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10 Best And Unique Apom In Penang You’ll Love

Fluffy little Heaven!

It’s a tradition to stop by the Apom Balik stall on A Wednesday Pasar Malam (night market) and witness the art of abang making the pillowiest surface, sandwiched with savoury ingredients brimming with crushed peanuts, loads of sugar, butter and sometimes with dollops of corn that you will enjoy watching your mum nibble on it until you’ll grow into an adult and hunt for the same love.

10 Best Apom in Penang

Then there’s apom which is a special pancake originated from Sri Lanka and Kerala made from fermented rice batter and coconut milk. Apom or Apom Balik, one thing for sure is that we can’t get enough of it and so here we are the hotspots and favorites on 10 Best Apom & Apom Balik in Penang.

#1 Aki Pancake

By yumtummy28

Selling pancakes, Chinese style (ban chang kueh, or apom pancake, or even dai kau min) the difference between Aki and the countless other stalls selling the pancakes lies in the ingredients sandwiched between the hot, chewy dough.  The spicy chicken Mcdeulxe might have shrunken in size but not he filling here. Aki Pancake is all about the filling it up lifestyle so brace yourself for an explosion mess you’ll want to have more than once! Tip: Queues can be avoided if you’re the 1st person to arrive 🙂

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Address: 
Bayan Lepas, 47, Jalan Nipah, Bayan Lepas, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang

Hours:  6 PM to 9 PM. Closed on Wednesday.
Phone: 012-482 1077

#2 Apom Balik Station @ Batu Ferringhi

By saiful.w

Apom with some Nutella spread??? YES PLEASE! With over staggering 32 choices of filling, either stick with the original peanut, bananas, and corn or pamper your taste buds with oreo, coco crunch, and assorted jams, it’s a sweet-tooth heaven. The pancakes come with an additional tad of crispiness compared to others in the list and complement all those flavor profiles. Wrap it up, grab your girl’s hands and walk along the shore while stacking on this, it’ll be a date to remember!

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Address: 
101A, Jalan Batu Ferringhi, 11100 Batu Ferringhi, Pulau Pinang
Hours:  3 PM to 10.45 PM. Closed on Wednesday
Phone: 019-505 4275

#3 Ah Hui Pancake Jelutong

By Yunzfood

Over here at Ah hui here are still made according to centuries-old tradition, using a charcoal stove and clay pots instead of gas heated steel pots. A definite sight to not miss witnessing the authentic way ban Chien Kuih is made. Encompassed of a few flavors like corn, banana, eggs, and peanut, we’d recommend to go back to basic and give their original flavor (one with brown sugar) a try. Aromatic in scent and strong in flavor, a nice Teh Tarik with this would seal the deal!

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Address: Jalan Penaga, 11600 Jelutong, Penang.
Hours: 7 AM to 12 PM.

#4 Apom Balik Triple QZ @ Relau, Penang

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By Crispoflife

Triple Q bursts out with popularity with the help of a few social media enthusiast and they haven’t been able to run away ever since. In fact, they make it cheesier and cheesier making this harder for us. With a generosity of imported Mozzarella cheese being deposited within the apom balik, resulting in apom balik with cheesy superiority, it’s a creamy affair.

You will be amazed by looking at the quantity of Mozzarella cheese being shredded into each of the apom balik made only here using the owner’s secret recipe. Oooooo

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His Apom Balik ranges from sweet to savory with unusual flavors such as chocolate, strawberry, bananas, pepperoni pizza, beef or chicken floss, gooey cheese, cereal, sambal and many more. At last count, he has 46 different ways to serve his Apom Balik but Zulkifli is always coming up with new flavors to please his customers.

Address: Bukit Jambul, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang
Hours:  1 PM to 10 PM.

#5 Crispy Apom Balik @ Swee Kong Cafe

By penangkiatraveltheworld

Just like what they always say about it, Freshly prepared apom balik with a generous amount of crushed peanuts and corn is the best! With years of experience to perfecting the art of making apom balik, this stall does it without a fuss, it’s even nicer to watch him make it! The thin layer to hold the fillings, it crowds you taste buds in the most fulfilling way as possible.

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Address:  232, Jalan Burma, George Town, 10350 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Hours: 5.30 AM to 5 PM. Closed on Thursdays. 

#6 Swee Kong Apom Manis @ Pulau Tikus

If you’re there for the apom balik, you ain’t leaving the place without calling dibs on the apom for sure! Apom maker Ravindran and his family members have been skillfully swirling batter on clay pots for some twenty decades since 1920 to be exact.

By badboyben

If the Sultan of Pahang actually flies them into his Majesty’s palace once a month, it probably must be bloody damn good don’t you reckon? Unlike fluffy, cake-like apom, these paper-thin pancakes are cooked on charcoal with eggs and coconut milk – paradoxically rich ingredients for a treat that’s as light as air. Word of warning: it’s near impossible to stop at one and using old techniques to make these soft beauties!

Address:  232, Jalan Burma, George Town, 10350 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Hours: 5.30 AM to 5 PM. Closed on Thursdays. 

#7 Penang’s Famous Apom @Kedai Kopi New Cathay (Lorong Kuching) 

By joyteo21

With over 25 years of practice, both wife and husband charm us with their ladles of the thick, creamy mixture of flour, coconut milk, sugar, and eggs are poured into five woks forming a thin layer with a soft, spongy center. Swooned.

Appom with egg? pff, tell us something new! Have we tried an egg on top of apom and how big of a difference can it make? Let us tell you that it makes the biggest different considering the creaminess of the yolk soaked by layers of coconut pancake base with margarine for a slight kick. Oh boy.

Address: 425, Jalan Burma, George Town, 10350 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Hours: 8 AM to 2.30 PM. Closed on Sunday.
Phone: 016-452 1378

#8 Apom Guan @ Lebuh Burma

By bluskiescottonclouds

Apom Guan known as the ‘Don of Apom’ has been on the street doing his best work for the past 49 years to be exact and is not stopping! Due to the sheer popularity of his apom, expect to wait for over half an hour for your turn as Ah Guan stirs in the batter before sandwiching it with two pieces of bananas and topped with sweet corn.

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By ninae_zizz

Thin enough to be fluffy with a nice crunch from the corn and delicately sweetened by bananas. Uncle Guan sells them by 5 for RM3 as the palm-sized snack is sold for 0.50sen each so either you take 5 or more. He’s known to make 100 pieces at one go so nothing frets this gruff fella. 5 apom per person is just nice to satiate one’s craving.

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Address: 
144-E, Jalan Burma, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Hours: 9.30 AM to 8.30 PM. Closed on Sundays

#9 Apom Telur @ Pisa Corner

by power_yow

Nestled in the crowd-rousing Pisa Corner food court, it’s hard to find tables without a plate of apom telur (egg hoppers), either as a snack or all the way to get you chock-full. It’s always crammed with patrons and when it comes to weekends, it’s an even bigger story. With an entrancing top-notch recipe of simple ingredients safe and secure among family members, the apom telur here will have you returning in no time.This egg pancake looks like an islet, crispy on the edges and spongy in the middle. Moreover, it’s served on banana leaves which keep hold of the fragrance. You can have it as an appetizer too, perfect to whet up your appetite

Address: Bayan Lepas Lot No.13180 Mk12 DTL Kompleks Makanan, Relau, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang
Hours: 5 PM to 12 AM. Opens daily
Phone: 019-444 9693

#10 Apom Manis @ Dato Keramat

By dynadyanna
The key to a good Apom is for it to be just the right crispy on its skirting while maintaining a fluffy and sweet center. As Apom is usually made with eggs, it gives it a nice mouthfeel balanced with the slight rich flavor of the coconut milk. How about adding cheese on an apom? As queer as it sounds, with the right amount of the sweetness, the cheese with its creaminess with a touch a saltiness adds up resulting in savory apom. You never if you dont try! It might just be your thing
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Address: 173, Jalan Dato Keramat, George Town, 10150 George Town, Pulau Pinang
 Hours: 5 AM to 9 PM. Opens daily
Phone: 016-485 5321

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