Penang Place @ Suntec City – Value for money Penang buffet

Penang Place @ Suntec City – Value for money Penang buffet

We used to visit Penang Place at Fusionpolis and this is the first time we visited the new restaurant after they shifted to Suntec City. Just like the huge size back in Fusionpolis, the new place has more than a hundred sitting capacity to meet the buoyant business.

Helmed by Chef Alvin, he started venturing into the restaurant business after leaving HP Singapore where he worked as a chef there.  Penang Place thriving business can be attributed to its authentic, quality and value for money buffet, a defined business tagline that has since integrated into part of its legacy and belief.

Buffet at Penang Place is not at all complicated, everything on the tables is centred on the Penang cuisines and some of the highlights are:

Penang Fried Kway Teow

If there is only one dish you can sink your teeth on it, not many people will left out the signature Penang Fried Kway Teow, the whiff of charred aroma is distinct and seasoning is good to bring up the authentic Penang fried kway teow flavour. A must try here. (Rating: 4.5/5)

Penang Prawn Noodle

Penang laksa (Left) and Penang Prawn Mee (Right)

The flavour of the broth is less intense this round and that affect the overall taste a little, a good broth is the pillar of a good prawn mee and the prawn mee just not have enough kicks to go for a second bowl. (Rating: 3.0/5)

Penang Laksa

Compared to Penang Prawn mee, the Penang Laksa is more likable by our taste buds for its more subtle balance of flavour. (Rating: 4.0/5)

Satay

The chicken satay was well seasoned, tantalising glazed and grilled until golden brown with slight beautifully charred meat, dipped the skewer of meat into the salivating satay sauce for a delectable bite.  (Rating: 4.0/5)

Main course 

Beef Redang

The highlight is the Beef redang, tender meat imbued with the fragrance of the salivating redang paste, other dishes are generally acceptable in the taste but nothing exceptional that worth to mention. (Rating: 4.4/5)

Sambal Prawn
Curry Chicken

Soup

The salted vegetable duck soup may need to improve the balancing of taste between the preserved salted vegetables and the duck, the duck flavour is underwhelming suppressed by the saltiness of the vegetable. (Rating: 3.0/5)

Snacks and appetizer 

Nugget, French Fries, Salted egg chicken

Salted egg chicken, spring rolls, Penang wu xiang, lor bak etc, fairly ordinary, you may leave it to the last if you still have the capacity to pack into your stomachs, else give it a miss and you wouldn’t miss out much. (Rating: 2.5/5)

Penang Wu Xiang, fried shrimp wanton wrap, fried chicken with seaweed etc

Salad

Fresh salad are available to balance the diets.

Desserts

Sweet potatoes kueh

Always reserve some space for the range of the delectable desserts, one of our favourites is the kueh kueh that makes of different sweet potatoes, the aesthetically pleasing kueh is the outcome of different colour sweet potatoes purple, yellow, orange in combination, the fragrant and the lovely texture will make you come back for more for this kueh kueh. (Rating: 4.5/5)

Other kueh kueh are worth to try as well though nothing come close to our favourite – the sweet potatoes kueh.

Our verdict

Penang Place can be a good place if you are looking for good value Penang food, always keep some rooms for the Penang fried kway teow, beef redang, satay and sweet potatoes kueh, those are the best from Penang Place.

* No pork, no lard. Meats are from Halal sources.

Adult Buffet (Prices as of Aug 2018)

Mon – Fri Lunch: $24.90++ Mon – Thur Dinner: $28.90++ Fri (Dinner), Sat, Sun, Eve of & on Public Holidays (Lunch & Dinner): $32.90++

Child Buffet (5 to 10 years old)

Mon – Fri Lunch: $15.90++ Mon – Thur Dinner: $16.90++ Fri (Dinner), Sat, Sun, Eve of & on Public Holidays (Lunch & Dinner): $18.90++

A: 3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City Mall, West Wing (below Convention Center) #02-314/315/316, Singapore 038983

T: +65 6467-7003

W: www.penangplace.com/