Little Penang Mid Valley
Time Out says
The lack of empty tables at the Little Penang Kafe tells its own story. This is a popular eaterie. Although you wouldn’t know that from the number of diners remarking that the food in Penang is so much better.
And you know what? The food in Penang is so much better. But we’re not in Penang and it is fair to say that this is the next best thing. Little Penang Kafe’s meals are good, served quickly, and reasonably priced at RM9.80 (set lunches are a little more). At those prices, it is hard to find fault with it.
My friend failed to finish his Hokkien Mee, although that was mainly to do with the huge portion size. My Penang-style beef curry set lunch was nice—very spicy and full of flavour. Although the accompanying lor bak (made with chicken—LPK is fully halal) was a little oily for my taste. The Char Kway Teow was particularly good. My eating companion remarked that it is the best she has had outside of Penang. Which is no light recommendation.
The atmosphere is light and the quick turnaround in service makes this a good spot for lunch, whether you’re at The Curve, Mid Valley or KLCC. Nyonya food may be better in Penang, but that’s a mighty long drive when you’re out shopping in KL. Matt Bellotti