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“Worth a visit when in Penang” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mum's Nyonya Cuisine

Mum's Nyonya Cuisine
Ranked #42 of 777 Restaurants in George Town
Cuisines: Asian, Malaysian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Previously known as Mama's Nyonya Cuisine.
Chinese PinkAddict in Malaysia
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Worth a visit when in Penang”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

Cozy ambience not too classy nor shabby. Authentic cuisine and friendly waiters. Tasty food. Definitely will visit again next time when I'm in penang. Even New York Times reviewed this restaurant!

    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Delta, BC, Canada
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71 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great introduction to Nyonya cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Mama's is a great introduction to Nyonya cuisine. Being our first time eating this type of food, we can't compare it to a previous meal. What we tried though was very good. As requested, they ensured our food wasn't too spicy. It was just the right heat but not enough to burn our mouths. We enjoyed the curry fish head and otak otak(fish cake) the most.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Rome, Italy
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109 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Great Nyonya food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Book if you are going in the evening as it is small and gets very full. We ate very well on 60 MYR for two, including drinks. Food we had was excellent,

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank travellersalways
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Hong Kong, China
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42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Ok la.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Some of the dishes were very good like the Otak Otak and the Loh Bak but the Curry fish (Garoupa) tasted like the fish had been cooked seperately to the curry sauce and simply added at the end to a ready made sauce. It did not taste like it was cooked together. Other dishes also tasted the same way as though they had been merely assembled form pre-cooked parts. The Assam prawns were like this too. maybe steamed or boiled previously and the sauce stirred through. There was no infusion of flavour in the meat. It's ok but you don't feel it's special. They're very busy and it's one of those places were their priority is to get 'em fed and going rather than worrying about the quality of your experience. It is also quite pricey for what they offer - uneven quality and zero ambience.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Pascali2010
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Good food, good ambience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

This is a very nice place for good nyonya cuisine and it offers wonderful ambience and setting for friends or family get-togethers. Enjoyed the sambal petai, otak-otak, curry fish head.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank konamoose70
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