Penang is often dubbed the food Capital of Malaysia and rightfully so— with its plethora of street food along the narrow lanes and alleyways, and our all-time favourite – George Town.
Penang food is rich and varied thanks to the multi-ethnic history of Penang island. With Malay, Indian and Chinese settlers, the island offers the best mix of cuisines and has an incredible variety of dishes.
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While travel plans will have to stay kept away with the luggage for now, let’s head over to Penang Culture Restaurant to get our fix of tasty authentic Malaysian cuisine!
Did you know that the Penang Culture Restaurant is marking its 10th anniversary in Singapore? In celebration of their first decade, they would like to thank all the loyal customers who have supported Penang Culture Restaurant and spread the love of Malaysian cuisine; Penang Culture Restaurant has whipped up 3 new dishes paying homage to Malaysia’s diverse street food scene and leading food states namely Kuala Lumpur, Malacca and Penang.
From now till 31st May 2021, the restaurant is also giving 50% off for the three new dishes! Your taste buds are in for a treat!
Authentic Northern and Southern Malaysian dishes
First up, the Malacca Golden King Prawn Seafood Bee Hoon ($24.90 after 50% off, U.P. $49.80) is a unique combination of seafood, white bee hoon and cheese. King prawns, clams and squid are simmered in a rich creamy broth made with three types of cheeses – nachos and gouda topped with parmesan. If you’re a fan of rich broth, this is one dish you have to order at Penang Culture. It’s a family-friendly dish that’s good for 4 pax. I personally enjoy the dish without feeling surfeit as the white bee hoon balances the creaminess of the broth. I’ve also noticed ginger slices in the dish which add a freshness to the thick broth.
Next, from the island state of Penang, which Assam laksa and Chendol have on a few occasions made CNN’s list of the World’s 50 Best Food, Penang Culture is proud to introduce Penang Fragrant Kam Heong clams ($9.90 after 50% off, U.P. $19.80). A popular stir-fried dish that features one of Malaysians’ favourite clams called Lala clams cooked in Kam Heong sauce made with Chef’s family recipe – a medley of minced dried shrimp, curry leaves and rich soy sauce.
The term “Kam Heong” is a signature Malaysian stir-fry style that incorporates a variety of ingredients from Malay, Chinese and Indian cooking to produce its unique flavour and aroma.
If you’ve always ordered Sambal Chilli Lala clams, this mouthwatering Penang Kam Heong Clams will exceed your expectation! It’s so delicious that you might end up finishing the entire plate on your own!
Our final stop is at Kuala Lumpur, also known as KL, the Capital of Malaysia. Penang Culture introduces the KL Crispy Breaded Chicken Cutlet ($8.90 after 50% off, U.P. $17.80) with housemade curry mayo. Penang Culture’s rendition is a reflection of the bustling metropolis of KL. Golden, crispy and tender, this is a crowd-pleasing snack!
Craving for more? Check out these Classics
Malaysian cuisine wouldn’t be complete without these classics too! There’s Penang Rojak ($5.90), its signature fruit salad, using a generous amount of fresh fruits and vegetables tossed in a sweet and sour sauce, comprising prawn paste, sugar and lime, and topped with crushed peanuts. A refreshing, tangy and sweet starter that’s undeniably satisfying.
The Penang Premium Nasi Lemak ($14.90) is an ode to Malaysia’ national dish, made premium as per its name with portions of a quarter Ayam Penyet chicken leg, sambal prawns, hard-boiled egg and the quintessential sambal chilli.
What’s the final course of a meal? Dessert! The perfect way to end your feast on a sweet note featuring the D24 Johor King Chendol ($6.90). The cold and creamy shaved ice dessert flavoured with a dash of gula melaka, coconut milk and topped with a scoop of D24 durian puree and freshly squeezed coconut flesh. Durian lovers, are you tempted already?