It’s pretty annoying when we heard someone say “there’s nothing to eat in Penang.” C’mon, Penang is the food heaven. You need to explore Penang (read our blog) and go for a food hunt. it’s pretty fun minus the traffic. Penang always has new things popping up every now and then. So let’s explore some of the new places to eat in Penang this week, shall we?
#1 Halab Restaurant
One of the new places to eat in Penang serving Middle Eastern cuisine, it’s a cafe-restaurant style. You know it’s pretty rare to find Middle Eastern cuisine in Penang, especially a good one. Halab, on the other hand, serves authentic delicious meal with an added twist. You’ll enjoy not only their food, but warm hospitality as well. Curious to know how Halab seperates themselves from the rest as claimed? You have to give it a try.
Address: 381, Chulia Street, 10200 Penang.
Operating Hour: 11 a.m.-4 a.m. (Daily)
#2 Momo Tea
As if Penang isn’t flooded with bubble milk tea joints. A self-made Malaysian brand, Momo Tea joins the Penang milk tea fam earlier this September. No fancy brown sugar pearls or fresh milk, Momo Tea speaks humble, quality milk tea. Their bottle packaging, is a win. For a mere RM7.90, you get delicious milk tea and their bottles. Guess what? They’re collectible, you can even reuse them. Once in a while they’ll come out with limited edition cute bottles, definitely one of the new places to eat in Penang to try out.
Address: 275, Lebuh Chulia,10200 Georgetown,Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 11:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
#3 赫De’H Cafe & Bakery
Set in Bukit Mertajam is De’H Cafe & Bakery, a rising star among other new places to eat in Penang. “H” in their name stands for home, they seek to provide a homey, comfort vibe. We thought their ambiance resembles a strong Chinese traits, humble yet aesthetic. While they do serve mains such as spaghetti and toasts, we say just stick to their bakes. After all, they’re a bakery, and their cakes look stunning.
Address: No.9 & K.24,Bm city mall,Jalan Perda Selatan, Bukit Mertajam.
Operating Hour: 9:30 a.m.-11 p.m. (Daily)
#4 Kuih Culture
Traditioal nyonya kuih is no easy to make. It takes years of experience, skills and passion to mold and create every piece. Not to mention strong Nyonya traits and love for its culture and tradition. Kuih Culture is another local pastry shop offering nyonya kuihs and other local fares. You can find kuih talam, onde-onde, pulut tai-tai and a lot more options here. While you’re here, try out their other offerings as well.
Address: 59A, Lebuh Kimberley, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (Daily)
#5 Lip’s Burger
Lip’s burger is yet another burger joint in Penang selling irresistible burgers. Why lip’s? Because they serve lip-smacking, juicy burgers that will make you drool. Not one, not two, but three patties sandwiched between two buns and loaded with cheese. How sinful is that? Lip’s burger is definitely one of the new places to eat in Penang that will make you come back for more.
Address: Inside Nan Shan Coffee Shop. 1088A, Jalan Paya Terubong, 11060 Air Hitam, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 5:30 p.m.-11 p.m. (Daily)
#6 Monkey Legend
The once famous Tam Sui Old Taste Cake at Greenlane is now replaced by something new, something very loaded. Offering potato goodies, that’s right, a store dedicated to serving good mashed potatoes. At Monkey Legend, there are two options. The classic mashed potatoes topped with greens and meats or Aligot, mashed potatoes mixed with cheese and cream. You get the ever famous gooey cheese pulls, super Instagrammable. Monkey Legend has to be one of the new places to eat in Penang that’s perfect for millennial.
Address: 539, Jalan Masjid Negeri, 11600 Penang.
Operating Hour: 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. (Closed on Tuesdays)
Sounds futuristic no? SoyaTec serves traditional soy desserts with a twist. Serving Tau Hua (beancurd) that ditches the traditional. Their soymilk pudding a.k.a beancurd are made without Gypsum. Instead of black sugar, some sweet toppings are added to complement the beancurd. The highlight of SoyaTec has to be their one-of-a-kind soymilk. They’re in different colors which indicates flavors like matcha, sesame, and chocolate. Their packaging? A+.
Address: 1-1-3 Tingkat Mahsuri 5, 11950 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. (Daily)
#8 & Dolce
No we didn’t symbolize the “and” on purpose, they named it like that. Don’t let the name set you back because & Dolce is one of the few new places to eat in Penang offering French patisserie. Delicate and beautifully crafted cakes, often glazed are not just presentable, but melts in your mouth as well. Often times they’re too beautiful to be eaten, so the camera eats first. You’ll be spoilt for choice by what & Dolce has to offer.
Address: 2-G-8, Medan Rajawali, Solaria Square, 11900, Bayan Lepas, Penang.
Operating Hour: 12 p.m.-7:30 p.m. (Closed on Mondays)
#9 Coffee Downstairs
Coffee Downstairs is definitely a one of the new-new places to eat in Penang. They’re so new there’s literary zero Google reviews. We suppose this is the time for you to be a foodie. Minimal yet cozy, it’s the best place for coffee-on-the-go. Or bring a book or work and have some quiet time to yourself. They look like they serve some serious good coffee.
Address: 84, Lebuh China, 10200 Georgetown, Penang.
Operating Hour: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
#10 Penne & Spaghetti
Just by the name you know what they’re good at, pasta! We believe 99% of human being on earth wouldn’t say no to pasta. That al-dante, creamy pasta in different shapes and names, which is your favourite? Penne &Spaghetti is an unpretentious place serving comforting pasta, tucked in the other side of the island. If you’re looking for good pastas, try Penne & Spaghetti.
Address: 22a, Lorong Teras Jaya 9, Kawasan Perniagaan Teras Jaya, 13400 Butterworth, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. (Daily)
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