Nice seafoods at Sunshine Bay, Tanjung Bungah

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.

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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.

kappa mee suah - sunshine bay

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.

tofu

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.

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The sweet potatoes leaves stir fried with sambal and prawns. A nice balance of belacan and a bit of sourishness.

tomyam in coconut

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.

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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.

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Post Author: lilian

Used to be PenangFaces, now known as Food Haven, for all oink-oink foods

6 thoughts on “Nice seafoods at Sunshine Bay, Tanjung Bungah

    taufulou

    (April 16, 2010 - 2:21 pm)

    eh, looks pretty good with such a reasonable price eh..
    go back can bring my parents go d~

    iddy

    (May 6, 2010 - 4:43 pm)

    well,, I think Sunshine Bay closes on Tuesdays if I’m not mistaken. Next time when you are there do try the Crispy Fried Kangkung and hope that you get the chance to try it out cause they will only serve it when there are many diners. Good luck.

    iddy

    (May 6, 2010 - 4:44 pm)

    well,, I think Sunshine Bay closes on Tuesdays if I’m not mistaken. Next time when you are there do try the Crispy Fried Kangkung and hope that you get the chance to try it out cause they will only serve it when there aren’t so many diners. Good luck.

    Steve

    (June 12, 2010 - 7:59 am)

    Your photos make the food look so yummie.

    cic

    (June 16, 2010 - 11:15 am)

    ohhh i will be gg there next month…is sunshine bay up in batu ferringhi?

    kimberly

    (July 14, 2010 - 10:49 pm)

    will def give it a try when i am back to Penang. have an idea of the location after reading yr post. thanks

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