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Sri Penang. Karangahape Road.

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5.0 Stars

I'm actually ashamed about how many times I've eaten at Sri Penang. I should be trying new places, but I just can't help coming back here for more.

Also every single person that I've introduced to Sri Penang over the years has come back with friends of their own. I've never heard a bad review on the food.

The decor is as simple as it gets. It's all no frills here. You don't get asked if you want still or sparkling here. It's from the tap by default!

There is no alcohol on the menu, but there is a bottle shop right across the road so you can bring your own (BYO).

Whatever you order, please don't skip the Roti Curry. For about $6 (prices have slooowly gone up over the years) you get a small serving of chicken and potato curry (cooked to perfection) you can ask from mild to super hot (beware!) and a roti canai (which is a friend bread which is sweet, flaky, and buttery - I liken it to an Asian croissant!).

My friend used to order an extra roti ($3) and make that her entire meal. I'm greedy so I also get a main. Try to share mains between people (2 mains for 3-4 people is good) so that you have room for dessert (the friend bananas and icecream are great!)

As for mains, the chicken and cashew nuts is bound to be a crowd pleaser, nasi and mee goreng are great too. As with a lot of places in Auckland, the squid isn't the best quality so perhaps avoid dishes with this unless you really love chewing.

If you get a new staff member (I think often students from Malaysia or Singapore) you might have some fawlty-tower-esq moments with the service, but it's all part of the fun.

Sri Penang don't advertise, but through word of mouth they get very busy. If you're going on a Friday or Saturday night it's best to ring in advance to make a booking.

On Wed Sep 16, 2009 | Permalink

5.0 Stars
356 Karangahape Rd, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand


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Tags: byo, malay, roti

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