82-84 Broadway, Elmhurst, NY
I love Malaysian food. Let's Meetup for one every first Monday of the Month :-)
This Month's Monday Malay will be held at:
Elmhurst, NY 11373
use www.hopstop.com for directions.
• Serious RSVP only. Do not RSVP if you're not certain.
• "NO-SHOW" or Last day RSVP change Will NOT be tolerated.
• There will be a $2.00 meetup fee and will be added to your bill.
• We are going to eat Family Style, each person orders one dish to share. We will split the final bill of food. Every individual is responsible to pay their own drinks.
• Cash Only. Very important!!! Makes everyone's life easier...
• Do not RSVP if you do not agree to all points above.
A Yelp review:
Not a lot of restaurants are open late-night in Elmhurst, but Penang is one of the rare and much-needed options. They've been around for ages, and I remember not really being a huge fan of theirs a few years ago, but after switching some hands, I think they are under better management (assuming that has changed, but I don't know for sure). Additionally, the lovely renovation of the restaurant, which took it from a sort of immigrant-friendly sensibility, to now, a much-nicer and more modern reprisal, is great for groups and even date nights. The prices are quite reasonable for the area, and for such a varied menu, you can have a great meal with pretty much any budget.
The roti canai is a Malay staple, and should definitely not be missed. Penang's version is one of the tastiest around. The roti is nice and soft, malleable, yet crisp, and served nice and hot. The curry sauce is flavorful, but could use more potatoes, and chicken and less bone, if you ask me. I like most of the noodle dishes they have on offer as well (I am a noodle fiend)! From the shredded chicken and vegetable noodle soup, to the clay pot noodles, and even their stir-fry varieties, all are enjoyable options. For entrees, the beef rendang (Indonesian dish), is a standout. Tender chunks of beef, simmered in coconut milk and spices with steamed rice on the side, is absolutely delicious.
My one biggest gripe about Malaysian food in general, with no exception to Penang, is the overuse of sauces and heavy flavors in the dish. It's one thing to have bold flavors, but another when there's just too much sauce and it becomes overkill. That said, I don't really think anything you eat here particularly promotes good health even though the food is obviously very tasty.
Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.
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