Malaysian Food at Peninsula Malaysian Cuisine

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Tasting new, exotic flavors can be scary at first but also quite memorable, just like a dream in which the wolf that's chasing you turns out to represent your own untapped career potential. Face your hunger with this Groupon.

$20 for $30 Worth of Malaysian Food

An order of crispy roti canai with curry chicken is $3.99, whole fried pattaya fish with mango starts at $19.99, a buddhist yam pot with shrimp and chicken is $14.99, a curry lamb shank is $16.99, and chili tofu is $11.99. See the full menu.

Peninsula Malaysian Cuisine

Some of the spices and condiments in a Malaysian kitchen—ginger, shallots, chilies—are familiar to American diners. Others aren't as widely known, and it's these that give the seafood, meats, veggies, and curries at Peninsula Malaysian Cuisine their palate-expanding complexity. Belacan, for example, is a dried shrimp paste that provides a salty tang; pandan leaf is an aromatic plant used in desserts as a dumpling wrapper; and galangal is a type of Southeast Asian rhizome that goes well with lemongrass.

At Peninsula Malaysian Cuisine, Chef Tong mixes these ingredients with practiced precision to make nearly 200 dishes, from pineapple seafood fried rice to the Buddhist yam pot—a bowl formed from crispy fried taro and filled with shrimp, chicken, cashews, and vegetables. The restaurant's open kitchen lets guests watch him and the other cooks as they flip the crispy pancakes known as roti canai and toss fresh egg noodles with duck and barbecued pork. The food impressed Jeremy Iggers of the StarTribune along with his Malaysia-born dining companions, who "gave the Peninsula a strong endorsement: they said the food was as good as at the restaurants back home."

The kitchen also displays Peninsula's love for coconut. Jumbo shrimp and beef take on sweetness as they simmer in coconut milk, and a coconut-butter breading turns bites of chicken into crispy treats. To increase the chances that their dreams will take them to a tropical island, diners can finish with another celebration of the fruit of the palm: coconut pudding served inside a real coconut shell.


Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “We've been to Peninsula four times and have never been disappointed! Excellent food and fairly reasonably priced... nice atmosphere... and we always pop across the...”

    “We've been to Peninsula four times and have never been disappointed! Excellent food and fairly reasonably priced... nice atmosphere... and we always pop across the street for dessert at Glam Doll Donuts! :)”

  • “great food, tasty and fresh. Servers very good at recommending dishes if you ask for help. ”

  • “Great place to expand your culinary horizons.”

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    Uptown

    2608 Nicollet Avenue

    Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408

    612-871-8282

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In a Nutshell

In an open kitchen, chefs sizzle nearly 200 seafood, meat, and vegetable dishes using authentic Malaysian spices

The Fine Print

Expires 120 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in only. Not valid for happy hour specials. Must purchase 1 food item. Not valid on holidays. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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