They are distinct somehow from our local Chinese restaurants. Perhaps it’s because most of them have signage purely in Chinese, loud and usually in red.
Over the past few years, Mainland Chinese restaurants have mushroomed all over Penang. The hotpot craze, which sees giants Haidilao and Xiao Long Kan joining the pantheon of steamy, pungent hotpot joints in Penang, has truly caught on here as well.
Many Mainland Chinese restaurants are non-halal, with few exceptions. One of the Muslim-friendly restaurants that has been catering to both Muslim and non-Muslim patrons for almost a decade now is CMR Restaurant.
Dishes served at CMR ...
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