Hainan cuisine, or Hainanese cuisine, is derived from the cooking styles of the peoples of Hainan Province in China. The food is lighter, less oily, and more mildly seasoned than that of the Chinese mainland.
With the long history, Nam Heong was started in 1938 by 3 immigrants from Hainan, China. It started as a coffee shop selling Hainanese Coffee, Toast and Eggs. At a later stage, Hainanese Chicken Rice was introduced as an additional dish for the customers to choose from. With the quality and delicious Hainanese Chicken Rice which was prepared, they had ended up to become one of the popular chicken rice in town.
Hainanese Delights Restaurant Penang is located in the famous 1926 Heritage Hotel, Penang, along Burma road. It is near the Him Heang Biscuit, and hawker stalls. The restaurant started in late 2009 by Wong Jong Peng and his partners. The food at Hainanese Delights appeals to those who love tasting food that is lovingly done, with great ambiance and friendly waiters that can recommend you dishes and most of all a relaxing atmosphere. Hainanese Delights Restaurant in Penang is not affiliated with the one that is located in Philipines Manila. Although we delight in imitators and are flattered, if you wish to savor authentic chicken rice and other dishes when you’re in Penang, Malaysia, please do come to 1926 Heritage Hotel. You won’t be disappointed, you will be positively delighted. Hainanese Cuisine is a style of cooking developed and perfected by immigrants from the Hainan Island, situated in the Southern coast of China, having an almost identical climate as that of tropical regions around the world. Faced with the raging wars in China and WWII, poverty-stricken inhabitants of the Hainan Island migrated to our shores in search of a better life. Many started working for Colonial masters as cooks. Some established small coffee shops after collecting enough savings. As the years went by, Hainanese dishes have evolved and been recreated to better suit taste buds of the locals and colonial masters.