Eating international fare locally eliminates the woes associated with transatlantic travel, such as jet lag and oar splinters. Stamp your palate’s passport with today’s Groupon to Penang. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of Malaysian cuisine and drinks.
- For $19, you get $45 worth of Malaysian cuisine and drinks for four or more people at dinner.
The chefs at Penang stir together spices such as lemongrass, coriander, and cardamom to craft a [menu](http://gr.pn/rs8ZIk) of Malaysian fare that melds Indian, Thai, and Chinese influences. Twosomes can scrawl snarky goodbyes to hunger in curry-sauce ink atop [roti canai](http://gr.pn/vlMl4W), a crispy Indian-style pancake ($2.50). Soups such as the pork lo mee warm bellies with egg noodles and barbecue roasted pork ($6.95), and vegetarian dishes including the kari sayu—mixed vegetables and a spicy curry both served in a clay pot ($10.95)—tempt the taste buds of herbivores. In the house special sarang burong, shrimp, chicken, and snow peas fresh from pod-skiing white-rice slopes burrow within fried taro sprinkled with cashews ($12.95). Patrons can end meals with frosty traditional concoctions such as cendol—green pea flour strips and sweet red beans layered with shaved ice and coconut milk ($2.95). The restaurant's interior resembles a cozy hut, with bamboo-covered walls, distressed hanging lamps, and a painted mural with trees ready to be climbed by patrons' athletic shadows. _Listed prices are subject to change._
It can take a while to take in the whole menu at Penang Atlanta. Selections there span from fried noodle dishes made with fresh shrimp and squid to spicy chicken-and-potato curries. But whether your main course will be sweet-and-sour spare ribs or stir-fried tofu and mushrooms, it's hard to pass up the popular appetizer known as roti canai, which consists of a crispy Indian-style pancake served with spicy curry chicken potato sauce.
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