Sunday, September 4, 2016

Secret Penang Cafe @ Cheras

Cheras' secret spot for Penang hawker fare showcases the likes of white curry noodles (RM6.80; mee & beehoon in an enjoyably sweetish, aromatic coconut milk curry, complete with cockles & pig blood curd), duck egg char kuey teow (RM10.80; OK - suitably smoky & greasy), assam laksa (RM6.80; might not hit Air Itam levels, but certainly respectable for KL) & chee cheong fun (RM5; surprisingly our fave of the bunch - tender steamed rice rolls with a textured, well-balanced mix of shrimp paste, chilli sauce, fried shallots & sesame seeds). Wash down with nutmeg juice (RM3.20) & pat poh herbal tea (RM2.20).

Secret Penang Cafe
34, Jalan Manis 3, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur

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  1. Yes, like how you can't expect identical Sarawak specialties at places in KL (or in countries overseas) but they would be at least of a certain decent level - not quite there but quite ok. After all, even in the places of origin, you would need to know where to go for the really good ones - not all are good.

    1. Suituapui: words of wisdom indeed - i couldn't have said it better ;) yeah, i lived in penang for more than two years, and there were good meals & not-so-good meals ;)

  2. It's not a secret anymore Sean now that its' on your blog! ;-) Nutmeg juice sounds intriguing. I wonder if they sweeten it?

    1. The Yum List: the nutmeg juice did bring back memories of chugging it after excursions to penang hill. i think there is some added syrup component ;)

  3. I wonder what's the secret? Penang food so near me, I'm game to try :)

    1. Contact.ewew: haha, yeah, i have no idea what the secret is either! hopefully you like it ... the CKT was decent for me, though frankly there wasn't an element that set it apart from most other decent CKT in KL ;)

  4. I want the white curry noodles and char kuey teow, more cockles please.

    1. CK: haha, yes, i should have asked them to tambah see hum here! :D