It seems that no one had gotten the answer right to the question of my previous post. So no need to give away prizes.. hahaha
Anyway, the place i wna introduce today is Bukit Genting (Hill), Penang. Wonder what this place has to offer? Yummy Thai food with a breath-taking view of sunrise or sunset while dining at the hilltop. :) In short, it's another look out point in Penang. When DD's mum suggested that we go over there for dinner, i was kinda excited because i had never been there and Thai food sounds very feasible. We planned to leave early from home so that we could reached there at about 6.30pm because that will be the best time to witnessed the sunset.
Alas, it seems that everybody remembered differently on how to get there. This spectacular place is somewhat hidden in Balik Pulau, not a place DD is very familiar with as he seldom goes there. (he been there only once). So, we turned the place, passed Teluk Kumbar town a few times, while watching out for two huge water tanks as DD's mum and bro remembered that at the water tanks, that's where we will see a brightly litted signboard that directs us up Bukit Genting.
So, as not to confuse all of you, Penangites anot that had never been there but like to go up there, if you are coming from Bayan Lepas, passed Teluk Kumbar town first, then just follow the road straight until you passed a mini Indian temple and go on until you see two water tanks on your right. Bukit Genting is on your left. :). It's really easy once you find the place.
The road uphill is pretty steep and i supposed one requires good driving skill to get up and down the hill. Besides the Thai restaurant, there's also chalets and spa for visitors. Myth had it that the restaurant was actually a gift from the restaurant owner to his pretty Thailand wife as her birthday present and she had decided to open it up to the public to share the beauty of the place with everyone.
We reached the place at about 7.30 pm but the sun was kind to us that day to set a little late. We still managed to catch glimpse of the sun lining the turning dark sky. Everything else below looks like patches of black with blinking lights. That's Turtle Island from the hill top. Luckily it was not raining too. The evening breeze is cool and the panaroma is simply spectacular.
The sun setting in the horizon. Beautiful.
The blinking lights of the city below.
Just so as to know what those black patches really are, i took this pic from another look out point on the way down from Balik Pulau to Air Itam the day after. It's paddy fields and rows and rows of houses. Not forgetting the cute, little Turtle Island in the distant.
I saw this potrait of woman painted on one of the many ornaments that decorated the place, so was wondering if this is the Thai wife. hehe
Bukit Genting Hill. That's what carved on the stones behind.
Spider web alike lightings to welcome visitors. Erm..
<3 <3 <3 Here are just some food pics that will make your stomach rumble. Don't look on if you are already hungry. :p. Overall, i think the food is pretty good especially the green curry chicken and tom yam. DD said at one point, the food actually became quite bad tasting but had since improved again. Kerabu mango
Pucha (stuffed crab shells) - only RM 3.50 one. So cheap. In KT, it's RM 8 one!! But KT one has slightly more crab meats, only slightly. :p
Tom yam seafood
Green curry chicken.. Gosh, drooling at the thought of it now
Two diff type of fish - Keng Som Plak (steam fish with Thai sour chilli sauce) and Pae Sai (steam fish in special Thai sauce)
Otak otak with very big prawns, plenty of onions and wrapped in foil. I might be jakun but i never eaten otak otak like this before.. haha
Stuffed omelette Thai style
Deep fried mix vegetables and also prawns
Tab tim grob (waterchestnut with jackfruit)
And finally, last desert of the day is ice creams with chestnut! Nestle rainbow ice creams.. Donkey years since i last ate Nestle rainbow ice cream :)
The road coming down is pretty dark with only a few lights every now and then, so had to be careful driving down too. Next time must go earlier to catch sunrise or sunset..hehe.. This post is kinda long but hope its informative enough.. :p Hope you guys enjoy the place :)
Bukit Genting Leisure Park & Restaurant
Jalan Teluk Kumbar, Balik Pulau, Penang
Tel:604-827 9805, 019-465 7100