The Ship Batu Ferringhi Penang

The other day in Penang, Janice and I happened to be at Batu Ferringhi en route to our stay at Hard Rock Hotel when we decided to crash at The Ship for a quick lunch. I've been to the ones in KL, and have a pretty good idea what The Ship has to offer. The unique thing about The Ship in Penang was the fact that the restaurant was housed in this rather huge ship unlike its other outlets in Malaysia.

The Ship Batu Ferringhi Penang
The Ship Batu Ferringhi Penang

The Ship Batu Ferringhi Penang
69-B, Jalan Batu Ferringhi, 
11100 Penang.
604 881 2142

Restaurant Business Hour : Monday to Sunday (12.00 pm to 1.00 am)

The Ship Batu Ferringhi Penang
A huge Open sign welcomed us to The Ship that fine day

Upon entering The Ship, I was pretty impressed with the decor and effort put in place to make it look like we are entering a "real" ship with the wooden settings, and round windows. It was just pass Christmas hence the Christmas decorations were still up.

The Ship Batu Ferringhi Penang
The decor and settings, very Ship-like and Christmas-like
The Ship Batu Ferringhi Penang
The Ship Penang Restaurant Menu

As expected, there weren't many customers dining in that time as people usually come to The Ship for dinner and not lunch. I felt it was rather special as we had the whole restaurant deck to ourselves. It was like reserving a whole ship for our romantic lunch, I thought to myself then. Anyway check out what we ordered that afternoon.

The Ship Batu Ferringhi Penang
#1 The usual salad and bun that came with my main course
The Ship Batu Ferringhi Penang
#2 The Ship's Tenderloin Sizzling Steak - RM41.90++
The Ship Batu Ferringhi Penang
Tenderloin Sizzling Steak Served Medium Rare

Now I do have to comment on their Tenderloin Sizzling Steak. The taste is good and really tender, but I was pretty surprised at the way they flooded the whole plate with the sauce. It was stated gravy and garlic butter, but to me I don't really like the fact that it totally drowned the flavour of the steak. Probably I would try the Charboiled Sirloin Steak next time.

The Ship Batu Ferringhi Penang
#3 Sizzling Chicken Fillet - RM22.90++
The Ship Batu Ferringhi Penang
A closeup on the chicken before it disappears into my mouth.
The Ship Batu Ferringhi Penang
#4 The Ship's Banana Split - RM8.90++

The Sizzling Chicken Fillet was okay, but same comment on the gravy which was a bit too much. Our dessert, the banana split was really good though, at least to me as I just love bananas. I'm the one to order the chocolate banana milkshake whenever I see it on any restaurant's menu. 

The waiter and waitress were trainees though, and couldn't really comprehend exactly what I wanted. Overall, it was a good dining experience especially on the ambiance, one that could have been better if I had ordered the right steak set. I would think coming to The Ship Batu Ferringhi Penang should be reserved for dinners or those special occasions as the settings are really unique.

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Queennie said...

At first i look at the thumbnails i thought was the ship in malacca ! haha :P

Small Kucing said...

Mmm....nice....I thought the sauce would come separately.

suituapui said...

I've always wanted to go to the one in KL...but never got down to it. Steak's very well-reviewed...but they always complain that the place is too dark. Looks like the Penang one is very bright...

Pamela Yeoh said...

Wah, look nice :)

Reanaclaire said...

I have been there once only and that was many years ago... :) Yes, looks like the gravy was wee to much..

Nikel Khor said...

Flooded with gravy not nice meh? I like that juicy juicy one.. hehe

Unknown said...

wuaaaahhhh the price!!! but the steak looks damn good!

Anne Lee said...

they look very delicious, but i pengsan when looking at the price. haha

[SK] said...

at first i thot this is the maritime ship in Malacca, haha!! hmmm, i think i've not been to The Ship before, in fact seldom go for steak also lah i'm poor mah~~ :p

இ Baŋäŋaz இ said...

Have not been to this ship gets seasick inside usually go to downtown so much nearer. Guess nowadays rainy season BKK & Katlumpor got flooded same goes to Penang they flood both dishes with gravy haha.

missyblurkit said...

the place looks nice. quite a tourist attraction with the ship facade which i thought was the one in malacca.

they pretty much got your steak correct. hehehe the way you like it:P

Taufulou said...

wahhh..u really go back and whack lots of food ah..

i cannot remember when is the last time i went there? i think 10 years ago?

Isaac Tan said...

Yes, it does look like the ship in Malacca hor :P

Small Kucing,
I would have prefered it being poured in front of me, with the option of me having the say of how much sauce is needed :)

I have been to the ones in KL, and you're right, they are rather dimly lit. This one in Penang was bright because I went there during lunch time! :P

Yeap, it was a good meal. Nom nom nom! :P

Isaac Tan said...

The environment is really nice though, a bit pricey, but nice :)

Juicy is good, but too flooded, not very good. lol!

Once in a blue moon, ok lah :P

Not all the time, once in a while can indulge. Lol!

nobody is poor bro XD come let's go for steak around Setapak area!

Thank you for dropping by my blog! much appreciated, and i really love your witty and funny comments! So original and unique :)

Isaac Tan said...

haha! rainy season, flooded, i get it! :P I've been to the ones in KL, actually the Ship does not strike me as having the BEST steaks despite their tagline.

so many more photos in my hard disk of the food in Penang! haha >< Go back penang, whack only! :P

bendan said...

I was there last week la, and I passby the ship, almost go for dinner. Hmmp!! Y U NO TELL U BACK PENANG!!

Koh Kian Fai said...

At first I also thought it is in Melaka! So this is in Penang! Will soon hoop it up with it if I got go Penang . . .

Anonymous said...

orang islam bleh makan x?

Anonymous said...

can islam people eat your food?