A lot of my friends and relatives from Penang have since migrated to Kuala Lumpur. And almost inevitably, conversations will turn to how much they miss Penang food.
Well not more! Introducing the Chung Ling Alumni Restaurant. For the uninitiated, Chung Ling is the name of one of the most famous Chinese schools in Penang. Many famous persons hail from Chung Ling, the most notable being Mr. Khaw Boon Wan, the present Transport Minister of Singapore.
So if Penangites cannot go back home to have a taste of their beloved cuisines, they can certainly bring their cuisines back to where they are!
Located at 14 Jalan Utara, PJ, the restaurant serves genuine Penang favourites such as Lobak (see picture below), Jiu Hu Eng Chai and Pulut'kan.
Not for the faint hearted, Pulut'kan or Malay for fish intestines, takes several weeks to ferment to perfection. The restaurant conjures up a fabulous combination of king prawns with Pulut'kan sauce (picture below).
Jiu Hu Eng Chai - cuttlefish salad served with Eng Chai vegetable (Water Spinach, also know as Morning Glory) is another must try in the restaurant. Wrap the salad in the spinach leaves and taste the goodness of this unique Penang delicacy.
And of course, no meal is complete without Penang Hokkien Mee.
Chung Ling Alumni Association Restaurant
14, Jalan Utara
Petaling Jaya 46200