Tasty Penang Malaysian Food in Chamblee
We usually go to this plaza for a nearby vegetarian place, but decided to try Penang on an impulse, and I'm glad we did.
The atmosphere and lighting were very nice, especially on a hot Spring afternoon. For our appetizer, we ordered the Penang Satay, which is marinated chicken on skewers with a wonderful peanut sauce. We've been to quite a few Atlanta Thai restaurants, and I think this Satay beat them all quite handily.
J. ordered a rice dish, Nasi Lemak, which is coconut rice flavored with cloves & screwpine leaves, served with chili anchovy curry, chicken rendang, and fried egg, as well as pickled vegetables. He commented that the anchovy curry was very strong on the anchovies, and I could only take his word for it, since anything with anchovy on the menu is outside of my realm of edible cuisine, but the other items were quite tasty.
I went with one of the House Specials, Ayam Rendang, chicken cooked over low heat in a lemon grass and chili paste, and then simmered in thick rich coconut curry. This is a comfort food wonder, taking me back to the days of my grandmother's wondrous pot roasts on Sunday afternoons, and I was very happy with the dish as my clean plate testified to the waitress.
We closed with a coconut ice cream, creamy and rich, with real shaved coconut, and it cleansed out palates quite nicely.
I suspect we will definitely be back for more.