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10 Delightful Taiwanese Food & Snacks In Penang You Have To Try

You simply can't resist all these delicacies!

Are you a big fan of refreshing bubble milk tea, delicious minced pork rice and also the mouth-watering Taiwanese fried chicken cutlet? Then, this listing right here is perfectly crafted for you, 10 Delightful Taiwanese Food & Snacks In Penang You Have To Try! Calling on all the fans of Taiwanese food and snacks, now you don’t have to go all the way to Taiwan just to have a taste of them, you can do so in this beautiful state that you live in!

10 Delightful Taiwanese Food & Snacks In Penang You Have To Try

1. Kochabi Taiwanese Delight

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A restaurant that serves a good authentic Taiwanese cuisine is hard to come by in Penang whether you like it or not. Throughout the ups and downs of Taiwanese cuisine scene in Penang, Kochabi has stood the test of time. Till these days, they remain as Penangites’ favourite spot for some Taiwanese delights. One of the most staple Taiwanese food you cannot miss is their minced pork rice and its scrumptiousness is undoubtedly on par with the standards of Taiwan!

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📍 229, Jalan Burma, George Town, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang
🕒 12PM-10PM (Closed on Wednesday)

📍 14, Lorong Kelawai, George Town, 10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang
🕒 10AM-10PM (Daily)

2. Xi Meng Ding

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Come on over to Xi Men Ding for reasonably priced Taiwanese food! Their service crew is more than happy to be recommending you some awesome Taiwanese dishes, so do not be afraid to ask. A lot of people would drop by to enjoy their signature salty crispy chicken and we think you should too!

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📍 79 & 81, Lebuh Bishop, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang
🕒 10AM-3PM (Mon), 10AM-3PM & 6PM-9.30PM (Tue-Fri), 10AM-9.30PM (Weekend&Public Holidays)

3. 北投魷魚 Bei Tou Squid Snack

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Bei Tou Squid Snack took Penang by storm when they first opened its door to allow Penangites the chance to taste of signature Taiwanese cuisine, like braised pork on rice and deeply marinated pork cutlet. One snack we think you should order while you’re there is their potsticker which is not something you can find anywhere!

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📍 29-1-29, The Golden Triangle, Jalan Paya Terubong, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang
🕒 11AM-9.30PM (Closed on Tuesday)

4. Taiwei Village

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What makes this Taiwei Village different from every other Taiwanese restaurant is that they have stinky tofu on their menu! Though stinky tofu is not for everybody’s tastebud, still some people would die for them. As for people that don’t enjoy stinky tofu as much, do opt for their ma la tofu instead!

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📍 20, Lorong Abu Siti, George Town, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang
🕒 11.30AM-11PM (Everyday except Sun), 11.30PM-12AM (Sun)

5. Taiwanese Food @ Sri Weld Food Court

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Very often this small yet humble stall is overlooked due to the long line of people waiting outside for the famous nasi lemak. Little did people know that there’s a stall inside that sells really delicious and affordable Taiwanese food. If you’re in town, drop by for a quick lunch!

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📍 21, Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang
🕒 9AM-3PM (Closed on Sunday)

6. Ages Ago

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Watch out for this small and lovely place that specializes in sesame oil noodles. Walking past the shop, you’ll notice a faint smell of the delicious noodles, head on in and order one for yourself! Don’t forget to order their unique side dishes – century egg, tossed cucumber and okra okra. What’re you waiting for?

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📍 Lot B1-28, Gurney Plaza, 170, Gurney Drive, 10250, Georgetown, Penang
🕒 10AM-10PM (Daily)

7. Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks

Did someone say Shihlin chicken? Undoubtedly, people that crave for fried chicken cutlet will automatically seek out Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks because they’re on top of the game with their big and chunky chicken at a wallet-friendly price! Crispyness checked, scrumptiousness confirmed, what else can you ask for?

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📍 B1-K2, Gurney Plaza, Jalan Kelawai, 10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang
🕒 10AM-10PM (Daily)

📍 Persiaran Bayan Indah, Queens Bay, 14300 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang
🕒 10AM-10PM (Daily)

8. LIANG Sandwich Bar

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Feeling peckish, in need of a quick snack to recharge yourself? Look no further than Liang Sandwich Bar which offers really crispy and unique sandwich. Different from those fluffy white bread sandwich, LIANG Sandwich Bar sticks to the Chinese tradition. Using Chinese Scallion Pancake as the “bread,” the inside is filled with your favourite modern ingredients. Cheese, eggs, chicken, you name it, you got it.

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📍 Lot 170-B1-28, Gurney Plaza, Persiaran Gurney, 10250 Georgetown, Penang.
🕒 10AM-10PM (Daily)

📍 Persiaran Bayan Indah, Queens Bay, 14300 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang
🕒 10AM-10PM (Daily)

9. Xiong Ai Taiwan Pancake 熊爱台湾菓子烧

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Who could say no to fluffy and spongy pancake? Definitely, not us! Okay, here’s why this place is the best, the reason being they have over 5 flavours of Taiwanese pancake to choose from – Chinese red bean, chocolate oreo, cranberry cream cheese, cheese tuna, chocolate peanut and classic buttercream. There’s something for everyone, tell a friend about it today!

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📍 No.7114, Jalan Raja Uda, Taman Aman Jaya, 12300 Butterworth, Pulau Pinang
🕒 7.30AM-2.30PM (Mon-Sun), 7.30AM-3.30PM (Wed)

10. Taiwan Snacks and Bubble Milk Tea @ Night Market

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Night market happens almost every night of the week and it’s the best place to be because basically, it’s what you will call a food heaven! Expect to find everything here including the famous street snacks of Taiwan which are the Taiwan sausage and also fried squid. Accompanied by bubble milk tea, simply perfection! I can already imagine our friends from Taiwan giving us thumbs up!

📍 Monday: Macallum Street Night Market
📍 Tuesday: Tanjung Bungah Night Market
📍 Wednesday: Farlim Night Market
📍 Friday: Jelutong Night Market

10 Delightful Taiwanese Food & Snacks In Penang You Have To Try

That’s the end to our 10 Delightful Taiwanese Food & Snacks In Penang You Have To Try. We hope that these places can satisfy your cravings for Taiwanese food, and see you in our next article!

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