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Jul 29, 2002 12:27 PM

Penang in Chinatown

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I finally tried Penang in Chinatown and loved it. I had been relectant to try this place because it looked too clean; not "hole in the wall" enough to be a serious Asian place. But it is serious and authentic IMHO.

Tried the Prawn Mee soup, House Special Squid, and Ginger and Scallion Chicken. All of which was wonderful. Also tried the watermelon drink which really hit the spot.

I will be back to try some different dishes, any suggestions?

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  1. Glad you liked one of my favourite restaurants in Boston. If you've eaten at the original Penang in Queens, NYC, you'd agree that our Penang is almost as good, despite the lack of hole-in-the-wall characteristics (apart from the price).
    I posted a review of the food a couple of weeks ago, which I've appended below. The dishes you had were more Chinese than uniquely Malaysian/Singaporean, apart from the Prawn Mee soup (I hope you had the soup and not the fried version which is pretty bad). Hope you try the really M'sian/S'porean dishes next time you go, and post your comments.


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    1. re: ju

      Thanks, I printed it out and also found Galleygirl's review from the chowhound gathering there.

      I can't wait to go back.

      I forgot to mention that, although probably not authentic, I tried their fried ice cream. It was really good.

      1. re: ju

        Wow, I haven't been to Penang in ages, but I do distinctly remember the deep-fried intestines. Crispy chewy with a tangy dipping sauce. Do they still serve that? My friend and I would order them along with this bean sprout dish with a rather bland peanut sauce to pretend we were having a "balanced meal".

        1. re: chibi

          Yes, the deep-fried intestines are still on the menu.

          1. re: chibi

            yes..and it was enjoyed by most of the hounds who had the chowdinner there.