Still on and about with my Le Tour de Malaysia, last week saw me heading back up north to the Isle of Pearl, Penang. Now, the food of Penang need no further explaination or hype as said in my previous post in April Island Randezvous: Day 1 and Day 2. But just when you thought you know the Island’s food hotspot, you’ll be surprised what you’ll find around the next corner.
Restaurant Minah over at Gelugor, apparently is a local kept secret. Granted that it is located at the less popular part of the Island, this quaint little shoplot is actually a favourite during lunch hours. Serving up some great authentic Northern Malay dishes, one actually find the crowd here more muhibbah than any other Malay runned place. Guess, apart from delicious home-styled food and a warm welcoming environment, the prices here is very reasonable too.
Spoilt for choice from Ulam to Kurma, I helped myself to the day’s special Bryani Ayam. A generous serving of succulent chicken cooked in herbs and spices together with basmati rice was to tie for. The moment the pakcik tossed the lid up from the indian pot (which the rice was cooked in), I was salivating beyond control. The taste did not fail to lived up to all expectations. The meal came together with Chicken Curry, Acar and Kerabu Cucuk Paku.
Restaurant Minah is a great place to savour a taste of Northern Malay food should you ever head over to that part of the Island. Perfect if you’re flying in, as it’s on the way from the Airport towards Georgetown. And for the first time, I’m gonna include the address to this place for those who are interested:
36 S & T, Sungai Gelugor,
Tel: +604 – 658 1234