I recently picked up FeistyMom to hang out, and she wanted to grab some grub. I learned long ago not to interfere – when a Sin says she’s hungry, you listen. So we headed over to Penang – I’ve mentioned this place a number of times – and proceeded to chow down.
First order of business is always beef satay – the meat extremely tender, fragrant, and flavorful, with a great peanut sauce for dipping.
Next up, FeistyMom helped me find a dish I’d been seeking for a while – I couldn’t figure out which dish it was on the menu – “hokkien mee” or thin egg noodles in a soy sauce gravy with shrededed chicken, Chinese broccoli, and shiitake mushrooms.
Mmm, yummy. Savory to the extreme, and lots of noodles to satisfy my noodle-tooth. Okay, I just made that up, but very tasty noodles that absorb all the gravy and taste yumyum. I really like this dish – I’d eat it without the chicken, even, since the chicken doesn’t do much for me in this dish.
And FeistyMom herself ordered “char kway teow” – stir fried thin white noodles with lots of seafood and a little bit of a spicy kick. My family’s been ordering this for years upon years, and I always like it a little less spicy. BF likes it with beef instead of seafood. We’ve all got our preferences.
I really need to expand my horizons a bit though, beyond these dishes plus “Hainanese chicken” and “Indian bread” – when you go to Penang or for Malaysian food, what do you order? Help me expand my choices!!! It’s so hard just picking blindly from the list…
Yvo says: My family and I enjoy going here frequently; the place has had a downturn but is back on the upswing right now after its last renovation. I definitely recommend coming here to enjoy some Malaysian food – nice decor, friendly (!) service, and reasonable prices.