Bukit Mertajam? Where is that? Sadly, many Penangites are unfamiliar with the delicious food that can be found in this small town on Penang’s mainland. If you are among those that do not know where Bukit Mertajam is then you should plan a road trip to Bukit Mertajam right now. Here are 10 road-trip-worthy street food in Bukit Mertajam.
Top 10 Food in Bukit Mertajam Penang
The earth is not flat, water is not wet, but Bukit Mertajam IS part of Penang. The key take-away point of this article is that the food in Bukit Mertajam is awesome. So, here are 10 reasons why you should plan a road trip there right now.
1. Yam Rice @ Sentosa Corner Kopitiam
Ask anyone from Bukit Mertajam what to eat and they will surely mention the yam rice at Sentosa Corner Kopitiam. This delicious yam rice has won over the hearts (and tummys) of many over the years and will likely win yours as well. So, what are you waiting for? Grab a friend or grab two and give this yam rice a try, I’m sure you won’t regret it.
Address: 3, Jalan Sentosa, Taman Sentosa, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang
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2. Gado-Gado @ Medan Selera Sentosa
Another popular street food enjoyed in Bukit Mertajam is the gado-gado at Medan Selera Sentosa. Gado-gado or more commonly known as pasembur, is an Indian salad which consists of cucumber, bean curd, turnip, bean sprout, prawn fritters, fried octopus, and egg. However, what makes this gado-gado unique is the thick, sweet, and slightly spicy sauce which the dish is soaked in. This gado-gado is a must try if you’re in town.
Address: Jalan Tenteram, Taman Sentosa, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang
3. Duck Egg Char Koay Teow
Forget McDonalds because this Duck Egg Char Koay Teow at Mei Le Hwa will satisfy your midnight cravings. Ah Heng, the chef of this masterpiece, has been in business for over 35 years and with good reason. What makes Ah Heng’s Char Koay Teow unique is the duck egg which is served as a side dish. The egg is fried sunny side up making the runny yolk the perfect complement to the main dish.
Address: Jalan Kampung Baru, 14000, Bukit Mertajam, Penang
Time: Every day 8.00 p.m. – 1.00 a.m.
4. Tom Yam @ Heng Heng
That’s right, move over Raja Uda because the Tom Yam at Kedai Kopi Tien Heng is ready to rival you for the crown of the best Tom Yam in Penang. The concept is simple, simply choose your ingredients ranging from meat, seafood and vegetables and your favorite type of noodles to be served along with your Tom Yam. However, be sure to order two beverages as the tomyam definitely packs a punch.
Adress: Jalan Tembikai, Taman Mutiara, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang
Time: 3.30 p.m. – 2.00 a.m.
Closed on Fridays
5. Beef Koay Teow @ Kang Beef Koay Teow
The Beef Koay Teow at Jalan Kulim has long been held close to heart to those in Bukit Mertajam. The soup is the main star of the dish as it is served along with coriander leaves which gives the dish a pleasant aroma. If you’re on the more adventurous side then you could also try their bull penis for an additional Rm 8 but this is not for the faint of heart.
Address: Kang Beef Koay Teow, Jalan Kulim, Taman Jaya, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
6. Rojak Orang Hitam Putih & Li Guang Popiah @ Ah Meng Coffee Shop
Okay, this is more of a combo if you’re in town looking for good teatime snacks. Located at the heart of Bukit Mertajam, Ah Meng Coffee Shop boasts popular teatime snacks such as the famous Rojak Orang Hitam Putih and Li Guang Popiah. Although there are several other rojak stalls in the area, Rojak Orang Hitam Putih has remained the first choice of the people over years due to its thick homemade rojak sauce.
Located right next to the rojak stall, Li Guang Popiah promises to be a delicious and affordable teatime snack. This stall has been attracting large amount of customers making it one of the top places to enjoy teatime snacks in Bukit Mertajam. Be sure to beat the queue by ordering ahead or stopping by early as the stall is always packed with people.
Address: Kedai Kopi Ah Meng Jalan Pasar/ Jalan Bunga Raya 14000 Bukit Mertajam
7. Mushroom Mee @ Sister Kiosk
If you enjoy mushrooms then you’re in luck. The mushroom mee at sister kiosk is definitely a must-try if you’re in Bukit Mertajam. It can be enjoyed in both soup or dry and in a variety of noodles. Trust me, you will not regret giving this dish a try.
Address: 132, Jalan Damai, Taman Permata Indah, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang
Time: 8.00 a.m. – 6 p.m.
8. Nasi Kandar @ Nasi Kancah Mamu
If you’re familiar with Kulim’s famous Nasi Kandar Guhaya then you ought to know that they opened a second branch in Bukit Mertajam. And yes, it is just as awesome. Also called Nasi Tagih, meaning addicted, one mouthful of this nasi kandar will make you go back for more.
Bonus Tip: Be sure to give their delicious fried chicken a try as it is indeed finger lickin good
Address: No.3334 Jalan Perniagaan,Pusat Perniagaan Alma, Bukit Mertajam Penang, Malaysia I4000
9. Kulim Best Cendol @ Jalan Kulim
Let’s face it, the weather is not getting any colder by the day and there is always room for a refreshing dessert. Fear not, Kulim’s Best Cendol will definitely help you cool down. It is both delicious and affordable making it the perfect teatime dessert to be enjoyed in Bukit Mertajam.
Address: Jalan Kulim, Taman Tenang, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang
Time: 11.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.
10. Laksa Kelang Lama @ Jalan Kulim
Of course, this list would not be complete without mentioning Laksa. If you’re looking for delicious food in Bukit Mertajam then this Laksa should be on your list. It should also be noted that this is the second branch of the famous Kelang Lama Laksa located at Taman Kejora, Kulim. So, give this Laksa a try if you’re in town and you will not regret it.
Address: 30K, Jalan Kulim, Taman Jaya, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang
So, there you have it, 10 road-trip-worthy street food in Bukit Mertajam. If you think we’ve missed out on a couple or would like to suggest some of your top food in Bukit Mertajam to our fellow foodies, be sure to drop a comment below. What are you waiting for? Grab your fellow foodies and plan a trip to Bukit Mertajam right now, deliciousness and filled stomachs await you.
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