Bucket List of Good Food to Try in Penang



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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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