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Street Food In Penang You Must Try


There are many properties for sale in Malaysia, such as 28 Boulevard. There are also many properties available for sale in Penang. The capital of Penang, Georgetown is listed on UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Penang is also well known for its amazing delicious street food, ranging from Char Kueh Tiaw to Assam Laksa. It is said that one will never be hungry when he or she is in Penang. This article will guide you through some amazing street food in Penang you must try.

  1. Air Itam Sister Curry Mee

    The name Air Itam Sister Curry Mee is no stranger to both locals and the tourists as it is one of the most well known street food in Penang. Air Itam Sister Curry Mee has been around for the longest time, serving more than 70 years, selling Curry Mee. As its name suggests, it is handled by two sisters, one in charge of preparing Curry Mee, while the other takes the orders from customers. The Curry Mee from Air Itam Sister is well known for its homemade chili paste, special cuttlefish chili base and charcoal stove cooking. Definitely not your regular Curry Mee you find elsewhere.

    612 T, Jalan Air Itam, Pekan Ayer Itam, 11500 Ayer Itam, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
    7.30am – 1pm (closed on Tuesday)

  2. Air Itam Laksa

    Assam Laksa is a signature dish of Penang and no trip is complete without trying the famous Air Itam Laksa. Assam Laksa in penang is a fish based soup noodle cooked with fish, Assam, lemongrass, chili paste, and prawn paste, served with fish flakes. The famous Air Itam Laksa is always crowded with patrons, be it locals or tourists. The Laksa broth is rich and tangy as only the freshest ingredients are used for cooking the broth.

    Jalan Pasar, 11500 Ayer Itam, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
    1030am – 7pm

  3. Bangkok Lane Mee Goreng

    Most local will direct you to Bangkok Lane Mee Goreng when you ask them where to get the best Mee Goreng in Penang. The Mee Goreng served here comes with generous servings of beansprout, potatoes and cuttlefish. The noodles are stir fried with a combination of chili sauce, tomato sauce and soy sauce. A plate of Mee Goreng with a mixture of spicy, sweet and savoury that keeps you wanting for more. There is no signboard so do notice carefully when you search for your Mee Goreng.

    270, Jalan Burma, 10050 Georgetown, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
    8am – 630pm (closed on Monday)

  4. Bukit Mertajam Yam Rice

    The Bukit Mertajam Yam Rice is one of Penang’s must try street food. The Yam Rice here is the pride of those who stay in Bukit Mertajam. This place has been serving for more than 30 years and it is still the local’s favourite when it comes to Yam Rice. Although it takes around 30 minutes drive from the island to Bukit Mertajam, it is definitely worth the drive. Anyone who stays in Bukit Mertajam will surely recommend you to this Yam Rice. The fragrant rice is tossed with yam and served with a bowl of pork innards (pork balls, pork intestines, pork slices, and so on) soup.

    6, Jalan Murthy, 14000 Bukit MErtajam, Penang, Malaysia
    8am – 3pm

  5. Penang Road Chendol

    The famous Penang Road Chendol is a good choice for you to quench your thirst after all your eating journey. Penang Road Chendol has been around for more than 80 years and is well known for its delicious Teochew Chendul. The Chendul joint has since expanded and now has a few branches all over. This bowl of cooling Teochew Chendol consists of green jelly in coconut milk, palm sugar syrup and red beans. Queue might be long but it is moving fast.

    27 & 29 Lebuh Keng Kwee, 10100 Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia
    10.30am – 7pm (Monday to Friday) ; 10am – 730pm (Saturday – Sunday)

  6. CY Choy Road Hokkien Mee

    The Hokkien Mee served at CY Choy Road Hokkien Mee is known for the aromatic and rich broth. Do not confused the Hokkien Mee with the ones served in Kuala Lumpur. The Penang version Hokkien Mee is a spicy soup based noodle. The soup is boiled with pork bones, prawn shells and chili paste for hours to get an aromatic soup based from the sweetness of the prawns and pork. A bowl of Hokkien Mee is usually served with either yellow noodles or vermicelli, hard boiled eggs, kangkung, pork slices, beansprouts, fried shallots and chili paste at the side.

    533, Jalan C.Y. Choy, 10300 Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia
    7am – 230pm (closed on Monday)

  7. Siam Road Char Kueh Tiaw

    Siam Road Char Kueh Tiaw has over 50 years of history. The Char Kueh Tiaw served here comes with enough “wok hei” that gives it an oomph. Also, only the freshest ingredients, such as cockles, prawns, bean sprouts, chives and noodles are used when frying the Char Kueh Tiaw. Opt for duck eggs to give your Char Kueh Tiaw a richer taste, instead of normal chicken eggs. Do expect a long queue for your plate of Char Kueh Tiaw as it is famous and has appeared many times on numerous newspapers.

    82, Jalan Siam, 10400 Georgetown, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
    12pm – 7pm (closed on Sunday and Monday)

In conclusion, Penang is definitely worthy of a visit. And most definitely worthy of the calories intake. Enjoy your feast first and worry about weight gain later.


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Written by Hafiz Rahim

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