What comes first into your mind when the word Penang appears? No doubts, of course, is the food! As what Penangites are always proud of, claiming that in all kinds of food, Penang ones are always the better ones. Here are the top 5 food you must try to eat like a local in Penang!
Transfer Road Roti Canai
Let’s start off with a good breakfast. Transfer Road Roti Canai is definitely the best choice you can pick to have the best roti canai in town with the locals! What you must not miss here are the beef gravy and chicken curry!
Address: 114, 110, Jalan Transfer, Georgetown, 10050 George Town, Malaysia
Operating hour: 8AM-11AM
Sai Ram Penang Famous Apom Manis
Other than having Roti Canai for breakfast, you can opt for some apom manis near New Cathay coffeeshop! Apom Manis is an Indian crepe-like snack made with sugar, eggs, coconut milk, and flour. The batter is poured into small clay pots or mini-woks to form thin crisp edges around a fluffy, eggy center. This stall serves the apom on banana leaves hence a delicate banana leaf fragrance is imparted to the hot apom and this is what makes the apom from this humble stall special!
Address: 7, 1, Lorong Kuching, Pulau Tikus, 10350 George Town, Penang
Operating hour: 7am – 1pm
Air Itam Asam Laksa
Talking about Penang, how can you miss their Asam Laksa? Other than the famous Air Itam Asam Laksa, there’s another stall named Laksa Bisu near Kek Lok Si or Penang Hill. Many locals prefer asam laksa from this stall too!
Address: Annex Pasar Air Itam
Operating hour: 10AM-5:30PM (closed on Tuesday)
Sister Yao’s Char Koay Kak @ Macalister Lane
Rather than introducing you another Char Koay Teow stall, here we are to introduce you something new. Char koay kak is radish cake stir-fried in a thick black soy sauce with preserved radish, bean sprouts, and eggs. This stall is located near Kek Lok Si Temple too. Be sure to visit this stall and eat like a local!
Address: 94C, Macalister Lane, George Town
Operating Hours: 7AM–1PM
Penang Road Chendol
After a whole lot of food, it’s time for some dessert! The legendary teow chew chendol is definitely something you wouldn’t want to miss in Penang! Having it during hot weather will soothe you so much that you want a second bowl and I’m not kidding!
Address: Jalan Penang, George Town, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Operating hour: 10AM – 7:30PM