WHAT IS IT… A family-run restaurant offering Nyonyainspired Penang food for a steal, making it a go-to lunch option for office workers in the area. Inside, the space is unpretentious – a few tables and chairs laid out far enough from each other for a comfortable seating arrangement, with a Taoist altar at the front to complete the restaurant’s homely vibe. TRY THIS… If you crave nasi lemak, go for the one with fried chicken topped with salted egg sauce; if you want noodles instead, go for the mee Hailam – a bowl of yellow noodles filled to the brim with ingredients in thick flavourful broth. Add on a plate of authentic Penang jiu hu char – julienned yam beans, carrots, diced dried mushrooms, cabbage and shredded cuttlefish – and finish off with bubur cha cha and red bean tong sui.
à27M first floor, Jalan SS21/37, Damansara Utama, PJ (016 279 7909/fb.com/ mamaleemalaysia). Mon-Fri, 11am-7pm; SatSun, 10am-7pm.