This zi char eatery at Geylang has an unusual mixed menu.

Penang Seafood Restaurant in Singapore is known for offering both authentic Penang dishes and various zi char dishes

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This hidden gem is located close to the Aljunied MRT, so commuting here should be a breeze.

And speaking of breeze, they offer outdoor dining aside from their airconditioned area with twelve big tables.

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Within their extensive menu, you would find a page offering “Penang Specials”.

These include Penang Assam Laksa ($8), Penang Fried Kway Teow ($8), Penang Prawn Noodle ($11.80), Penang Rojak ($12), Hand-made Prawn Roll ($15), Fried Beancurd ($6) and Penang Cendol ($5).

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If I were to recommend, get the Penang Assam Laksa ($8) featuring thick rice noodles and fresh vegetables in a distinct spicy, sour (some people may find it too sour though), and refreshing broth.

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Their broth carried quite a depth of flavour, thanks to it being simmered for several hours. You would be surprised to find this in a zi char eatery like this.

Though not as hot and robust as those I had in Penang, this came quite close for local standards.

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The Penang Fried Kway Teow ($8) features thin, flat noodles fried with lup cheong and eggs with light smokiness, though I wished for more “wok hei”.

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The Hand-made Prawn Roll ($15) was not bad with crispy skin, but the inside could have been less starchy.

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You can complete your visit by trying the Penang Cendol ($6) with coconut milk, jelly noodles made from rice flour with pandan flavouring, glass jelly cubes (strange), palm sugar, and a lot of corn.

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But they have other fare that is quite popular.

Foodies especially enjoy their Fermented Pork Belly and Volcano Chicken, perhaps due to its presentation – an entire chicken on a pedestal over a sea of rich and thick soup and engulfed in flames.

I find the restaurant offers diners value for their money, with specials as low as $8. Portion size is also quite generous.

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Penang Seafood Restaurant 槟城海鲜楼
32 Aljunied Road, Singapore 389817 (Geylang)
Opening Hours: 11am – 12am (Mon – Sun)

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