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Richard Rivalee Nyonya Cuisine 娘惹之家 @ Rain Garden Hotel, Lebuh Burmah, Penang

There are a handful of Nyonya or Peranakan restaurants in Penang, serving the delicacy from Nyonya Laksa to Kari Kapitan. Out of the many, Richard Rivalee is the one that registered deep impression. The restaurant is located in Rain Garden Boutique Hotel along the bustling Burmah Road, well concealed from the general public view. You will have to walk inside the hotel using the side door at Bangkok Lane to notice its presence. On top of delicious Nyonya cuisine, Richard Rivalee restaurant also boasts of having an unique atmosphere with timber and wooden doors, various antiques, Peranakan tablecloth in a dimmed romantic settings. 

Perhaps the name Richard Rivalee sounds familiar to some of you. Yes, he is the renowned fashion designer under the label Richard Rivalee Couture House. He has worked with a number of celebrities, such as Fung Bo Bo, Amber Chia and Ning Baizura. Culinary is just his part-time hobby, and Richard Rivalee still maintained his passion on fashion designing!

Thanks to Richard Rivalee for hosting us that evening

Richard Rivalee Nyonya Cuisine 娘惹之家 @ Rain Garden Hotel, Lebuh Burmah, Penang



Richard Rivalee Nyonya Cuisine 娘惹之家 @ Rain Garden Hotel, Lebuh Burmah, Penang

We must say the selections of Nyonya dishes here are impressive! Of course, the usual jiu hu char, loh bak, babi pongteh and those you can name are in the menu, yet there are some interesting dishes such as Chinese Wine Chicken, Steamed Fish with Egg Pudding, Stir Fried Pork with Cincalok and many more. 

Well, one of the major factor that drives us enjoy the food here is the balance of the flavour. Every dish has creatively crafted to have a fair balance of flavour between sweet, sour, saltiness and umami. The dishes may look simple just like what we had for lunch or dinner prepared by grandmother and mother, but the taste has been added with another level of finesse.

Richard Rivalee Nyonya Cuisine 娘惹之家 @ Rain Garden Hotel, Lebuh Burmah, Penang
Laksa Steamed Fish (RM 38)
With so many dishes to choose, it will be conundrum to pick your dishes to enjoy if there were only a small group. 

Just to name a few of our favourite dish for the night, which included Asam Prawns, Sambal Prawns, Sweet & Sour Egg, Salted Vegetable Duck Soup (usually it was chicken but duck really gives it a wonder taste!), steamed lady fingers and many more. For desserts lovers, you must not miss out their Sago Pudding With Melaka Sugar! 

Another thing worthy mention is their sambal served on a side is real good! On top of that, you can choose to have ulam rice, blue pea flower rice, turmeric rice or white rice to go along with the dishes. 

Well, let's have a look at the wonderful dishes we had during our review. 

Richard Rivalee Nyonya Cuisine 娘惹之家 @ Rain Garden Hotel, Lebuh Burmah, Penang
Pan Fried Fish Stuffed with Sambal (RM 12/piece)

Richard Rivalee Nyonya Cuisine 娘惹之家 @ Rain Garden Hotel, Lebuh Burmah, Penang
Sour & Spicy Stew Fish/Asam Pedas (RM 20 regular/RM 28 large)

Richard Rivalee Nyonya Cuisine 娘惹之家 @ Rain Garden Hotel, Lebuh Burmah, Penang
Pickle Fish (RM 20 regular/RM 28 large)

Richard Rivalee Nyonya Cuisine 娘惹之家 @ Rain Garden Hotel, Lebuh Burmah, Penang
Asam Prawn (RM 35 regular/RM 70 large)
Richard Rivalee Nyonya Cuisine 娘惹之家 @ Rain Garden Hotel, Lebuh Burmah, Penang
Sambal Prawn (RM 24 regular/RM 30 large)

Richard Rivalee Nyonya Cuisine 娘惹之家 @ Rain Garden Hotel, Lebuh Burmah, Penang
Prawn Fritter (RM 15.90)

Richard Rivalee Nyonya Cuisine 娘惹之家 @ Rain Garden Hotel, Lebuh Burmah, Penang
Pickled Fish Stomach Curry/Perut Ikan (RM 20 regular/RM 28 large)

Richard Rivalee Nyonya Cuisine 娘惹之家 @ Rain Garden Hotel, Lebuh Burmah, Penang
Kapitan Curry Chicken (RM 24 regular, RM 30 large)


Richard Rivalee Nyonya Cuisine 娘惹之家 @ Rain Garden Hotel, Lebuh Burmah, Penang
Lemongrass Chicken (RM 24 regular/RM 30 large)

Richard Rivalee Nyonya Cuisine 娘惹之家 @ Rain Garden Hotel, Lebuh Burmah, Penang
Chinese Wine Chicken (RM 24 regular/RM 30 large)
Richard Rivalee Nyonya Cuisine 娘惹之家 @ Rain Garden Hotel, Lebuh Burmah, Penang
Salted Vegetable Duck Soup (RM 38)



Richard Rivalee Nyonya Cuisine 娘惹之家 @ Rain Garden Hotel, Lebuh Burmah, Penang
Pig Stomach Soup (RM 38)

Richard Rivalee Nyonya Cuisine 娘惹之家 @ Rain Garden Hotel, Lebuh Burmah, Penang
Five Spiced Loh Bak (RM 18)

Richard Rivalee Nyonya Cuisine 娘惹之家 @ Rain Garden Hotel, Lebuh Burmah, Penang
Braised Pork in Fermented Soy Bean Sauce (RM 24 regular/RM 30 large)

Richard Rivalee Nyonya Cuisine 娘惹之家 @ Rain Garden Hotel, Lebuh Burmah, Penang
Braised Pork Belly in Soya Sauce (RM 24 regular/RM 30 large)

Richard Rivalee Nyonya Cuisine 娘惹之家 @ Rain Garden Hotel, Lebuh Burmah, Penang
Sweet Pork Belly (RM 24 regular/RM 30 large)

Richard Rivalee Nyonya Cuisine 娘惹之家 @ Rain Garden Hotel, Lebuh Burmah, Penang
Jicama Fried with Cuttlefish (RM 20 regular/RM 28 large)

Richard Rivalee Nyonya Cuisine 娘惹之家 @ Rain Garden Hotel, Lebuh Burmah, Penang
Sambal Petai, Kacang Botol & Lady Finger with Prawn (RM 20 regular/RM 28 large)

Richard Rivalee Nyonya Cuisine 娘惹之家 @ Rain Garden Hotel, Lebuh Burmah, Penang
Sambal Petai with Prawn (RM 20 regular/RM 28 large)

Richard Rivalee Nyonya Cuisine 娘惹之家 @ Rain Garden Hotel, Lebuh Burmah, Penang
Steamed Ladyfingers (RM 18 regular/RM 24 large)

Richard Rivalee Nyonya Cuisine 娘惹之家 @ Rain Garden Hotel, Lebuh Burmah, Penang
Stir Fry Spinach (RM 16 regular/RM 20 large)

Richard Rivalee Nyonya Cuisine 娘惹之家 @ Rain Garden Hotel, Lebuh Burmah, Penang
French Bean with Garlic (RM 16 regular/RM 20 large)

Richard Rivalee Nyonya Cuisine 娘惹之家 @ Rain Garden Hotel, Lebuh Burmah, Penang
Steamed Eggplant with Dry Shrimp (RM 18 regular/RM 24 large)

Richard Rivalee Nyonya Cuisine 娘惹之家 @ Rain Garden Hotel, Lebuh Burmah, Penang
Fried Zucchini with Egg (RM 16 regular/RM 20 large)

Richard Rivalee Nyonya Cuisine 娘惹之家 @ Rain Garden Hotel, Lebuh Burmah, Penang
Sweet & Sour Egg (RM 12)

Richard Rivalee Nyonya Cuisine 娘惹之家 @ Rain Garden Hotel, Lebuh Burmah, Penang
Fu Yong Egg (RM 16)

Richard Rivalee Nyonya Cuisine 娘惹之家 @ Rain Garden Hotel, Lebuh Burmah, Penang
Steamed Fish with egg Pudding (RM 20)

Richard Rivalee Nyonya Cuisine 娘惹之家 @ Rain Garden Hotel, Lebuh Burmah, Penang
Nyonya Laksa (RM 10.90)

Richard Rivalee Nyonya Cuisine 娘惹之家 @ Rain Garden Hotel, Lebuh Burmah, Penang
Ulam Rice, Turmeric Rice, Butterfly pea rice

Richard Rivalee Nyonya Cuisine 娘惹之家 @ Rain Garden Hotel, Lebuh Burmah, Penang
Sago Pudding with Melaka Sugar (RM 10.90)

Richard Rivalee Nyonya Cuisine 娘惹之家 @ Rain Garden Hotel, Lebuh Burmah, Penang
Bubur Cha Cha (RM 8.90)

Richard Rivalee Nyonya Cuisine 娘惹之家 @ Rain Garden Hotel, Lebuh Burmah, Penang

Richard Rivalee Nyonya Cuisine 娘惹之家 @ Rain Garden Hotel, Lebuh Burmah, Penang

Richard Rivalee Nyonya Cuisine 娘惹之家 @ Rain Garden Hotel, Lebuh Burmah, Penang
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Richard Rivalee Nyonya Cuisine 娘惹之家 @ Rain Garden Hotel, Lebuh Burmah, Penang

Richard Rivalee Nyonya Cuisine 娘惹之家 @ Rain Garden Hotel, Lebuh Burmah, Penang

Richard Rivalee Nyonya Cuisine 娘惹之家 @ Rain Garden Hotel, Lebuh Burmah, Penang

Richard Rivalee Nyonya Cuisine 娘惹之家
282, Jalan Burma, 10350 George Town, Pulau Pinang
+6011-16496399
Operation hours: 11.30 am-3 pm & 6 pm - 10 pm (Closed on Tuesday)

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