Where do you find good Authentic Hainanese Cooking up at the Batu Ferringhi stretch?
Beach Corner Restaurant serves good Hainanese eats with consistent food quality that old-timers keep coming back for the familiar goodness. This restaurant is a favorite with the local Penangites for weekend family dinners and celebrations.
Beach Corner Restaurant is right by the seaside of Batu Ferringhi. If you go early, just before dusk, you will be rewarded with a beautiful sunset!
We went on a Saturday night for dinner with some friends. There were a few tables of Penangites having a typical weekend family dinner.
This Hainanese restaurant is popular over the weekends. I suggest you make reservations and order ahead for the signature dishes.
For our girls night out dinner, we prefer something lighter.
Hainanese Cooking has the nostalgic taste of yesteryear.
The no. 1 item to order is the authentic Hainanese specialty to order is Choon Piah (Spring Rolls).
Packed with shredded vegetables and crab meat thicker ‘poh piah’ skin is necessary for holding the ingredients in place for deep frying. The ingredients include jicama or yam bean, cabbage, carrot, and Chinese mushrooms.
This treat goes with the homemade dipping sauce, a mixture of Lea and Perrin’s sauce with bird’s eye chilis.
A Hainanese classic, the Nyonya Style Chicken Curry Kapitan is a must order
The great Hainanese classics that have withstood the test of time include poultry dishes like Hainan Chicken Chop, Inchee Kabin, and of course Curry Kapitan.
We decided to order spicy dishes that goes so well with white rice!
The Nyonya Style Chicken Curry Kapitan which is fragrant, spicy and flavourful. This curry topped with lots of fried shallots is delicious.
Tasty Hainanese Curries
There are fresh seafood items, prepared upon order. The Chef recommended the squids just freshly caught by the local fishermen.
Squids have no flavor, and if overcooked; it’s like chewing on a rubber band.
I normally hesitate to order squids unless I’m in Langkawi. Pantai Cenang has freshly jigged squids which taste so good fried in a light batter with salt and pepper. Sometimes, we will order the squids coated with salted egg yolks.
We tried the Hainanese style of Squids cooked with a spicy pique sauce. The verdict: tastes delicious. These Spicy fried squids packed a powerful punch with the heat from the chilies and spices. The squids are just done and moist.
Quick Stir Fry Fresh Greens
For greens, we ordered simple stir-fried sweet potato leaves with garlic.
The Sweet Potatoes leaves, its young leaves and shoots are eaten as greens. A quick stirfry makes this a sweet tasty dish packed with numerous nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, with amazing health benefits to the body.
Lastly, we had the easy and fast classic Chinese recipe for bean sprouts with salted fish.
This dish of fresh Mung beans sprouts (Taugeh) is crisp and can be described as nutty tasting.
The health benefits of bean sprouts are the high concentration of nutrients that peak during the germination or sprouting stage.
We enjoyed our meal, and the tables next to ours seemed happy with the food quality and price too!
We spent the rest of the evening for a fun walk to throng the night markets. Penangites love to shop as much as they love eating.
Beach Corner Seafood Restaurant | 72D, Batu Ferringhi, Penang
Telephone: +604- 8811867, 012-4729113, 016-4222113
Opening Hours: Thurs.-Tue 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm Thurs.-Tue 12:00 Noon till 2:30 pm Close every Wednesday.