Penang Nyonya @ AEON Bukit Tinggi Shopping Centre

Penang Nyonya as the name says serves Penang Nyonya food. Located on the first floor in AEON Bukit Tinggi Shopping Centre, Penang Nyonya is yet another restaurants serving Penang food ala Nyonya style. There is another Nyonya restaurant called “Nyonya Colors” on the same row.

Penang Nyonya's Spring Rolls
Penang Nyonya’s Spring Rolls

Spring Rolls or “Popiah” in Malay, is usually fried to perfection and is a great delicacy. Spring Rolls at Penang Nyonya is no difference — it is crispy, delicious and served hot albeit a little oily.

Penang Nyonya's Nyonya Nasi Lemak
Penang Nyonya’s Nyonya Nasi Lemak

Chicken Beef Set consists of a plate of rice (selection of either Briyani or Lemak), chicken or beef dishes, appetizer, dessert and a drink. Surprisingly, my selection of Lemak rice ends up the same as what my partner ordered — Nyonya Nasi Lemak and Penang Chicken Curry. I have to say the Nyonya Nasi Lemak is a disappointment. There is really nothing to shout about.

Penang Nyonya's Penang Curry Chicken
Penang Nyonya’s Penang Curry Chicken

Penang Curry Chicken is quite mediocre. It’s oily, the curry does not have enough santan and flavor and doesn’t seem to look appetizing.

Penang Nyonya's Cendol
Penang Nyonya’s Cendol

Cendol is perhaps the worst of the worst item on the menu. First off, the cendol does not come with red beans. This is the first time I eat cendol without red beans and I must say it is not very pleasing at all. There are tonnes of places that serve better cendol than here. In fact, all of them have better cendol and it is quite a disappointment to know Klang has a place which serves Penang Nyonya food has one of the worst cendol in the country, knowing that Klang also has one of the best cendols in Malaysia.

Overall, Penang Nyonya would be the last place on earth we would go to, ever. There are plenty of other restaurants in AEON Bukit Tinggi which serve better food at a better fare, why bother coming here?

Price

  • Chicken Beef Set (Penang Chicken Curry, Lemak Rice, Cendol, Iced Lemon Tea, Spring Rolls) – RM 15.90
  • Nyonya Nasi Lemak – RM 7.90
  • Iced Kopi Susu – RM 2.80

Address

Penang Nyonya,
Lot F18, 1st Floor, AEON Bukit Tinggi Shopping Centre,
1, Persiaran Batu Nilam 1/KS 6,
Bandar Bukit Tinggi 2,
41200 Klang, Selangor D.E., MALAYSIA.

My Ratings (1-5)

  • Food – 3.0
  • Service – 3.0
  • Ambiance – 4.0

Chicken Chop Rice – Oldtown White Coffee @ Berjaya Times Square

Besides serving coffee and local delicacies, OLDTOWN White Coffee also has some western array in their menu.

Chicken Chop Set
Chicken Chop Set

Chicken Chop Set, which consists of Chicken Chop Rice and Fresh Lemon Tea (Hot or Cold) is something rare and perhaps a new item on the menu. The chicken chop is quite oily and is quite dry and bland as there isn’t any gravy that comes with it. Perhaps, OLDTOWN should stick with kopitiam food and not venture into territory it is not familiar with.

Price

  • Chicken Chop Set (Chicken Chop Rice + Fresh Lemon Tea (Hot/Cold) – RM 9.80

Address

Oldtown White Coffee,
Lot 03-101 A, 3rd Floor, Times Square,
1, Jalan Imbi,
55100 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

My Ratings (1-5)

  • Food – 3.0
  • Service – 3.0
  • Ambiance – 3.0

Nasi Lemak @ Killiney Kopitiam, Sooka Sentral

Killiney Kopitiam in Sooka Sentral also has a wider array of food to choose from in its menu compared to other Killiney Kopitiam in Malaysia.

Killiney Kopitiam's Nasi Lemak Ayam Berempah
Killiney Kopitiam’s Nasi Lemak Ayam Berempah

Nasi Lemak Ayam Berempah is one of the them. Nasi Lemak Ayam Berempah is quite decent and I must say it is even better than the infamous Nasi Lemak Panas Ayam Goreng in Bangsar. The rice is fragrant and the anchovies are crispy while the sambal is slightly on the sweet side rather than being spicy. The fried chicken is perfectly fried, except that it may be a little bit oily.

Price

  • Nasi Lemak Ayam Berempah – RM 8.90

Address

Killiney Kopitiam,
Lot G03, Sooka Sentral,
Jalan Stesen Sentral 5, KL Sentral,
50470 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

My Ratings (1-5)

  • Food – 4.0
  • Service – 3.0
  • Ambiance – 3.0

Nasi Lemak Panas Ayam Goreng @ Restoran Fathima, Bangsar Utama

Restoran Fathima’s Nasi Lemak Panas Ayam Goreng was once known as the best nasi lemak in the country due to the fact that it was the one of the first restaurants to introduce nasi lemak with hot fried chicken.

Restoran Fathima's Nasi Lemak Panas Ayam Goreng
Restoran Fathima’s Nasi Lemak Panas Ayam Goreng

While the nasi lemak here is not exactly the best nasi lemak ever, it is somehow decent enough although slightly more pricey than most mamak restaurants that serve even better nasi lemak. There are certainly better ones as the search continues.

Price

  • Nasi Lemak Panas – RM 2.00
  • Ayam Goreng – RM 3.00
  • Nescafe Tarik – RM 1.30

Address

Restoran Fathima,
10, Jalan Bangsar Utama,
59200 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

My Ratings (1-5)

  • Food – 3.0
  • Service – 2.0
  • Ambiance – 2.0

Killiney Kopitiam @ Sooka Sentral

Killiney Kopitiam which originates from Singapore has set foot in Malaysia with its Mid Valley branch many years back. Now, it has several branches in Malaysia and one of them is in Sooka Sentral.

Killiney Kopitiam's Chicken Curry Rice
Killiney Kopitiam’s Chicken Curry Rice

Chicken Curry Rice is quite fragrant and delicious and is comparable to Old Town’s Curry Chicken with Sticky Rice though both have different type of rice.

Killiney Kopitiam's Cold Coffee
Killiney Kopitiam’s Cold Coffee

The Cold Coffee is quite “gao” and is a great drink with any meals. Good enough for a coffee lover like me.

Price

  • Chicken Curry Rice – RM 7.90
  • Coffee (Cold) – RM 2.90

Address

Killiney Kopitiam,
Lot G03, Sooka Sentral,
Jalan Stesen Sentral 5, KL Sentral,
50470 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

My Ratings (1-5)

  • Food – 4.0
  • Service – 3.0
  • Ambiance – 3.0

Breakfast – Devi’s Corner @ Bangsar

Devi’s Corner, once a very popular hangout place in Bangsar Baru has shifted from Jalan Telawi 5 to Jalan Telawi 4 in the year 2008.

Devi's Corner Nasi Lemak
Devi’s Corner Nasi Lemak

Once voted as Malaysia’s best Nasi Lemak, though the quality has gone down tremendously since, the Nasi Lemak at Devi’s Corner now is better than it was a couple of years ago. The rice is fragrant and cooked to perfection with the santan while the sambal is just nice.

Devi's Corner Roti Telur
Devi’s Corner Roti Telur

Roti Telur “garing” is crispy and delicious, although I am not sure whether it’s softer if you don’t tell the waiter you want it “garing”. Most mamak stalls serve soft and fluffy roti canai but I prefer mine crispy.

Devi's Corner Tosai Masala
Devi’s Corner Tosai Masala

Tosai Masala is not the best option of food when it comes to the food at Devi’s Corner. While the roti canai is still fine, the tosai has nothing out of the extraordinary and there is nothing to shout about.

Devi's Corner Nescafe Tarik
Devi’s Corner Nescafe Tarik

Nescafe Tarik is made to perfection, not too sweet nor tasteless.

Overall, Devi’s Corner is your favorite mamak stall for a reason. Although the patrons are lesser nowadays, maybe come 2010 when the World Cup season is here, the thriving days of Devi’s Corner will return.

Price

  • Nasi Lemak + Mata Kerbau – RM 2.50
  • Roti Telur – RM 1.50
  • Tosai Masala – RM 2.50
  • Nescafe Tarik – RM 1.60
  • Black & White Coffee – RM 5.90

Address

Devi’s Corner,
14, Jalan Telawi 4, Bangsar Baru,
59100 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

My Ratings (1-5)

  • Food – 4.0
  • Service – 3.0
  • Ambiance – 4.0

Uncle ‘K’ Kopitiam @ SACC Mall, Shah Alam

Uncle ‘K’ Kopitiam located in Shah Alam City Centre Mall or more known as SACC Mall in Shah Alam serves delightful breakfast. The ‘K’ in Uncle ‘K’ Kopitiam stands for Kemaman, a district in Terengganu, which is popular for its coffee. Uncle ‘K’ Kopitiam has an extensive menu for food and drinks.

Uncle 'K' Kopitiam Tosai Masala
Uncle ‘K’ Kopitiam Tosai Masala

Tosai Masala which consists of potatoes and tosai is surprisingly appetizing.

Uncle 'K' Kopitiam Roti Cheese + Telur
Uncle ‘K’ Kopitiam Roti Cheese + Telur

Roti Cheese + Telur is unique but is delicious even though the amount of cheese is quite insufficient, otherwise, it would be perfect.

Uncle 'K' Kopitiam Black & White Coffee
Uncle ‘K’ Kopitiam Black & White Coffee

Black & White Coffee doesn’t only look good, but taste just as good as it looks. The coffee tastes quite strong.

Uncle 'K' Special Kemaman Coffee
Uncle ‘K’ Special Kemaman Coffee

Uncle ‘K’ Special Kemaman Coffee is true to its name — special and has a mesmerizing coffee flavor that last in your mouth after you sip it.

Overall, Uncle ‘K’ Kopitiam may be slightly overpriced for kopitiam standard but the food and coffee are definitely worth every cent.

Price

  • Tosai Masala – RM 3.20
  • Roti Cheese + Telur – RM 3.50
  • Uncle ‘K’ Special Kemaman Coffee – RM 3.80
  • Black & White Coffee – RM 5.90

Address

Uncle ‘K’ Kopitiam,
Lot 33 & 33A, Shah Alam City Centre (SACC) Mall,
40000 Shah Alam, Selangor, MALAYSIA

My Ratings (1-5)

  • Food – 4.0
  • Service – 3.0
  • Ambiance – 4.0

Uncle Lim’s Fried Kuey Teow @ May Flower Seafood Restaurant and Food Court, Brickfields

Uncle Lim’s Fried Kuey Teow is another addition to the variety of food available in May Flower Seafood Restaurant and Food Court.

May Flower Seafood Restaurant and Food Court's Fried Kuey Teow
May Flower Seafood Restaurant and Food Court’s Fried Kuey Teow

Uncle Lim’s Fried Kuey Teow is quite delicious. The ingredients are generous while the kuey teow are fried to perfection. In some places, you’ll see the kuey teow ends up either burnt or uncooked, but the char kuey teow here doesn’t only look good but taste good as well. Definitely top my list for Fried Kuey Teow in Kuala Lumpur, if not the whole Malaysia.

Price

  • Fried Kuey Teow – RM 4.00 (Small), RM 5.00 (Big)

Address

Uncle Lim’s Fried Kuey Teow @ May Flower Seafood Restaurant and Food Court,
144A, Jalan Vivekananda,
Off Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Brickfields,
50470 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA


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My Ratings (1-5)

  • Food – 4.0
  • Service – 4.0
  • Ambiance – 2.0

Chee Cheong Fun @ May Flower Seafood Restaurant and Food Court, Brickfields

Besides the popular pork noodles, May Flower Food Court also has a variety array of food, that includes chee cheong fun. Unlike most chee cheong fun, this stall serves different styles of chee cheong fun, which include Ipoh style and the famous Penang style.

May Flower Seafood Restaurant and Food Court's Ipoh Chee Cheong Fun
May Flower Seafood Restaurant and Food Court’s Ipoh Chee Cheong Fun

Ipoh Style Chee Cheong Fun is quite refreshing and different from the regular Penang chee cheong fun. Instead of having the sweet sauce, Ipoh style uses chili and dried prawns. The verdict? Pretty refreshing and delicious albeit the spicy taste.

May Flower Seafood Restaurant and Food Court's Penang Chee Cheong Fun
May Flower Seafood Restaurant and Food Court’s Penang Chee Cheong Fun

Penang Style Chee Cheong Fun is also enjoyable and tasty. Unlike the one at the Gardens, these chee cheong fun only costs RM 3.00 and RM 2.00 for a smaller portion.

I would definitely come here again for the food and the service.

Price

  • Ipoh Style Chee Cheong Fun – RM 2.00 (Small), RM 3.00 (Big)
  • Penang Style Chee Cheong Fun – RM 2.00 (Small), RM 3.00 (Big)

Address

Homemade Yong Tau Fu @ May Flower Seafood Restaurant and Food Court,
144A, Jalan Vivekananda,
Off Jln Brickfields,
50470 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA


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My Ratings (1-5)

  • Food – 4.0
  • Service – 4.0
  • Ambiance – 2.0

Penang Food – Gurney Drive Hawker Stalls @ Persiaran Gurney, Penang

Gurney Drive is popular with its hawkers affair and have recently become a phenomenon in Penang where visitors from KL and as far as Singapore flock down to Gurney Drive just to sample its delicate array of food. The number of people frequenting Gurney Drive hawker stalls on weekends is quite high compare to many years ago and it can be a daunting experience to visit the ever so famous Gurney Drive just to sample Penang’s delicacy as finding a place to sit can be as difficult as finding a parking space in Kuala Lumpur shopping malls during the weekend. Furthermore, the quality of the food has drastically deteriorate over the years.

Gurney Drive's Chee Cheong Fun
Gurney Drive’s Chee Cheong Fun

Gurney’s Drive Chee Cheong Fun fairs so much better than the flamboyant restaurant in The Gardens with the same name. From RM 2 for a small plate to RM 4 for large, you can eat until you vomit but you don’t have to pay RM 8 for a plate. What’s more important is a hawker food should be eaten in a hawker centre, if the patrons want to eat in an air-conditioned place, there is something called "take-away".

Gurney Drive's Muar Chee
Gurney Drive’s Muar Chee

Muar Chee (Stall #55) serves Muar Chee and they are just so tasty. Just like many other stalls, there are a few options to choose from — small and large with the difference at only 50 cents.

Gurney Drive's Fried Chicken
Gurney Drive’s Fried Chicken

M Tucky Fried Chicken (Stall #100) serves delicious Fried Chicken, Fried Sotong, Fried Chicken Skin, Fried Sausage and more. They are incredibly crispy and the stall usually has really long queues. Even though the food tastes quite good, they are also incredibly unhealthy.

Gurney Drive's Ais Kacang
Gurney Drive’s Ais Kacang

There is however, nothing to shout about for the Ais Kacang (Stall #78). It is quite bland and the ingredients is quite minimal and even though there are usually a long queue at this stall, don’t be fooled and intimidated by the queue.

Gurney Drive's Cendol
Gurney Drive’s Cendol

The Cendol is quite mediocre but it is definitely better than the Ais Kacang. Nevertheless, nothing beats the cendol in Cendol Klang. That’s for sure.

Gurney Drive's Longan Tau Fa
Gurney Drive’s Longan Tau Fa

Longan Tau Fa (Stall #76) is quite refreshing and unique as it is a cup of jelly and longan and is a better choice as dessert after a hearty meal at Gurney Drive.

Overall, Gurney Drive hawker stalls have changed so much over the decade. While the place is always filled with patrons, the number of eaters has gone up while the quality of the food has gone down. There are always other hawker stalls in Penang.

Price

  • Stall #108
  • Chee Cheong Fun – RM 2 (Small), RM 3 (Medium), RM 4 (Large)
  • Stall #55
  • Muar Chee – RM 1.50 (Small), RM 2 (Large)
  • Stall #87
  • Sotong Bakar – RM 8
  • Stall #100
  • Fried Chicken, Fried Sotong, Fried Chicken Skin, etc. – price varies
  • Stall #78
  • Cendol – RM 2
  • Ais Kacang – RM 2
  • Stall #76
  • Longan Tau Fa – RM 1.2

Address

Persiaran Gurney,
10250 Georgetown, Pulau Pinang, MALAYSIA.

My Ratings (1-5)

  • Food – 4.0
  • Service – 3.0
  • Ambiance – 2.0