Penang Place Restaurant is a buffet restaurant located at Fusionopolis. We're usually not really big on buffet joints but we heard some good things about it, so we tried it on Friday night with A's family.
There were some hits and misses, but overall I was fairly impressed. The nasi lemak was quite fragrant and came with a good sambal. The beef rendang was very tender and the chicken curry had a thick, rich gravy, not the thin, diluted sort that you may expect from a mass produced buffet place.
The penang char kuay teow was very good too, and the prawn noodle soup had a surprisingly good broth, though perhaps a tad on the sweet side. The chicken satay was pretty tasty too, and very tender.
What didn't fare so well were the desserts. A's folks were mad for the chempedak fritters, but the rest of the desserts were very mediocre.
Dinner was about $30 per person, which A found on the high side but I actually found it quite reasonable given the relative quality of most of the dishes. Not somewhere we'll come back on our own, I don't think, since we're not really buffet people, but it's a good place to bring family.
What surprised me was that as a buffet staffed by part-time students, the service is fantastic. The main dishes were pretty good but the desserts were horrible. But would I regularly pay $30 for all-you can eat char kway teow, rendang and nasi lemak? Probably not.
Penang Place Restaurant
1 Fusionopolis Way
Mon to Sat: 11.30 am to 2.30 pm; 6 pm to 9.30 pm
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