The place has no funny Chinese name but just mere ‘Tanjung Tokong’. It is located after Metrojaya, next to Petronas at Jalan Tanjung Tokong. So, if you are a tourist staying in the Tanjung Bungah area and aren’t sure how to hunt for foods in town, you can get most of the foods here at the food court. It is open only at night, close on Wednesday. During the day, around 11 am onwards, there is a Muslim stall selling Chinese style Hokkien prawn mee. (but I shall blog about that another time).
Around this area, there is another one call Viva Food court but this Tanjong Tokong is preferred by me because it is airy, has nice marble tables, plenty of parking and less crowded. It is our regular place to have dinner if I am too lazy or too tired to cook.
So, what are some of the better foods to eat? They have a wide variety but we usually ate just a few ones.
Try the tang yuan, which has really kick-ass ginger syrup. They also have the Geylang Lor 9 frog porridge. Then, there is the Weld Quay beef koay teow. I had also tried the fried spring chicken. My little boy’s favourite is the Jinggo Tomyam stall fried rice. The uncle likes my little boy and sometimes, give him extras like chocolates and candies, simply because my boy love his rice and finished the whole plate.
The claypot rice is horrible though. The chicken and duck rice is a little dull. The curry fish head is nothing to shout. And the bak kut teh is so-so as well.
Instead of going to Gurney Drive, we can now have the crispy, grilled sotong from a stall here. The owner also sells chee cheong fun and kangkong sotong.
The heng-jin peng is really kau, if you like heng jin.
Then, there is the satay stall. I like the satay kambing minus the sauce because it is sweetish and has the kambing smell.
Satay kambing is RM8 for 10 and satay ayam is RM5.
I like the char koay teow as well. So, is the orh-chien.
I forget to mention the Hokkien prawn mee is not bad, and my children always order the wantan mee.
So, if you are not sure where to go in Penang when you are here, just head to the food court and you can get pretty decent foods without hunting all over town.