We found a cosy cafe serving authentic Nyonya cuisine at Tanjung Tokong. Situated behind The Penang Chinese Swimming Club (next to Naza Hotel), the restaurant is known as “NYONYA CAFE”.
The place is fully air-conditioned and is nicely decorated with antiques. We spend some time taking photographs  of the surrounding while waiting for the dishes.
We had (from clockwise) the Black Vinegar Pork Trotter (tu-car chor), Nasi Ulam, Perut Ikan and Acar Fish (photo below). The Pork Trotter in Vinegar was a bit oily and had too much of the black soya sauce. Still the gravy was delicious.
The Nasi Ulam (rice dish) came with a variety of pungent fresh herbs. The herbs and rice were blended together with grated coconut and served cold.
The Ikan Perut was good, not very spicy but lemak cooked  with coconut milk (santan). Fish stomach was the main ingredient of this dish and we wish there was more of it.

The Acar Fish (fish pickle) was equally as good as the rest. The ginger and garlic was well seasoned.

The dessert of the day was very very delicious. It has a gravy of rich coconut milk, shaved ice and topped up with jackfruit.
All the dishes whetted our appetite.

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8 comments so far


Have you try the new one at Kelawei Road – Perut Rumah? I love the place they converted to Nyonya Restaurant.

Another place I frequent to is Mama’s Nyonya Food @ Aboo Siti Lane not far from Nyonya Breeze (former partner of Nyonya Cafe @ Pantai Molek)

Another is at Nagore Place…Nyonya Baba Cuisine – formerly Dragon King Restaurant besides AIA Building. I’m not sure if they still operates because I tried to call but no one picks up the phone… :-(

May 26th, 2008 at 4:57 pm
CK Lam

The food at Mama’s is good..previously they sell “ready cooked” dishes for lunch.

Wanted to try the food in Perut Rumah but somehow ended eating somewhere else. The renovated double storey bungalow looks great:)

Surprisingly I haven’t eaten at Nyonya Baba Cuisine in Nagore Place but dine frequently in the earlier years at their outlet near AIA building…

May 27th, 2008 at 1:25 pm
Penang Heritage Trust

1st of all the outlet in Pantai Molek in Tanjung Tokong is Hot Wok not Nyonya Cafe. Hot Wok Nyonya food has been operating for 12-15 years d. Hot Wok has the best Peranakan decor compare to others in penang. U can surf their website


June 7th, 2008 at 1:58 am

Ok… after reading all the critics we had on the food. I would like to apologise for all the dining experienced dining in Hot Wok. We have prepared the food better than the before. So I'm looking forward for those people that have bad impression on us to give us a chance again. If you would like to dine with us,please sms or call me at 012-5357687 (Kelvyn) to make reservation & enjoy 10% off the bill on ala carte.

Thank u.

N 1 more thing those with reservation will receive complimentary dessert also.

So hope to hear from u guys soon.

July 20th, 2008 at 5:03 pm

Did u try the Nyonya Food at NEW WORLD PARK, Jalan Burmah.It’s Sri Batik Nyonya Cafe.

You can see the website.

August 2nd, 2008 at 6:18 pm

Did you all try out the Nyonya Breeze at Abu Siti Lane. I love the food and the service very good. Unlike, Hot Wok…the food is not special and the price is expensive.

~ Andrea~

September 29th, 2008 at 2:09 pm

We did try out Nyonya Breeze the food was so so only…. Will try Hot Wok 1 day in their new location. Luv Hot Wok’s assam prawn n MAMA’s ayam rose.

November 12th, 2008 at 9:26 pm

Micheal – Thanks for dropping by…Do share with us your review after your visit.

November 13th, 2008 at 9:36 am

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