If it happens that you are in Penang area and crave for some Malay/Thai foods, be sure to stop by Restaurant Tomyam Udang located at Jalan Gelugur, Jelutong, Penang. From the outside, this restaurant may look like a normal Thai restaurant with a big signage that says ‘Tomyam Udang’. Little did you know that this place has been around for almost 17 years. Throughout the years, they have gained so much recognition among the neighbourhood and tourists for their delicious cuisines.
If you are from the neighbourhood, you should know that the most recommended dish here is the Stir-fried Chicken with Cashew nuts & Dried Chili or better known as ‘Ayam Goreng Gajus’ in Malay. Tender and nicely marinated, the entire flavour of the chicken is boosted by the crunchy Cashew nuts & spicy Dried Chili. Another side dish you should consider ordering is the Stir-Fried Kailan with Salted Fish aka ‘Kailan Ikan Masin’. It looks very appetizing and perfect in working up your appetite.
If you are dining here and you are not having the Tomyam, you are making a huge mistake of your life. After all, the main point of going here is to try their tomyam. Mixed Tomyam is what you should go for. The gravy is not too thick, has the perfect sour flavour and a consistent taste, makes it everyone’s favourite dish. Unlike other restaurant, this place serves their Fried Squid with the perfect amount of batter and squid. That way you won’t just be biting into the batter and a tiny bit of squid. The squid is nicely deep fried and the flour batter is crispy. For a good quality of Malay/Thai food prepared by an experience cook, Restaurant Tomyam Udang is the place to be.