Top 10 Famous Penang Local Foods
posted at: 30-08-2018 | author: foodcrush
1) Chee Cheong Fun @ Greenlane Genting Food Court
Opening Hours: 7AM – 5PM
Serve with 2 pieces of rice rolls and topped with some sauces and sesame seed. Unlike the usual shrimp paste, they added some peanut paste into it which creates a nice and balance mixture.
2) Mee Goreng @ Bangkok Lane
Opening Hours: 8AM- 6.30PM, closed on every Monday
Located at Seng Lee Kopitiam just at the junction of burmah road and Bangkok lane. The mamak-style mee goreng got sweet-savoury taste and the generous chef put a lot of sambal sotong.
3) Yam Rice @ Jalan Murthy, BM
Opening Hours: 9AM – 3PM
BM yam rice is always a comforting soup when you crave for a bowl of hot soup. The flavourful yam rice and salted vegetables pork soup make the perfect combination in your palate.
4) Char Koay Teow @ Siam Road
Opening Hours: 12 NOON – 9PM, closed on every Sunday and Monday
It is “relocated” at a coffee stall just nearby the old location. The long queue under the hot sun showed up how famous and tasty of Chooi Hong Uncle’s Char Koay Teow! It ranked 14th in the top 50 list of the World Street Food Congress 2017.
5) Hokkien Mee @ Lebuh Presgrave
Opening Hours: 4.30PM – 11.30PM, Closed on every Thursday
As a Penangites definitely will know this hokkien mee stall at “Sah Tiau Loh” in Georgetown. The soup base not only cook along with prawn shells but also with pork bones and meat which make the soup taste so nice. You can even add on some roasted pork or pork ribs.
6) Charcoal-toasted bread @ Toh Soon Cafe
Opening Hours: 8AM – 6.30PM, Closed on every Sunday
Charcoal-toasted bread, soft boiled egg with a cup of authentic local Hainan coffee, these are awesome combinations breakfast for local people. There are 4 types of bread can choose: Hainan, Coffee Marbel, Wholemeal and Chocolate. Don’t panic if they serve slow as the bread is toasted with traditional way that using charcoal.
7) Sister Curry Mee @ Ayer Itam Wet Market
Opening Hours: 7AM – 1PM, Closed on every Tuesday
The sisters have their own secret recipe and still using the charcoal fire to cook. Usually opens at 7.30pm and sell out by 1pm so better wake up early to catch a bowl of this legendary Penang-style curry mee!
8) Fried Oyster Omelette @ New Lane Hawker Centre
Opening hours: 4.30PM – 11PM, Closed on every Wednesday
Generous amount of big and fresh oysters, the batter and eggs fried in perfection which creates a crispy finish.
9) Loh Bak @ Kheng Pin Kopitiam
Opening Hours: 7AM – 1PM, Closed on every Monday
These golden goodness and crispy fried snacks are located along Penang Road. You can order the “omakase” platter which the chef would pick the pieces sufficient for number of people.
10) Duck Koay Chap @ Kimberly Street Hawker Stall
Opening Hours: 6PM – 11PM, Closed on every Thursday
Operates from the evening till late, the essence of koay chap contains a lot of spices and stewed with various duck parts, make it not just a simple delicious broth but the persistency of the people to keep doing this tedious preparation and cooking for almost 30 years.