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Penang Hawkers Corner
Shop 9 Renaissance Arcade
21 Pulteney Street
Adelaide South Australia 5000
W Not available
E Not available
T 8232 1688
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OPEN Monday to Sunday 10.00 am to 4.00 pm, Fridays 10.00 am to 8.00 pm, closed Sundays and public holidays

FOOD You might think that people would ask where’s the best restaurant in Adelaide, best Italian, best French, but in fact the most often asked question is ’where’s the best laksa? ’ The best and most expensive are in fact relatively easy to find, often written about and frequently celebrated by the press both local and national.
Penang Hawkers Corner started life some 30 years ago as the Jade Garden in Waymouth Street where it struggle to survive. One of the first at about the same time as John Tan’s Woks Happ’ning and like Tan they have remained one of the most popular and authentic exponents of Nonya cooking and street food.
Popular with Asian uni students, which is always a good recommendation, the food is generous, flavoursome and cheap. A very good Seafood or Vegetable laksa ($7.90), it is their Beef flank noodle soup ($7.50) that we particularly lust after. They also do an excellent Nasi Lemak ($8.90) and Roti Martabak, roti with beef and egg filling ($8.50). The Wontan soup with noodles ($7.50) is also delicious and the addition of the vinegary green chillies is especially good. AO

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