Where to find cheap tasty food ?, Penang

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  • at guerney drive
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    Hawker Centres

    by hundertmorgen Written May 22, 2003

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    Favorite thing: 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

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    Penang food

    by yuet29 Written Feb 15, 2005

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    Favorite thing: 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!

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    You must try the local food

    by jmmorgan Written May 18, 2003

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    Favorite thing: 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.

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  • Delicious BBQ Chicken Wing

    by Silverjames Written Jan 8, 2008

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    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.

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    Glorious food

    by earthsg Written Jul 23, 2004

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    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.

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    Unique Penang Food

    by yuet29 Written Feb 20, 2005

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    Favorite thing: 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..

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    What to do in Georgetown Penang

    by putri_jogja Written Jul 12, 2010

    Favorite thing: 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.
    Happy traveling

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    by kmel Written Aug 13, 2012

    Favorite thing: am a food lover and really love local penang delight like asam laksa, nasi lemak, kuih talam and of course desserts such as burbur cha cha and many many more. ... and recently i have tried the food in yummy tummy delight located at gelugor. They serve homemade food and i believe they are healthy and without MSG. I am a health profession student and I am really concern towards healthy food as there are too much preservatives and colouring outside. I have seen how they prepared the food and this really amaze me . Therefore i would really like to comment on this small home cafe so that everyone would know this healthy cafe and would enjoy like I do. Just drop me an email at hui5560@hotmail.com for more information about this little cafe ..Thank you.

    Fondest memory: i misses the food

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  • Mar 8, 2013 at 3:55 AM

    Where can I buy Nyonya Kapitan Chicken Curry Sauce

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      Mar 8, 2013 at 6:42 AM

      Let me check from my wet market tomorrow. Nyonya and A1 brand should be good, you can try these brand. :-)

    • Mar 8, 2013 at 7:11 AM

      Sorry, it's call Kapitan Curry Paste and it's about 225gm frozen from the wet market. Don't know which wet market that sell it. Have you heard about it? Think it's quite popular in Penang.

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