The Hungry Bunny •
12 Jun 2013 • 579 reviews • 20 followers
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, together with Thai Noodle House
and Curry Wok
, round off the trio of eateries along Coronation Arcade that have fast become our go-to for cheap and good food. We takeaway our dinners from the restaurants here at least twice a week. While parking may be virtually non-existent, surprisingly, it doesn't quite deter us from the fabulous food here. You can count on eating like a king for under $15 per person. Penang Kitchen
is a no-frills, no-fuss eatery. Although most Penangites would dispute the authenticity of the Penang cuisine served here, it is admittedly more-than-decent. The fare here is generally hearty and comforting. Especially in light of the fact that the food here is so affordable.
1) Penang Sampler
($13): a duo of Penang Lor Bak
and Belachan Chicken Wings
. The fried beancurd skin rolls stuffed with sinfully fatty pork belly was flavoursome without being oily. The fried chicken wings, thoroughly marinated with shrimp paste and tumeric and cumin and other aromatics for full-on flavour, was no less addictive.
2) Stir Fried Baby Kailan with Garlic
($8.30): simple and tasty with a garlicky accent, topped with fried shallots for a roasted sweetness.
3) Penang Assam Laksa
($8.30): a little unexpected. The heavy use of belachan made for a pungent finish, and it was enlivened with tangy pineapples, spicy cut chilli padi and peppery basil.
4) Penang Char Kway Teow
($8.30): deceptively spicy. Good wok hei, with plentiful eggs and beansprouts for a refreshing crunch. A must-try here.
5) Nasi Goreng Kampong Penang
($8.90): equally spicy, but its robust peppery heat is more of a slow burning one that hits you in the gut. The rice was well fried, with a rounded, full-bodied flavour. The piquant achar was a nice counter-balance.