Friday, January 25, 2008

Review: Penang

57 JFK Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138

Every time you eat at Penang, you effectively issue a vehement "no thanks" (or something more profane, if you prefer) to Wagamama. This is because you have to go through the main lobby, which contains Wagamama and Staples, and trek up the stairs to find Penang.

This scorn is also well deserved.

[I am not a fan of Wagamama. The food came fast, but we were ordered to leave fast (as in, less than 30 minutes). The noodles were flavorful but dry, and were barely supplemented with any ingredients.

And all of this cost me $13 - in comparison, a (better) meal at any other Harvard Square establishment:
- Bartley's: a burger, with upgrade to onion rings:

Open everyday from 11:30 am to 11:30; call 617.234.3988/617.234.3989

Edit (fall 2009): Penang is now closed. Goodbye to one of the good Asian staples in the square...

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