Little Penang Authentic Colonial Coffeestall
10, Lane 190, DunHua S Rd, Sec 1
65, Lane 81, DunHua S Rd, Sec 2
18, Lane 265, XinYi Rd, Sec 4
Most tea restaurants in Taipei serve Hong Kong-style delicacies; Little Penang, however, is a different story. Their menu boasts international selections, with items from Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, and India. Their spices are mostly imported from Malaysia. Every Friday and Saturday after 10 p.m. enjoy their buy-one-get-one free deal—just like happy hour in a bar. Business lunch sets throughout the week are also affordable and fabulous! The owner recommends their new southern Pacific-style ice treats, which they started promoting recently. --By Joan Chang, translated by Ann Lee
A. The Yunnan Crispy Chicken Leg (NT$150) is marinated with white vinegar and peppers, making the crispy chicken slightly sour and spicy. Penang Curry Chicken (NT$200) is a favorite among those who love tangy dishes. Made by broiling Chinese medicinal ingredients and pork bones for 12 hours, their curry is served with tofu noodles, mushrooms, and pork ribs.
B. Penang Kway Teow (NT$150) are thick white noodles prepared with soy sauce, special spices, and spicy stir-fry sauce. This tasty dish comes with sausage, bean sprouts and minced pork. Kaya & Butter Toast (NT$65) and Indian Roti-canai (NT$100) are also must-trys.