The Boatman Restaurant in Batu Ferringhi, Penang has to be one of the best eating places at the beach. You can find it between the new mosque and next door to the By The Sea condominium being built. What it lacks in ambiance it makes up for with excellent food and friendly staff and very reasonable prices. Example: three people dining; pan-fried snapper with garlic butter; pawn fritter for one; peach melba for two; banana split for one; one beer, one iced lemon tea, two cans of lemonade. Cost: RM91 which is about $36 New Zealand. Beat that if you can! The Boatman has an extensive menu of Chinese, Malay and Western food. Order a glass of wine and you get a full glass, not just a half glass. Mae, who will serve you, will always remember your last order!