GEORGE TOWN: Paying RM130 for a big platter of seafood pasembur was fine for a housewife and her family who are here on a holiday here from Johor but they found the “dirty and dusty” serviced apartment intolerable.

Fatimah Mohd Tahir, 48, said the price for the pasembur was reasonable considering the size of the portion.

“It has been a while since we came to Penang and we looked up some eateries which had gone viral and although there was some hype about the food, the prices were reasonable,” she said when met at the Medan Renong food court at the Esplanade yesterday.

Fatimah said the seafood pasembur came in a big portion, complete with prawns.

However, she complained about the condition of the rental apartment costing RM600 per night, which she claimed does not meet hygiene standards.

“We are here in a large group and the apartment was smelly.

“I wish there was more effort put into cleaning up the place and to have checks on these kind of premises,” she said, adding that the authorities should also look into the cleanliness of eateries here, which has much room for improvement.

Factory worker Noor Affendi Mansor, 50, from Ipoh, Perak, was happy with the food prices and portion size.

“The pricing seems appropriate for the quality and quantity we were served.

“We just shared a large portion of pasembur and it was tasty.

“So far, we don’t feel like we have been cheated in any way,” said Noor Affendi, who was in a family convoy of four cars.

He noted that traffic was bad on Christmas, but it became better yesterday.