Monday, March 25, 2024

Wu Niang Niang 吴孃孃骨汤米粉 @ i-Santorini, Tanjung Tokong, Penang.

Wu Niang Niang Noodle Restaurant is new to Penang but the brand has presence in the Klang Valley- known for its unlimited refills of noodles; Wu Niang Niang specializes in serving Sze Chuan-styled noodles with complimentary Sour Plum drink and various condiments (like pickled Mustard) to be added to the noodles. The China Chinese restaurant sets foot in i-Santorini Tanjung Tokong. The business is brisk with heavy crowds especially on weekends. The menu is fairly small but fans of Sze Chuan-style Spicy Noodles would be able to resonate. The place is cramped and does not warrant a comfort dining experience; more like a place for a quick fix.  

Hot and Spicy Beef Noodles 泡椒肥牛粉 (Rm 26)

Tomato Prawn Paste Noodles 番茄多肉虾滑粉 (Rm 26)

Shanghainese Xiao Long Bao 小笼包 (Rm 8.80/ 4 pcs)

We've had 2 versions- the spicy one and the non-spicy noodle dish. The Hot and Spicy Beef Noodles seem to hit the spot... better than the other one. It has the right amount of heat with a tinge of acidity. We could taste the presence of the Sze Chuan Pickled Peppers and thought it was quite an interesting combo. They were very generous with the ingredients too- there were Quail Eggs, Tofu Puffs, julienned Black Fungus and some greens. The Tomato broth with Prawn Paste did not disappoint too but the Tomato element was weaker than expected. The Xiao Long Bao was okay-average, nothing to shout about. The flavor combo was alright but we did not have a strong urge to return to the restaurant (probably the cramped space and poor dining experience). 

Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No

Business Hours: 9 am to 10 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 011-3171 2721
Wu Niang Niang Penang 吴孃孃骨汤米粉 Facebook Page

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