Penang food in Singapore at Penang Road Cafe

If you know anyone from Penang, Malaysia, I'm pretty sure he or she would be pretty passionate about food. Most of us Penangites are, and it is not easy to find good Penang food away from Penang. There are a few around, but the quality is usually below the standard in Penang. We went to a relatively new restaurant called Penang Road Cafe in Novena, with open minds. Excited to be having Penang food, and yet, wary that it would probably not be up to standard.

We ordered four dishes to be shared among the two of us - Laksa, Hokkien Mee, Char Koay Teow and Chendol. And, we love it! 
  • Hokkien Mee - It is pretty authentic, we could taste the shells of the prawns used to cook the soup - something which the ones in Singapore failed to have. 
  • Laksa - It is probably the best I have tasted in Singapore, though the noodles used are not really the same as the ones in Penang and the soup can be tastier. 
  • Char Koay Teow - With prawns, cockles, Chinese sausages and bean sprout, it is pretty much the kind that you can get in Penang, but of course, I can't compare it to some of the best I've had. 
  • Chendol - Good enough but can definitely be better. Again, the chendol is much better than the standard ones in Singapore, so can't really complain. 

If the above comments sounded like I didn't enjoy the food, you're wrong. It is because I'm comparing to the ones I can have in Penang. and so most of the food is not up to the best there are. However, this is probably one of the best place to have Penang food in Singapore. So, if you miss Penang food like me, or would just like to see what all the fuss about Penang food is about, head down to the Cafe! 

::: Footnotes :::

Penang Road Cafe
275 Thomson Road
#01-08 Novena Ville
Singapore 307645
Tel: 62563218

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