|Penang Peranakan Cuisine | Nyonya Breeze Restaurant - Abu Siti Lane|
|Tuesday, 07 June 2011 00:00|
Located along Abu Siti Lane about 50m from the Macalister Road junction, Nyonya Breeze sits on the left if you are driving there. Bear in mind, Abu Siti Lane is a one-way street so there is no other means to access aside from Macalister Road near Red Rock Hotel.
Originating from Peranakan root, Nyonya cuisine is not something new to me, but something I fancy very much. We arrived early at about half past eleven and less than a handful of tables were occupied. Back in my mind, this was great since we heard this place can get pretty crowded during peak hours.
This eatery is cozy, clean and friendly waitstaff made us felt so much at home. And so does the menu as we flipped through. It transported my mind back to good old time when Nyonya food was served daily by my late grandmother. The familiar names such as Perut Ikan, Assam Prawns, Acar Fish, Jiu Hu Char (literally means Stir-fried squibs), Ayam Pongteh, Tau Yu Bak, Kerabu, Otak-otak are among the few in the long list made me drooling!
Serving in family style, we finally picked Ayam Pongteh, Jiu Hu Char and Stir-fried Spinach. While I was still pondering and aiming for more, the waitstaff in a way helped us to stick for 3 dishes first. I guess she knew better the serving size. True enough their serving are very generous despite we asked for the smallest portion. I will keep my Otak-otak and Acar Hu for our next visit.
To sum up, we enjoyed our first time there, waitstaff are friendly, serving are generous (proportionate to the price) except for Seh Liu Chi (I was hoping for more than traces of jack fruit and jelly floating in coconut milk!), restaurant is clean, and food is up to par for an authentic Peranakan kitchen. One may get disappointed if were to compare with their Nyonya grandmother's cooking. Nothing else can beat the familiar family flavors! And being early, we got the roof car park right at the five-foot way of the restaurant.
50, Lorong Abu Siti,
10400 Penang, Malaysia.
Phone: +60 4 227 9646
11:30 am to 2:00 pm, 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm
|Last Updated on Thursday, 26 May 2011 20:34|
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