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A Homely Peranakan Meal in Penang

Jason’s Nonya Home was the place we visited for Peranakan meals throughout our newest journey to Penang! Having tried Mama’s Nonya Delicacies and The Little Nonya Delicacies throughout our final Penang journey, we determined to offer Jason’s Nonya Home after studying by way of some fairly good evaluation. This, we didn’t remorse…

About Jason’s Nonya Home Penang

Jason's Nonya House Penang Review
Jason’s Nonya Home Penang Overview

Jason’s Nonya Home is positioned at 10b, Lebuh King, George City, 10200 George City, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, a brief stroll away from our keep at Status Resort Penang.

There have been two the explanation why we wished to go to Jason’s Nonya Home this time.

Firstly, Jason’s Nonya Home has a fairly good score of 4.6, even with greater than 200 evaluations. That was a fairly good baseline for us. Secondly, we’ve got additionally heard from our associates that not solely is the meals from Jason’s Nonya Home genuine and reasonably priced, there’s a homely vibe to it.

After we arrived at about 8pm on per week day, the restaurant was truly full. We needed to wait for five minutes exterior the restaurant whereas the tables had been being cleared and cleaned earlier than we had been seated. A full home is all the time an excellent signal. After we had been seated, we had been promptly given the menu…

Jason's Nonya House Menu 1
Jason’s Nonya Home Menu 1
Jason's Nonya House Menu 2
Jason’s Nonya Home Menu 2
Jason's Nonya House Menu 3
Jason’s Nonya Home Menu 3
Jason's Nonya House Menu 4
Jason’s Nonya Home Menu 4

On first look, there have been just too many Peranakan classics that we wished to attempt at Jason’s Nonya Home! There was the Loh Bak, Kapitam Ayam, Nonya Ayam, Pork Trotters and extra. Nonetheless, this time, we settled for the true classics of Peranakan delicacies

Claypot Tu Tor Thng (RM 35) aka Claypot Pig’s Abdomen Soup
Ayam Buah Keluak (RM 45) aka Hen with Tamarind Gravy and Buah Keluak Nuts (seeds of Pangium edule)
Sambal Hebi Eggplant (RM 20.90) aka Sambal eggplant with dried shrimps

We additionally had some do-it-yourself chilly barley (3RM) to chill off the spiciness of the dishes. This ultimately got here in fairly useful.

What We Had at Jason’s Nonya Home Penang

As anticipated, our do-it-yourself barley arrived first. It was not too candy, had the barley sediments on the backside of the cup. You possibly can style the “homeliness” from every sip. This made us anticipate our dishes for the night…

Jason's Nonya House Ayam Buah Keluak
Jason’s Nonya Home Ayam Buah Keluak
Jason's Nonya House Claypot Pig's Stomach Soup (Tu Tor Thng) and Sambal Hebi Eggplant
Jason’s Nonya Home Claypot Pig’s Abdomen Soup (Tu Tor Thng) and Sambal Hebi Eggplant

First, the Tu Tor Thng (Claypot Pig’s Abdomen Soup). It arrived in a conventional claypot, nonetheless boiling on its floor – indicating that it had simply left the range seconds in the past. We might odor the peppery aroma of the soup as we scooped to attempt it out. It was wealthy, peppery with none hints of oily-ness. Which means the pre-preparation a part of eradicating extra fat and undesirable bits was completed reasonably totally. Soup was good however for us, the spotlight was the Tu Tor (pig’s stomache). Though it was reduce to thick slices, the abdomen was truly tender. There was a slight chew to it, however no have to battle in any way. The truth that it was in a position to current such thick slices, meant that they had been fairly assured with their cooking approach (which requires boiling for a few hours) and that there was no have to “dilute” any bizarre funky tastes with thinner slices (which requires correct cleansing and elimination of impurities).

A real Peranakan delight.

Subsequent, the Ayam Buah Keluak. Though, it was not one of the best model we’ve had (one of the best was from Peramakan), it was nonetheless good. The tamarind gravy used was spicy, flavourful with slight textures (however not an excessive amount of) of the spices used. Although it was barely salty, it was a particular clincher. One might have the spicy and appetising tamrind gravy of the Ayam Buah Keluak, accompanied by the blue pea rice from Jason’s Nonya Home, all day lengthy. The hen was additionally tender, infused with the style of the tamarind gravy. The half that was missing was in all probability the buah keluak. It was beneficiant and you can choose up a number of the fruit utilizing the metallic scoop and gloves supplied. Nonetheless, it lacked the robust nutty flavour that has earned its identify of the “Asian Truffle”. We’d in all probability check out one other home signature as a substitute of this dish throughout our subsequent go to – sure, it’s that good that we are going to revisit once we head to Penang the subsequent time.

Lastly, the Sambal Hebi Eggplant. The stir-fried dried shrimps was one other “rice stealer”. Aromatic and attractive. You possibly can end your first bowl of rice inside seconds in the event you’re not fastidiously “rationing” the rice. However for us, the spotlight of this dish was actually the eggplant. The eggplant was sizzling and tender on the within but there have been tastes of wok hei on the skin. This meant that the eggplant was in all probability steamed and perhaps even barely fried or stir-fried, earlier than the complete dish is put collectively. The extra work in all probability defined why this dish arrived final. However positively definitely worth the wait. Followers of eggplant will certainly love this dish!

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All in all, we totally loved our go to to Jason’s Nonya Home. The meals was glorious and the costs had been reasonably priced – for Singaporeans not less than. The setting throughout the restaurant was additionally reasonably homely, with footage and decorations indicating that you’ve entered somebody’s house and never a restaurant. That’s one other plus of eating at Jason’s Nonya Home. Workers was earnest and checked in with us on how the meals was when every dish was served – the reply: “Unbelievable!”.

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