This is located in the heart of the CBD, nearer the funky part of town.
The atmosphere was great. there was a nice buzz, but the noise was not too loud to have good dinner conversation.
the waitstaff were informative, attentive and quick.
We had a platter as a starter (I can't remember what was on it), but it was a hit. everything was tasty, well seasoned and just the right amount.
We had a nasi lemak and hokkien char as our mains. the rice in the nasi lemak was not as coconutty as i'd like, but the flavours of the sambal and curry was spot on. especially the sambal, it is hard to get good sambal in this town. The hokkien char was the most authentic i've had in Wellington. i could smell the "wok hei" (breathe of the wok) in the noodles! it was great.
we took home some desserts, which were also really good.
I like that they do a daily special. In Asia, most street food sellers are family businesses that specialise in one or two dishes only. this is why they are so good at them. this is a great way to simulate that experience. I wonder if Little Penang have adopted this smaller menu to unclutter the menu with lots of stuff all the time, do a small selection, which may mean that the ingredients will be fresher.
Anyway, we will be back to sampe the rest of the specials.
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