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Top 10 Cheap Places To Eat Near KDU & One Academy Penang

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Hello, gang! Welcome to our cheap list! Are you looking for cheap places for lunch in between classes? We got you covered. In this list, Top 10 Cheap Places To Eat Near KDU & One Academy Penang, we are breaking down a few places that you can go for lunch!

Top 10 Cheap Places To Eat Near KDU & One Academy Penang

1. Mamu Maggi Goreng | Jalan Anson

Photo by shimi r. (Foursquare).

The small stall located next to the new Sunway building is always full with both students and lecturers. In comparison with other maggi gorengs in Penang, Mamu’s maggi goreng isn’t as dry and it packs a punch with flavours! Apart from maggi goreng, they server nasi goreng and mee goreng, too! You can add sunny-side up egg, sausages, potatoes, and chicken chunks into your fav!

📍 Google Map, 3 minutes walk | ⏰ Opens from Monday to Friday, lunch time!

💰 Less than RM 10 per person | 🔖 Halal

2. Nasi Campur Melayu | Jalan Anson

Sharing the same location as Mamu Maggi Goreng, there’s Nasi Campur Melayu! They’re co-sharing the same dining area. You can fix your cravings for rice, curry, and other dishes here! It is a good place for a quick meal. Oh, and for a plus point, they give out free bananas for their customers every Friday!

📍 Google Map | ⏰ Opens from Monday to Friday, lunch time!

💰 Less than RM 10 per person | 🔖 Halal

3. Restoran Zim Sum | Jalan Macalister

Photo by Tuấn Huỳnh (Facebook).

If you are planning for a yum cha date with your friends before classes, this is the place to be! Restoran Zim Sum reminds you of a bustling dim sum restaurant in Hong Kong. They have everything you will possibly want to eat, from steamed to fried! Although the place is very spacious, and airy, it is pretty full most of the time! Best to go if you have free long periods.

📍 Google Map, 3 minutes walk | ⏰ Opens daily except Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

📱 012 460 9282 |💰 Less than RM 15 per person | 🔖 Non-Halal

4. Pinang Delicious Food Court | Jalan Macalister

Photo by Fu Xian S (Foursquare).

As expected, there must be at least one food court on the list. Pinang Delicious Food Court serves highly praised lam mee, also known as birthday noodles. Other hawker stalls in the food court also include hokkien mee, chicken rice, and economy rice are also available! It is noted that their curry noodles are slightly more expensive as compared to the rest.

📍 Google Map, 5 minutes walk | ⏰ Opens from Monday to Saturday, 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

📱 012 476 2003 |💰 Less than RM 10 per person | 🔖 Non-Halal

5. 7 Village Noodle House | Lorong Abu Siti

Photo by William H (Foursquare).

This chain restaurant is a good place to go if you’re looking for a quick bite and air conditioning! They serve many kind of noodles and side dishes that reflects the taste of Penang. They are well known for their koay teow th’ng! Silky noodles, thick broth, and bouncy fish balls! Yay! If you’re not into soup, they have dry noodles as well. Pair it together with their steamed chicken for the perfect dish!

📍 Google Map, 7 minutes walk | ⏰ Opens daily, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

💻 Website |📱 04 227 0216 |💰Less than RM 15 per person | 🔖 Non-Halal

6. Viva La Pasta | Jalan Rangoon

Photo by Viva La Pasta (Facebook).

Viva La Pasta serves Italian food. The very well designed restaurant serves pasta as cheap as RM 13.00 per plate! You can try Arrabbiata, pasta with spicy tomato sauce and Italian cheese, or Aglio Olio, pasta with garlic, olive oil, chilli, and dried shrimps! If you are looking for something to share with your friends, they have different types of pizzas like Viva Pizza, a combination of marinated chicken chunks, and mozzarella cheese.

📍 Google Map, 7 minutes walk | ⏰ Opens daily,7:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

💻 Facebook |📱 04 226 7618 |💰 Less than RM 20 per person | 🔖 Non-Halal

7. One Corner Cafe | Jalan Bawasah

Photo by Charlie Cheah (Facebook).

Right behind Giant, there’s One Corner Cafe. The coffee shop has a variety of local food including curry mee, chee cheong fun, lor mee, char koay teow, and pork noodles. Hokkien mee is the highlight of the place! Served with thick prawn broth, prawns, fish cakes, meat slices, and a combination of bee hoon, and egg noodles. It is so good that you have to wait for more than 30 minutes to get your bowl!

📍 Google Map, 7 minutes walk | ⏰ Opens daily, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

💰 Less than RM 10 per person | 🔖 Non-Halal

8. Hot Bowl White Curry Mee | Jalan Rangoon

Photo by Tham Kok Keen (Facebook).

Who doesn’t love a hot bowl of white curry mee? The must order is served with pig’s blood, cockles, tofu puffs, and squid. The soup has a good flavour and you get to add the chilli paste in by yourself! Depending on your appetite, you can order it big or small! They have other things in their menu such as steam chicken, and hor fun soup (what a great combination!).

📍 Google Map, 8 minutes walk | ⏰ Opens daily except Monday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

💰 Less than RM 10 per person | 🔖 Non-Halal

9. Krung Thep Thai Restaurant | Lorong Selamat

Photo by Krung Thep (Facebook).

Thai restaurants are usually expensive but this one is not bad at all! The classic Thai food restaurant offers food for one pax such as stir-fried pad prick with rice, and pad thai all for less than RM 10. Apart from that, you can order dishes and rice to share with your friends! There’s garlic fried chicken wings, Thai fried kangkung, and fried enoki, too! Sweet endings include mango rice, and grass jelly with longan, and lemon.

📍 Google Map, 8 minutes walk | ⏰ Opens daily except Wednesday, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

💻 Facebook |📱 011 1252 1693 |💰 Less than RM 15 per person | 🔖 Non-Halal

10. Ah Gu Pan Mee | Lorong Selamat

Photo by Ah Gu Pan Mee (Facebook).

It feels like that the pan mee trend will never go away. If you are craving for pan mee, you have to stop by at Ah Gu Pan Mee. They don’t serve typical pan mee that you’ll see in shopping malls. They have clam pan mee, lard pan mee, and mushroom chicken feet pan mee. If you want to go the extra mile, there’s add-on such as fish balls, fungus, minced meat, eggs, and clams!

📍 Google Map, 9 minutes walk | ⏰ Opens daily except Monday, 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

💻 Facebook |📱 04 226 1908 |💰 Less than RM 15 per person | 🔖 Non-Halal

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That’s the end of Top 10 Cheap Places To Eat Near KDU & One Academy Penang. What is your all-time favourite and what are you excited to try next? Let us know in the comments!

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