Foong Yean Chinese Restaurant @ Bayan Lepas Penang

Recently I've had my fair share of trips down to my hometown Penang, and on one of those weekend trips, we found ourselves dining at Foong Yuen Chinese Restaurant in Bayan Lepas area. Now this restaurant wasn't new to me, as I have dined several times before in the past with fellow colleagues. 

Foong Yuen Chinese Restaurant
Foong Yuen Chinese Restaurant

Foong Yuen Chinese Restaurant
No. 34, Jalan Tengah,
Taman Tunas,
11900 Bayan Lepas
Tel: 04-6415402

Simple, yet what's important is the food quality
Simple, yet what's important is the food quality

Now if you happen to be around Bayan Lepas area, it's actually quite a hassle to find chinese cuisine for the family, as most of the eateries either cater for dinner only, or they only serve the economy rice type of dining. Anyway, the decor of Foong Yuen was a simple one. When we were there that Sunday afternoon, the restaurant was already nearly full from diners. Check out below on what we ordered. 

#1 Home Made Bean Curd with "Jin Wah" Ham and Crab Meat - RM7

The first dish that was served was Foong Yuen's Home Made Bean Curd with "Jin Wah" Ham and Crab Meat. Served some vegetables on the side, the bean curd or taufu was soft and came in a rather generous portion. I liked the way they were generous with the crab meat on top as well. 

Yam Ring - RM25
#2 Yam Ring - RM25
Stirfried Kailan Vegetables with Chicken - RM15
#3 Stirfried Kailan Vegetables with seafood - RM15

The Yam Ring was good, but did not really differ much from the other Yam Rings I've had at other restaurants. The ingredients consisted of cuttlefish, prawns, mushrooms and some other seafood, all placed into the crispy yam ring. Kailan vegetables has always been one of my favourite, as I just love the taste of it especially when stir fried with some oyster sauce. Here we ordered the ones with seafood, and it came out tasting great, without being too salty as it usually is with dishes like this. 

Stewed Pork Ribs with Special Sauce - RM18
#4 Stewed Pork Ribs with Special Sauce - RM18
The stewed pork ribs dish came with this deep fried bread (mantou)
The stewed pork ribs dish came with this deep fried bread (mantou)

One of Foong Yuen Restaurant's specialty dish is the Stewed Pork Ribs with Special Sauce, one which I did not hesitate to order and came looking really good. Served with deep fried bread or mantao to dip in the sauce, the pork ribs were stewed to perfection. The meat actually felt so tender it literally melted in our mouths. I was so into their pork ribs that the next dish is also of the same meat. 

Sweet and Sour Pork Ribs - RM12
#5 Sweet and Sour Pork Ribs - RM12

Yes, I'm a meat eater, and have always fancied meat over seafood. The Sweet and sour pork ribs that came to our table looks a tad too small, as the serving just was not enough for us. The meat was harder than the stewed one, being crunchy on the outside instead. We should have ordered the large serving, but by then it was too late. Needless to say, everyone loved this dish. 

Steamed fish in Teo Chew style - RM60
#6 Steamed fish in Teo Chew style - RM60

Forgive my ignorance as I could not remember what fish this was. Steamed and served piping hot with a flame underneath the plate to retain its heat, the Steamed fish in Teo Chew style had a tinge of spiciness to it. As the fish was really fresh, as in alive just before being cooked for us, there wasn't any fishiness taste to it, and I could enjoy it fully. I'm always apprehensive when ordering steamed fish as it has to be really fresh to taste good, and here Foong Yean did a rather good job at preparing this dish. 

There aren't many Chinese restaurants in Bayan Lepas area which cater to the lunch crowd on a weekend, so do drop by Foong Yuen Chinese Restaurant should you feel like having some nice chinese cuisine with the family on a weekend. 


  1. Ok...nothing that I would be rushing there for. We have more or less similar stuff here as well.

  2. oh.. This make me really miss my hometown.. ha ha ha.. :D.. please, I just love the steamed fish so much.. :D..

  3. one of our favourite chinese restaurant is xuan xin! in queensbay mall!

  4. The name of the fish is Ikan Bawal Putih or White Pomfret in English.

  5. =O i've never tried nor i have heard of this place, cool~ will definitely check it out when i'm back to Penang next month! :P

  6. beancurd + crab meat . . . look at the sauce, I feel like drink them ALL :D :D :D

  7. Anonymous5:01 PM

    Eat there many times.. Their dishes is good!


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