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Posted by Seacool on 10/13/2008
I am from Singapore and I find the beef rendang very nice. It is the best I had in NY so far.
Posted by Not a happy Penanger on 10/04/2008
I loved Penang. I really did. It was a great spot on the UWS. Since they have moved, the quality of the food has been dropping. Today, I ordered the Curry Beef lunch special, and they still give a lot of food, but instead of the chunks of beef I was used to - I got three leathery strips of beef. It was the type of beef you would expect to find at Taco Grill or one of the hole in the wall Chinese places that dot the landscape where you can get a plate of food for 2 bucks. But not 10. Never again. Goodbye Penang.
Posted by ex malay chickadee on 08/24/2008
I lived in Malaysia as a kid, and this is the best Malay food I have ever found outside of the country. The fried rice is lovely and sweet, the satays have that "special" open fire flavour, the sotong goreng is heavenly. Really really outstanding and fresh. I live in Tribeca and am still gutted that the branch on Spring St closed. Thankfully for an extra charge they will deliver out of the delivery zone which is great as I often order Penang for last minute dinner parties, and it always goes down SO well with guests. The person who complained below, saying they spent $200 for 10 people must have been thinking Malay food was meant to be like cheap Chinese food. It's far from it! The prices here are great... I don't think there's even a maincourse over $20!!!!
Posted by Anonymous on 08/11/2008
They have great food - especially the duck and peanut pancake. As other reviewers noted, it is a bit expensive, so the lunch special may be the way to go if you are on a budget. The service at the new location (72nd street) is a lot better than the east side Penang.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/08/2008
I went the with my friends and we ended up spending about $200 for 10 people and we weren't full at all. The food is pretty nice but I don't think it's worth the price.
Posted by Foodie on 06/30/2008
The food's pretty decent. If you're from Malaysia or Singapore, the Kari Ayam, Beef Rendang and Curry Mee will definitely satisfy your homesick palette. The Nasi Goreng is kinda strange though, since there's basil in it which Thai and not Malaysian. The Mee Goreng too doesn't have an authentic flavour. The Nasi Lemak, although not typical of the ones back home with the fried fish, omelette and otak (fish paste), the curry chicken, achar and ikan billis do the trick! The Roti Canai kicks ass!
Posted by Anonymous on 06/11/2008
Ordered delivery recently and it was SO not good. Just a big ol' bowl of oily sauce with some grilled chicken thrown on top (I'm sure it's probably packaged chix too). Yuck. Will never order again. Where is all the good chinese-type food in the UWS???