i have been having south east asian cravings lately … thai food the other day and then a few days later, i had a hankering for some roti canai. the place that does it the best: penang. while there used to be several locations in nyc, now there is just the upper west side location, which recently moved 2 blocks from its prior location. the food is still good and the décor cozy.

penang is well-known for their roti canai and buah mango, and their fame is well deserved. spicy tom yum is always a good soup appetizer and lemon sorbet is a nice palette cleanser. but the surprise winner at this trip to penang was their peanut pancake. thin layers of pancake with sweetened peanut in the center. topped with vanilla ice cream, it was a perfect end to a yummy meal.

eat at Penang in upper west side, ny or other locations in boston or philadelphia


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