*****Updates on 4 Nov 2011*****

Our last 2 trips to Ah Keat Seafood Restaurant have disappointed us tremendously. Firstly, we felt cheated on the bill for crabs and secondly, the food quality has deteriorated, I am not sure what happened. The salted egg crabs were too wet and lemon kappa taste was off. Only the fried porridge and Thai Style Mantis prawn with cashew nuts retain their previous standards. We won’t be going back to Ah Keat for seafood anymore given its distance from Penang island. We will go back to our usual place, Hai Boay in Teluk Kumbar instead.

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Penang is an island and has an abundance of seafood. I’ve tried almost all the seafood restaurants in Penang, the one that offers the best value is Ah Keat Seafood restaurant on Raja Uda in the mainland. It’s my family’s favourite seafood restaurant. It’s out of the way since it’s in the mainland but we live on the island, we still don’t mind the travel to go there either by ferry or Penang bridge for its great food.

The best salted egg crabs! Major reason why we travel all the way to Ah Keat

Recently we went there again, it was full house as usual on weekend, so we had to wait for 80 minutes just for our food to be served. But I tell you, the wait was worth it, the food was so delicious and awesome! Everyone was deliriously enjoying their share of the great seafood.

Crispy pork trotters, first time we ordered it. Tasted great with the sweet sour chilli sauce!

There are of course cheaper seafood alternatives in Penang but the taste pales in comparison with Ah Keat. By best value, I mean you get quality seafood at a great price! The main chef cum owner is Mr Ooi who has been cooking for 25 years. I’d like to share a video on how he cooks, you’ll be so impressed with his frenetic speed and execution of dishes.

Fried Calamari.

We ordered 8 dishes for 7 pax, i.e. 6 big salted egg crabs, fried salted egg mee hoon, Lemon Lala,  fried porridge, Thai style mantis prawn with cashew and macadamia nuts, crispy pork trotters, fried calamari, fried sambal kangkung. With drinks, the total bill came up to only RM256 which I think it’s very good value for 7 of us.

Lemon Lala. We usually order Lemon Kappa which is our favourite but they ran out, so we ordered Lala. I'd still prefer kappa compared to lala in terms of taste.

Thai style mantis prawns with cashew and macadamic nuts, lovely dish!

Sambal kangkung, very yummy!

Fried salted fish mee hoon, we always order this dish! :-)

If you have a chance to go there, please do not miss their salted egg crabs which we think it’s the best crabs and lemon kappa that we have tasted! They are our main motivation of travel all the way there! 😉

Fried porridge, so flavorful even though this is not their signature dish! We love it!

Ah Keat Seafood Restaurant
6881, Lorong Merbau 1 Off Jalan Raja Uda,
13000 Butterworth
Tel : +604-3233319