Blown away by the breeze

Who doesn’t appreciate homecooked food?  Especially if it tastes really good and arrives like 10 minutes after the order had been placed… We recently stumbled upon a nice and cozy restaurant nestled in Aboo Sitee Lane in Penang.  Actually hubbs went there with some friends of his, and he was going on and on about how good the food was, that I simply HAD to try it out.  Oh by the way, I just found out that Aboo Sitee Lane in Hokkien means Gangsters’ Lane.

So anyway, the name of this restaurant is Nyonya Breeze and upon first glance, one might pass it off as a vegetarian restaurant, simply because of its (misleading) green and white signboard.  This picture was taken as we were leaving the place.  See the two cute guys in the doorway? *grin*

We didn’t order a lot since it was only two adults and one rice-loving kid dining.  Only four small dishes and dessert.  We ordered tau eu bak (braised pork with soya sauce), acar hu (sort of a pickled fish), jiu hu char (shredded radish, carrots, cuttlefish etc served with fresh green lettuce) and huan choo heok masak lemak (sweet potato leaves and sweet potatoes cooked in a soup mixture with TONS of santan).

I loved ALL of the food.  It was a nice authentic touch that the food was all served in those old-fashioned plates with the pink flower designs.  Actually I enjoyed the food so much that I almost did not notice that the tau eu bak did not have any eggs.  I did LOVE the masak lemak dish though.  Reminds me of the one my grandma and mother makes.  Mom calls it masak titek, which I believe is the same.  I can almost taste the flavor and aroma of the santan even as I am typing this now.  Definitely a must-order when I come back to the restaurant next time.  Not to self: get recipe from Mom.

I noticed a lot of elderly nyonya-looking folk eating at the restaurant too, which goes to show that the food must be good.  Lunch came up to RM37.75, which was very reasonable.  Of course it helped that our newly approved CIMB Platinum MasterCard qualified us for a 10% discount off the bill.

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13 Responses to Blown away by the breeze

  1. parisb says:

    Good food, great prices, discount some more! I’m not much of a fan of nyonya but your pictures are making me hungry

    The Giddy Tigress says: Yes, if you are ever in Penang and want a nyonya fix, we go there ok?

  2. Chen says:

    Read about the restaurant in the past..
    Planned to have dinner there once few months back, but later kena FFK.. hence at the end dinner appt was cancelled and we didn’t end up eating there 🙂

    The Giddy Tigress says: Aisay, you should go there la…. and take those wonderful pics with your DSLR!

  3. Jemima says:

    That tau eu bak is sinfully packed with fat. 😛

    I would love to try that huan choo heok masak lemak 🙂

    The Giddy Tigress says: Yeah, Sam chan bak (3-layers or more!!!). And the masak lemak is honestly YUM!

  4. ehon says:

    no all those lemaks here! 😛 my mum used to use those plates!! and still use that bowl! 😀 reminds me of home!

    The Giddy Tigress says: Those plates do add a touch of authenticity, does it not?

  5. LB says:

    Lucky I finished my lunch, but still, that plate of tau eu bak!!! OMG…

    The Giddy Tigress says: One more on your list of things to eat in 2 months’ time?

  6. rinnah says:

    Jiu hu char and acar hu are two of my favorite dishes! Oh, you should try Ah Tuan Ee’s when you next come to KL. They’re my current favorite nyonya restaurant, but more on the pricey side.

    The Giddy Tigress says: That’s at The Curve, is it not? Yeah, my Mom dined there before and she told me it was pricey. But if you’re treating, I am game! *wink*

  7. wen says:


    The Giddy Tigress says: You bet!

  8. michelle says:

    Is that oil or wat on the flowery plate?

    The Giddy Tigress says: Partially oil, partially kunyit, partially water, I think. The kunyit is the one giving the yellow color 😛

  9. Paik Ling says:

    Wah i must check it out when I’m in Penang….KL simply lacks good Nyonya cuisine….

    The Giddy Tigress says: So when are you coming up?

  10. zara's mama says:

    For the pass 3 years we’d been going to Penang (yearly affair), we’d always visited Nonya Breeze, some times more than once. We just love the food there.


    And price so reasonable hor?

    The Giddy Tigress says: I read that they actually moved from the original location in Tanjung Tokong. The current location is more central. Next time you are here, gimme a holler. Would love to meet your 2 beautiful girls 🙂

  11. slavemom says:

    The food looks yummy! Long time din eat jiu hu char edi. Must try out this restaurant the next time I go back to Pg.
    Here’s a tag for you. This one got tighter deadline. :p

    The Giddy Tigress says: Thanks for the tag, which I purposely completed on time! 😀

  12. zewt says:

    looks reallllllly oily!

    The Giddy Tigress says: But it’s all GOODY!

  13. jazzmint says:

    this is my MIL’s fav place in penang, 1st stop for lunch haha

    The Giddy Tigress says: Oh is it? 🙂

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