One of Penang’s iconic street foods is undoubtedly the Penang-style ”char koay teow” or fried rice noodles with cockles, shrimps, waxed Chinese sausages, eggs, beansprouts & chives, seasoned with soy sauce, fish sauce, chilli paste and, oftentimes, liberal amounts of pork lard.
There are literally countless of heritage cafes sprouting out in the bustling roads of Georgetown recently and here comes another new one- Moustache Houze. Helmed by two pretty ladies, Moustache Houze has opened its door for less than 2 weeks and the place has been flooded with crowd since then. The iconic location of Moustache Houze makes it very easy to be found even by non-locals; it is situated towards the end of Campbell Street, Penang. This humble cafe has a very cozy and homely ambiance, with a twist of their own funky interior design as well as a mural paint painted on the wall of their cafe which has since then, became one of the landmarks of the cafe. The cafe serves cakes and beverages at the moment but they will be coming out with more and more to offer in the future, told by one of the partners.
Most of the traveler who visit Penang will definitely ask me bring them to the best Hokkien Mee in Penang, just because Penang has so many Hokkien Mee. However, there is a place that serve great Hokkien Mee with air conditioning, “Tua Wa Kong” aka Big Bowl which situated at 8 Row serving only Hokkien Mee and they are specialist is making dry Hokkien Mee. One big bowl of great taste Hokkien Mee.
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.