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Disappointing Visit to Penang


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Disappointing Visit to Penang

Lindsay B. | Jan 27, 2002 12:34 AM

I passed my first comprehensive exam last week, and my boyfriend took me to Penang to celebrate. Neither of us enjoyed it as much as we'd expected. Mostly, it was our fault for ordering wrong. I probably would have been happier with some of the more exotic dishes. My boyfriend had the mango chicken. The sauce was pleasantly tangy, but not very interesting. The mango slices were firm and flavorful, but the chicken tasted slightly "off". I got the mixed seafood casserole. I was expecting something like a hotpot or a curry, but this was a very simple braised dish. The ingredients were fresh, and the simple brown broth had a pleasantly viscous consistency and a clean garlic flavor. Overall, though, the casserole was thoroughly unexciting.

I'm definitely going back to Penang soon. The whole restaurant smelled fabulous, and other customers were ordering much tastier-looking dishes.

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