When someone mentions Penang Island, it’s without a doubt that everyone would agree that it is the heaven of street food! Wherever you look and turn, the streets of Penang are filled with endless variety and delightful street food. Let us take you on a tour around the Pearl of the Orient for 25 Under RM5 Street Food right now!
25 Under RM5 Street Food in Penang
1. Star Coffee at Lebuh Noordin
Ever seen local “kopi peng” (iced coffee) with latte art? Well, this is the place for it! On top of that, the coffee they serve is rich in flavour and smooth to the throat. Tucked between the streets of Lebuh Noordin among other small setups by the roadside, it’d sure be a nostalgia experience for everyone!
Address: 146, Lebuh Noordin, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: (Daily) 8 AM-5:30 PM
2. Ali Nasi Lemak
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Nasi Lemak is widely recognized among Malaysians as the number choice for breakfast. You can’t help but agree that nasi lemak is the most convenient breakfast choice of all time. Malay fragrance rice dish cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaf, including fresh cucumber slices, small fried anchovies (ikan bilis), roasted peanuts and hard-boiled, is sure to give you a kick-start for your day!
Address: Sri Weld Food Court, Beach St, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operation Hour: 7 AM-4 PM (Closed on Sunday)
Read also: 10 Best Nasi Lemak in Penang You Must Try
3. Pisang Goreng Air Itam
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This is where you can get the crispiest pisang goreng with hints of sweetness! Covered in batter and then deep fried in cooking oil, the crunchiness will make a perfect snack for a break from the tasks at hands! Take a break and treat yourself today!
Address: Jalan Air Itam, 11500 Pulau Pinang.
Operation Hour: 12 PM-6 PM (Closed on Friday)
4. Ais Tingkap Lebuh Tamil
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Cool yourself on a hot day with a packet of ais tingkap over at Lebuh Tamil! Since its operation since 1928, Penangnites have been able to enjoy this refreshing beverage containing basil seeds, coconut flesh, rose syrup and shaved ice.
Address: 2, Lebuh Tamil, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operation Hour: 12 PM-8 PM (Closed on Sunday)
5. Roti Canai Jalan Gemas
Another local favourite when it comes to breakfast is none other than the famous roti canai It is guaranteed to be a hearty breakfast choice for all! If you personally prefer thick and flavourful curry, this won’t disappoint your taste buds.
Address: 51, 29, Jalan Gemas, Taman Kampar, 10460 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operation Hour: 7 AM-12.30 PM, 5.30 PM-10 PM (Closed on Monday)
Read also: Hot breakfast spot: Gemas Road Roti Canai
6. Chee Cheong Fan Genting Kopitiam
So, here it is – the famous Peanut Butter Chee Cheong Fun, costing only RM2.60 for the small portion that has two rice noodle rolls topped with different sauces and sesame seed. The dish is a pleasant balance between the sweet, spicy and buttery taste! Worth a drop if you wish to have a taste of authentic taste of chee cheong fun in Penang!
Address: Kedai Kopi Genting Cafe, Lorong Delima 3, Island Glades, Pulau Pinang.
Operation Hour: 7AM -7PM (Daily)
7. Samosa @ Little India
Samosa is a fried with a savoury filling, such as spiced potatoes, onions, peas and lentils. It may take different forms, including triangular, cone, or half-moon shapes, depending on the region. This place sells one of the best samosa in town! Well, you heard it from us first, thank us later!
Address: No. 45, Lebuh Queen, 10200, George Town, Pulau Pinang, 10200
Operation Hour: 9:30 AM-8 PM
8. Penang Road Cendol
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If you’ve never tried before Penang Road Chendol, can you even call yourself a true Penangnite? We, Penangnite take deep pleasure in the desserts we’ve to offer – one of them being cendol! Chendol is an iced sweet dessert that contains droplets of worn-like green rice flour jelly served with coconut milk and palm sugar syrup. Don’t be shocked by the queue once you’re there!
Address: Jalan Penang, George Town, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operation Hour: (Mon-Fri) 10 AM-7 PM, (Sat & Sun) 10 AM-7.30 PM
Read also: 8 Best Cendol in Penang You Must Try
9. Murtabak Jelutong Pos Office
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Nothing beats the satisfaction of biting into the spongy and crispy dough which encloses generous fillings of juicy minced meat (beef or chicken). Served piping hot from the griddle, you’d fall in love with this wonderful street snack for sure!
Address: Lebuhraya Jelutong, Jelutong, 11600, Georgetown, Pulau Pinang.
Operation Hour: 6.30 PM-11.30 PM
10. Putu Mayong Times Square Bus Stop
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Looks can be deceiving, and that’s exactly the case with putu mayong. At the first look, the white rice noodles might just seem tasteless and plain. But in reality, when topped with brown sugar, it’s a delicacy that should never be underestimated!
Address: Jalan Datuk Keramat, Pulau Pinang. (Beside Times Square)
Operation Hour: 3 PM -9 PM (Daily)
11. Curry Mee Chulia Street
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Feel like taking your taste buds for a roller-coaster ride? This is the dish for you’re looking for! Yellow noodles bathed in glistening hot and spicy soup, get yourself buckled in for this exciting ride that you’re going to embark on!
Address: 275-283, Lebuh Chulia, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operation Hour: 6 PM-10 PM (Closed on Monday)
12. Toast and Egg Joo Leong
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Who would’ve thought that by dipping toast bread spread with kaya and butter into soft-boiled eggs would become the perfect combo for breakfast! Going together with a cup of iced milo, it just screams perfection!
Address: Mk. 12, Jalan Sungai Tiram, Kampung Sungai Tiram, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 7 a.m.-10:30 a.m. (Closed on Monday)
13. Apom Apong Guan
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This simple snack that is made with flour, egg, sugar, corns and bananas has been much-loved since its beginning of time. Fluffy with a nice crunch from the corn and delicately sweetened by bananas, it’d sure to hit your sweet spot!
Address: 144-E, Jalan Burma, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operation Hour: 9.30 AM-8.30 PM (Closed on Sunday)
14. Air Itam Laksa
A must-eat street food that is both loved by the locals and also the tourist, the place is often crowded even a scorching hot day. Who wouldn’t want a taste of that thick mackerel broth that is just calling out to you to try it, am I right?
Address: 1, Jalan Pasar, 11500, Ayer Itam, Penang
Operating Hour: 11:30 a.m.- 08:00 p.m. (Daily)
Read also: Top 10 Best Laksa In Penang You Must Try
15. Coconut Water Lorong Abu Siti
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Looking for something to quench your thirst on a hot and sunny day? Look no further because we got you covered! Located just beside the street of Lorong Abu Siti, you’ll find a store selling coconut water. Not only you’ll be hydrated, but coconut also contain antioxidants which are very nutritious to our body!
Address: Lorong Abu Siti, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operation Hour: 8 AM-8 PM (Daily)
16. Roti Jala Teluk Bahang
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Let me tell you about this interesting street food! The flavour that you get from dipping the roti jala into the hot curry is as mesmerizing as the process of making it! As if like winding a magical thread, the owner goes round and round on the griddle and then, surprise there you have it, roti jala!
Address: Belimbing Cafe Corner, Jalan Teluk Bahang, Teluk Bahang, 11050, Pulau Pinang.
Operation Hour: 6 AM-12 PM (Closed on Thursday)
17. Disco Fresh Milk Air Itam
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You must be wondering why is milk on the list, that’s because this milk is special! Have ever seen someone prepare milk just like preparing teh tarik? No, am I right. All the more, you should come to check out this place! They have different flavours to choose from – plain, milo, nescafe to many more! It’s open till pretty late, so come and have a drink to help you sleep better at night!
Address: No. 608, Jalan Pasar, Paya Terubong, 11500, Ayer Itam, Pulau Pinang.
Operation Hour: 7 PM-11 PM (Daily)
18. Curry Puff, Mutiara Karipap
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Do I even have to introduce this street snack? Favourite childhood snack of all Malaysians since ages ago, it has earned a place in all our hearts. Who can even begin to say no to the crunchiness and the juicy thick curry inside?
Address: Kafe Larut, 38, Jalan Larut, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operation Hour: 1 PM-6.30 PM (Closed on Sat & Sun)
19. Lok Lok Padang Brown
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A type of communal steamboat that’s popular in Malaysia, diners sit around with strangers on a table with a central pot of boiling water. Over 20 ingredients to choose from, step up your steamboat game today at this place right now! Don’t worry about dining alone, make a friend today!
Address: Jalan Johor, George Town, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operation Hour: 12 PM- 5.30 PM (Closed on Thursday)
20. Ais Kepal Milo
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Just look at that thick and creamy milo sauce drizzled on the top of the shaved ice, so irresistible! And it seems that Penangnites agree with me too judging by the long queue that it has! Go and ask your friend on a ais kepal milo date today!
Address: 1368 mk11 , Jalan Bukit Lada, Lebuh Kampung Bukit, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang.
Operation Hour: 1.45 PM-7.30 PM (Closed on Thursday)
21. Duck Rice Air Itam
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Did someone mention a super late night snack? Look at what we got here! Roasted duck accompanied by homemade gravy, this hearty plate of duck rice will surely keep you up at night! And, you can choose to add pork, egg, bean curd, intestine and boey chai. Surely recommended!
Address: Air Itam Wet Market, Jalan Pasar, Pekan Ayer Itam, 11500 Air Itam, Penang.
Operation Hour: 8.30 PM-11 PM (Daily)
22. Roti Canai Transfer Road
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If looking at that picture alone doesn’t get you hungry and your mouth drooling, then I don’t what will. Come on, just look at that! That’ll make a great and wonderful breakfast! Roti canai has long been known for being one of the top breakfast choices for Malaysians, so put on your shoes and let’s go!
Address: 114, 110, Jalan Transfer, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operation Hour: 7 AM-12 PM
23. Unique Apom
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Egg lovers, where you at? Come, come, come! Let me introduce to this unique apom place that serves super runny egg on their apom! What a gem! Tell your friends about it today!
Address: Kedai Kopi New Cathay, 425 Jalan Burma, 10350 Penang.
Operation Hour: 7 AM-1 PM
24. Wan Tan Mee Lebuh Melayu
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Don’t underestimate this street food right here! Brought over all the way from Hong Kong, this street food has long found a place in all our hearts. Wantan Mee is a delicious serving of noodles in either dry or soup form. Promise me, don’t miss out on this delicacy!
Address: 22, Lebuh Melayu, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operation Hour: 12.30 PM-5.30 PM (Closed from Fri to Sun)
25. Roti Bakar Hutton Lane
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Last but not least, it’s the simple yet delicious egg and kaya butter toast! Together with an aromatic cup of coffee, you’d surely be on cloud nine for the rest of the day!
Address: 300, Jalan Phee Choon, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operation Hour: 5.30 AM- 2 PM (Daily)