7 Must Eat Street Foods in Penang

Ask anyone about Penang, most people will immediately talk to you about the foods here.

There's just so much not to miss on this little island. But you probably won't know where to start; there are so many great food that even Penangites get lost sometimes.

Penang Street Foods

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

  1. Best Penang Char Koay Teow

    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: Oily, sinful, yet ultra satisfying! 😍 It is just so hard to say no to a good plate of CKT!

  2. 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: Soup is the most vital element when it comes to a good bowl of Hokkien mee.

  3. 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: That soupy tummy warming feeling just won't stop tempting us to go back!

  4. 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 chinese noodle dish.

    Editor: These quick and satisfying meal may look simple on the outside, until you have tasted a really good one.

  5. 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: A lot of efforts are required behind the soul of this dish — the broth.

  6. 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: Coconut milk, chili paste, and the sweetness from the broth truly represents its name.

  7. Best Asam 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 Asam Laksa is internationally. So, obviously this is a MUST EAT if you're visiting Penang.

    Editor: These places are usually quite crowded, so plan your time ahead!

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