Recently we were looking for food and decided to swing by Hartamas Shopping Centre. Lots of changes there especially the ground floor - Kenny Rogers Roasters has an outlet right next to the supermarket, more small stalls along the middle part before the supermarket which includes Famous Amos Cookies, 1901 Hotdogs outlet, Penang Village shifted from Desa Sri Hartamas to the mall and Eric's Deli has gone from pork free to pork feast.
Penang Village was packed and really nicely decorated hence we decided to give it a try. It's been ages since I ate at their outlets which they have been slowly expanding. Looks like it was a great idea for them to shift to the mall as business is definitely better. We totally love their decor - red walls, chinese red and black baskets hanging from the ceilings which they converted into lights and nice cushy leather chairs to sit on. I always hated their previous chairs from the Desa Sri Hartamas outlet as they were so uncomfortable.
The menu has lots of new items and came with lots of pictures. Old favourites like their Heh Bee Soft Shell Crabs are still around. This place is not cheap though - equivalent of Madam Kwan's but with a different variety. Since it was a quick dinner, it was one dish meals that night - Nasi Tomato with Lamb Korma for Splashie Boy and Assam Laksa for moi.
Their Nasi Tomato (RM12.90+) is nicely presented in a long platter as seen in the top picture and is served with a choice between Curry Chicken or Lamb Korma. This particular order is with Lamb Korma. Here's a close up of their rice which they shaped in a cone that reminds me of how they present it in Hot Mama's and Rahsia Bistro. A small shot glass contains the pickles and lots of pappadams to whet your appetite is served. I didn't manage to taste the food as I was busy with a phone call but Splashie Boy said the food was pretty good.
Usually whenever I eat at Penang Village, I would order their Char Kuey Teow but that night, I wanted something soupy and spicy hence I ordered their Assam Laksa (RM8.90+). Pretty good I thought and served in an unusual boat shape bowl. There were lots of fish and the soup was nice and tangy. Sadly we didn't have any desserts even though I tried to persuade someone to have their yummy Cendol. These are one of the few places in town that serves Durian Cendol so if you wish for a fix besides driving down to Melaka, give it a try.
Lot G8B & 9, Ground Floor
Hartamas Shopping Centre
Tel No: 03 - 6201 9816
*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.
Tagged with: Malaysian Food + Nasi Tomato + Assam Laksa