Lang Sae Lee – Home Cooked Thai Food by the Jetty

Written by Lingzie

Topics: Pengkalan Weld/Jetty, Thai Food

I had read about the obscure Lang Sae Lee Thai Food by the Penang jetty from Criz and Alan. And I was intrigued by its charm and promise of home cooked goodness. So when I met Criz during the Sa Rang Chae review, I immediately asked him for more detailed directions to the place. And he very kindly offered to show me the way.


And so, that was how my family and I ended up enjoying home cooked Thai Food while admiring the view from Tan Jetty on a bright sunny day. We were truly very city people so we were very excited when we spotted this huge monitor lizard…

monitor lizard

Criz was also very surprised to see it and told us that we were lucky to spot it 🙂


Part of Lang Sae Lee’s charm – its simplicity and unpretentiousness, and also a chance to see another side of Penang.


Mdm Lee is the person behind Lang Sae Lee and because she is mostly doing everything on her own, one would need a lil patience when dining here.


But we honestly did not mind the wait, for we were pretty camera happy. Plus there were tiny crabs, mudskippers and other tiny fishes swimming around in the shallow waters to keep us entertained.

Mdm Lee has plenty of Thai dishes to share but currently serves up simple fare – various fried rice and noodles, tom yam soup, snacks, some seafood items and also some off menu items which depend on the availability of fresh ingredients (I overheard Mdm Lee mention that the next day she would be serving up catfish curry!). No fancy menus here. Just a photo album of what’s available.


We spotted Siam Laksa which came highly recommended so we immediately ordered it.

22 Comments Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. allie says:

    You describe until everything sound so yummy I’m drooling now! I love Thai food, already marked this down in my makan list. 🙂
    .-= allie´s last blog ..Laksa Kelang Lama, Kulim =-.

  2. Little Inbox says:

    I’ll mark it down in my makan list too. 🙂 Thai food is my favourite.
    .-= Little Inbox´s last blog ..Kim Tavern @ Sunway Carnival Mall =-.

  3. gill gill says:

    thanks for sharing 😀
    at least now i know where it is
    .-= gill gill´s last blog ..??????? (???) / Hong Kong Day 1 (Part 1) =-.

  4. email2me says:

    This one you must bring me there liao when I am back in Penang …….. gee … so nice and home feel
    .-= email2me´s last blog ..La Yosh, Japanese Food With A French Touch =-.

  5. NKOTB says:

    that’s very home cook feel… thks for sharing…
    .-= NKOTB´s last blog ..??? Sa Rang Chae =-.

  6. I also asked Criz about this place. But have not try out yet. lol
    .-= FoOd PaRaDiSe´s last blog ..Hardwicke House @ Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, Penang. =-.

  7. PenangTuaPui says:

    tell me how should i stop myself from going there tonight??? TELL ME?


    After Korean Food fever…. now the Thai fever pulak
    .-= PenangTuaPui´s last blog ..The Braserrie – Festive Semi Buffet Lunch – Traders Hotel =-.

  8. food-4tots says:

    Very homely Authentic Thai dishes! Your landscaping potraits are great!! Love them all!
    .-= food-4tots´s last blog ..Simple avocado drink =-.

  9. xin says:

    nice place, so homely <3 is there some kinda of sea water smell when u eat there?
    .-= xin´s last blog ..Halal Chinese Cuisine @ China Treasures Sime Darby Convention Centre =-.

  10. sigh, missed it though i was back in Pg last week! Called Criz for directions, called Mdm lee, made booking but nvr got there! Arghh!
    .-= thenomadGourmand´s last blog ..Tender, melt-in-your-mouth lamb chops at Purnama Cahaya, Section 17, PJ =-.

  11. ck lam says:

    Do you think we should include this makan place after the afternoon tea as plan in our intinerary, ok? 🙂 🙂 🙂
    .-= ck lam´s last blog ..Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa 2009 Charity Christmas Tree Launch =-.

  12. gina says:

    Wah.. the stuffed chicken wing looks good!! I damn lazy to eat chicken wing becoz of the bones one!! Wah.. must make a trip to Penang liao.. fast fast.

  13. This is truly an amazing find! One of those rare hidden gems in Penang that one would never expect to find if not for knowing people who know people who know people… sadly for me, will have to wait till next year to make my attempt here!
    .-= 550ml jar of faith´s last blog ..Serving the Beast Within at Thai Sabye Sabye, Old Klang Road =-.

  14. this is awesomely true asian! amazing drooling!
    .-= Big Boys Oven´s last blog ..Grand Imperial at Bangsar Shopping Centre =-.

  15. Eeks! Biawak! Did anyone cook it? 😛
    .-= Life for Beginners´s last blog ..Beijing: A Prelude =-.

  16. ween says:

    hey! i loveeee thai food and always feel that penang lacks very good thai food! must give this place a shot! keep the good food places coming gal!

  17. Criz Lai says:

    I’m glad you love the food there. I hope your Grandpa love the food there too. 🙂

  18. this is the most BESt recommended place to be, a thai heaven in penang!
    .-= Big Boys Oven´s last blog ..Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year from Big Boys Oven =-.

  19. Tummywise says:


    I went past the entrance to Tan Jetty today. I was wondering where you parked your car.

    • lingzie says:

      oh i got lucky and managed to park right in front of the bird shop (it wasn’t open for business). another time i parked opposite the road.
      but you can also park after the bird shop, there is a small lane where the famous Tan Jetty prawn fritters stall is. Drive in and go all the way to the end. Walk towards your left (if you are facing the sea) and you will come to Lang Sae Lee. i hope this isn’t confusing! for more maps, please refer to:

  20. i think this blog is quite good and give all information about this awosome place . this place is famous for their thai food and i think i should go this place .you can add restaurant ..thanks……………

  21. Jen says:

    I just tried it on 20 Nov 2010 after check it out from the blogs, the taste is just so so, ok only and extremely not worth to try coz it is expensive, 3 of us go, 1 ordered sambal fried rice, another order laksa, and i ordered pineapple fried rice, then we ordered 3 chicken wings, 5 small pieces of fish cake(bite size), seaweed soup, taufu, 3 ribena drinks, the bills came up to RM67……………we got a shock seeing the bill.

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