Penang Town Brings New Cuisine to Dining Scene

Penang Town

Malaysian cuisine might not be on the tip of your tongue if you’ve never been to the lushly colored Southeast Asian land, but once you get a taste of Hainanese chicken, sambal beef and mango shrimp at recently opened Penang Town in Virginia Beach’s Newtown-Baker Crossing, it will be. Deliciously.

Penang Town in Virginia Beach

The first Malaysian restaurant within hundreds of miles, its dishes reflect Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, Thai and other influences. Flavors are vibrant, abetted by belacan, a Malaysian condiment made of fermented shrimp paste that unleashes an adrenaline surge. And reason to return.

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