Good food makes one travel experience worth it and memorable. And every place has its own must-try food to offer. Let us wander around Penang and find out the amazing food it offers!
1. Mee Goreng @ Bangkok Lane
A pervasive and legendary dish in Penang, which is made with yellow noodles fried in a mixture of tomato ketchup, chili paste and soy sauce. If there’s an ultimate spot for Mee Goreng, it would be none other than Bangkok Lane Mee which has been around for 80 years.
Location: 270, Jalan Burmah, 10350 Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia
Hours: 8:00am – 6:30pm; Closed on Mondays
2. Fish Ball Kway Teow Soup @ Carnavon Street
When you talk about Penang, surely it’s synonymous food would be char kway teow, otherwise known as koay teow th’ng. This dish would really make your Penang adventure complete!
Location: 9:00am – 4:30pm; Closed on Sundays
3. Assam Laksa @ Air Itam
If you are in search for one of the best assam laksa in Penang, then you should head over to Air Itam and be delighted with their serving of this famous dish.
Location: 11500 Air Itam, Jalan Pasar
Hours: 11:30am – 10:00pm
4. Teochew Chendul @ Kheng Pin Cafe
Cendo, anyone? You must then hurry and grab your delightful bowl at Teochew Chedul, which is said to be the best cendol in Penang.
Location: Kheng Pin Cafe, 80 Penang Road
Hours: 7:00am – 3:00pm; Closed on Mondays
5. Cendol @ Lebuh Keng Kwee
Another cendol in the list. So, if you still crave for cendol and want to try another, Lebuh Keng Kwee will provide it!
Location: Lebuh Keng Kwee, Off Penang Road
Hours: Mon-Fri, 10:30am – 7:00pm; Sat-Sun, 10:00am – 7:30pm
6. Kim Leng Loh Mee @ Perak Lane
One of the famous food in Penang is a bowl of thick, dark-coloured starchy gravy served with yellow noodle and bee hoon. If you like to savour this delicious dish, Perak Lane’s will not disappoint your taste buds.
Location: 336-G1, Lintang Slim, Off Jalan Perak
Hours: 7:00am – 4:00pm; Closed on Thursdays
7. Tuai Pui Curry Mee @ Lebuh Kimberley
Another famous dish that you should try in Penang is the curry mee of Tua Pui located at Kimberley Street.
Location: 23, Lebuh Kimberley
Hours: 9:00am – 5:30pm; Closed on Wednesdays
8. Seafood Popiah @ Gerai Gerai Padang Brown
One of the oldest in Penang history with over 60 years of existence. Seafood Popiah at Gerai Gerai Padang Brown is the only popiah stall in the place which serves popiah with real crab meat.
Location: Stall 17, Gerai Gerai Padang Brown
Hours: 2:00pm – 7:00pm; Closed on Thursdays
9. Char Kway Teow @ Lorong Selamat
It may be expensive than the other char kway shop in town, Lorong Selamat’s is undoubtedly one of the best! Come and judge it yourself.
Location: 108, Lorong Selamat
Hours: 11:00am – 6:00pm; Closed on Tuesdays
10. Jelutong Night Market
If you are up for a night food hunting, do so at Jelutong Night Market where you can have a taste of various must-try in Penang!
Location: Jalan Penaga, Jelutong
Hours: 7:00pm – 12:00am
11. Restoran Hai Onn @ Burma Road
A kopitiam in Penang that has been around for more than 70 years. This restaurant is best for those who love Hainanese food!
Location: No. 53-55, Burma Road 10050 Penang
Hours: 12:30pm – 8:00pm
12. Char Kway Teow @ Lebuh Cecil
If you are looking for another spot on where you can taste an awesome char kway teow, head over to Lebuh Cecil Market food court and grab a bowl of your favourite dish!
Location: Lebuh Cecil, Georgetown, 10300 Penang
Hours: 8:00am – 6:00pm; Closed on Tuesdays
13. Kedai Kopi Hwa Lam
Lor mee? Mee snua tau? Cabbage-and-meat soup? Kedai Kopi Hwa Lam has it! Step a foot now and make your taste buds happy!
Location: Jalan Raja Uda, 12300 Butterworth, Pulau Pinang
Hours: 7:00pm – 12:00am; Closed on Tuesdays
14. Mutton Soup @ Sup Hameed
Said to serve the best mutton soup in town, Restoran Sup Hameed is definitely a must-go-to spot in Penang for a bowl of hot and delicious soup!
Location: 48, Jalan Penang, 1000 Penang
Hours: 7:00am – 3:00am