Mon to Sun: 11.00am - 9.30pm
The Penang Kitchen at Tanjong Katong Road offers a range of dishes hailing from Penang.
Been dining at Penang Kitchen for many years now, and the Assam Laksa, Hokkien Prawn Noodles, Herbal Duck Mee Sua, Lor Bak, Rojak, Mee Sua Kor, and Char Kway Teow are amongst the dishes that keep bringing me back to the no-frills yet cozy neighborhood cafe. Initially satisfying my cravings at the Coronation outlet, now I can even take a leisurely walk to the latest Tanjong Katong outlet which is just a javelin's throw from my place.
The noodle broths for the Herbal Duck, Assam Laksa, and Prawn Noodle are thick and rich, and for the health conscious eaters, it will go down well as the broths are non-greasy and I usually enjoy the soup to the last spoon! Very yummy. The tender, succulent, and flavorful rolls of Lor Bak, (strips of pork marinated with five spice and a few aromatics), dipped in the chili and sweet sauce, will be a good choice of appetizer that is pleasing to the children and elderly. Crunchy, sweet, juicy, tart,... these are the many dimensions of the Rojak, a salad of refreshing fruits and vegetables dressed in a paste of caramel-like consistency and sprinkled with sesame seeds, crushed peanuts, and strips of torch ginger flower. Rojak paste is usually made of belachan (shrimp paste), maltose/sugar, tamarind/lime juice,... tossed with the tropical fruits and vegetables, coupled with the garnishes, results in a dish with a depth of flavor. Not only eaten as an appetizer, I have seen some people end their meal with a plate of Rojak!
My two favorite drinks at Penang Kitchen have to be the Iced Herbal Sea Coconut as well as the Iced Nutmeg Lime drink! Both serve as refreshing thirst quenchers and good accompaniments to the savory dishes, and the subtle fragrance that each beverage embodies makes it hard to stop at just one glass. No wonder the Iced Nutmeg Lime is supposedly one of the best-selling drinks in Penang Kitchen. To replicate and transport the experience into the comfort of your own home, one can get a bottle of the nutmeg lime syrup from the retail market section of the cafes.
Penang Kitchen is synonymous with tantalising Penang hawker comfort food and brings Penang to your doorsteps! Indeed, the authenticity of the Penang food served here can be attested to by the columns of newspaper and magazine (and even television) articles that are found plastered on the walls and glass panels of the cafe. With chefs hailing from Penang and the recipes passed down and adhered to by the chefs, it is no wonder Penang Kitchen continues to offer such mouth-watering and consistently high quality Penang hawker fare over the years! Be back soon!
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