Tourism Malaysia

Penang Food Trail

Ask any Malaysian about Penang, and they’ll unequivocally speak about a food. From burn kuey teow to nasi kandar, cendol to rojak and more; there’s only so many to ambience and try during a food collateral of Malaysia. So where do we begin, we ask? Fret not, we’ve left on a hunt for all a must-try goodies and gathered them for we here.

First stop: Jalan Burma

Must try:

Bangkok Lane Mee Goreng

Bangkok Lane Mee Goreng
Seng Lee Cafe
270, Jalan Burma, Georgetown
Opening hours: 8am – 6pm (Closed on Monday)

One of a many famous mee goreng (fried noodles) case in Penang, a Bangkok Lane Mee Goreng is a good approach to start your gastronomic adventure. The case has been handling for generations during a dilemma of Bangkok Lane and Burma Road. Flavourful noodles boiled to soundness with potatoes and sharp sotong (cuttlefish), surfaced with a fist of lime.

Also in a area:

Assam Laksa Lemak Laksa
Kedai Kop Sin Hwa
329, Jalan Burma, Georgetown
Opening hours: 10.30am – 4.30pm (Closed on Thursday)

Apom Manis
Stall during Lorong Kuching, subsequent to Kedai Kopi New Cathay
425, Jalan Burma, Georgetown
Opening hours: 7am – 1pm (Closed on Sunday)

Next stop: Jalan Rangoon/Lorong Selamat

Must try:


White Curry Mee

White Curry Mee (Non-Halal)
Hot Spicy Bowl Nyonya Delights
58, Jalan Rangoon, Georgetown
Opening hours: 8am to 3pm (Closed on Monday)

Don’t be astounded when your play of curry noodles is served white. There’s a enclosure of chilli pulp on any list for we to supplement into your noodles – we can put as many as we want! Topped with uninformed cockles, cuttlefish, tofu and bean sprouts, a essence of a curry mee here is truly authentic.

Lorong Selamat Char Kuey Teow

Lorong Selamat Char Kuey Teow (Non-Halal)
Kafe Heng Huat
108, Lorong Selamat, Georgetown
Opening hours: 11:30am – 6pm (Closed on Tuesday)

No outing to Penang is finish yet a image of burn kuey teow (fried noodles). The Lorong Selamat chronicle of a burn kuey teow competence be one of a many costly in Penang, yet it’s hands down one of a best in town. Flat rice noodles, boiled to soundness with large, luscious prawns – we competence clean a drool off your chin now

Third stop: Jalan Penang

Must try:

Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul

Teochew Chendul
Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul
475, Jalan Penang, Georgetown
Opening hours: 10:30am – 7pm (Monday to Friday) 10am – 7:30pm (Saturday to Sunday)

There’s zero improved than an ice cold dessert on a hot, balmy day. Chendul (also spelt cendol) is a renouned dessert done with coconut milk, palm sugarine syrup, kidney beans and immature jelly, surfaced with shaved ice. This roadside case has been in operation given 1963! You can reserve adult for a chendul and have it station around a stall, or suffer it in a coffee emporium subsequent to it for a slight surcharge.

Assam Laksa

Assam Laksa

Assam Laksa
Joo Hooi Cafe
475, Jalan Penang, Georgetown
Opening hours: 11:30am – 5pm

Ranked 7th in a world’s 50 best dishes by CNN, a assam laksa is another Penang favourite. The thick, sourish soup is done with fish and tamarind, and surfaced over thick rice noodles. The Joo Hooi Cafe chronicle is unequivocally addictive, with only a right volume of sourness.

Nasi Kandar

Nasi Kandar
Nasi Kandar Line Clear
Corner of Lebuh Chulia and Jalan Penang, Georgetown
Opening hours: 24 hours

Located in an alley during a dilemma of Lebuh Chulia Jalan Penang, Nasi Kandar Line Clear competence not be a prettiest steer in town. But one sniff of a curries, and you’ll forget about a surroundings. You’ll be given a choice of plain steamed rice or briyani rice, and a preference of meat, curries and vegetables.

Also in a area:

Kek Seng Coffeeshop
382, Jalan Penang, Georgetown
Opening hours: 11am – 4:30pm

Lorbak (Non-halal)
Kafe Kheng Pin
80, Jalan Penang, Georgetown
Opening hours:  7am – 3pm (Closed on Monday)

Fourth Stop: Lebuh Union Lebuh Chulia

Must try:


Kareem Pasembor Rojak
Lebuh Union, Georgetown
Opening hours: 11am – 7pm (Closed on Sunday)

Pasembor is a kind of salad consisting of shredded cucumber, potatoes, boiled beancurd, prawn fritters and egg surfaced with a special honeyed and sharp bulb sauce. You can select to brew and compare a ingredients, or sequence one with everything. The hardness of a prawn fritters are only right, not too soothing or chewy. And with a inexhaustible assisting of a sauce, Kareem’s pasembor doesn’t disappoint.

Chicken Tandoori

Restoran Kapitan
93, Lebuh Chulia, Georgetown
Opening hours: 24 hours

The steep tandoori here is unequivocally proposal and flavourful. Served with a feathery naan, it’s a flattering stuffing meal. If you’re looking for a heavier meal, a claypot briyani during Restoran Kapitan is also recommended.

Also in a area:

Hot Puthu
Jelutong Hot Puthu
Lebuh Penang, Georgetown
Opening hours: from 5pm

Mee Goreng Hameed Coconut Shake
Kota Selera Padang Kota Lama
Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah, Georgetown
Opening hours: 11:30am – 8pm (Closed on Sunday)

Last stop: Lebuh Kimberley Jalan Siam

Duck Kway Chap

Duck Kway Chap (Non-halal)
Restoran Kimberly
Lebuh Kimberley, Georgetown
Opening hours: 6:30pm – 11:30pm (Closed on Thursday)

Kway Chap is a special handmade rice noodle, served in a somewhat herbal broth. This case here has been apportionment steep kway guy for over 3 decades. Each play comes with a inexhaustible apportionment of braised duck, innards, egg and a choice of kway chap, rice or porridge. The flavoursome soup is unequivocally delicious, you’ll be slurping compartment a unequivocally final drop!


Jalan Siam Char Kuey Teow

Char Kuey Teow (Non-halal)
Siam Road Char Kuey Teow
Jalan Siam, Georgetown
Opening hours: 3pm to 11pm (Closed on Monday)

Ask any Penangite where a best burn kuey teow is, and they’ll many expected lead we to Jalan Siam. A 5 notation expostulate divided from Lebuh Kimberley, this burn kuey teow case has been here for decades. An aged male fries a noodles, while his son brings them over to a coffeeshop conflicting where we can lay and have your meal. A word of advice, don’t come here on an dull stomach as a wait can be adult to an hour! It’s value a wait though, if we have a time.


Also try …

Here are some other tantalizing goodies we should try, if we are in a area.

Hokkien Mee

Hokkien Mee (Non-Halal)
Cecil Street Market
40-48, Lebuh Cecil, Georgetown
Opening hours: 7am until late

Curry Mee (Non-Halal)
Lorong Seratus Tahun Curry Mee
Lorong Seratus Tahun, Georgetown
Opening hours: 7:30am – 2pm (Closed on Thursday)

Apom Chooi

Apom Manis
Apom Chooi
Jalan Burma (Near Union Primary School), Georgetown
Opening hours: 10am – 6pm (Closed on Sunday)

Hawker Food (Non-halal)
New Lane Hawker Centre
Lorong Baru, Georgetown
Opening hours: 6pm compartment late


Here’s a map to assistance we on your food hunt:


Hope we’ve got your stomach growling with this guide! Book your trip to Penang now, or find out some-more during


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