Best Steamed Fish in Penang

Written by Updated ago

No matter how plump the prawns are or how juicy the scallops taste, the moment a platter of steamed fish lands on the table with a thud, it just tugs away our heart. Even the pickiest eater will be in open-mouthed wonder, piping hot fish simmered in rich broth and loaded with vegetables. We have handpicked the finest spots that are anchor-points among locals when belly begs for steamed fish, be prepared for beguiling dining experience with authentic taste and texture of fresh fish. 

Rankings of all participants as visible on our listings are solely voted by you, our beloved readers. With that said, we would encourage you to please vote for your preferred participants in order to ensure their rightful positions ranking-wise on our portal. Thank you!

  • #1
    Like

    Thank you so much for the rating. Liked what you read? Like or share it to your friends!

    Closed Now
    Got A Question?Ask Us

    Wong Chau Jun RestaurantNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Another unassuming eatery which has been stacking up praises for their Steamed Fish with Hor Fun. The interior is filled with mediocre tables which are constantly packed with voracious patrons. The fresh fish is steamed with black soy sauce, slices of ginger and splash of Chinese wine that results in a symphony of simple ingredients and even exceeds your expectations. Paired with silky smooth hor fun noodles, it mops up delicious broth. 

    Tips

    Get in early during lunch hours

    Things to expect

    Humble and inexpensive meals

    Best with

    Wong Chau Jun Special Toufu

    Price

    RM8.00 to RM15.00

    Featured image

    Wong Chau Jun Restaurant View restaurant

    73 Jalan Rangoon, 10400 , Georgetown, Penang
    View in Google Maps

    0125559046

    Closed Now
    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    08:00AM—02:30PM
    More info
  • #2
    Like

    Thank you so much for the rating. Liked what you read? Like or share it to your friends!

    Open Now
    Got A Question?Ask Us

    Ong Cheng Huat SeafoodNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    A hidden gem located on the outskirts of Raja Uda, serving a scrumptious spread of fresh seafood that is easy on the wallet and yummy on the palate. Upon entering, your nostrils are indulged with aromas of mouthwatering dishes and your mouth begs to get started. The mainstay on the menu is their steamed Red snapper, which simmers in a rich broth, topped with shredded ginger, garlic and chili padi. The fish is utterly fresh and it just slides off the bone and the gravy just enhances the overall taste. Paired with their homemade chili sauce, you’ll never spare a single drop or flesh.  

    Tips

    If you’re have a tough time spotting the restaurant, ask the locals.

    Things to expect

    Cheap and succulent seafood

    Best with

    Fermented coconut water

    Price

    RM32.00 to RM50.00

    Featured image

    Ong Cheng Huat Seafood View restaurant

    6093, Kampung Pokok Keras, 13400 Butterworth, Pulau Pinang
    View in Google Maps

    043314782

    Open Now
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    11:00AM—05:30PM
    More info
  • #3
    Like

    Thank you so much for the rating. Liked what you read? Like or share it to your friends!

    Closed Now
    Got A Question?Ask Us

    Song River CafePork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Sited along Gurney Drive, you’ll find this restaurant rather unparalleled to its surrounding nabe. It’s a regular food court that has a myriad of local delights under one roof. Among the most-buzzed about stall is the Steamed Fish Bihun. The hunk of fish is steamed with mild soy sauce, which results a juicy and tender texture and bee hoon is generously laid on the fish.  The dish is completed with sprinkles of spring onions and condiment of chopped chilies for a spicy kick.

    Tips

    Opt for additional bee hoon

    Things to expect

    Juicy piece of fish

    Best with

    Array of coffee shop beverages

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM15.00

    Featured image

    Song River, Gurney Drive View restaurant

    Song River Cafe, 65 Persiaran Gurney,, 10300, Georgetown, Penang
    View in Google Maps

    0124888275

    Closed Now
    Every day
    06:00PM—01:00AM
    More info
  • #4
    Like

    Thank you so much for the rating. Liked what you read? Like or share it to your friends!

    Closed Now
    Got A Question?Ask Us

    Tek Sen RestaurantNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    This renowned joint began as an ordinary stall back in 1965 and since then flavours and fortunes boomed, today they have merged two shop lots along Carnarvon Street, yet it’s still a battle for an empty table. Count yourself lucky if you manage to nab one within 15 minutes. Hands down, it’s definitely worth the wait! Churning out Chinese-style dishes, this spacious and brightly-lid restaurant is a must-go. Their Assam Fish Curry habitually hogs the headlines yet the best-kept secret is their steamed fish. The promfret arrives piping hot, lounging in a teo-chew style sauce and loaded with julienned ginger, chilies, tofus and tomatoes. The secret of such savoury is the simplicity, where the fresh flavours of the fish suffuse throughout the dish. 

    Tips

    Patience is virtue

    Things to expect

    Authentic Chinese style meals

    Best with

    Ribena-Lychee

    Price

    RM20.00 to RM30.00

    Featured image

    Tek Sen Restaurant View restaurant

    18, Lebuh Carnarvon, 10100, George Town, Penang
    View in Google Maps

    0129815117

    Closed Now
    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    12:00PM—03:00PM
    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    06:00PM—09:00PM
    More info
  • #5
    Like

    Thank you so much for the rating. Liked what you read? Like or share it to your friends!

    Open Now
    Got A Question?Ask Us

    Tsunami VillageNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    A cozy restaurant named after the tsunami incident that took place back in 2004. You can never ask for a better location to feast succulent seafood, overlooking a breathtaking sea and being blown by breezy winds. Never miss their Lemongrass Steamed Fish which is infused into lemongrass broth and heaped with lemongrass, mushrooms, chilies, tomatoes and garlic. The gravy is downright addictive, complementing the fresh fish and a plate of white rice would complete a tsunami on your taste buds. After filling your tummy, amble along the soothing coastline. 

    Tips

    Parking is scarce, get in early

    Things to expect

    Beautiful ambiance and toothsome meals

    Best with

    Fresh coconut juice

    Price

    RM33.00 to RM50.00

    Featured image

    Tsunami Village View restaurant

    543-A Jalan Tanjung Bungah, Tanjung Bungah, 11200, Georgetown, Penang
    View in Google Maps

    0194703162

    Open Now
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    05:00PM—10:00PM
    More info
  • #6
    Like

    Thank you so much for the rating. Liked what you read? Like or share it to your friends!

    Closed Now
    Got A Question?Ask Us

    Soon Lai Restaurant

    Despite being located in a laid-back and quiet neighbourhood, the fame and fable earned by this restaurant makes it habitually packed during dinner hours.  You can choose to be seated in the indoor or join the regulars in the alfresco, dining cheap and mouthwatering seafood under the stars. Their Nyonya-style Steamed Fish is an absolute bomb, big in portion and lip-smacking good. Fresh red snapper is steamed in a broth which is mastered to perfection with ideal balance of spicy and sour kick and a tinge of sweetness. It’s then garnished with heaps of herbs and best accompanied with white rice. If you want something a little milder on your palate, opt for their original steamed fish which is shrouded with bee hoon.

    Tips

    Get in early if you want a place in the outdoor setting

    Things to expect

    Cheap and delicious seafood

    Best with

    Beer

    Price

    RM33.00 to RM50.00

    Featured image

    Soon Lai Seafood View restaurant

    15, Lintang Batu, 11600, Georgetown, Penang
    View in Google Maps

    046589799

    Closed Now
    Every day
    06:00PM—12:00AM
    More info
  • #7
    Like

    Thank you so much for the rating. Liked what you read? Like or share it to your friends!

    Closed Now
    Got A Question?Ask Us

    Restaurant Tomyam UdangHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
    halal

    Tomyam Udang is rather secluded along Gelugor Road, yet it’s dubbed as one of the best places to go if tomyam is what your taste buds crave for. Their extensive menu can be compiled into reasonable sets which explain its high turnover of families and other gatherings. Among the guaranteed palate pleasers are their Steamed Fish which sits on a bed of salad and liberally stacked with chopped garlic, chilies, ginger and a wedge of lime. The fish just melts with each delicate touch to the tongue and at a blink of an eye, it’s chomped down into bones. 

    Tips

    Call for reservations

    Things to expect

    Good food in a soothing ambiance

    Best with

    Refreshing Juices

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM40.00

    Featured image

    Restaurant Tomyam Udang View restaurant

    Jalan Gelugur, 11600, Georgetown, Penang
    View in Google Maps

    046566679

    Closed Now
    Every day
    06:00PM—12:00AM
    More info
  • Looking for more?

    Dear readers, please note that our listing as you currently see it is/are all the participant(s) in which we discovered. Feel free to give us a buzz if your favourite place is missing! Thanks!

    Send your suggestion

Freshly Added

Featured image