The Wok Cafe may sound familiar to many Penangites as this restaurant is the outlet to the Hot Wok Restaurant along Burma Road in Penang. It is housed in a corner shoplot situated in the bustling Kota Damansara township, a new residential and commercial address. Together with a few friends, we went there to savor their Penang Hawker Food and Nyonya cuisine, courtesy of Uncle Robert Yeoh and his son Mervyn (the chef).

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The dining hall was filled with fixtures of kopitiam chairs and marble top tables and surrounded by many beautiful antiques.

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Great time admiring all of Uncle Robert’s beautiful ceramics collection


Before we begin with the Nyonya dishes, Mervyn filled our table with a wide range of Penang Hawker food. This Penang favorite, Hokkien Mee is The Wok Cafe’s signature dish. The spicy shrimp soup is well flavored and simply delicious, makes us asking for extra servings.

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The noodle soaked up most of the soup while we were busy snapping photos

This stir fried Char Koay Teow is another dish love by most of us. It has a nice aroma with prawns and Chinese sausage. The flesh of the prawn was very firm which is a good sign of freshness.

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Curry Mee – The bowl of noodle with curry soup consists of cuttlefish, tau pok and prawns and comes with chili paste for the extra spiciness. The mint leaves was added for its fresh taste.

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This plate of Hokkien Char has the yellow noodle with beehoon cooked in a black flavorful soy sauce. The taste of the noodle is enhanced with the added sambal.

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The Chee Cheong Fun (rice roll) was drizzled with the sweet and chili sauce and thick flavorful prawn paste (hae koe). It was served with fried shallots and sprinkled with sesame seed.

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The last dish of the hawker fare was the deep fried Lobak. The rolls were well packed with huge chunks of  marinated meat in five spice powder and served with dipping sauces and cucumber.

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33 comments so far

Kelvyn (Hot Wok)
 1 

wow nice pics n review…

July 6th, 2009 at 6:53 pm
Mervyn
 2 

Nice pics & review.Thanks and many thanks to you and your husband.

July 6th, 2009 at 7:14 pm
 3 

Thumbs up for all their dishes! This is the only place that can kill my crave for Penang hawker food.

email2me´s last blog post..Kafe Wahong – Kampung Jawa Famous Char Koey Teow

July 6th, 2009 at 7:23 pm
 4 

I hate you… for making me hungry again… **just kidding**

Nice post on the food. Now I know where to take good food :)

July 6th, 2009 at 7:42 pm
 5 

i like the decor and ornate wood craving of the door panel and the Hokkien mee really got me drooling!

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July 6th, 2009 at 8:28 pm
 6 

awesome, awesome, I wish I get to taste the salted fish gulai soon lol! wink! wink! to kelvyn & mervyn

Big Boys Oven´s last blog post..Fai & Hui Sein’s Wedding

July 6th, 2009 at 8:33 pm
Kelvyn (Hot Wok)
 7 

6 Anytime n Big boys Oven u r from KL???

July 6th, 2009 at 8:53 pm
 8 

Wow! Very long promotion period! Good for all of us who like nyoya food! I will go to the Penang branch.

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July 6th, 2009 at 10:42 pm
 9 

very nice, promoting the best of nyonya food down south.

this was featured on TV the other day. kota damansara seems to be buzzing with eateries nowadays, aint it?

J2kfm´s last blog post..The NEW Foh San – And The Astounding Ripple Effects !!!

July 6th, 2009 at 10:46 pm
 10 

thanks for the invitation! i had a great time with the food and this small gathering with you guys. thanks a lot

ai wei´s last blog post..ShenZhen09 Day 3 Brunch: Dim Sum @ ???

July 6th, 2009 at 11:01 pm
 11 

Kelvyn (Hot Wok) – Glad you like it.

Mervyn – You are most welcome.

email2me – This is the place for good and tasty pg food.

Aliblogblog.com – For your convenience, there are two outlets for you.

foodbin – Definitely the place for a good bowl of Hokkien mee.

July 7th, 2009 at 12:47 am
 12 

Big Boys Oven – I am sure, they will be more than happy to have you in their outlets to try out the food.

Kelvyn (Hot Wok) – They are based in KL.

cariso – If you are in KL, do try out this outlet too.

J2kfm – That area has many f&b outlets and Wok Cafe is one of the popular one there.

ai wei – You are most welcome. I am glad you enjoyed the food at Wok Cafe and was a pleasure meeting you.

July 7th, 2009 at 1:00 am
 13 

me got to go try soon..cos fellow bloggers has some gd reviews and some bad one.. hehe.. wat better way to know for sure otr than tasting it for myself..aft all me a Pg-lang!!

thenomadGourmand´s last blog post..Green Apple Burger, aka Ana’s Burger, Zoo Negara

July 7th, 2009 at 9:04 am
 14 

which one is better then? hot wok? wok cafe?

allenooi´s last blog post..Azuma Japanese Restaurant @ Penang Queensbay Mall

July 7th, 2009 at 9:11 am
 15 

thks for the coupon..will be there real soon! Now i’m veryyyy curious…

thenomadGourmand´s last blog post..Green Apple Burger, aka Ana’s Burger, Zoo Negara

July 7th, 2009 at 9:20 am
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thenomadGourmand – Do share the coupons with your friends too. Would be nice of you to share your views with me after your visit.

allenooi – Taste wise is almost similar but obviously there are bound to be some slight difference. Do also try out this KL outlet.

July 7th, 2009 at 9:43 am
 17 

Hi Miss Ck Lam,

I’m Brian and during our research for our upcoming issue, we have come across your blog posting of durian cendol in Kek Seng Kopitiam in Penang.

We would like to feature your article in our upcoming issue and would you, Miss, kindly email me your contact through the email provided, we can send you the details of the proposal.

We hope to hear from you soon.

Regards,
Brian C

July 7th, 2009 at 10:09 am
 18 

weird. i thought i commented here yesterday. thanks ck for having me there too! totally enjoyed the session :D

xin´s last blog post..Restaurant Super Kitchen Chilly Pan Mee @ Dataran Sunway

July 7th, 2009 at 10:52 am
Kelvyn (Hot Wok)
 19 

allenooi-

For me i’ll say hot wok

for mervyn he’ll say the wok

wakakaka… U’ll be to decide. Both similiar the same but slightly different like CK Lam was saying.

July 7th, 2009 at 10:55 am
 20 

had a good time there with u in the wok ck :) i’ve been to hot wok in penang… mom loves it there!

Jess´s last blog post..? U think yours is big enough?

July 7th, 2009 at 1:14 pm
 21 

Been to this restaurant b4, food is so-so for me only :P

mimid3vils´s last blog post..Killiney Kopitiam

July 7th, 2009 at 1:41 pm
 22 

7 Hey Kelvyn, we are based in Kota Damansara, PJ but we frequent to Penang to conduct baking clases, i am sure I will get to taste the gulai! :)

Big Boys Oven´s last blog post..Birthday Celebrations at ENJU, Prince Hotel & Residence Kuala Lumpur

July 7th, 2009 at 2:29 pm
Mervyn
 23 

For those who had tried before the Prawn Mee at Tanjung Tokong night(10pm till 2am) opposite Caltex Tanjung Tokong u know where to get your Prawn Mee.Now at Burmah Road,Penang next to Giant and Kota Damansara,PJ.

July 7th, 2009 at 2:38 pm
 24 

23 Mervyn, hahahahhaha I was told that’s where the Penang most famous Prawn mee!

Big Boys Oven´s last blog post..Birthday Celebrations at ENJU, Prince Hotel & Residence Kuala Lumpur

July 7th, 2009 at 7:02 pm
 25 

Looks just like the branch in Pg. Lovely deco and food!!

buzzingbee´s last blog post..Joez Coconut Jelly

July 7th, 2009 at 8:31 pm
 26 

Xin – Great to have you there and glad you like the food.

Jess – Remind your mum to bring the discount voucher on her next visit.

mimid3vils – Do try out their dishes with rice…there are many more choices besides those that I had.

buzzingbee – Similarity is there.

July 8th, 2009 at 8:45 pm
 27 

Thanks for letting us know of this Penang Nyonya restaurant in KL! We’ll be sure to check it out. The assam prawn dish is making my mouth water.

Nate´s last blog post..House of Annie is Moving

July 9th, 2009 at 5:23 am
 28 

i just visited this place yesterday nite but after a good review by alot of ppl but i think i just don know how to enjoy nyonya food~

taufulou´s last blog post..Terbakar Me

July 13th, 2009 at 3:03 pm
Grace Abd
 29 

sound delicious, is this a halal restaurant? thanks

September 4th, 2009 at 8:55 pm
 30 

Nate – You are most welcome. Can use the voucher till the end of the year.

taufulou – Each of us have different liking and taste.

Grace Abd – This is not a halal restaurant.

September 4th, 2009 at 9:09 pm
 31 

hey this is jz near where i stay! i’ve passed them by before and nvr thought that KL “Penang Food” can be as good as the actual one. Since u’ve given such a good review, i’ll probably try it one day!

September 28th, 2009 at 9:09 pm
 32 

-bOb- – You will find plenty more delicious Penang food in this restaurant besides those in this review.

September 28th, 2009 at 11:08 pm
frustrated
 33 

you will find a lot of fuck up food here, espeacially the wok in k.l.

November 19th, 2009 at 2:15 am

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