Also known as Malaysia’s unofficial food capital, Penang Island is a popular tourist destination that has a lot to offer to the tourist and visitors. From the soothing atmosphere of the island and its beaches, to fancy large shopping malls and plazas, Penang is no less than any other Malaysian region when it comes to food. There is shortage of Chinese restaurants in Penang as Chinese makes majority of the population of Penang.
Authentic Chinese Restaurants in Penang
With the increase in the influx of tourists in Penang, there has been a great innovation in the brasseries that aimed at taking the food and its quality to another level. Known for being a home to some of Malaysia’s best restaurants, Penang offers a vast variety of cuisines, from local Malay to exotic – all at its best. However, Chinese is one of the most demanded cuisines and hence, they are available at the top restaurants of Penang. Top 5 Chinese Restaurants in Penang are mentioned below:
1. Sea Pearl Lagoon Cafe (海珠嶼海鮮)
Sea Pearl Lagoon Cafe is a Chinese restaurant in Penang that has been around since as early as 1920’s. It is situated next to a popular Chinese temple in Penang. The fact that this Chinese restaurant and the temple are both located by the water, this adds to the charm of this restaurant. The gentle waves of the water are simply mesmerizing.
It is also known for offering fresh seafood. The Sea Pearl Lagoon Cafe offers popular oyster omelet with stirred fry mussels a mean that will cost you RM28. This place is most peaceful in the afternoons and visitors enjoy the view with the soothing ambiance at this hour of the day with a plate of baked crab or prawns. Among the regulars, the crispy deep-fried chicken is most demanded dish.
Address: 338, Jalan Tokong Thai Pak Kuong, Tanjong Tokong, 11200 Tanjung Bungah, Penang.
Phone: +60 4-899 0375
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2. Tek Sen Restaurant (德盛飯店)
Before being a famous Chinese restaurant in Penang, Tek Sen was initially a rice stall that was out together as a simple stand in 1965. Their rice was so good that in no time earned the popularity among the locals and visitors and over the years they managed to pull it off slowly by adding to their menu and variety of delicacies until they turned into a fully established Chinese restaurant in Penang. With a fusion of contemporary and cultural design, they own the space of two shops lots.
Since it is a very simple and small restaurant, advance reservations are not entertained, so you might just have to come in early to get a chance to eat in this top notch Chinese restaurant. Tek Sen Restaurant specializes in Roasted belly of pork and home-made tofu. Eating here might cost you RM10 to RM40.
Address: 18, Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Phone: +60 12-981 5117
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3. Chin’s Stylish Chinese Cuisine
The winner of some couple of prestigious awards, Chin’s Chinese was first commenced in London in 1987. The chefs are highly passionate and love what they do. They are known for producing the best Chinese delicacies by using the best ingredients combined with their excellent culinary expertise. If you are a group of four, making a reservation at this top notch Chinese restaurant in Penang would be a great help. Dining in this restaurant with its dark yet colorful Chinese inspired interior, might cost you RM40 to RM120.
Address: Tanjung City Marina, Pier, 8A, Pangkalan Weld, 10300, Church St, George Town, Malaysia
Phone: +60 4-261 2611
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4. Sin Nam Huat Roasted Chicken Duck Rice (新南發燒臘雞鴨飯)
This Chinese restaurant in Penang is most popular among the locals. You will only find a limited number of items on the menu among which is roasted chicken, duck and pork. The ambiance and the architect of this restaurant is not too fancy, but the long ques itself is an attestation to the quality of food offered here. You better be in time to lay your hands on the roasted Pork which is a must try! The prices of meals in Sin Nam Huat are RM10 to RM30.
Address: 173 Jalan MacAlister, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Phone: +60 16-408 5562
5. Hu Ji Chinese Restaurant
This Chinese restaurant in Penang is well known among the locals and tourists for its lunch buffet with a variety of Porridge, which includes a random, a sweet potato-ish and completely plain. These are further accompanied by option of 10 dishes. This well maintained and clean restaurant is completely pork-free and its variety of dishes that comes with the porridge buffet is served with hot tea. Dining in in Hu Ji Chinese restaurant might cost RM10 to RM30.
Address: Hu Ji Chinese Restaurant Jalan Tanjung Bungah, 11200 George Town, Malaysia.
Phone: +60 4-892 3333
These are some of the recommended Chinese restaurants in Penang that serves delicious quality Chinese food. Penang offers you a wide variety option to Chinese food lovers, who are on vacation at this most beautiful place on the earth. You shall never be disappointed with the quality of food. Have a great time!