If you mention the word "Penang" to anyone, most people will immediately talk to you about the foods. But you probably won't know where to start, because there are so many great food places even Penangites get lost sometimes.
We have compiled a list for some of the best Penang foods you must check out when you're in Penang.
And like we said, you'll be so spoilt with choices.
So this list gets updated from time to time as we find more of the interesting places to share.
If you're visiting Penang, we are sure that this food guide will get you started on the right path.
Check out each link in our list below for the best places to eat.
Let's dig in!
What to Eat in Penang
Best Hokkien Mee in Penang
Hot, spicy, and savoury sweet prawn broth poured onto a bowl of noodles topped with generous amount of garnishes. What better words to instantly remind you of Penang's iconic Hokkien Prawn Mee.
Editor's note: Soup is the most vital element when it comes to a good bowl of Hokkien mee.
Best Wantan Mee in Penang
Wantan Mee is a very popular choice in Penang, be it for breakfast, lunch or dinner. So it's not hard for you to come across a hawker stall serving wantan mee no matter which hour of the day, or night. Apart from that, every stall also serves a different variations of this noodle dish.
Editor's note: These quick and satisfying meal may look simple on the outside, until you have tasted a really good one.
Best Koay Teow Thng in Penang
From the many variations of Koay Teow Thng in Penang, we all know how much Penangites love this simple dish, whether it is for our breakfast, lunch or dinner. In this post, we have gathered five of the best koay teow soup you must eat in Penang.
Editor's note: A lot of efforts are required behind the soul of this dish — the broth.
Best Bak Kut Teh Places in Penang
Although Penang is not as well-known as Klang when it comes to Bak Kut Teh, our little food heaven here do have many to offer when it comes to a good warm bowl of meaty herbal soup. We have checked out well over 15 stalls in Penang and here's a list of the best in our opinion.
Editor's note: That soupy tummy warming feeling just won't stop tempting us to go back!
Best Char Koay Teow in Penang
You can't be in Penang and not eating the iconic Char Koay Teow so well known by the world. This dish is the reason many people travel from miles away; to indulge themselves in a plate of sinful and oily meal that make tummies scream happiness.
Editor's note: Oily, sinful, yet ultra satisfying! 😍 It is just so hard to say no to a good plate of CKT!
Best Curry Mee in Penang
Thanks to the multicultural of Malaysia, the delicious Penang Curry Mee is the end result combined from multiple influences. Spicy, Sweet, and Creamy; This is a dish that manage to capture the hearts of many locals and tourists from nearby countries.
Editor's note: Coconut milk, chili paste, and the sweetness from the broth truly represents its name.
Best Assam Laksa in Penang
Assam Laksa is not only an iconic dish in Penang. This is also a dish named as the World's Best Food by CNN Travel. It shows how remarkably special Penang Assam Laksa is internationally. So, obviously this is a MUST EAT if you're visiting Penang.
Editor's note: These places are usually quite crowded, so plan your time ahead!
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