As you can imagine, there are quite a few places for Nyonya food in Penang. Nyonya food is one of the hardest to prepare, given the amount of time needed to grind, blend, pound and marinate the ingredients, so the meticulousness of its process demands a high level of skill and mastery to prepare the perfect nyonya meal.
The tangy, spicy kerabu kacang botol at RM12.90++ in the photograph is from a place called Nyonya Breeze. They have a few branches but the one located on the second floor of Straits Quay is quite popular. There's a touch of authenticity to their dishes which makes up for unattentive wait staff when you sit outdoors. Basically, they serve a decent meal at affordable enough prices to make it a place for your regular nyonya fix.
Expect to find the usual nyonya fare, such as the curry kapitan (chicken curry), the deep-fried inche kabin (fried chicken) that is rather light on flavour and the ju hu char (stir fried shredded sengkuang, carrots, dried cuttlefish and mushrooms). Meaty dishes starts at RM17.90++ and their lorbak is pretty good too at RM8.90++. There is a host of pork dishes available here.
Their portion, even if you order the small size, is enough for three people when ordering multiple dishes to go with white rice. The level of spiciness in which their dishes are prepared in is medium and is suitable for those with a more delicate palate. Kitty Kaye
|Venue name:||Nyonya Breeze|
3A-1-7 Straits Quay, Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang
|Opening hours:||Mon, 11.30am-2.30pm, 6.30pm-10pm; Wed-Sun, 11.30am-2.30pm, 6.30pm-10pm; closed on Tue|