Hei Yeong Seng Chinese Restaurant @ Penang Plaza

Written by Lingzie

Topics: Chinese food

Lingzie.com is back!!

I know, I know, I’ve been guilty of neglecting this poor lil space for a long long time. I didn’t mean for it to happen but I’ve found myself so pressed for time of late, food hunting has taken a back seat. I still am rather busy with a new venture. But this being the new year and all, I thought it would be good to get things started back again over here on lingzie.com. Updates may not be as frequent as before, but I will still try to post something 🙂

So since this is a brand new year, I thought it would be appropriate to blog about a brand new Chinese Restaurant to grace Penang’s food scene. Located at the newly re-furbished Penang Plaza (where Giant is), Hei Yeong Seng Chinese Restaurant has breathed much life to the place. There are hear says that the chefs at this new restaurant was previously from Tian Tian Chinese Restaurant, and we did spot some familiar faces amongst the service staff. Looking at the menu, it seemed reminiscent of Tian Tian as well as CRC. But nevertheless, the verdict lies with the taste of the food.

The restaurant occupies a large space. Decor is quite simple and looks like its geared for maximum space usage if the need arises (read: chinese weddings). In fact the stage even has the Double Happiness symbol ready. 😛

When we arrived on a Saturday evening, the place was quickly filling up. Surprisingly service was quite efficient and the dishes came after about 15minutes of waiting.

Leafy green vegetable RM12

We kicked things off with a leafy green vegetable. Not too oily and just right.

Grape Sauce Pork Ribs RM18

Next we tried the Grape Sauce Pork Ribs which was one of their signature dishes. The sauce was rather sweet perhaps due to the grapes, though we couldn’t really taste the grapes. But the pork ribs were tender, thus making it a rather enjoyable dish.

Kung Po Fish Fillet RM25

Next came the “Kung Po” Fish fillet (stir fried with dried chillies). While I liked the “kung po” sauce, I personally felt that it would taste better with chicken.

Prawns RM25

I can’t remember the name of the prawn dish (as I didn’t do the ordering) but it came stir fried with garlic and cashew nuts. A pretty interesting dish that went down quite well with us, though not earth shattering.

Double Taste Chicken RM16

Next, we had the Double Taste Chicken which consisted of a roast chicken and a Thai style Kerabu chicken. This was a good dish. The roasted chicken was tender and tasty, while the Thai style Kerabu was very flavourful with lots of shredded mango and onions. My favourite dish of the night!

Finally we had a dessert – Oo Kio Jelly. (there was some miscommunication with this order and led to me not being able to snap a photo of it). I found the dessert too sweet, though the portion was big. Not something I’d order again as it was too sweet.

The total bill for the 5 of us plus rice and tea came up to RM122.35 including 5% service charge.

Overall we found the food pretty good and reasonably priced. I spotted the Thai Style Claypot Sharkfin and also the Curry Prawns served with fried mantau on the menu as well. 😛 Based on this first visit, I would go back to try out the other dishes.

Hei Yeong Seng Chinese Restaurant

Lot 207-221 & Lot 231-245, 2nd Floor,

Penang Plaza

No.126 Jalan Burmah

10050 Penang.

Tel: 04-2291623 OR  04-2293623

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

  1. Sheryl BITO says:

    happy new year ling ling! i think i’ll get my family to go there when I visit next month 😉 thanks for the review!

  2. Welcome back to the blogging world, Lingzie!! Have a Happy New Year and may 2011 bring you more adventures… gastronomic and otherwise! 😉
    .-= Life for Beginners´s last blog ..The Baker- the Baroness &amp the Delectable Devil =-.

  3. koyushi says:

    aiyo, jimui, this is such a longgg wait!
    thanks for returning to the flog world we need ur input to know what’s up-to-date-good-to-eat in town, lol
    thank you, we shall try this sunday 🙂

  4. Welcome back and a very happy new year to you.

  5. Jobless Girl says:

    Price is reasonable.

  6. Palmo says:

    After viewing your writing, i tried to call up the restaurant for asking menu of CNY package to fax to me. While talking on phone less than 2mins, the people left and talked to other people without informing. I was stone there awhile without any answer back. What a bad service on phone for the first impression, indeed.

  7. gina says:

    Welcome back! 😀 Nice to have you blogging again.
    .-= gina´s last blog ..Professionalism =-.

  8. Welcome back! You were missed.
    .-= Nate @ House of Annie´s last blog ..There’s No Place Like Penang =-.

  9. Christy says:

    Welcome back Lingzie, we’ve missed you! I’ve been MIA myself for a while too =P
    I’ve heard of this restaurant for a while now, from word of mouth but yours is the first blog that I’ve read on this, and it sounds good =)
    Great to hear from you again, and wishing you a wonderful and great year ahead too!~ =D
    .-= Christy´s last blog ..Home-style Nyonya Food @ Donald &amp Lilys Corner- Malacca =-.

  10. foodtok says:

    Just welcome u back nia hilang again lol 🙂

  11. Jeremee89 says:

    the service was bad during my visit on cny for course dinner..mayb it was too crowdy… feel free to visit my personal food blog @ http://www.jeremee89.com

    this is post on Hei Yeong Seng http://www.jeremee89.com/2011/02/hei-yeong-seng-chinese-restaurant-penang-plaza/

    -Jeremee89.Com-

  12. Thristhan says:

    Ahh, the pork ribs, looks simply delicious 🙂

  13. peteformaton says:

    Can check out tis place on my next visit back home!

  14. Peter says:

    My son almost died eating there. We had to rush him to hospital. He took the roast duck, and I think they fried the duck after they roast it in peanut oil and my son is allergic to peanuts. He developed breathing problems immediately after. Later when I called the restaurant, the receptionist mentioned that they do not use peanut oil but I think they used oil that has been previously fried with peanuts to increase the aroma of the roast duck.

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