Penang Culture – Satisfy Your Cravings with Authentic Penang Fare at VivoCity Now!
Whenever I think of food havens, Penang is one of the first destinations that come to mind. Finding authentic Penang fare here in Singapore is not an easy task, but I think it’s safe to say I’ve found some of the best Penang food at Penang Culture. With the opening of their most recent outlet at VivoCity, they now have a total of seven outlets across the island. They’re also Halal Certified so you can definitely bring your Muslim friends here!
Even though we’d arrived around 2pm, quite a late time for lunch I would say, there were still numerous customers happily dining. Located at the basement of VivoCity, the store is bright and spacious, with a little “secret” alcove at the back!
To celebrate the opening of the new restaurant, they have launched two special items that are exclusively available at the VivoCity outlet! Look forward to a special Fish Skin Rojak, and their rendition of the popular Salted Egg-Yolk Fish Skin. Fans of the indulgent snack will love the version here, which is drenched in a sinfully good salted egg yolk sauce. The fish skin was beautifully crisp, and stayed that way even throughout our meal. Absolutely no soggy fish skin here! The Fish Skin Rojak was an interesting dish, and is made with the same sauce used in their signature Rojak. If this got you excited, we have a very special promotion for you!
Quote “MissTamChiak” and get a plate of the Fish Skin Rojak for just $4.95!
Must-try dishes are, of course, the Penang Fried Kway Teow ($9.55), Hokkien Prawn Noodles ($8.95), Assam Laksa ($7.95), and Rojak ($5.95). You can even call these the Four Heavenly Kings at Penang Culture!
I much prefer Assam Laksa to the regular version, as the coconut milk can get a little heavy. They did a marvellous job here, and the soup was nice and robust! The sweet, sour, and spicy flavours were all perfectly balanced the way a good Assam Laksa should be. Each bowl is meticulously filled with thick vermicelli specially imported from Penang, their signature broth, and finally topped with chopped pineapple, slivers of cucumber, lettuce and fresh onion slices. It’s definitely a winner for me!
I also really enjoyed their Char Kway Teow, which had flat rice noodles, garlic, beansprouts, homemade sambal, egg, and prawns all fried together to create the most wonderful plate. The dish had a nice amount of wok hei which is an essential component to the dish. It was not too spicy, and allowed us to focus on the other flavours in the dish! The prawns were also plump and firm.
The broth of the Prawn Noodles was very rich in flavour, and you can tell that the stock had been cooked for hours. Completed with prawns, fishcakes, chicken, and surprisingly, a braised egg, this warm and hearty bowl of noodles is very comforting and tasty! If you like spicy food, definitely mix in some of Penang Culture’s special chilli paste as well for an extra kick.
Essentially an Asian salad dish, Rojak is always really appetizing. The sauce in the Penang-style Rojak is relatively thicker, and sweeter than the Chinese-style commonly seen here. The ingredients are also slightly different, with this version containing squid legs, and green mango. The sweeter sauce complemented the tartness of the green mangoes perfectly, and I loved it!
The restaurant was kind enough to offer a special promotional price just for our dear readers! Quote “MissTamChiak” when you head down, and get a plate of the Fish Skin Rojak for just $4.95! Available for a limited time only. Don’t say bojio!
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