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D’Nyonya Penang Restaurant - 19 April 2012

Cuisine: Malaysian
Location: Perth CBD (another location in East Victoria Park)

Not far from Jun’s Japanese, I spied another interesting Malaysian restaurant called D’Nyonya Penang Restaurant. I went up to the windows and had a look through the menu and was sold. I had gone for another late lunch so I had a choice of table but there were a few patrons enjoying a leisurely afternoon.

Along the right hand side is a continuous bench with cushions while everyone else gets a chair with a string of tables in between. Nothing fancy about the place but it has an inviting feel. Sitting down and looking at the menu, the dishes remind me just like when I had visited restaurants in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I particularly fancied the Penang Char Koay Teow ($10.50). Within a short time of placing my order, a plate well filled with my meal was presented to me. I was really hungry and couldn’t wait to dive in but the meal was still hot given it came straight out of the wok. I ate a bit around the edges till things cooled down but I loved it despite getting my mouth a little bit burnt. Patience is a hard quality to display when very hungry and with a delicious looking meal staring at you.

I really enjoyed the silky smooth and soft texture of the wide cut flat rice noodles. The been sprouts, squid, prawns, and all the other ingredients combined really well in making this an excellent lunch. I remember the same dish I ate in Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur and this was not that far off. The only thing missing was the crunchy salty bits of pork fat and the intense smokiness of the wok immersed into the rice noodles. The rice noodles in my meal did take on a slight smoky flavour but I really enjoyed the meal and flavours. Looking through the menu, there are pictures with some dishes so they certainly caught the eye and I wouldn’t mind trying some of their other dishes.

After wolfing that down, I also enjoyed a large glass filled with Teh Ice ($3.50) which is chilled red tea with condensed milk. Lovely flavour of the tea and the milkiness of the condensed milk with ample sweetness. Excellent meal and I enjoyed the tea. There are vegetarian options available and they also have halal food –  Halal Certificate from the Islamic Council of Western Australia. There are other restaurants in this chain in other countries.

D’Nyonya Penang Food Review Summary

Verdict: Coming here and perusing the menu took me back to my time in Kuala Lumpa, Malaysia. I thoroughly enjoyed my plate of Char Koay Teow which had delicious soft silky smooth rice noodles with ample seafood and excellent flavour. The iced red tea washed it down. Cash only.
Price: Reasonable
Taste: Delicious
Value: Excellent
Recommendation: Recommend

D’Nyonya Penang Restaurant Details

http://dnyonya.com/
Restaurant D'Nyonya Penang on Urbanspoon

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D’Nyonya Penang Restaurant - 19 April 2012, reviewed by Shaun on 2012-04-19T20:06:13+00:00 rating 4.0 out of 5
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