Ivy’s Kitchen – The Home Cook Recipe Nyonya Food

Many of people thinking nyonya food is mostly available in family size meal only. With the current economy state, Mr Tan and his wife (Ivy) who are behind the cooking to come up with individual sized cooking for nyonya food.

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The shop located just next to Jemputree in Pulau Tikus where is a prime area for office buildings and commercial area. Converted from an old house to a restaurant makes you feel more like dining at home comfort.

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Inner setup with traditional floor tiles intact which left from the previous house owner

All the foods sold in Ivy’s Kitchen are PORK FREE and health consideration is put in place. For example, for nasi lemak you can opt to choose white rice or the normal coconut milk rice. On the drinks part, they bundled in fruit juice into every meal set.

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Fruit Juice ranging from watermelon, carrots, fresh orange and my favorite cucumber mint

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Best Selling in Ivy’s Kitchen – Nasi Lemak Set RM7.50** (** means inclusive of a fruit juice and home made jelly)

The coconut milk rice here is off da hook! It taste sooooo good! You just couldn’t tell the difference between this and authentic Malay version of nasi lemak. Usually Chinese style of cooking nasi lemak will have a taste which you could easily tell vs the muslim’s version. The sambal also not too spicy and just nice for all to eat.

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A full piece of fried fish, a piece of chicken wing, 1/2 piece of hard boiled egg, a piece of fish cracker and sambal on top of the coconut milk rice **


  • July 7, 2009 - 8:07 pm | Permalink

    Wow, is the coconut milk rice really that good? Wanna try it out! Like your photos, nicely arranged and neat! πŸ™‚
    .-= Sugar Bean´s last blog ..Giraffe Juice and Coffee Bar =-.

    • July 9, 2009 - 6:06 pm | Permalink

      Yea it is that good. Taste like authentic Malay cooked version. πŸ˜€

      Thanks for the compliment πŸ˜‰

  • July 7, 2009 - 8:58 pm | Permalink

    oh my god… I may just take a bus back to Pg for this!!
    Looks soooo good and so old skool.. I MISS PG so much…
    .-= thenomadGourmand´s last blog ..The month that was June 2009, PART I =-.

  • July 7, 2009 - 9:46 pm | Permalink

    The three gulai dishes are new. Definitely offer a better choice for customers. Improvement seen.
    .-= cariso´s last blog ..??? Old House Cafe Vegetarian Set =-.

    • July 9, 2009 - 6:07 pm | Permalink

      Yea lo … more stuffs to eat compared to when you all did the review πŸ˜€

  • July 7, 2009 - 10:20 pm | Permalink

    Read a lot on the review on this. Would love to try it out!
    I like your shot on those drinks πŸ™‚
    .-= allie´s last blog ..Fried Emperor Noodle | Penang Hawker Food =-.

  • July 7, 2009 - 10:28 pm | Permalink

    i do agree that Chinese style nasi lemak rather bland and cannot be compared to the Malay’s version. but with more side dishes.
    .-= J2Kfm´s last blog ..Famous Ah Leng Char Koay Teow @ Jalan Dato Keramat, Penang =-.

  • July 8, 2009 - 8:40 am | Permalink

    how can i missed this place….so nice food…must go and check out this place during our next trip to Penang…
    .-= SimpleGirl´s last blog ..Sun Wen Cau @ New Menglembu, Ipoh =-.

  • July 8, 2009 - 9:29 am | Permalink

    Sure is a great place with many variety of dishes. I just love the ikan cincaru.
    .-= ck lam´s last blog ..Penang Hawker Food & Nyonya Cuisine @ The Wok Cafe, Kota Damansara =-.

  • July 9, 2009 - 8:58 am | Permalink

    Ken, you are right. How I wish that they have a branch here. I am also drooling when drafting my post.
    .-= food-4tots´s last blog ..Ivy’s Kitchen (Penang) – Invited food review =-.

  • July 9, 2009 - 6:15 pm | Permalink

    Fly is cheaper than drive for traveling alone πŸ˜€

  • July 10, 2009 - 9:39 am | Permalink

    the drinks arranged so nice… definitely ur work ler…

    will call u for makan session soon, insyallah
    .-= superwilson´s last blog ..Gohtong Jaya’s Famous Frog Mee Hoon & Crispy Pork Belly @ Restoran Hou Wan =-.

  • July 10, 2009 - 11:43 am | Permalink

    you missed out my blog? πŸ™
    .-= New Kid On The Blog´s last blog ..Home Cooked Deep Fried Egg =-.

  • July 11, 2009 - 12:41 pm | Permalink

    you missed out mine too? πŸ™
    I like the chicken rendang and would recommend it to others too!
    .-= buzzingbee´s last blog ..The No Eye Deer – Revisit and Review =-.

  • Swee Bin
    July 13, 2009 - 12:23 pm | Permalink

    I am still remembering the fried popiah at Ivy’s Kitchen – I call it fusion popiah. Aiyo, what’s inside, ah? Can’t quite remember. Can just remember it tasted very good and wish it was available in Subang Jaya. Very different!

  • July 14, 2009 - 11:44 am | Permalink

    i like the look of this place – the wide open spaces!
    .-= cumidanciki´s last blog ..Char Siew Zhai Wantan Mee =-.

  • July 14, 2009 - 6:49 pm | Permalink

    Wah… I missed out all the favorites food ah…. ^-^
    .-= FoOd PaRaDiSe´s last blog ..Sarkies Corner @ E & O Hotel, Penang =-.

    • July 15, 2009 - 9:29 am | Permalink

      You can visit them any time. The food is served daily fresh from the kitchen. No left overs. πŸ˜€

  • July 17, 2009 - 7:29 pm | Permalink

    wow, looks good! Currently addicted to nyonya food after watching’little nyonya’ =)
    .-= Pigpigscorner´s last blog ..Restaurant Review – Rodizio Rico, Carnivore’s Delight =-.

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