Mon - Sat: 11:30 - 14:30
Mon - Sat: 18:00 - 09:30
Fans who used to make the long trek to their Former Jurong address will be thrilled with their convenient location at Fusionopolis. Chefs from Penang dish up the best Penang Char Kway Teow in town with a heady wok hei. No pork or lard used in dishes.
I didn't opt for buffet this time round as I didn't want to gorge senseless (again). Going ala carte, i ordered:
1) Fried Rice - this was for my daughter who doesn't know how to appreciate the other dishes. Truth be told, the rice was fried fragrantly and the chicken wing was beautifully seasoned & fried.
2) Penang Prawn Mee - I had mine with thick bee hoon. I love the fresh prawns and the thick flavourful soup! Add chilli flakes for kicks and vola! Magic in a bowl!
3) Char Kuay Tiao - this is the bomb! I honestly feel their char kuay tiao can rival many hawker ones out there. Of course theirs is more expensive but they do serve theirs with generous and fresh ingredients.
If I am younger, I would have conquered their buffet in style but now, I think ala carte is more my ability. Will return again.
I took an international business guest to Penang Place for a dinner. This was my second time here (I was brought here for dinner last year). My overall impression with the food here is okay, though far from special (certainly, far below places like Daisy's Kitchen along West Coast Rd). Beef rendang and beef kwe tiao tasted fine, but there were some dishes that I thought wasn't well-cooked.
I'm rather disappointed with the service though since some of the staff was extremely rude. When we were paying for our meal, we changed our mind to pay with visa instead of cash (before any receipt was printed). The reception staff was so irritated by this and told us along the line of "I already press cash here on my screen. It is troublesome for me to change it". Both my guest and I were shocked at this treatment and had to apologise to him that we needed the receipt for a reimbursement. In retrospect, it was not that difficult for him to change this - he had to press a few buttons. Is it not worthwhile to press a few buttons and keep your customers happy? The owner of the restaurant would do well if they reassess their staff and improve their service quality if they want to keep their customers.
See the full review with pictures here.
This is a peranakan/malaysian buffet place in the basement of fusionopolis that has a la carte options but most people opt for the buffet. There’s a nasi lemak station but I think the meat changes every day. Sometimes it’s fried chicken, but when I went it was black pepper prawns which were quite nice but kind of overcooked. There are all the regular nasi lemak fixings, like boiled eggs, ikan bilis, and other nasi padang fixings like braised vegetables, curried vegetables, curried sting ray. They also had a gado gado station – you make your own salad with as much or as little vegetable, cucumber, egg, or peanut sauce as you want. And a rojak station, but the rojak is premixed. There are two noodle stations on the side – one Penang Assam laksa station, where you blanche the noodles in boiling water and add your own ingredients and soup, and also a hay mee station, which I wanted to try but didn’t have time/space for. SL ordered the a la carte char kway teow: She’s really tiny so definitely would have even less capacity for buffets than me. Besides both she and LZ work here so I’m sure a lot of birthdays and farewells and promotions are celebrated here. The key incentive to pay $10 (about 50% the price of the buffet, which is $24.90++ if I’m not wrong) for an a la carte char kway teow (they also have a la carte nasi lemak and hay mee etc.) is that they cook it fresh, so it’s piping hot when it reaches the table. And their char kway teow is really good! Even better fresh is the fried chicken, which has a really amazing batter. Sometimes they have it on the buffet stand but I didn’t see it that day. This is a must-have when you visit Penang Place. Their dessert station has a lot of soupy things like pulut hitam and bubur cha cha, as well as a bunch of nyonya kuehs that I’m not really fond of. LZ really likes the green kueh filled with gula melaka and covered in shredded coconut though – not sure what it’s called. Ondeh ondeh? The rest of the kuehs are really filling. The food here is not bad, and I think the buffet price is quite reasonable, but I would check out what’s on the buffet table before deciding whether to go with buffet or a la carte next time. There is a noticeable difference in freshness between the food on the buffet table and the food you order a la carte.
service was pretty good, not really attentive but nice and patient enough when answering my parents' many questions, haha. the real star of the show is the cempedak (smaller and sweeter than jackfruit). deep fried, the batter is light and perfectly crispy, the cempedak is creamy, sweet and melts in your mouth! very definitely recommend. the only thing I would return for. $1.20 per piece. my waiter said it gets sold out so be sure to order early. it's worth it! the char kway teow was the next best dish, I would say it was pretty good but lacked "wo hei" and I missed the lard. my dad had beef rendang which he said was good. the Penang hokkien mee was average. a lot of prawns. I had the nasi lemak set which was quite a disappointment. rice tasted okay, but I've tasted better at hawker centres. the menu says it comes with otah-otah but mine didn't. it came with a prawn instead. the egg yolk was cooked till it was perfectly runny but it was also literally dripping with oil. overall I wouldn't pay $10.90 for it. we also had choon piah (like spring rolls) which were okay but not authentic. I wouldn't return for ala carte, but I might if for the buffet I feel I will be able to fill up on $25 worth of char kway teow or cempedak. might satisfy a quick craving but it's nowhere near authentic.