In a town renowned for its top-flight street food, Kebaya fills the gap with a refined brand of Peranakan cuisine served in a beautifully appointed setting.
Peranakan cuisine gets a lovely upmarket twist with a subtle sprinkling of fusion influences. The menu is structured such that dishes are to be shared, so bring more friends to sample them all.
The pork man tou starter gets our two thumbs-up—tender soy sauce pork cooked sous-vide and served with tangy pickled vegetables in homemade mini steamed buns.
Order the grilled snapper, which comes slathered in a delicate spice paste then grilled in banana leaf till fragrant.
Two other winning choices: the prawn geng, with plump prawns in a rich turmeric and lemongrass curry; and the organic roasted pork belly with delicate crispy skin.
2-16 Stewart Lane, 10200 Georgetown, Penang TEL: +604 264 2333 www.seventerraces.com