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12 Best Chicken Rice You Should Be Eating In Penang

So, you think you know your chicken rice game? Well, think again because right here we’re going to take you on a journey to discovering more chicken rice places in Penang other than the ones you always go to. If you have been to every chicken rice place we’ll be mentioning in our list, feel free to name yourself “The King Of Chicken Rice”! Without further ado, let’s jump into it! Here’s our shot on the 12 Best Chicken Rice You Should Be Eating In Penang!

12 Best Chicken Rice You Should Be Eating In Penang

1. Wai Kee Char Siew

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This place right here is strongly recommended by us! You heard it correctly, the chicken rice here is guaranteed to be the best of quality and taste. It is often populated by locals feasting on to-die-for char siew! Even Lonely Planet has described this place as a real ‘gem’! So, have you tried it yet?

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Address: Chulia St, Georgetown, 10450 George Town, Penang.
Operation Hour: 11AM-2.30PM, 6PM-9PM (Everyday except for Sat & Sun), 11AM-2.30PM (Sat & Sun)

2. Sin Nam Huat Chicken Rice

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Sin Nam Huat has long been a familiar sight to Penangites because of its many branches all over the island. It’s no surprise, they make it into our list.  Specialising in roasting their chicken and pork to the perfect crunchiness and texture, it’s perfect for a quick stop for lunch! Not to mention, the sourness of their chai boey just goes so well with other dishes!

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Address: 171, Jalan Macalister, George Town, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operation Hour: 9.30AM-4.30PM (Daily)

3. Goh Thew Chik Hainan Chicken Rice

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In Penang, people are always looking for good Hainanese chicken rice. Look here! Be it steamed or roasted, every bite taken off the perfectly sliced chicken will fill you with contentment and satisfaction due to the juiciness and tenderness of the meat. Besides, they also offer interesting side dishes that are hard to come by – intestines, gizzard and liver!

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Address: 338, Chulia St, Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang.
Operation Hour: 11AM-3PM (Daily)

4. Chicken Rice at Genting Cafe

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Many do not know of this mouth-watering chicken rice spot that is tucked away in Genting Kopitiam, so we’re here to introduce it to you. Genting Cafe is famous for their chee cheong fun but that’s not the only thing you should be eating. Try their chicken rice the next time you’re there!

Address: Lorong Delima 3, Taman Island Glades, 11700 Jelutong, Pulau Pinang.
Operation Hour: 7AM-5PM (Closed on Wednesday)

5. Tong Seng Hainanese Chicken Rice (东城海南鸡饭)

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Another great Hainanese chicken rice place that can be added into your list! Juicy roasted chicken and awesome crispy pork belly await you for a visit. Super worth a try despite the long queue!

Address: 406, Jalan Penang, George Town, 10000 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operation Hour: 8AM-5PM (Daily)

6. Wen Chang Hainan Chicken Rice

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Lovely chicken, tasty chilli sauce with yummy soup, this is the authentic Penang style Hainanese chicken rice everyone loves. Do drop by this place when you’re craving for some yummy Hainan chicken rice! Not just that, their cheerful and attentive owner is sure to make your day. Just lovely!

Address: 63, Lebuh Cintra, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operation Hour: 11AM-5PM (Daily)

7. Fatty Boy Chicken Rice

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 Don’t underestimate this humble chicken rice shop by Jalan Burmah, their chicken rice is pretty good. Good enough to satisfy your cravings. Apart from the signature chicken rice, Fatty Boy Chicken Rice also serves a variety of Penang dishes. Deep fried bean curds and hard boiled eggs stew are one of the many dishes that locals take delight in.
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Address: 98A, Jalan Burma, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operation Hour: 9AM-6PM (Closed on Wednesday)

8. Air Itam Famous Bean Sprout Chicken (月萍豆芽雞)

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Previously from Air Itam, they have since then moved their restaurant to the bustling streets of Kimberley that is full of life at night. Tender chicken, nice bean sprout, tasty rice and reasonable price will keep you coming back for more!

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Address: 66 & 68, Lebuh Kimberley, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operation Hour: 11AM-3PM, 5.30PM-9.30PM (Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri), 11AM-9.30PM (Sat & Sun), (Closed on Thursday)

9. City Chicken Rice

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Muslim friends say hello! This place is actually really well-known among the locals, so if you don’t know of this place before this, maybe it’s time to expand your knowledge about chicken rice! The special thing about this place is its unique gravy that is tingling with sweetness. Mari kita cubalah!

Address:  Kampung Nelayan, 11950 Bayan Lepas, Penang
Operation Hour: 12PM-9.30PM (Closed on Tues)

10. Adik Nasi Ayam Jelutong

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Some would call this place the best nasi ayam melayu in Penang. Don’t trust us? Go and have a try yourself! The green colour sambal is so versatile than you can eat it with white rice! When it comes to chicken rice, the dipping sauce is very important and they honestly nailed it!

Address: In front of Caltex (Jelutong), 11600 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operation Hour: 10AM-6PM (Closed on Sun)

Read Also: The Ultimate Halal Food Guide In Penang

11. Ban Chuan Chicken Rice

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A very popular lunch spot indeed! They serve their chicken rice differently than others, instead of serving their tasty roasted chicken rice with clear cabbage soup, they serve theirs with asam laksa soup. What a way to spice up your day right!

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Address: 47 Lebuh Kurau 5, 13700 Perai, Pulau Pinang.
Operation Hour: 11AM-5PM (Daily)

Read also: 10 Must-Eat Along Kimberley Street Penang

12. Beng Huat Asam Fish Chicken Rice

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 Crunchy roasted chicken, especially the skin that is super inviting combo with special asam laksa soup, now you know where to go for lunch! You should also try out their loh bak, asam laksa fish and tofu. Time to head out and satisfy your hungry tummy!

Address: No. 215, Jalan Gan Chai Leng, Taman Chai Leng, 13700 Perai, Pulau Pinang.
Operation Hour: 10AM-4.30PM (Daily)

Which One Is Your Favourite?

So, what do you think? Have you been to all these places? If not, we hope that you take the time to try out all these spots we’ve recommended!

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