Found a cosy cafe serving authentic Nyonya cuisine at Tanjung Tokong situated behind The Penang Chinese Swimming Club (next to Naza Hotel). It’s “NYONYA CAFE”.
The place is fully air-conditioned and is nicely decorated with many antiques. We spend some of the time taking these photographs 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 as a whole was delicious.
The Nasi Ulam (rice dish) uses a variety of fresh herbs. The herbs and rice were blended together with grated coconut and served cold. The herbs gave out a strong and pungent aroma.
The Ikan Perut was good. It is not very spicy but very lemak because they used a lot of the coconut milk (santan). Fish stomach is the main ingredient of this dish and we wish they could have added more of this.
The Acar Fish (fish pickle) was equally as good as the rest. The ginger and garlic was well seasoned as a pickle.
The dessert of the day that we ordered was very very good. It is a gravy of rich coconut milk, sugar and shaved ice, topped up with jackfruit. The ice was shaved very fine and smooth (like the shaved ice cendol that can be found in Melaka).
All the dishes that we ordered surely did whet our appetite.
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