Penang Place Restaurant Lunch + Wessex Estate Photowalk
We had another one of our monthly makan sessions on a beautiful Saturday and a total of 9 hungry souls turned up! Derrick from sgfoodonfoot suggested that we try out the newly opened Penang Place Restaurant at Connexis, along Fusionopolis Way. It was previously located at International Business Park. Penang Place Restaurant’s current location is just two bus stops from Buona Vista mrt station! There’s also a shuttle bus service. Very convenient right? Say yes!
Reopened on 4 July 2011, this authentic Penang buffet features over 30 Penang favorites prepared by 6 Penang chefs. Expect the best here!
Hehehe misterchewy and missuschewy looking all smiley but actually, we were deprived of sleep! >_< We reached NUS at about 9.30am so that we could take photos with my good friend whose convocation was held that very same day. If we were to meet her after the ceremony, we would be late for lunch :( Yeah but anyway, the food was worth the sacrifice :P
Hmm I really enjoyed every mouthful of the nasi lemak. It was sheer pleasure eating the rice which was very fragrant. And how often do you get to eat nasi lemak with prawns and stingray? Now you can!
Slightly sweet and spicy with a hint of sambal belachan, the prawn noodle broth definitely packed a punch!
If you have not tried penang laksa, please be informed that it’s nothing like the usual laksa. It is spicy and sourish which really whets the appetite!
Char Kway Teow without lard? Before you shake your head in disapproval, you gotta believe me that it tasted as good as one prepared with lard! Maybe even better! Loved the kway teow that was thin and had a springy QQ texture! A bonus was that the overall dish was less oily. As for the rojak, it was a mixture of crunchy juicy cut fruits. I still prefer my rojak with cuttlefish.
After all that food, it’s time for a nice sweet bowl of bubur cha cha!
I would go for a hot bowl of red bean soup anytime!
Ooh these are really best eaten piping hot. Jackfruit coated in batter and deep fried till it was crispy and golden brown. The sweetness lingers in your mouth and is very addictive!
Yup DIY Chendol! It sure was fun making our own bowls of chendol but mine turned out disastrous and it wasn’t sweet enough for my liking. (The one above was the best looking but wasn’t made by us.) So sad I just have to try harder but my stomach can only contain this much :( Hehe.
Here’s a happy group photo after our stomachs were filled :) The neon green lights had been switched off because the place was closed in preparation for dinner.
We made our way to Wessex Estate after lunch as part of a photowalk since all of us had our cameras with us. We were walking past some houses and spotted a car tyre hanging from a branch of a huge tree. At that point, I was thinking, “Hey, nice swing! Uhhhh.. Stable one or not?” And then Chewy Charles wanted to do levitation shots because he had read about it in mypaper我报.
After doing leviation and jump shots, I can’t remember who suggested planking on the car tyre swing. It was ridiculously funny. Kai got stuck but at least he could get out without us having to call Civil Defence.
This is what I call, a case of over-planking! Chewy Charles managed to squirm and squeeze his way through the tyre. Amazingly, he could maintain a nice horizontal position perpendicular to the ground. Hahaha but after a while, he began to tip headwards! Thank goodness he could balance himself pretty well and avoided falling flat on his face :P
It’s the KTM railway track! It will be gone before you know it.. *sniff sniff* :(
It was really funny that Yan Cai was so eager to plank on the track but he jumped up very quickly because it was extremely hot! He tried to stay there for a few seconds because we all wanted to take a photo of him.
Maureen to Kai: “Dear Dear! Let’s take a kissing shot!”
and then points at us: “Later your turn!”
Haha it’s ok because we are also exhibitionists. LOL!
Lob Ster’s caption on fb totally made me LOL! — Zhi Hao: “啊! 狗仔!!! 别拍了! 别拍了!!!”
Hahaha! But I think we looked more amused than shocked or outraged here!
I really wanna kowtow to Lob Ster, Celes and Maureen! The track was sizzling hot but these three brave ladies plonked themselves (or rather planked) onto the track without hesitation! Too bad I was wearing a dress; I would love to plank together with them! Yeah right.
LOL it was really funny when the guys started planking on the track too when the girls started egging them on. And all three yelled “Sio ah! Sio ah!” Chewy Charles was spared because he successfully planked on the tyre. But I’d still say, well done guys! Really look like three lifeless bodies. Hahaha!
Penang Place Restaurant
1 Fusionopolis Way
Tel: 6467 7003, 6467 7008, 6899 9446
Mon to Sat
11.30am – 2.30pm (Lunch)
6pm – 9.30pm (Dinner)
(Closed on Sundays)