10 Best Spots For Fried Snacks In Penang

Ever have that urge to bite onto something so crispy you could actually hear the sound of the breaded batter crushing into pieces that eventually melts in your mouth? Fast food joints aren’t the only ones that offer crispy fried snacks on their menus. Keep scrolling and you’ll realize plenty of other shops actually offer a myriad of fried snacks that are so delicious it hits your guilty conscience for over-snacking. But it’s totally alright because that’s what makes us true foodies, am I right? Feast away!

10 Best Crispy, Fried Snacks In Penang

10 best fried snacks spot you should try in Penang
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1.Gurney Drive Hawker Centre

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Gurney Drive Hawker Centre has gloriously made their way to countless of newspaper spreads featuring their iconic spot which houses hawker stalls that offer Char Koay Teow, Fried Oysters, Pasembur and if you can name it, they will definitely have it. At this very spot, there’s a humble stall which sells a wide variety of fried snacks such as fried nuggets, fishballs, and salted fish tofu in sticks? Simply pick the sticks of fried snacks which you prefer and pass it to the uncle to have your snacks fried into a plate of golden-brown divinity. We’d highly recommend the fried chicken skin which is priced at less than RM 5 per cup. You’ll have no trouble locating this stall as the long queues will speak for themselves.

Address: 172, Solok Gurney 1, Pulau Tikus, 10250 Jelutong, Pulau Pinang

Operating Hours: 4.30 PM – 11.30 PM (Closed on Tuesdays)

2. Uncle Bob Fried Chicken @ Farlim Night Market

If you’re a regular patron of weekly pasar malam, then the name Uncle Bob is definitely no stranger to you. With plenty of fried snacks up their sleeves such as popcorn chicken, sweet potato fries or if you think bite-sized snacks aren’t enough to fix your cravings, try their XXL Fried Chicken. It’s an extra, extra large piece of fried chicken cutlet simmered with chilli flakes that’s crispy on the outside yet tender on the inside. We honestly think that the Taiwanese have such good taste when it comes to fried snacks.

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Address: Uncle Bob Fried Chicken @ Farlim Night Market, 27-75, Medan Angsana, Bandar Baru Ayer Itam, 11500 Ayer Itam, Pulau Pinang.

Operating Hours: Every Wednesday, 6 PM – 11.30 PM

This is a Muslim-friendly eatery.

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3. Free School Ti Kueh

Residents around Penang Free School would very well be aware that there’s a stall by the roadside which offers deep fried delicacies like fried mung bean and many more. This stall is well-known for their Fried Tee Kueh, a slice of yam sandwiched in between two slices of either sweet potato or sweet rice cake and finally deep fried perfectly until golden-brown. Having been around for over 40 years, the owner definitely knows how to cater to our needs of fried and sweet snack at the same time. Check out our video here:


Address: Jalan Free School Roadside, Taman Free School, 10460, Georgetown, Penang

Operating Hours: Around 10.30 AM – 4.30 PM (Opens Daily)

This is a Muslim-friendly eatery.

4. Fried Fritters @ Farlim Night Market

There are many stalls in Farlim Night Market that offers fried delicacies but one spot, in particular, stood out as they have fried Dim Sum delights in store. Fried Wantons, Carrot Cakes and Wu Kok are fried snacks that we couldn’t get enough of. They don’t just offer Dim Sum delights but every snack consists of crispiness that is validated by their golden-brown perfection. If you have a hard time locating the store, their menu has red-white stripes as the background.

10 best fried snacks spot you should try in Penang
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10 best fried snacks spot you should try in Penang
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Address: 27-75, Medan Angsana, Bandar Baru Ayer Itam, 11500 Ayer Itam, Pulau Pinang.

Operating Hours: Every Wednesday,  6 PM – 11.30 PM

5. Uncle Gan Fried Wantons

Who could beat Fried Wantons that have been around for almost 70 years? At this shop, 85-year-old Uncle Gan has a traditional recipe when it comes to his infamous fried wantons. Some may find the wanton underwhelming but if you’re all up for a snack that crackles because its skin is THAT crispy, you have to definitely include this in your list. The best of this Wanton aside from its crunchiness is that each piece is only RM 0.10! Savour yourselves away, guys.

10 best fried snacks spot you should try in Penang

Do check out our video right here:

Address: 71, Jalan Lembah Permai, Tanjung Bungah, 11200, Penang.

Operating Hours: 9 AM – 11 PM (Opens Daily)

This is non-Halal eatery.

6. Hin Pin Tanjung Bungah Pisang Goreng

This stall in Tanjung Bungah is known to constantly sell out of ‘pisang goreng’ but luckily to us fried snacks lovers, they also offer Fried Tee Kuih that is worth the shot. Of course, the star of this stall is the ‘pisang goreng’ whereby they dip the entire banana into their homemade batter and fried till golden-brown perfection. Offering other fried delicacies such as Fried Cempedak, we suggest you order one of each as their menu is packed with crispy, yummy deep fried snacks.

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Address: Jalan Chan Siew Teong, Taman Tanjung Bunga, 11200 Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang

Operating Hours: 1 PM – 6 PM (Opens Daily)

7. Super Tanker Food Court

Super Tanker Food Court is commonly known for Aki Pancake but today in our list, we’ll be steering away from Aki Pancake and relocating our focus on this Loh Bak stall at Super Tanker Food Court. The Cucur Udang in this stall leans towards the Malay origin but nevertheless, the crispy outer batter and tender floured-prawn fillings is out of the world. The chilli sauce is made fresh in-store daily with a recipe that makes the dipping process of fried snacks way tastier. Oh, we forgot to mention that the Japanese sausage in this ordinary Loh Bak stall is pretty extraordinary too.

10 best fried snacks spot you should try in Penang
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10 best fried snacks spot you should try in Penang
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Address: 25, Lengkok Nipah 2, Taman Lip Sin, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang

Operating Hours: 7 AM – 11 PM (Opens Daily)

This is a non-Halal eatery.

8. Shihlin Taiwanese Street Snacks

Everyone knows about Shihlin Taiwanese Street Snacks as it has been around for far longer than any one of us could possibly remember. Renowned for their double extra large fried chicken cutlet and gracefully simmered with chilli flakes to enhance its spiciness, avid lovers of spicy fried snacks would see stars when they walk by Shihlin’s store. The smell of deep fried chicken cutlets is a show-stopper to many patrons. Do give their Fried Sweet Potato snack a try, it’s crispy with a hint of sweetness from the potato.

10 best fried snacks spot you should try in Penang
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Address: Gurney Plaza: B1-K2, Gurney Plaza, Jalan Kelawai, 10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Queensbay Mall: LG-69, Lower Ground Floor, Queensbay Mall, 14300 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang

First Avenue Mall: 4th Floor, 1ST Avenue, 128, Jalan Magazine, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating Hours: 10 AM – 10 PM (Opens Daily)

This is a Muslim-friendly eatery.

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9. Penang Famous Samosa

If you’re ever craving for authentic Indian snacks, there’s no place that offers snacks so good as this little stall at Little India which uses recipes from India. The Samosa at this stall lives up to its name of being Penang Famous as the stall is constantly crowded with hardcore fans of Samosa. With a variety of fillings to choose from such as  Mutton, Chicken, Tuna, and Vegetable, you will be spoiled for choice at this stall. The Samosa has fillings that are packed to the edge and a crispy-licious pastry skin that will leave many wanting more.

10 best fried snacks spot you should try in Penang
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Address: Penang Special Samosa, 45, Lebuh Queen, Georgetown, 10200, Penang.

Operating Hours: 9.30 AM – 8 PM (Opens Daily)

This is a Muslim-friendly eatery.

10. Pisang Goreng @ Laksa Janggus, Balik Pulau

Homemade recipe for the batter and a large crowd swarming around this place is a testament that they have good food in store. Though specialising in Laksa Janggus, this place also offers crispy Pisang goreng that have the crowds constantly coming back for more. One bite of this crispy goodness will prove to you why they’re one of the best-fried snacks stall that you can’t miss out on. Be there early to avoid long queues but we think that good food is always worth the sweat.

10 best fried snacks spot you should try in Penang


10 best fried snacks spot you should try in Penang

Address: Jalan Kampung Perlis, Kampung Perlis, 11020 Balik Pulau, Pulau Pinang

Operating Hours: 3.30 PM – 8.00 PM (Closed on Wednesdays)

This is a Muslim-friendly eatery.

These are 10 Best Spots For Fried Snacks In Penang specially curated by us. Since the weekend is approaching, why not bring your friends and family to journey through these 10 spots with the best fried snacks on their menu?

10 Fried Snacks Spots In Penang You Must Try!

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