Saturday, March 10, 2007

Penang Village @ Hartamas Shopping Centre.

Sorry for this overdue post as my life has been hard at work, sob sob...On one gloomy blue-y monday, after sitting in the office for 12 hours, feeling frustated, I went to Hartamas with Char Siew Bao to look for comfort food.

We dropped by Penang Village as we were attracted by its super big and comfy sofa.

Craving for authentic penang food? Go for it at Penang Village but mind you, the food is not cheap as you will have to pay 3 times more than penang hawkers' food.

For starters, we had pie tee (4 for RM 6.90). Each pie tee is loaded with ju hu char (I think) and topped with crunchy cashew nut and crabstick.

My comfort food--Penang Prawn Mee (RM8.90). Came with 2 really big prawns, hard boiled egg, chicken strips, kangkungs and loads of fried onions. The soup was flavourful and superb, but too oily to my liking.

Char Siew Bao's comfort food--Nasi tomato with rendang chicken (RM12.90), came with crackers, fried lobak and salad. I had one spoon of the tomato rice, it was tasty but again too greasy.
Char Siew Bao said he needs more fibre and vitamins so he ordered a plate of kailan with salted fish RM13.90, absolutely pricey for a plate of vege!


Ohh...i miss penang hawker food...

LOCATION: Lot G8B &9, Sri Hartamas K.L.
TEL: 62019816
OTHER OUTLETS:
-T.T.D.I
-USJ
-JAKARTA

Other review: KampungboyCitygal

28 comments:

tekko said...

to get some relief after exhausted, usually i'm more prefer to have a beer. :D

Xiu Long Bao said...

tekko: wonder y guys luv beer so much...It tastes bitter to me :p I luv to hav icy cold dessert after a harsh day too ^_^

Kok said...

xiu long bao,
Salted fish got vitamin one meh? :P Anyway, I think the pie tees look a bit more special to me. Never had that before.

Xiu Long Bao said...

kok:
Haha, the vege contains vitamins la but i dun like having vege when eating out cus they r always cooked wiv excess oil...yux

That was my first time trying pie tee too! Tasted quite gud with chilli sauce.

Kok said...

xiu long bao,
true true. Somemore, eating vege is not worth the money when you eat out. I prefer ordering meat than vege. hehe.

If I have the chance, I would like to try the pie tee. :)

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

I've heard so much about Penang Village, I think I gotta check it out soon. Thx for the review! The nasi looks almost obscene. :-P

boo_licious said...

We usually eat the cooked dishes - they have a nice lotus root fried with cashewnuts dish.

Xiu Long Bao said...

kok: u can get pie tee from nyonya restaurants :)

lyrical lemongrass: the nasi??? wat s in ur mind? notty ah u :p

boo_licious: mmm...must try other dishes...lotus root fried with cashew nuts sound yummy :)

Precious Pea said...

Hi xiu long bao! Been to Penang Village a few times and agree that their food quite pricey. Their otak-otak and nyonya fish curry (if not mistaken) quite nice, but like you said, quite oily.

Xiu Long Bao said...

halo precious pea, tasty food in KL always come wiv hefty price tag huh? btw, i found another dog lover! I hav a dog too ^_^ Here is the link for the post bout her:

http://klpeopleklfood.blogspot.com/2006/10/hmmm.html

wmw said...

When Penang Village first started in Desa Sri Hartamas, their tasty noodles only cost about RM6! After expanding their business, food quality got worst and prices got higher.

jason said...

I think I've been here before (it's in Hartamas too)... but that time I didn't notice the signboard.

team BSG said...

hey dos r comfort prices mah !

Xiu Long Bao said...

wmw: i think the food quality is still ok albeit too pricey for dat kind of serving :)

jason: halo. too busy eating till didnt notice the sign ? ^_^

teambsg: comfort prices? haha...

KampungboyCitygal said...

biggest fans of nasi tomato! KEKEKEKE

Char Siew Bao said...

Penang food on Penang island on some Penang Road in some Penang shop still tastes the best! In other words, nuthin beats some good food from the original and yours truly Pulau Pinang a.k.a Penang!

Ok i also kepala Penang... i mean 'pening'!
:'p

Xiu Long Bao said...

citygal: haha...u luv tomato rice? i prefer briyani and claypot chicken rice. Btw, i luv rice ^_^

char siew bao: nxt time must explore hawkers' food beyond gurney drive.

Kok said...

xiu long bao ah,
here where got nyonya restaurant?:P

jason said...

xiu long bao: no ah... tired and hungry la that time after 1 day trip around KL, so just walk in and eat lor :P

sc said...

wow, has been over a year since i've been to Pg village..I usually go to the one at TTDI..their fried mee suah is yummy

MeiyeN said...

i like their "patpouleungchai" :D

Xiu Long Bao said...

kok:then come bck during winter break in july la! I did dat last year cus i miss msian food sooo much ^_^

jason: hei, at least u stepped into a 'quite gud' restaurant wiv yummy penang food :)

sc: yummy fried mee suah? I normally had my mee suah in soup. Muz giv it a try on my nxt visit :)

meiyen: i didn't notice dat leung cha in the menu ^_^ seems dat everyone has their own favourite food n drinks from penang village.

jason said...

xiu long bao: Yeah cos we were attracted by its decoration and cosy atmosphere. Luckily didn't step into the wrong place

Rasa Malaysia said...

Aiya, why the pai tee like that one? Not authentic liao lah...I must go home and teach them how to cook properly...quick quick come to Penang for the real stuff. ;)

Xiu Long Bao said...

jason: OIC...hehe, i was attracted by its cosy setting too.

rasa malaysia: haha...my first time having pai tee actually. I tot that the pai tee case is too oily :D Muz go penang for the real authentic pai tees...yummz

Kok said...

xiu long bao,
Don't want lah. I have been going back M'sia everytime during winter break (for different reasons of course). haha! I might visit some other states since this is my final year already.

Xiu Long Bao said...

kok: gud then. I also visited different states b4 come bck but didn't get to explore uluru.

Mr. Cook said...

Hi, if you like adventure in food you can try unfamous Myanmar Food. There is one Myanmar Restaurant in SOGO Department Store. Believe it or not. My friends and I tried several times. Find out how? Prices are low to fair.