Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Famous Swee Garden In Nibong Tebal

Started the journey up north this time around noon and at the last minute, we decided to have our lunch in Nibong Tebal instead of Penang Island.  We reached there around 1pm... just in time to join in the crowd for lunch.....
From the toll we turned left to Nibong Tebal....
It has been few years ago since I last visited Nibong Tebal... 
This bridge was not reconstructed yet as far as I can remember....
So I quickly take a picture of it....
Approaching nearer.....
And very near now... Looks like a roller coaster....
After some turnings here and there, we managed to locate this landmark.....
Maybank.... and the shop we were looking for was just behind....
Swee Garden.....
Famous for their seafood and pork knuckles!
There was a crowd there already.... 
Lunch time.... very right "timing" for us...
And eventually we waited around half an hour for the food to arrive...
Ordered a Hokkien char koay teow with mihun mixed..
Fresh giant clams... Lala.....
Bouncing flesh...
Sambal Kangkung.... a bit too oily but very tasty....
And this is Siakap in Thai Sauce...
Reminded me of Assam Fish my mom used to make....
And the total cost came to RM52....

37 comments:

  1. The price seems very ok. Food looks ok too. I have not seen the 2nd bridge. Thanks for showing the photos.

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    1. Will show the second bridge in my next post.. this one is in Nibong Tebal... :)

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  2. Food looks very hoi wai.. You guys need to eat a lot of rice with these dishes.. Sambal kangkung and fish with Thai sauce, good with rice.. Nom nom nom..

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    1. Yes, ordered a small rice to go with these dishes only.. too full to wallop more..

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  3. That Swee Garden place needs a new coat of paint. That Hokkien char kway teow - is it tomato sauce gravy? Looks like Kuching's tomato kway teow.

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    1. No, not tomato gravy.. don't like tomato gravy... too sweet...

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  4. Went exploring ya. I love that fish. Not much bones . Easy to eat

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  5. so this is on business trip or your own leisure makan trip?? wah, the LALA, so fresh and "bouncing flesh" somemore!! I want I want!!! so delicious leh~~

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    1. This time leisure and pleasure.. hahaha...

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  6. Fun trip.

    ALOHA from Honolulu
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  7. Another great food hunting trip. All looks so good & appetising.

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    1. Like to explore but very rare.. always eat back the same old food...

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  8. Hokkien char kway teow? Got such thing one meh? Isn't that mean just char kuay teow?
    This one looks like wat tan hor, if I am not mistaken they call it char hor fun in Penang, hmm..

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    1. No, not wat tan cos no egg... char hor fun is dry version? Not sure.. but got gravy without eggs...

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  9. Eh, that is Hokkien Char Koay Tewo kah? Look like Cantonese style, the wat tan hor. Whatever style, I will wallop!

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    1. hahha.. I also not sure actually... cantonese or whatever...

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  10. wah ....food looks good, not bad. It's also been super long I never been to Nibong tebal.

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    1. Yeah, you better make a trip there.. hahaha

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  11. Price not bad le? Swee Garden - pretty garden (Hokkien), easy to remember. Will look out for this place on my next trip to Penang. Thanks Claire for sharing this place.

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    1. Yes, do look out and let me know when you have tried...

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  12. never been those place before.. i hope someday

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  13. i tink i can finish the whole plate of kangkung, despite the thick layer of oil (looks like they overpoured the oil). The fish looks appetizing too!

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  14. I have never been to Nibong Tebal, just pass by the sign everytime I go Penang, hehe!
    Their food looks yummy!

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    1. Yes, next time you should go and try it out...

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  15. Huh? you went all the way there without having pork knuckle ???

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  16. Years ago I often went there to eat the best pork knuckles in the country! So crispy and yummy.
    This sleepy and dark town is now growing fast! I feel so old now.

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    1. Yes, I think they still have that... famous for that dish...

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  17. Any idea Swee Garden close on which day of the week? Thanks in advance.

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