Best Street Food in Penang | Traveloka Travel Guide (2018)

Explore the best Malaysia Penang street food with Aina and Abam Bocey!

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Best Malaysia Street Food in Penang Guide including Georgetown Penang: (0:22-0:27)

1. Bee Hwa Cafe (0:28-1:31)

If you're looking for some delicious halal food in Penang Georgetown, Bee Hwa Cafe's well-loved Char Kuey Teow (CKT) is a must try.

Order a plate of the special CKT, and you’ll get savory crabsticks and fishballs added to it.

2. A1 Buah Berangan (1:32-2:05)

Down the road from Bee Hwa Cafe on Jalan Penang is A1 Buah Berangan (or roasted chestnuts). You'll understand why the stall has been open in Penang for 15 years the moment you crack open a chestnut and pop one into your mouth.

3. Hameed Pata Mee Sotong (2:06-3:21)

Located at Fort Cornwallis Food Court in Esplanade Park, Hameed Pata Mee Sotong serves up platefuls of steaming hot mee sotong, a popular Penang street food in Malaysia that consist of a spicy noodle dish doused in cuttlefish sambal. A small plate of it costs RM5 while a bigger serving costs RM7.

Also available at the Georgetown Penang food court is a refreshing glass of coconut shake. Blended with homemade coconut ice cream, the creamy and sweet beverage blends perfectly with your mee sotong.

4. Apom Balik (3:22-4:10)

Located at the front of the post office on Lebuh Downing, Apom Balik is a popular Malaysian street food stall that sells delicious apam balik.

The cart is open from 12pm - 6pm every day, where you can order additional fillings such as peanut butter or chocolate.

5. Street Grill Burger Bakar (4:11-5:06)

An asian street food you don't want to miss, this street stall on Jalan Sungai Pinang, which offers homemade chargrilled burgers overflowing with melted mozzarella cheese and a special sauce.

The stall is open from 6.30pm - 12am, but we recommend that you head there early before the crowd gathers.

6. Deen Maju (5:07-7:18)

A Penang Georgetown street food staple, you can’t say you’ve eaten the best of Penang’s food without having tried nasi kandar, so head to Jalan Gurdwara for one of the island’s best nasi kandar shops.

Choose from a wide array of dishes to eat with your rice, from the flavorful fish roe curry to the crunchy 15-spice fried chicken, which are both specialties at Deen Maju.

7. Argyll Road Roti Canai (7:19-8:31)

Dating back to 1955, Argyll Road Roti Canai is one of George Town’s oldest eateries. From its beginnings as a tiny Penang street stall, it has since expanded to a proper shophouse.

The Malaysian breakfast staple is served drenched in a delicious curry of your choice, such as chicken, beef or mutton.

8. Nasi Melayu Lidiana (8:32-10:24)

Tucked in the Tanjung Bungah Food Court, this homely asian food eatery has been in operation for over 40 years. You’ll be spoiled for choice as you can pick from a wide range of dishes to pile on your plate of rice.

Must-try dishes are chicken cooked in soy sauce (ayam kicap) and the sambal-stuffed grilled pomfret.

9. Kambing Bakaq Tuk Hang (10:25-11:39)

Located on the corner of Hilir Paya Terubong in Relau, Kambing Bakaq Tuk Hang specializes in delicious and savory grilled lamb. Dunk a chunk of their honey-glazed lamb in the special homemade BBQ sauce for the best experience. A must-try food in Penang.

Each portion of lamb costs RM12 (small), RM15 (medium) and RM20 (large).

If you're a fan of chicken, you can also order chicken from e’Corner, the restaurant next door that has some of the best grilled chicken around.

10. Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul (11:40-12:45)

A well-loved food in Penang, there’s nothing better than downing a bowl of icy, sweet cendol after a walk around George Town. If that’s what you’re after, then make a beeline for Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul, located on Keng Kwee Street.

11. Project Nasi Lemak Box (12:46-14:15)

A popular Malaysia street food in Penang, check out Project Nasi Lemak Box.

Located at Padang Kota Lama, it’s relatively new compared to many of the veterans on this list. They use natural dye from butterfly pea flowers to give their nasi lemak a pretty purple-blue color, similar to nasi kerabu. Choose your own sides such as fried chicken, fried fish and assam prawns.

For a true high-end indulgence Malaysia street food, order the nasi lemak lobster (RM79), served with a succulent lobster smothered in cheese and blow-torched to crispy perfection.

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