A new restaurant has opened up at one of the heritage house of Nagore Road, Georgetown, Penang. The name’s Asam Belai with its tagline ‘Seafood in your pot’. ‘Asam Belai’ is Chinese Northern Malaysian slanged Malay word for ‘Asam Pedas’. Literally, it is loosely translated into ‘sour spicy’. Asam pedas is a sour and spicy stew dish usually added with fish and pineapple. It is originated from the Minangkabau community and thus has been spreading across South East Asia particularly in Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. This Asam Belai Restaurant is the 2nd branch in Penang and is currently managed by its 4th generation proprietress which means, this restaurant consists of traditional family recipe secret. The 3rd generation, Mr. Lim is the head chef with more than 30 years of experience. Apart from the delicious
The Four Signature Dishes of Asam Belai
During our food tasting session with Kayabuttertoast,com , we were treated to their 4 special (and yes delicious) signature dishes. They are as follow:
Nice Heritage Environment
Apart from the 4 specialty dishes, there are also other great and tasty dishes for your selection.
Seafood Asam Pedas
**Special Request on menu is available based on at least 1-day advanced reservation (Customers are allowed to bring their own catch (fish, prawn, crab etc) for the Asam Pedas cuisine) The price will be decided between customer and Asam Belai**
The special distinct taste of the Asam Pedas and its other specialty dishes are unrivalled due to the family secret recipe. Try them for yourself if you do not believe it. Coupled with the heritage ambience, Asam Belai is a place for perfect lunch/dinner.
Address and Contact Person:
Ms. Vivian Lim (Director)
77, Nagore Road,
*Photos owned by Asam Belai are used with permission. Please obtain prior permission before using the photos.