Best Malay Restaurants in Penang

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Malay food is a common staple enjoyed by locals in Malaysia thanks to its amazing flavours. Herbs and spices like ginger, garlic, lemongrass and chilies are used to create a distinctive and vibrant cuisine. The style and taste of Malay food can vary depending on its geographical location - the ones in the northern states tend to be spicier with fresh and dried spices prepped to create special 'rempah'. So if you're into delicious 'rempah' and spicy taste, do check out these great stops in Penang!

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    Jawi House Cafe & GalleryHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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     This unassuming cafe-cum-art gallery is a wonderful eatery to visit, mainly for the eye-catching decor and Western-fusion meals. Jawi House offers a unique composition of meal involving Jawi/Peranakan main courses complemented by delectable European inspired desserts. Many patrons visit here for the Lemuni Rice, which comes with a bowl of Chicken Curry, some crisp and crunchy deep fried Anchovies, Hard Boiled Egg along with their home-made Sambal Chili Paste. Some signature dishes worth trying are Laksa Lemak and Roti Jala. Dessert-wise, you can opt for the yummy Red Velvet and Lemon Tart!
    Tips

    The rice meal of the day is a great choice and for only RM16, you can choose between beef rendang or chicken.

    Things to expect

    Simple but charming, fine Malay cuisine.

    Best with

    The Lemuni Rice, a healthy version of a typical Nasi Lemak.

    Price

    RM7.00 to RM20.00

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    Jawi House Cafe & Gallery View restaurant

    85 Armenian Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia, 10200, Georgetown, Penang
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    042613680

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    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    11:00AM—09:30PM
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    D'Dapor is located in a historic building along Union Street. The interior of D’Dapor Express is impressive with decor consists of many charming, classic antiques and art portraits. The lavish ambience is complemented with an extensive menu, boasting many Malay dishes along with a few additional selections of Thai and Chinese inspired dishes. Although a number of the dishes are prepared with a modern twist with non traditional ingredients, the overall delicacy and tradition are still preserved. Many have come to love the Fish Head Curry with richly-spiced gravy that it's a norm to simply flood your rice plates with its delicious gravy. The restaurant occasionally has various lunch and dinner deals every month, so be on a lookout for those if you are looking for some fancy, affordable meals.
    Tips

    There are ample parking bays along Union Street, or else head the multi storey carpark after Malayan Banking Berhad.

    Things to expect

    Classic and traditionally-decorated Malay restaurant.

    Best with

    Fish Head Curry.

    Price

    RM8.00 to RM29.00

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    D'Dapor View restaurant

    7, Lebuh Union, George Town, 10200 Pulau Pinang, 10200, Georgetown, Penang
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    042629323

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    Every day
    12:00PM—10:00PM
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