Where to find cheap tasty food ?, Penang
Teluk Bahang - Teluk Bahang Market and eating shops near the village round-a-bout, near to Penang Mutiara Hotel
Batu Ferringhi - Food Court at Ferringhi Mutiara Arcade opposite Shangri-la's Golden Sands Resort.
Tanjung Bunga - Hawker Centre opposite Mar Vista Resort (popular Malay food stalls here)
Mount Erskine - roadside hawker centre
Gurney Drive - Night Hawker Centre (famous for rojak, mee goreng, Chinese and Indian pasembor) near to MacDonald's and Pizza Hut; coffee shop hawker centres (very popular, especially at night) near Evergreen Laurel Hotel
Esplanade - beside the promenade
Georgetown - various centres: Winston at Anson Road; Macalister Road and New Lane near to Sunway Hotel; Junction of Burma Road and Macalister Lane; Food Court at Komtar, Penang Road; Kek Seng Coffee Shop at Penang Road; Macalister Road coffee shop opposite the District Education Office; Lorong Selamat Low Eng Hoo Coffee shop and roadside stalls
Penang lang are 'recognised' for their choosy- especially in food because penang has the best hawker food in the world( i believe so although i havent traveled to other parts of the world).
Only foreigner come to Penang for tourist spot, beaches, colonial houses bla bla bla.. Malaysian outside Penang come to Penang for FOOD- eat eat eat!
There are a lot of unique local food selling by hawker stall either inside a restaurant or along the roadside. Believe me, a so so stall for penang lang can be a delicious stall for KL or singapore people. If you dont believe, try yourself!
Penang is one of the food capitals of the world. When there you must try to eat the local hawker food. It is confusing at first but don't worry, people are very friendly and will soon be directing you towards their favourite stall and their favourite dishes.
Have a wander around the stalls and see what takes your fancy. If there are two or more of you visit several stalls and order a variety of dishes. There are no menus and each stall tends to specialise in only one type of dish.
Once you have ordered sit at a table and your food will find you! Payment on delivery. The drinks vendor will come to you once you are seated.
Favorite thing: There is a stall in a coffee shop opposite Penang Chinese Girl School, Bagan Jermal selling bbq chicken wings which worth to try if u are visiting Penang Island. The price is cheap and the chicken wing is very delicious espeacially the chili souce.
Favorite thing: Many visitors go to Gurney Drive for food. But I recommend checking out the streets along Penang Road. Coffee shops are everywhere..from laksa to fried kuay teow to roti prata. Walk along Penang Road and you will chance upon a small street with 2 chendol stalls. Great place to stop for a nice cold chendol and you can also pop into the coffee shop nearby to try out the local food.
There are variuos kind of hawker food in Malaysia. Even for the same name, it can mean different kind of dish.
Chee Cheong Fun in Penang is different with Chee Cheong Fun in Ipoh and is different from Chee Cheong Fun in KL. Most Chee Cheong Fun you find in KL is Hong Kong Chee Cheong Fun.
'Hokkien mee' in Penang means 'prawn noodle' in places outside penang. 'Hollien Mee' in places outside penang means a kind of fried noodle with prawn and vege.
'Laksa' in Penang is 'Curry Mee' in places outside penang. If you wanna eat 'laksa' outside penang, look for 'penang laksa', else you will get a bowl of curry mee.
'Rojak' in malay means everything dump together. 'Rojak' in penang means cucumber, mango, guava, pineapple dumped together with black sauce. 'Rojak' outside penang can means other different things dump together. I tried rojak in Muar- bean sprout, unknown vege, etc dumped together..
Georgetown is the best place to stay in Penang. You can find historical and cultural things arround this area eventhough by walking.
And dont forget to try the foods. Penang has many variety of food there.
In Georgetown, you can find also many hawker foods.
Take some tourism brochures about Penang. It helps you too.
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Fondest memory: i misses the food