I love ethnic foods, but I had never had Malaysian food until I went to Jenny’s Kuali, and now I’m obsessed. I’ve you’ve never had it, it is similar in a few ways to Chinese cuisine. My roommate from last year, Sam, and I decided to have a old-roommate-date-night at Jenny’s.
To start off with, Sam ordered the shrimp spring roll. I didn’t try it, but she said it was good, although there wasn’t anything special about it. She compared it to how Lehigh students go to Hawk’s Nest when they’re craving mozzarella sticks – they taste good and they do the job.
I had been sick, so I was craving some soup. I ordered the hot and sour soup, and got it vegetarian and with an egg. It tasted great and had a nice spice level to it. I also liked the tofu and egg in there because they were a softer texture, which made them very simple to eat. This soup really helped my sore throat, and the bowl was big enough that I took some home.
For Sam’s main dish, she got the chow kuey teow with chicken. I took a bite of it and it tasted a lot like chicken chow fun. Sam really enjoyed it, and I can see why. The flat noodles were tasty, and the chicken was seasoned well.
I ordered the Singapore rice noodles with shrimp. I liked that the noodles were smaller, and they felt a bit crisper. The sauce also vaguely reminded me of something similar to pad Thai. This dish was advertised as spicy but typically their main dishes are never spicy enough for me. I asked for some spices on the side, and I added the red pepper flake sauce to my dish. They also brought out a ginger sauce, which I tasted and really enjoyed. I thought it tasted like the ginger they give you on the side with sushi, and Sam thought it tasted a like the ginger salad dressing. My dish was good, but my only complaint is that there were not enough vegetables. All in all, it was still great.
Sam and I had a lovely time together, and we both enjoyed a delicious meal. The waitresses at Jenny’s are always very helpful and kind. The restaurant also has a nice atmosphere – there is some pleasant art on the walls and it’s overall very welcoming. The food is also priced well and is worth the money. It won’t be long until I go back and try something new.
102 E 4th St, Bethlehem, PA 18015
Mon-Wed 11am-8pm; Thurs-Sat 11am-9pm; Sun. Closed