Recently we were in Penang for a short trip and we visited Design Village Penang. At first sight, the concept is quite similar to the Premium Outlet in the US. If you have not been to a place like this before, for your information, this is a place where all designers’ apparels and etc. are all stationed in an area.But here, not all outlets carries premium brands but well-known affordable brands.
There are quite many franchise restaurants here. But if you are looking for a more affordable meal for lunch or dinner, you may want to try Make Make, the Penang Lang Cafe. Make Make serves the good ol’ Penang food such as the notable Penang curry mee, prawn mee, asam laksa and etc.
Their Penang Curry Mee @ RM10.90 is quite good. It comes with a lot of ingredients. Cuttlefish, tofu pok, fuk cuk and long beans are some of the ingredients they include in their curry mee. If you like your curry mee spicier, you may also ask for additional chili paste.
As for their Penang Prawn Mee @ RM10.90, it lack the prawn flavour. It would have been better if they use more prawns to cook the broth. Nevertheless, it is okay considering that this is a pork free restaurant.
The fried chicken to our Nasi Lemak with Fried Chicken @ RM12.90 was a little soggy by the time we had it (we took too much time to take all the pictures) but it was quite flavourful. As for the nasi lemak, it was fluffy and fragrant. Sambal is a little sweet though. I would prefer the spicy version instead of sweet sambal. But I guess not everyone can take spicy food.
If you don’t like too much “lemak” in your food, you may opt for a ‘healthier’ option, the Hainanese Chicken Rice @ RM12.00. Taste wise, it was quite standard just like any normal chicken rice out there. The rice they use here is the normal white rice instead of the oily chicken rice.
Below are Make Make Cafe’s menu for your reference. Pretty standard good old Penang food right?
Overall, the food here is quite decent. The only thing that is unpleasant here is the amount of flies flying around. They should do something about it rather than blaming that any newly developed area has this kind of issue. At least put some fly repellent machine or what lah.
The restaurant is beautifully decorated with plants and colourful chairs and wooden table. The food also came very fast. One of the set back is that some of the items that are in the menu were not available when we were there. It would be better if they had prepared all the dishes they advertised on their menu.
Make Make – The Penang Lang Cafe
Penang Design Village
Lot G25, 733 Jalan Cassia Barat 2
14110 Batu Kawan, Penang
Business hours: 11am – 10pm. Tel: 04-589 9277
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