Finding a spot for lunch can be really difficult because we Penangites are spoiled for choices. If you’re constantly in a debate with your friends or family about picking a place to eat, here is a list to help you out. This list includes halal and non-halal spots in Penang so you don’t have to waste your time thinking of places to have your lunch.
Non-Halal And Halal Lunch Spot You’ll Want To Check Out.
1. Diable Pasta (Non-Halal)
Diable Pasta allows you to be creative with your pasta at a reasonable price. There is various kind of pasta such as angel hair, spaghetti, fettuccine, fusilli and macaroni that you can choose from accompanied with the sauce of your choice. If you’re a lover of spicy food, you can try their Tom Yam Sauce and if you’re not, don’t worry because their Ebiko creamy sauce is amazing too. You can have your meal in a set just by paying an extra of RM 3.80 which include a drink, soup of the day and free flow of ice cream. Just by paying an extra of RM 2.00 or RM 3.00 you can have your pasta presented to you in a trash can or flying. Whether your pasta is being served in a trash can or is flying, it’ll still taste as amazing as it looks.
Address: 4, Lorong Kampung Malabar, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Opening hours: 11am-3pm, 6pm-10pm (Daily)
2. Restoran Nasi Padang Minang (Halal)
This place has a wide range of dishes for you to choose from and you’ll probably want to pick everything. Don’t forget to try their signature Ikan Cencaru Sumbat. The fried onion is bursting with flavors and it pairs well with all the different kind of curries that they have. You’ll have the opportunity to see the uncle frying the fish on the spot so your fish will be hot and fresh out of the wok.
Address: 92, Jalan Transfer, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Opening hours: 11am-3pm (Daily)
3. Thai Shop (Non-Halal)
Craving for Thai street food? This is the place that you should be patronizing. One of their signature dishes is the pork satay. Don’t forget to order the Tom Yam as well because your meal will not be complete.
Address: 102B, Jalan Hutton, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Opening Hours: 12pm-3pm, 6pm-9:30pm (Closed on Monday)
4. Mee Manja CRC @ Larut Cafe (Halal)
Looking for something local? Mee goreng and mee rebus are definitely one of them. This stall serves one of the best mee goreng and mee rebus in Penang. These plate of noodles will definitely leave you wanting more because it’s bursting with flavors.
Address: 32, Jalan Larut, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Opening Hours: 11am-6pm (Closed on Friday)
Bonus tip: Try the sardine puff that is located outside of the shop. You won’t regret it. The puffs are made on the spot so you’ll be able to try it hot and fresh.
Opening Hours: 1pm-6:30pm (Closed on Saturday and Sunday)
5. Wen Chang Hainan Chicken Rice (Non-Halal)
Wen Chang serves authentic Hainanese chicken rice and it’s run by a family. The rice itself is extremely flavorful and you can actually just have the rice by itself but a plate of chicken rice is definitely not complete without the chicken. You can choose if you’d prefer the steamed chicken or fried. Wen Chang’s roasted chicken is not roasted but fried and that’s what makes them different. The Loh Bak that is served is homemade in the shop itself. Don’t forget to order their signature local coffee as well!
Address: 63, Lebuh Cintra, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Opening Hours: 11am-5pm (Daily)
6. Lagenda House & Cafe (Halal)
Lagenda Cafe serves authentic traditional Malay food. Besides Malay food, Lagenda Cafe serves Western-cuisine as well with a touch of Oriental. Their condiments are served on a Congkak board which is a traditional childhood game. Their rice is cooked with Butterfly Pea flower which makes them blue in color. To conclude your meal, don’t forget to order a plate of their Sago Do-Re-Mi or Banana Bakar.
Address: 43, Lebuh Campbell, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Opening Hours: 11am-11pm (Daily)
7. Tho Yuen Restaurant (Non-Halal)
Whether it’s Dim Sum or fried noodles and rice, Tho Yuen has it all. If you’re a lover of fried stuff with the wok hei flavor, the fried hor fun and bihun is a definite must try. Tho Yuen makes their own pastries as well so if you have a chance, give it a try.
Address: 92 Campbell Street Georgetown, 10100 Penang, Pulau Pinang
Opening Hours: 6am-3pm (Closed on Tuesday)
8. Jawi House Cafe Gallery (Halal)
Jawi House serves Jawi-Peranakan with a touch of Western cuisine. Some of their famous dishes are Nasi Lemuni, Nasi Ulam and Laksa Lemak. The Lemuni rice is cooked in coconut milk and flavored with Lemuni leaves. This is a traditional confinement dish for many Malay women. Don’t forget to end your meal with their signature yogurt cheesecake.
Address: 85, Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10200 Penang Malaysia, Pulau Pinang
Opening Hours: 11am-10pm (Closed on Tuesday)
9. Hot Bowl White Curry Mee (Non-Halal)
Curry mee is definitely a famous Penang dish. If you’re visiting Penang for the first time, curry mee is a must try and Hot Bowl does it right. The richness from the coconut milk accompanied by the spice from the chili paste will leave you wanting more. Don’t worry about sweating too much from the spice because this place is air-conditioned.
Address: 58, Jalan Rangoon, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Opening Hours: 8am-3pm (Closed on Monday)
10. Sin Nam Huat Chicken Rice (Non-Halal)
Sin Nam Huat has always been known for their chicken rice. Bursting with flavors, their Chai Boey is definitely an appetizer because of the tanginess from the preserved vegetables. A plate of chicken rice accompanied with a bowl of Chai Boey will leave you satisfied for lunch. Don’t forget to try their Char Siu and Siu Bak as well!
Address: No. 388, Wayton Court, Jalan Burma, George Town, 10350 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Opening Hours: 9am-5pm (Daily)
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