Penang Street Food

It's all about the stunning street food scene in Penang. Here are some of our top picks!

1. Assam Laksa

Fishy, spicy, sweet, sour... This dish is one hell of a flavour bomb.

Laksalicious: 123 Hutton Lane, George Town

Air Itam Laksa: Jalan Pasar, 11500 Ayer Itam, (at the Air Itam Market)

Joo Hooi Cafe: 475, Jalan Penang, George Town

2. Nasi Kandar 

This is an exciting build-your-own-plate journey. A dish which celebrates mixing all sorts of wonderful curries on the one plate.

Line Clear: 117 Jalan Penang, George Town

Hameediyah Restaurant: 164, Lebuh Campbell, George Town

3. Indian

If you're looking for good Indian food, Penang will have you sorted. Olive Kitchen + Bar is a particular stand out - and quite an unexpected find. A popular hang out bar for locals and tourists, what a lot of people do not realise, is that it is home to some of the most authentic and moreish Indian food.

Karaikudi Restaurant: No. 20, Lebuh Pasar, George Town

Olive Kitchen + Bar: 3J Jalan Penang, George Town

4. Chendol

Slippery jelly noodles, fragrant coconut milk and aromatic gula Melaka... It's heaven on a hot day in Penang (which, let's be honest, is every day).

Joo Hooi Cafe: 475, Jalan Penang, George Town 

5. Dim Sum

Dumpling delights! Perfect for breakfast or anytime of the day.

Tai Tong Restaurant: 45 Lebuh Cintra, George Town

6. Wanton Mee

Umami-laden noodles with wanton dumplings. It's all good.

Mother And Son Wantan Mee: Lebuh Chulia, George Town

7. Durian

If you're a durian lover, you want to know where the best stuff is. And it's here.

Tng Siang Hock Trading: Along Jalan Dr Lim Chwee Leong, George Town

8. Seafood Restaurant

If you're wanting some seriously bang for your buck fresh seafood cooked Malaysian Chinese style, Penang has got that too.

Good Friend Seafood restaurant: 84, MK9 , Teluk Kumbar, Bayan Lepas

9. Hainanese Chicken Rice

Aromatic fluffy rice topped with tender melt-in-your-mouth chicken. 

Wen Chang Hainan Chicken Rice: 63, Lebuh Cintra, George Town

10. Prawn noodles

Last but not least, make sure you slurp on some Malay style prawn noodles. We should warn you though, it's rather addictive.

Ayu Mee Udang: 936-B Lengkok Kampung Masjid 1, Teluk Kumbar, Bayan Lepas