Penang, a state and island that stretches along Malaysia’s northwest coast, attracts almost four million tourists yearly to Pulau Penang. From the mainland, it takes 10 miles to traverse the channel over the azure sea, giving individuals plenty of time to take in the incoming cityscape of beachside high-rises nestled behind mountains of the deserted rainforest. The durian plantation where I’ve lived and worked as a tour guide and durian sommelier for the past five summers is only eight miles broad and 16 miles long. Still, as I tell visitors, Penang is like Mary Poppins’ magic bag: more fits in its compact dimensions than seems imaginable.
One must sample Penang’s renowned local cuisine while visiting the island, which is always served hot and fresh. Being a crossroads of cultures, Malaysia is renowned for serving a variety of cuisines, some of which are imported from people with various cultural origins and others that originate from within the country itself. This article will give you a list of the must-try street foods in Penang, from the busy crowds of Little India to the bright lanes of Chinatown. So, what’s the wait for? Book your bus tickets online on one of the leading bus service provider’s websites – redBus, and go by bus from Malacca to Penang to enjoy some of the best street foods in Malaysia.
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Char Koay Teow
When visiting the island, there is just one dish you absolutely must eat: char koay teow. Even though the state is home to a huge number of char koay teow booths, Siam Road Char Koay Teow is unquestionably the best. Be prepared to wait for a minimum of 30 minutes, if you’re lucky, under the direction of a father-son team. Your knees will weaken when you see that platter of flat rice noodles stir-fried in wok hei with cockles, hog fat, bean sprouts, chili, and more. Even if you have a tiny appetite, choose medium.
Can you truly claim to have visited Penang without indulging in some Assam Laksa? The glory of Penang is its delectable soup, which is sour, spicy, and savory. Air Itam Bisu serves one of the best bowls. Laksa just costs RM4.50 for each bowl! You’ll surely want more of the acidic and sweet fish flavor, along with the crisp vegetables and a big helping of mackerel.
Cendol – Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul
Nothing says cooling off like a bowl of icy cold Cendol in Penang’s humid tropical climate. The Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul serves the tastiest bowl of cendol. The line runs rather quickly, so don’t be worried about the long waits—unless the person in front of you orders 20 bowls.
The dessert has a good bite from the red kidney beans and green jelly threads, and the cooled coconut milk helps quench your thirst. The gula Melaka is towards the bottom of the bowl, so be sure to stir it before eating. The cost of each dish is RM2.70.
Served with a hot peanut sauce, pasembur is a Malaysian salad made of cucumber, potatoes, beancurd, turnips, beansprouts, prawn fritters, and other seafood. One of the best venues to satisfy your appetite is The Famous Gani Pasembur.
There is a wide assortment of add-on items, and we advise adding some crispy prawn crackers to yours for extra crunch. Although ingredients start at RM0.50, it’s adding too much is easy, so check out the price list before going wild!
You can get the ideal ratio of delicious oysters and savory eggs in the Bayan Baru Market Food Court. An oyster omelet is a meal made of fried eggs, flour, and juicy, luscious oysters. For an added flavor boost, dunk yours in the delectable garlic-chili sauce that is included.
Lor Bak – Neoh Khay Chye
The fact that the Neoh Khay Chye Lor Bak stand has been open for 100 years is proof of how good it is. Pork rolls, known as lor bak, are created with minced pork and wrapped in beancurd skin before being deep-fried till crispy.
You can eat yours with beancurd dishes like spring rolls and prawn fritters.
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