About Peninsula Malaysian Cuisine
A True Southeast Asian Experience
At Peninsula, you can be rest assured that we offer one of the best Malaysian restaurants in the Twin Cities to you as our valued customers. Whether your family comes together over a big plate of authentic Malaysian food, or you celebrate life’s special moments, Peninsula is undoubtedly where you would go for great tasting southeast asian food.
Our unique open kitchen environment lets you step up and watch our chefs as they carefully prepare your meal over an open flame. Wonder how one of our appetizers, Roti Canai is made and masterfully prepared by our chefs? Our open kitchen lets you watch our chefs hustle tossing and turning the bread, allowing you the opportunity to see the them work at what is considered lightning speed.
Our head chef, Chef Tong started his chef career at Penang Malaysian Cuisine in New York City over 20 years ago. As a cook, Chef Tong had prepared many of the most authentic Malaysian dishes with his careful selection of ethnic spices and freshest ingredients.
Many of these dishes are Malaysian’s everyday favorites. With his dedication to his job and his passion over Malaysian food, Chef Tong eventually moved up to be the head chef of Penang in Chicago.
At Peninsula, Chef Tong will be assisted by two other chefs who also have extensive experience in preparing Malaysian dishes. We are honored to bring this team of fine chefs to the Twin Cities to serve you the best and most authentic Malaysian food.
Malaysia is a country in Southeast Asia. West Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia, Malay Peninsula) shares a land border on the north with Thailand and is connected by the Johor Causeway and the Tuas Second Link on the south with Singapore. East Malaysia, consisting of the federal territory of Labuan and the states of Sabah and Sarawak, occupies the northern part of the island of Borneo, bordering Indonesia and the Sultanate of Brunei. The two distinct parts of Malaysia, separated from each other by the South China Sea.
During the late 18th and 19th centuries, Great Britain established colonies and protectorates in the area of current Malaysia; these were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. In 1948, the British-ruled territories on the Malay Peninsula formed the Federation of Malaya, which became independent in 1957.
Malaysia was finally formed in 1963 when the former British colonies of Singapore and the East Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak on the northern coast of Borneo joined the Federation. The first several years of the country’s history were marred by Indonesian efforts to control Malaysia, Philippine claims to Sabah, and Singapore’s secession from the Federation in 1965.
Malaysia is well-endowed with natural resources in areas such as agriculture, forestry as well as minerals. In terms of agriculture, Malaysia is the world’s primary exporter of natural rubber and palm oil, which together with sawlogs and sawn timber, cocoa, pepper, pineapple and tobacco dominate the growth of the sector.
Malaysia’s population is comprised of many ethnic groups, with the politically dominant Malays making up the majority. By constitutional definition, all Malays are Muslim. About a quarter of the population are Chinese, who have historically played an important role in trade and business. Malaysians of Indian descent comprise about 7% of the population and include Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, and Buddhists. About 85% of the Indian community is Tamil but various other groups are represented, including Malayalis, Punjabis and Telugus.
Named after the Malay Peninsula, is established by a group of Malaysians with great passion of bringing the most authentic Malaysian and Southeast Asian cuisine to the Twin Cities. We are honored to present you with one of the finest Chefs in Malaysian cuisine in the country to lead Peninsula for your unique dining experience. We sincerely thank you for being our guests.
|Sun - Thurs||: 11 AM - 10 PM (Closed Tue)|
|Fri - Sat||: 11 AM - 11 PM|