Little Penang Cafe Hot
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Little Penang Cafe is a restaurant chain serving local delicacies more specifically the famous Penang hawker food. The restaurant is decorated with antique style furniture.
Midvalley Mega Mall
The Curve Mutiara Damansara
User Ratings Summary
User rating summary from: 5 user(s)
Nice family restaurant
The name says it all, typical Penang food. But after a thorough look into its menu, I guess the food are a mix of Peranakan as well.
Being a food lover, I never missed to order Fried Kuey Teow when I'm here. They used to be so good back then but lately, the quality of the food has been downgraded.
Service crew are attentive but most of the time during peak hours, they seem kinda lost and inefficient. Food arrived late, and I have to wait for almost 45 minutes once just to get my plate of fried kuey teow.
Apart from that, I can't fault this restaurant. The ambiance and atmosphere is nice. Definitely a nice family restaurant.
Skeptical at first...
Being a Penangite I am automatically skeptical whenever I see a franchise that promises Penang quality food. I took up their challenge and decided to go have a few dishes. I made sure to go a few times just to be sure. The first time I went was near lunch time and boy,what a mistake that was. I had to queue for nearly half hour just to get a table and another half hour before food was served.
My first dish was of course, char koay teow. It wasn't exactly what you can find in Penang because franchise food and hawker food are quite different based on ingredients and style of cooking. It still tastes pretty good koay teow nonetheless. I went back time and again to have their laksa and also some fried rice. The restaurant definitely tries it's best to promise customers Penang food but to me, it doesn't quite come up to par.
Eating in the restaurant is a prety enjoyable experience as I love and admire all things that are oold and can remind me of when my dad or grandfather were children. The items I'm seeing were so common in their days. That makes me appreciate myself more and what I have. It's a good sense to have while you're also gorging down on food.
A Taste of Penang in KL
My friend first brought me to this eatery in MidValley; otherwise I wouldn't have think of entering because of the retro-style furnishings that remind one of the old days.
The most popular dish here is probably Char Kuey Teow, which may take up to 20 mins to fry up, but it is well worth the wait because the piping hot kuey teow with succulent prawns are really tasty.
After the branch at MidValley closed, I visited their new branch at Curve, where I often order Curry mee, a la Penang style. Their 'lobak' tastes really good too, and my friends love the rice dishes there. The food here is a little expensive, but if you absolutely love Penang food but can't travel all the way there everytime you need to satisfy your craving, then splurge.
Laksa taste from far
You can get every typical Penang food here. You name it they have it. I was there for lunch and was surprise how long is the queue to enter the restaurant. Waited for about 20minutes before is our turn, I have a bowl of laksa. Even though the taste is not 100% identical to what I expect, it is still a good laksa. They have the grandfather furnitures which look as you are dining in an old building in Penang. The downside is the long queue during lunch hour but you can always avoid it by going slightly earlier.
Don't need to travel to Penang for it's food.
This restaurant serves the most scrumptious Penang dishes.
On the last occasion I was able to try the Penang seafood char kuey teow. The rice strips were nicely fried and not burned. It was full of flavor too. There were plenty of prawns, cockles and a generous serving of crab meat that was topped on the dish. Lobak is a recommended side dish as the chicken was really soft and the soy skin outside is crispy adding texture to it.
The good thing about this place is you don't need to go all the way to north whenever you feel like eating Penang food.