[Penang] Naughty Nuri's at Swatow Lane, off Burmah Road.

Like its original Balinese and also Kuala Lumpur outlets, Penang’s Naughty Nuri’s boasts a rustic ambience in keeping with its Balinese heritage (unlike the sterile Singapore one at hoity-toity Capitol Piazza).

  1. Indonesian Gado-gado: typical Javanese salad with poached long beans, beansprouts topped with golden-fried shallots, tomatoes (where are the potatoes?), hard-boiled egg, and crisp-fried tofu and tempe. The dip was not nutty as I’d expected, but searingly spicy!

  1. Pork curry in a bun was rich (pork-belly pieces were used), very aromatic (more Indian spices used than Balinese one - perhaps a nod to its Penang clientele) and very tasty. It’s served in a Bengali roti, a local Penang Indian-Muslim bread-loaf. Perfect.

Naughty Nuri’s Warung GeorgeTown
114, Jalan Burmah
10050 George Town, Penang, Malaysia.
Tel: +60 4-226 3171 (Opens daily 12 noon - 12 midnight).

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