Monday, June 15, 2009

Penang - Bayan Baru - Chinese Cuisine

*Update (11 Dec 2009): Owner informed he no longer interested to continue this business.

Food: Chinese Cuisine
Type: Non-Halal
Location: Bayan Baru - Medan Mayang Pasir
Price: Depends on your dish order

Shop Name:
骏发饭店 (Chun Fat Restaurant)
Owner: 冯明心 (Mr. Fong Meng Sim)
Contact: 016 490 4822 | 04 643 3400 | 04 643 2284 (Suggestion: Please call to check before visit)
Address: 109, Bayan Baru Flats, 77 Medan Mayang Pasir, 11950 Penang
Shop Operation: 1000 - 2100

Parking convenience: Fair (check out the available parking space around the flats)
Hygiene: Good


It is very difficult to talk about direction. Refers to the map attached to ease on explaining. Check out the Sunshine Square and get the direction from there.

All About Hardworking

 骏发饭店 (Chun Fat Restaurant)

Mr. Fong - Chef (the Expert)
Mr. Fong

Mr. Fong started restaurant business since year 1979. He became like triathlete man to travel in between Alor Setar, Seberang Perai (Chai Leng Park) and Penang Island during 1982-83. He managed totally 3 restaurants mainly. He must be the superman to just manage 3 restaurants at one day.

Cooking Progress

"It was exhausting indeed to travel like this and difficult to manage, thus I decided to fully concentrate this restaurant in Penang Island after 1983," said Mr. Fong, staring on me with firm-belief eyes.

Freshness Is The Key for Colouring, Fragant & Taste

Serious Preparation for cooking
Preparing the cooking seriously.

Mr. Fong is expert in Cantonese cuisine and he stresses strictly on freshness. Only receives order, then he cooks on the spot. There is no so-called cook and stock in freezer. Not his practice nor his style. Every single raw cooking materials is fresh! There are three (3) factors that bring out a tasty dish - colouring, fragant and taste. Simple formula: -

Freshness = Colouring + Fragant + Taste

Customized and Recommended Dishes
It was correct timing when my brother-in-law treated family with Mr. Fong's recommended and customized dishes. Words unable to describe in details. I prefer to let the photos speak precisely. Hope this does not making you hungry then. Sounds evil huh? :-) Please forgive me on the
English translated name (Mr. Fong gave me the beautiful dishes names in Chinese).

奶油红狮鱼 (Fried Fish with Butter)

白云蒸鲜虾 (Steam Prawn with Eggs)

上汤咸排骨 (Salty Pork Ribs)

一品锅 - 蚝士,花胶,干贝,津白,冬菇,吊片,海参 (Mixed Varieties of Rare Seafoods)
一品锅 - 蚝士,花胶,干贝,津白,冬菇,吊片,海参

竹生烩豆腐 (Tofu with Bean Skin)

香酥鸭脯 (Fried Duck)

七仙姑下凡 (Mixed Varities of Vegetables including lotus)


  1. I like to eat at here too. I use to go there when I was a child and never forget the good taste!

    There are more creative yet good dishes that created by the chef and all are fabulous! The exciting part is the price is absolutely affordable!

    Suggest to anyone that go to penang "Never miss it when you go to Penang". Beside all the delicous hawker food this is another "MUST GO" place for food hunt!

  2. Thanks a lot on leaving your valueable comment. I strongly agree with you. Creative chef and affordable price. It's worth to enjoy nice food in this restaurant.

  3. The shop has closed down long ago and I not able to find the business is still continue? If anyone know, please let know. I miss the food too :)

    1. In fact, I also felt the same. Had the phone contact but the owner no longer intended to pick up the phone or the fact is he already changed his contact.


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