaves stir fried with sambal and prawns. A nice balance of belacan and a bit of sourishness.
Almost every tables have one of this coconut thingie. So, we also ordered one. It is only RM30 and filled with fresh, white prawns and squids. It is not exactly tom yam but a mixture of assam pedas flavour. Definitely a must try.
There were only 3 of us yesterday so we didn’t managed to sample more dishes. The bill only comes up to RM70. Each dish is about RM8-RM10 only, which is rather reasonable. The place is full at dinner time with families having their joint dinners there. Service is fast though.
Sorry I didn’t get more details like when are they closed, what time is their business hours etc because we were rushing for some condo viewings. Just google for Sunshine Bay Seafood and a few Penang bloggers’ reviews may interest you.