Tam Bun – apparently this is a must buy gift for unlucky friends and family who didn’t make it Penang with you!
This place is famous for white curry noodles. You can add the chili to your own spiciness. Check out my pale dish (in the first pic) compared to Ken’s deep red one – different levels of chili tolerance obvious!
NASI GORENG with SATAY CHICKEN served with fried egg and emping.Come and have this for lunch or dinner @ Mews Cafe.
Gurney Drive Hawker Centre is one of the most popular places in Penang for visitors, as should be the case. It is the place where of all the delicacies one should try from Penang can be found in one place.
Penang curry mee, assam laksa (noodles in a fish-based sour broth), ais kacang (a shaved ice dessert), cendol (a coconut milkbased shaved ice dessert), and rojak (a local salad); it is, thus, perfect, for your one-stop sampling of what Penang has to offer.
There are downsides however, the prices have grown along with its popularity and the traffic around the area can prove to be a hassle.
Kambli’s Bubur Corner is an Indian-style sweet dessert stall located on Jalan Datuk Koyah, off Penang Road. The menu changes on different days and features a small variety of sweet and delightful desserts. Customers will be able to enjoy bubur kacang (green beans porridge), bubur gandum (wheat porridge) and bubur pulut hitam (black glutinous rice porridge).
One of the things I love about Penang is the food. I’m a great lover of Thai food also and, while there are a number of good Thai restaurants in Penang, the best place to eat Thai food is of course, Thailand.
One of my talents is that of being a qualified chef and, as such, I often like to cook, especially SE Asian cuisine as the ingredients are readily available and reasonably priced here. I often cook Chinese and Indian food here and fancied a dabble at Thai. While I have cooked it often, I tend to stick to tried and trusted recipes, mainly because I have found few Thai cook books that I actually rate.
I was thus very pleased when I came across ‘Thai Step-By-Step Cooking’ in the bookshop near the entrance to Jungceylon (Patong, Phuket) when I visited recently. Published by ‘Asia Books’, it is one of their ‘Confident Cooking’ series. From memory it cost around RM 50 / THB 500 and it may well be available in Malaysia / Penang bookshops (I’ll check and update here next time I’m in town).
Much of the time in Penang it is cheaper to eat out than it is to cook at home, especially if you want some variety with your meal. Buying all the ingredients to make 3-4 dishes for a tasty lunch or dinner can be both costly and time consuming, and that’s without the preparation and washing up!
George Town in Penang, Malaysia, has the best street food in Asia, argues John Brunton. As the city gears up for the George Town Festival, which starts this Friday, he picks 10 stand-out places where you can eat fantastically well, and cheaply
Know a great place to eat in Penang?