Monday, June 25, 2007

Little Penang Kafe @ KLCC

I have recently cut down on dining out @ 'posh' restaurants, no buffets, no fine dining, no fresh sashimi cuts. Waiting patiently...one more day to pay day :)

Last nite I was digging my photo album, knowing that I'm running out of food reviews, haha...luckily I still have a few food pix taken from this Little Penang Kafe.

So...two weeks ago we were at KLCC, for the Isetan Grand Sale of course (thats why 'mo-mo' money lor). Gotta admit that I feel a tad boring about KLCC's food, not many varieties to choose from unless you are willing to spend more on those over priced restaurants.

As usual, I had got to fix my craving for shaved ice dessert and so we settled at this Little Penang Kafe. Actually I think I'm getting pretty crazy over ice kacang, chendol and fruit 'loh' recently. Must control my sugar intake 0_o Aiyor...so many things to cut down...

Char siew bao went for a bowl of ice kacang (RM4.50). The aching sweetness of syrup and sarsi is contemplated but we luv the crunchy peanuts sprinkled on top which went so well with the shaved ice.


My bowl of Penang cendol (RM4.20) came with palm sugar, different from the usual Malaccan version which is drizzled with fragant gula melaka.


Still can't get enough of Penang specialties? You can have Penang Lobak, Penang otak-otak (huh?), Penang char kuey tiao or Penang curry nudles here. We chose to have a plate of Penang rojak (RM6.50) that came with sliced brown squids, mango, jambu, yambean, cucumber etc served with a generous amount of sticky gooey rojak sauce. This is triable, on par with Penang's authentic rojak buah.


And lastly, we must have rice! Char siew bao chose the most filling main in the menu--nasi lemak (RM9). The rice was good, flavourful and fluffy but the serving was stingy, with one small piece of curry fish, a dollop of sambal and 2 small prawns. Madam Kwan fares better in terms of serving.


The bill came up to Rm27, overall the food is not bad, a good place to fix your hankering for penang food.

LOCATION: 4th Floor of Suria KLCC.

Other Penang fare:
Penang Village
Other review:
masak-masak

27 comments:

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

I normally order the fruit rojak from Little Penang. Other stuff, nothing to shout about, I guess. :-P

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

haha the char kuey teow also decent mah..

ohh so thats y no more money la..well there always have sale means u always no more money?? wahaha..

Xiu Long Bao said...

lyrical lemongrass:
So their penang rojak is actually gud stuff huh...

joe:
waa, so fast can comment oledi...haha...actually sale is not the main reason. Sale will only make me broke, will post the reason that make me 'dead' broke soon ;p

Precious Pea said...

I used to work opposite of KLCC and i also got your problem, waiting for salary at the end of everymonth cos can't resist the temptation to stop by Isetan every now and then for clothes. Now that I work in Plaza Mont' Kiara, i spent all money on food. Bad, really bad. Need to work in factory with lunch provided oledi. LOL!

team BSG said...

When they first started in Mid Valley some years back it was havoc when people jump q to get in ! KLites then were stunned by the beauty of those Pg sexy delights. nowsadays well...

MeiyeN said...

food was very good back then (@ mv branch) but not now anymore... :(

Poonky said...

rojaaak nice~~ the rest er so so only

Jian said...

Tot palm sugar is gula melaka?
All ur cravings....must be because of the previous post on nyonya kuih lar...teehehehe

Jackson said...

oohh.. i love thier rojak especially their thick thick gravy...yum yum

Kok said...

xiu long bao,
I never saw ice kacang topped with crunchy peanuts before! Wow! Seems very special to me. :)

wmw said...

Rest of the food there okay only wor...the rojak is probably one of the best thing to order from them.

Xiu Long Bao said...

precious pea:
haha...working nearby shopping centre is so dangerous. Luckily my working place is neither near shopping centre nor good eateries.

teambsg & meiyen:
Yahor, i recalled dat the food was better when it started @ mid valley, now they changed the menu?

poonky:
another rojak lover!

jian:
maybe i shud use the term 'brown sugar' ah?

jackson:
i tot the gravy was too thick...so thick=good?

kok:
sarawak got no ice kacang meh? We dun often get ice kacang topped with kacang dat often. But the combination was gud!

wmw:
Didn't know that their rojak is dat gud till u guys commented. Lucky me!

tankiasu said...

Little Penang is still a posh place. Faster follow me go eat at hawker stalls!

Xiu Long Bao said...

tankiasu:
Goin later lar? U come fetch us ah?

Kok said...

xiu long bao,
Sarawak has ice kacang lah. But then, topped with peanuts, NONE! haha! I'll try to bring a packet of peanuts the next time I had ice kacang. :P

boo_licious said...

I love Little Penang - must have is the achar fish set as most places don't serve that type of fish and the lorbak. Had their Siamese Lemak Laksa last Sat at the Curve which was also good.

Since payday is just round the corner, what do u plan to spend it on? Lots more sales around so better keep eating hawker food.

Anonymous said...

yeah...food standard drop abit:(

btw, i read on mei yen's blog abt getting old at her age...all this while i thought mei yen were in her mid 30s...after reading her bio..omg, she'll only 25++? that's like still very young leh but looked really mature lor...better do something like facial etc cos she really looked like mid 30s *no offence* i'm much older but look and think much younger than she leh....kekkeke

sorry, can't leave comments on her blog cos no account

lili

Xiu Long Bao said...

kok: haha...bring one pckt to eat ice kacang somemore...

boo_licious: ;p good suggestion! shud stick to hawkers' food when eatin out. Luckily mega sale is on till early sept...still got time, can wait till july and august pay day too. So u luv lil' penang's food too? but floggers commented dat the std has dropped.

lili: yeah, floggers seem to agree on this point. But i still luv the food. Not bad actually.

KampungboyCitygal said...

I like the char kuey teow..portion quite big hehe..yeah..3 more day to pay day..so happie

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

today i eating ar!! remember to call me wor..

Xiu Long Bao said...

citygal:
so lil' penang's CKT is oso gud stuff ah? Yar, 3 more days to ur first pay...hehe...can buy us lunch lor ;p

joe:
U liaise wiv tankiasu on where to eat lar, csb will be in klang today.

jason said...

Did I hear hawker food?? Mana mana? Lunch or dinner?? LOL

I think I been to the outlet at Hartamas... their laksa was pretty good.

teckiee said...

so jelak of the food already. same goes for madam kwan...

Xiu Long Bao said...

jason: here @ damansara heights only...haha...so when r u goin 2 organise food crawl @ cheras? we are waiting...

teckiee: Malaysian food overdose?

Jian said...

lolz...I have no idea lar...have to see the restaurant use wat. lolz...

but both term palm sugar or gula melaka can be used lar...they are the same : )

when I order chendol I always hear ppl mention brown sugar "hak tong"...so dunno lar...haha

must sign up for xanga to leave comment meh? Tot no need wan...

~Christine~Leng said...

hi :) the Penang Cendol... is it nice??

Xiu Long Bao said...

jian:
hmm...i guess hak tong is brown sugar, for penang cendol.
yawor, maybe i clicked on 'xanga' at first.

christine:
Okay ar, not bad. Laden wiv santan. But i still prefer the Malaccan version wiv gula melaka.