Mon to Sun: 11.00am - 9.30pm
The Penang Kitchen at Tanjong Katong Road offers a range of dishes hailing from Penang.
As the complexity of sweet, sour and spicy flavours burst in my mouth and contrast with the texture of fat and chewy noodles, my immediate thoughts are: "this is nothing like any other laksa I have tasted". So, I decided to do some research.
It turns out that each country in Asia has its own style of laksa, and the one I ate last night, at Penang Kitchen in Katong, was, of course, Penang assam laksa. Assam laksa has a tamarind soup base, unlike the coconut milk soup base I had become so accustomed to in the countless bowls of laksa lemak I had devoured over the years.
Penang Kitchen is rated by discerning foodies as one of the best Penang laksa hawker restaurants in Singapore, and it certainly lived up to its reputation last night: a full bowl of udon style noodles in a tamarind, fish and chilli gravy, with generous slices of pineapple, onions and mint leaves, topped with a prawn paste - all for only S$8.50+.
Give it to me sweet, sour and spicy baby! Yum!!
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We normally frequent this restaurant from time to time on the weekends as parking is easy. Our latest experience was particularly bad. We requested for char kway teow without bean sprouts. The elderly waitress insisted on adding bean sprouts to our char kway teow, eventually she obliged. what came out from the kitchen was terrible. It was bland, the portion was tiny it felt like a retaliation for the special request. The order of prawn noodles also seemed to have a rancid hard boiled egg. Maybe the cook has changed recently and the standard has dropped. But sad to say this will probably the last time we visit this place.
purposely drop by here to try the Penang laska based on the review, it was a horrible day! Order one bowl of penanag laska and prawn noodle, the time ticks by... Was already 20 mins no food arrive to our table, instead seeing the waitress serving other table who came later, IMMEDIATLY ask the waitress where is our order, was found out that our order was not sent to the kitchen... OUR ORDER WAS DELAY... the waitress Apologise, waited again for 15 mins , now even worst, suppose to serve to our table, the waitress serve to the table behind us which they did not order it at all... This is so frustrating, in total time waited for 50 mins for the food that we order and plus it was no
My wife is a Penangite and so we spotted this place long ago, but after asking friends about it, they said it was so-so. So we stayed away...until one day we decided to try it for ourselves. Hey...not to shabby! I had the duck mee sua, my wife had the laksa, and our child had the kway teow...oh, and the rojak...everything was really delicious. I really couldn't find a problem with the food. The place is a little loud at times because the uncle cooking bangs his wok when frying, but this adds to the atmosphere and we didn't mind. We went back two weeks later and had the same thing, but changed out the laksa for hokkien prawn mee...also tasty. Would recommend!