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cranrob Jun 4, 2009 12:43 PM

My wife saw a sign up in the shopping center where the Asian Food Market is on Plainsboro Road... Penang Malaysian & Thai Cuisine coming soon. I believe this is the mini-chain that has other restaurants in New Jersey, New York, and other mid-atlantic states: http://www.penangcuisine.com/

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  1. mschow Jun 4, 2009 02:00 PM

    Are they just moving from their location in Princeton? That seems to be a strange move, since they're right on Nassau Park Blvd. I wouldn't think they would want two locations that close together.

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      yCf Jun 5, 2009 08:10 AM

      it kind of make sense since their is no Asian restaurant to eat before/after you shop at the Asian Food Market. It's kind of like how they have a location right next to Kam Man on Rt 1, Edison.

    2. shabbystorm Jun 7, 2009 06:29 AM

      The new location in Plainsboro will be opening by the end of the year.

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        cranrob Sep 7, 2009 10:53 AM

        Update: OK, this is strange. Did a drive-by yesterday and there are two signs: "Welcome Penang" (from the management company), but the main sign above the restaurant says it's a Bangkok-Style Thai Restaurant. So, maybe it's a Thai restaurant from the Penang people. This is good news if it's good. There are no decent Thai restaurants to be found in this area.

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          yCf Sep 11, 2009 05:55 AM

          Penang does have a Thai section in their menu in all their locations. So I don't think it will be different from the other locations.

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            cranrob Sep 11, 2009 07:50 AM

            Sorry I wasn't clear... The name of the restaurant on the main sign is not "Penang", it's something else (can't remember name), with smaller lettering beneath saying it's Bangkok-Style Thai.

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              spiceforlife Sep 20, 2009 12:17 PM

              Rhong-Tiam "Bankok Way of Cooking." Appears to be from NYC; owner has taken over an old Penang location in the city, and it appears the same thing is happening here, only before Penang ever opened...NYT wrote about it favorably in their $25 and Under column in June 2008. Cross your fingers!

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                cranrob Sep 20, 2009 06:39 PM

                I just checked out their NYC menus. Not very Thai at all... lots of Malaysian dishes, with Indonesian, Vietnamese, and Thai thrown in.

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                  cranrob Jul 4, 2010 10:44 AM

                  Open! It's good! Will review soon.

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                    wench31 Jul 4, 2010 01:22 PM

                    Is it called Penang?

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                      cranrob Jul 4, 2010 06:11 PM

                      It's called Rhong-Tiam, but it's associated with the Penang group.

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                        wench31 Jul 6, 2010 07:41 PM

                        Cranrob, please give your review of the place. What did you have? I am eagerly waiting for your review. :)

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                          cranrob Jul 7, 2010 06:01 AM

                          See my first impressions in the topic entitled "Rhong Tiam, Plainsboro NJ"

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