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“Amazing Malaysian cuisine in Wellington!”
Review of Little Penang

Little Penang
Ranked #22 of 978 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $15
Cuisines: Malaysian
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: The Peranakan or Nyonya heritage is traced back to the early adventures of migrants predominantly from the Fujian province in Southeastern China, who settled throughout the Malay Archipelago in South East Asia. In their new environment, and through interracial marriage with the locals, a new cuisine is born. Nyonya cuisine is acknowledged as one of the earliest examples of fusion food, with the Penang Nyonyas artfully blending their cooking techniques and ingredients from the Chinese, Malays, Thais and Southern Indians. Penang Nyonya cuisine, which is not shy of flavours or fragrance, is famous the world over and highly sought after by visitors to Penang. Cooking from the heart, we strive to continue the traditions and family recipes handed down through the generations. Apart from this, we also proudly bring you our handpicked selection of the best street foods from Penang, ones that have placed Her on the world culinary map. At Little Penang, we take pride in our food, lots of pride. Lai chiak. Come dine with us.
Reviewed April 22, 2013 via mobile

Second visit here in four days! Authentic Malaysian food that is hard to find outside of Malaysia! The assam laksa here is a must-try! Kuih talam is also authentic and worth the try! Place is small so do make sure that you call up and make a reservation before you come. Service is fast and up to standard! Great place for a Malaysian meal!

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Reviewed April 15, 2013

It has been great to have lunch here initially but I thought the standard has dropped. I order the prawn mee soup. The turn out was not hot enough. Portion was small and price was high.

Could have been better the next time.

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Reviewed April 12, 2013

My daughter introduced me to this small take out style restaurant in the heart of Wellington. Malaysian cuisine from Penang. Its fresh and beautifully presented and extremely tasty! Its won a local award from Wellington's Capital Times newspaper and well deserved I say! I like the fact that when you ask for spicy you get it. Its not done with a guage for how europeans like their spice. Its completely authentic. There are also a nice variety of street snacks which Penang is famous for. Deep fried tempura style vegetables, deep fried banana kebabs, cassava cake to die for. Its a pleasant atmosphere to sit, limited tables and the owners are friendly and happy to chat. They're interesting people if you want to hear their story!

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Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

This place is amazing. Its small but the food and atomosphere more than makes up for that. The staff are as warm and friendly as the food. This is a must for all lovers of great food.

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Reviewed January 9, 2013

Amazing, tasty, cheap(ish) takeaway food. You can actually see the spices that they use in the dishes, so good to know they don't just use a stock standard curry paste. Love the peanut sambal as a side dish. Just so tasty!

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