Penang Culture Restaurant, a sister company to Gurney Drive, offers diners a range of authentic Penang hawker food freshly prepared by their renowned Chef. continue reading
Opening Hours
Mon - Sun
10:00 - 21:30
Other Info
Pork Free
Restaurant Website
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Signature Dishes
Assam Seafood Curry Grilled Stingray Penang Assam Laksa Penang Specialty Soup Penang Thai Apple Chicken with Rice Premium Seafood Fried Koay Teow
Review (10)
For full review, visit http://molly-mia.blogspot.sg/2015/07/mias-food-trail-review-penang-culture.html Penang Lor Bak - $7.95Well, I was expecting a pot of braised pork, and was surprised when it turned out as ngor hiang! Crispy on the outside with savoury and flavourful minced chicken meat inside, the lack of pork didn't effect its taste at all. Pairing up with a good dip of chili, this is just the dish to go for if you're not a fan of the distinctive 'pork smell' like me. Bronze BBQ Platter - $18.90I'll find the satay, albeit flavourful, is a little too tough and dry (I took the mutton) and the squid a little too rubbery.The disappointment of being slightly overcooked aside, the taste still packs a punch. The sambal, though not exceptionally spicy, is still strong enough to give a comfortable spiciness as you chew, with a slight hint of sweetness in the aftertaste. Penang Assam Laksa - $7.95I'm not a fan of assam laksa at all, for I don't appreciate the sourness of the dish. But I love the extremely chewy (QQ) noodle that resembles the mouse tail noodles, which apparently is a characteristic of the dish. I so want to fish out the noodles and dunk them in the prawn mee soup! HAHA!Penang Hokkien Prawn Mee - $8.95Once again, I was expecting something close to our popular local delights, Hokkien Prawn Mee, but was surprised to see a bowl of prawn rice noodle soup.Needless to say, the kway tiao (rice noodle) was soft and smooth, and the broth flavourful with the sweetness of the prawn heads and chicken bones that were used to boil it. With a quick mix in of the chili paste, this yummy bowl of prawn mee is complete!Black Pepper Mantis Prawn - $10.95After munching down a few pieces of it, I still couldn't really tell that they're mantis prawn. But who really cares when the taste is absolutely heavenly? The battered, fried pieces of the mantis prawns were then tossed in a savoury black pepper sauce that is so delicious! This will totally go well with a bowl of rice, I'll tell you.Premium Crab Meat & Salted Egg Fried Kway Tiao - $14.99As mentioned in my food trail post, this is my favourite dish at Penang Culture for the day. Those crispy fried bits you see covering all over the kway tiao are actually fried salted egg bits, which added to much texture and flavour to the savoury, soft and slightly chewy fried kway tiao that's tossed in generous serving of seafood. Coconut Milkshake - $6.95I'm not a fan of coconut, but this drink is still pretty okay for me. It's more towards the refreshing taste of a coconut water than the heavy creamy texture of milkshakes in general. Rambutan Juice - $4.95This is like a less acutely sweet version of the rambutan cocktail blended up with ice and served to you as it is. A really good choice, even if you're not really a big fan of rambutans. continue reading
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Level4 2013-10-20
The Belacan Fried Rice I had was quite disappointing. The ingredients were so little. It only had 2 prawns and tiny portions of onion, egg, dried shrimp and chicken. The only thing nice was the rice, it was fragrant and had a nice texture. Still, I felt that it was not worth the amount I paid for this. It consist of stir-fried yellow noodles with prawns, squid, fish cake, beansprouts and beancurd in sweet sauce. This is much better than the belacan fried rice! We ended off our dinner with two bowls of dessert, the King of Chendol and King of Bubur Hitam, otherwise known as Durian Chendol and Durian Bubur Hitam. For the King of Chendol, a dollop of fresh premium durian was served on top of the chendol, red beans, shaved iced and coconut milk. Likewise for the King of Bubur Hitam, fresh durian was served on top the bubur hitam. The pairing of durian and bubur hitam tasted weird but I love the combination of durian and chendol! continue reading
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Level2 2013-10-05
I had visited Gurney Culture at the airport and thought that this restaurant was the same as that but sad to say, it wasn't. Other than the name, the wow factor at Gurney was not to be seen here. The signature prawn mee was seriously lacking in the aroma which I suspect could be due to the use of chicken rather than spare ribs. Having tasted the pork edition which made the soup a bit robust than the chicken version, I think the gap in the tastes made it rather difficult for me to appreciate the latter. As for the Penang ice-kacang, it tasted rather different from the local version we are used to which is full of colourful syrups. There was a strong spice taste in the shaved ice which I couldn't place my finger on and the pieces of dried sweet garnishings (forgot what they were) felt a bit out of place with the dessert. Maybe it was just us who couldn't appreciate this dessert since this was the first time we ate it. continue reading
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Level3 2013-09-14
My mum had a sudden craving for penang food so we decided to pop by Penang Culture. She ordered the penang laksa, we both agreed it tasted only ordinary and there are other nicer penang laksas around. I had the penang char kway teow, wasn't too oily and I felt it tasted more authentic than the penang laksa. Tried the chendol for dessert, it's one of the better chendols I've had. There wasn't a very strong taste of coconut, and the jelly noodles and beans are soft. Staff were friendly and initiative. Overall quite enjoyed dinner there! continue reading
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Level2 2013-07-07
Went to have dinner with my friends before our movies. Order the Char Kway Teow, rojak, Stingray and Sotong to share among us. Not my kinda food for the rojak as the taste is somewhat different from what we are eating from our normal rojak store. Char Kway Teow was alright while the Stingray is kinda small portion which is suitable for 2 person to share. Sotong was kinda salty for my tastebud, but pricing wise it kinda cheap. continue reading
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