Penang Assam Laksa, Fried Kway Teow, Hokkien Prawn Noodles, White Curry Mee, Cendol… Hungry already? While a trip to Penang is still not quite possible now, you can satisfy those street food cravings at Penang Culture.

Penang Culture is recognised as the first Penang-themed Halal restaurant in Singapore, offering a range of street food favourites at value-for-money prices in a comfortable environment.

There are now 5 outlets islandwide, at JEM, NEX Shopping Mall, Compass One, White Sands and VivoCity.

Here, you’ll experience satisfying Penang cuisine as conceptualised by Penangite Head Chef Wong Thin Lipp. With a culinary career that began in the streets of Penang, he is able to deliver a fresh take on traditional favourites.

Do you know that Penang Culture has been around for 10 years already?

To celebrate this decade milestone and to thank customers (many of them turned regulars) for their support, Penang Culture is introducing three new original dishes – all at 50% OFF.

Each dish is available for a limited period from 9 March till 31 May, and represents the leading food states in Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur, Malacca, and of course, Penang.

Here’s more on the 3 Penang Culture new dishes and best-selling classics:

Malacca Golden King Prawn Seafood Bee Hoon ($24.90 after 50% OFF)
This noodle dish actually originated from the historic state of Malacca. What makes this seafood noodle dish indulgent is the rich and thick gravy cooked with milk and cheese.

The thin bee hoon noodles are cooked and tossed in a medley of sweet and succulent King prawns, clams and squid.

Its savoury flavour complements the natural sweetness of the seafood to create this appetising and flavourful golden-yellow gravy.

Though Penang Culture’s rendition sounds potentially very cheesy (it is made with three types of cheeses: nacho cheese, gouda, and parmesan), I thought it captured the essence quite well – flavourful yet not overly rich.

Served in a claypot, the bee hoon stayed warm and tasted even more scrumptious after a while as the strands absorbed some of the seafood stock. Generous portion too, good for sharing among 2 to 3 diners.

Penang Fragrant Kam Heong Clams ($9.90 after 50% OFF)
What is “Kam Heong”? From the Cantonese words 金香 literally meaning “golden fragrance”, this is a signature Malaysian stir-fry style that is renowned for the fragrance imparted during the cooking process.

The fragrance of this clam dish comes from wok-frying them with an intensely-flavoured special paste.

This base is made of hae bee hiam (spicy dried shrimps – quite trending now), curry leaves, chili padi, shallots, and a special curry powder from Thailand faithfully following the Chef’s family recipe.

Seasoned with oyster sauce, sugar, dark soy sauce, the paste transforms into a caramel-like sauce that coats the clams, making this as savoury dish worth trying. Can be very addictive.

KL Crispy Breaded Chicken Cutlet ($8.90 after 50% OFF)
Reflecting the modern metropolis of Kuala Lumpur, the flavours of this crispy breaded chicken is a blend of Western and Asian influences.

A whole piece of chicken thigh is breaded and deep fried to golden perfection. Outside was a crisp, golden crust while inside the chicken remained tender.

Served with an accompanying creamy housemade curry mayo dip that was actually not too spicy.

I would personally wished for more succulence as the meat slices were prepared till thin, but think this would be a hit for families with young children.

Penang Rojak ($5.90)
For your side dish, order a serving of Penang Rojak, a mix of fresh fruits, vegetables, and of course crunchy you tiao tossed in Penang Culture’s signature rojak prawn paste.

This version included with quite a good proportion of fresh fruits and veggies was refreshing, complemented with the crunch from crushed peanuts generously sprinkled on top.

The hei ko specially imported from Penang was not as pungent as I would have expected, rather pleasant-tasting with sweet and savoury flavours and slight stickiness.

Penang Premium Nasi Lemak ($14.90)
If you want a meatier Nasi Lemak, this dish is for you. This premium version of Malaysia’s national dish translates to an entire quarter ayam penyet or chicken thigh fried to a crisp.

Served accompanied with coconut-flavoured steamed rice, hard-boiled egg, sambal prawns, and the can’t-do-without authentic Penang sambal chili sauce.

Penang Assam Laksa ($7.90)
If you been around to try various versions of Penang Assam Laksa and was disappointed, perhaps this could strike a chord as the dish is made with noodles specially imported from Penang.

The strands are like fresh lai fun, looking similar to short and thicker rice noodles which would go well with the gravy.

The flavour powerhouse lies in the traditional Assam gravy, a blend of assam (tamarind), fermented shrimp paste, sardine, galangal, turmeric, laksa leaves, ginger flower, and lemongrass.

Together these are cooked to form the tasty gravy that was spicy, sweet, sour and savoury at the same time.

I also liked that the base was thick with quite a bit of the mashed mackerel fish.

Penang Fried Kway Teow ($9.90)
A spicy wok-fried noodle dish using fresh rice noodles tossed in with prawns, cockles, chili paste, bean sprouts, egg, and chives.

The spiciness is mellowed with the savoury-sweet stir-fry sauce which includes soy sauce, dark soy sauce, fish sauce, sugar, and oyster sauce.

You may request to hold the chilies for a non-spicy version.

Should you prefer the texture and taste of crab over prawns, do try their crab variants like the Premium Crab Meat ($13.90) and Premium Crab Meat with Salted Eggs ($15.90).

King of Cendol ($6.90)
The classic shaved ice dessert cendol gets an upgrade to become the King of Cendol.

A version fit for royalty, King of Cendol is still served with red beans, green cendol jelly noodles, coconut milk and shaved ice sweetened with a drizzle of gula melaka syrup.

What makes it extra special is the topping of fresh premium D24 Sultan durian puree. Compared to other durians, D24 has a higher fat content which gives it that luxurious mouthfeel.

Penang Culture Celebrates 10 Years in Singapore with the Debut of Three Original Dishes
Enjoy 50% OFF the three new dishes – Malacca Golden King Prawn Seafood Bee Hoon, KL Crispy Breaded Chicken Cutlet & Penang Fragrant Kam Heong Clams, at Penang Culture from 9th March to 31st May 2021.

Penang Culture – JEM
50 Jurong Gateway Road, #04-27, Singapore 608549
Tel: +65 6734 8006
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm, Last order 9.30pm (Mon – Sun)

Penang Culture – NEX Shopping Mall
23 Serangoon Central, #B1-76, Singapore 556083
Tel: +65 6634 0667
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm, Last order 9.30pm (Mon – Sun)

Penang Culture – Compass One
1 Sengkang Square, #03-13, Singapore 545078
Tel: +65 6385 2820
Opening Hours: 10:30am – 10pm, Last order 9.30pm (Mon – Sun)

Penang Culture – White Sands
1 Pasir Ris Central Street 3, #03-21, Singapore 518457
Tel: +65 6585 4877
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm, Last order 9.30pm (Mon – Sun)

Penang Culture – VivoCity
1 HarbourFront Walk, #B2-23E, Singapore 098585
Tel: +65 6962 7172
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm, Last order 9.30pm (Mon – Sun)

* This entry is brought to you in partnership with Penang Culture.

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