I know I have been mentioning Little Penang Cafe in most of my KLCC posts and we finally made it there this week. We got there early before the lunch crowd came and managed to get a nice table near the windows. All of us ordered different sets as it was easier to eat, more economical and gave us different varieties to try from. I had the set with a dry prawn curry, kerabu paku pakis (Malay for fern shoot salad) and lor bak. The lor bak here is actually made from chicken meat as everything is halal here.
Splashie Boy had the Tau Yue (Dark Soya Sauce) Chicken with hard boil egg, ju hoo char (Shredded Jicama Bean and Cuttlefish) and sambal petai prawn (Stinky bean prawn sambal). You can choose between ju hoo char or kerabu paku pakis for your vegetables.
Robyn had the Acar Fish, Kerabu Paku Pakis and the lor bak set. She thoroughly enjoyed her Acar Fish with the sourish sauce.
Mau took the sotong curry set with kerabu paku pakis and lor bak. She was regaling tales for us on traditional Nyonya dishes including ones I have never heard of where you cook this particular fish with lots of bones in an assam or curry sauce, then drain it and deep fry it. It becomes so crispy that you can eat the whole fish with it's bones and the pre-cooking in the curry gives it lots of flavour. Sounds interesting and something to try out. I must be really into Nyonya food nowadays and I plan to cook some (hopefully) soon as I just got the New Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Leong cookbooks.
The place is packed during lunch time and if you come later, you may have to wait a while for a table but service is brisk once you have placed your orders. Great food and good value. I reckon they will definitely give Madam Kwans a run for their money during lunch hours.
Little Penang Cafe
(Same floor as Kinokuniya and at former Rain Nudle House outlet - this is their third outlet. They also have outlets in Mid Valley Megamall and the Curve)
*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from the restaurant for writing this review.