Respond to Review of Permai Village Cafe Vegetarian Delights
Review: We popped by this place tonight for dinner as it was not too far from where we are staying. Although technically close by, it was still difficult to find and very tricky to get home from, since there are no taxis or public transport options in the area. All things considered, the trip probably wasn't worth the effort... the menu was very limited and was 90% pasta, which is not really what we came to Penang to eat. The garden salad was nice - probably the best we've had in S.E.Asia (this is not necessarily saying a lot though ;) Would like have tried one of the soups but the offerings (pumpkin and mushroom) both had cream in them which apparently can't be removed. The alternative was tomato which we're not really fans of. Fortunately the daily special was something Chinese - some rice (apparently a mix of brown, white and red but it looked mostly white) with 3 types of side dishes: a tofu dish, some noodles (arg... carbs with carbs..!) and some coleslaw-like mix. It was pretty average and unless you are a big carbs fan, certainly not one to go for if you're very hungry (we went to another restaurant afterwards). The cook came out and talked to us after we finished eating. She was friendly. She herself is not vegetarian but apparently her mother in law is. The impression was that it is probably a convenient option for people who live and/or work in the area. The food was nothing out of this world but not awful either and the environment was unusually nice for Penang.