Penang Food Compilation

In Asia, there is a small city that is known for its delicious food, artistic atmosphere, and affordability. It has been ranked as the number one best food destination in the world by travel magazines and the city with the highest tourism value for money. When it comes to food, this city never disappoints. Yes, it is Penang, Malaysia.

This is an old store that has been open for many years and still maintains the tradition of pressing bamboo noodles with legs. Therefore, the noodles are more chewy and elastic, and the specialty of this store is noodles. Char siu and wonton are added, and the wonton is filled with minced meat, which is cheap, only 6 Malaysian ringgit per bowl.

Shantou Street Fried Steak

Sungai Tujoh Street stalls only come out after 6pm, there are none during the day. Sungai Tujoh Street is an old street in Penang, although the exterior appears old, it has a deep culture and memories of generations. Many newspapers have reported it on the food section front page, so there are always a lot of tourists coming here. There are many snack stalls here, the most famous of which are the "Four Heavenly Kings": Duck Porridge with Rice-Cake Soup, Four-Fruit Soup, Fried Rice Cakes and Emperor Chicken Feet. Four-Fruit Soup and Duck Porridge with Rice-Cake Soup have their own storefronts, while the other two are just small stalls. If you want to taste all four delicious items at once, you can sit in Four-Fruit Soup's shop and have the stall owner bring them over. The shop owner has a very good memory, with so many customers, she doesn't need to take notes, she remembers your appearance and what you ordered, and then brings them to your table, and you pay afterwards.

Betel nut law is well known in chaozhou

You won't miss the popular dessert stall outside the tea house when eating in Yuyuan. The renowned Chaozhou Jianrui, also known as pandan jelly, and red bean soup are available to enjoy slowly in the tea house. The owner makes the desserts incredibly quickly, so it's not easy to snap a picture. One of the three Malaysian treasures, pandan jelly, is a green noodle made of pandan leaves with a strong plant flavor. When eaten with coconut milk, brown sugar, and shaved ice, it is the most famous sweet dessert in Malaysia.
One famous food in Penang is red bean ice, which gained fame because of the song "First Love Red Bean Ice" by Ah Niu. I went to the Kek Seng Coffee Shop recommended on OpenRice. Kek Seng has a story, which is a common tactic for many old shops. Many years ago, a retired soldier stationed in Penang during the British colonial era loved the durian ice cream from this coffee shop. During a serious illness, he asked his children to bring back the durian ice cream from Penang so he could taste it before passing away. However, when the ice cream was packed and ready to be shipped to the soldier's hometown in Australia, it was stopped at Australian customs. The soldier passed away before he could fulfill his dream of tasting the durian ice cream again, leaving it as a lifelong regret.
The environment may not be noticeable, hidden in an alleyway where a shop assistant is responsible for toasting bread over charcoal while another one spreads butter on the toast and another boils eggs. The most famous dish here is the charcoal toast, which insists on being traditional with wood-fired toasting and a person specially dedicated to toasting bread by the fire. The breakfast is typically a combination of toast, boiled eggs, Nasi Lemak (coconut milk rice), and coffee, which is the traditional Malaysian breakfast. As for the taste, the slightly burnt toast with kaya jam is quite crispy and fragrant, and the sweetness is acceptable. As for boiled eggs, it depends on one's personal acceptance level, but it can be dipped in soy sauce and pepper or eaten with bread. The coconut milk rice has an Indian flavor and a mild coconut taste mixed with a slight spiciness and a sprinkle of dried fish on top. One can serve oneself the fried food that looks like oil dumplings on every table, which tastes savory with potato, meat, and flaky pastry. The coffee is ordinary but served in a glass with ice cubes. For people who are used to soy milk and fried dough sticks, experiencing the traditional breakfast in Malaysia is also a good choice.
The Yu Garden Tea House never lacks delicious food and popularity. If you want to taste representative cuisine of Penang in the shortest time, coming here is definitely not wrong. It's more like a food court with different food stalls, each of which is affordable and delicious. The must-try dish here is definitely the Assam Laksa, which is Penang's representative cuisine. Assam means sour in Malay, so it is more sour and spicy compared to the commonly seen Singapore Laksa. If you think the Assam Laksa is too overpowering, you can try the Penang Curry Mee, which is also representative of the place. The white soup base, combined with the seasoning of curry, makes the noodles absorb the broth very smoothly. With the toppings of fish slices, tofu, and squid, it's really delicious. Char Kway Teow is one of the most common staple foods in Penang. Watching the master stir-fry the noodles skillfully is a feast for the eyes. Taiwan people call it oyster omelette, while Teochew people call it fried oyster. It's made with oysters and eggs, and presents the most delicious taste with simple cooking methods. Finally, I also tried the local dessert, which is Pandan Coconut Sugar Cake, and it's quite unique.

Big fat curry noodles

We just mentioned Penang's representative cuisine - curry noodles. Now let's recommend a small shop that specializes in curry noodles. All the food here is freshly made to order at the stall outside the shop. The menu is very simple, only curry noodles are available, with the option of noodles or rice noodles, and a few selected toppings that can be chosen by the customer, so simple that there is no menu.

Wu xiuze hainan chicken rice teahouse

When I walked over from afar, I was attracted by the rows of chicken on the shelf, so rest assured, I definitely won't pass by. The chicken is cut on the spot, and watching the master's skillful cutting technique, the anticipation is getting stronger and stronger! There are two types of chicken here, white chicken and oily chicken, and of course, the most traditional Hainan chicken must be tasted. And a cup of mixed ice coffee, Penang's white coffee is world-famous, especially in small shops like this. If you are also a "chicken eater" enthusiast, you must come here to taste the best Hainan chicken rice in Penang.

Huai ji teahouse

In Niu Gan Dong, there is a barbecue shop that has been passed down for three generations and has been in business for more than 50 years. The business is extremely good. The roast pork here is their signature dish. The taste of the honey-glazed pork is outstanding, yet it doesn't steal the show. Combined with the soft and slightly crispy texture of the pork, it is very delicious. Roast meat is also a must-try, with a crispy skin and a strong aroma of meat.