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Top 10 Cheap Places To Eat Near TARUC Penang

We're heading to Tanjong Bungah!

In this episode of cheap places to eat near a college, we are heading to Tanjong Bungah! Good food is equivalent to good grades! Top 10 Cheap Places To Eat Near TAR College is the guide you need to find the best spots to chow down with your buddies. Let’s do this!

Top 10 Cheap Places To Eat Near TAR College

1. New Ninety Nine Cafe

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Ya’ll know what this is! This is not a hidden gem at all. New Ninety Nine Cafe has always been patronised by TAR College students. The bustling food court serves all kinds of local delicacies, and that naturally translate to comfort food. Some of their bestselling stalls include pork rice, tomyam noodles, hor fun, koay teow th’ng, and tai lok mee. If you are feeling economical, you can have yourself a plate of economy rice too! But, ya’ll know what’s good here already, right?

πŸ“ Google MapΒ  |Β πŸš— 6 minutes | ⏰ Opens from Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

πŸ’° $ |Β πŸ”– Non-Halal

2. Wan Tan Mee

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Tucked in Lembah Permai, the wan tan mee shore is run by an uncle that is more than 80 years old. Despite the price inflation everywhere, this uncle stays true with the pricing of items because you can buy a piece of fried wan tan for only RM 0.10 and wan tan mee for RM 3.00. What a deal! The uncle behind the store believes that good food should be shared with the world, hence, the cheap price! Due to the cheap price, everything here is self-service, so take your food!

πŸ“ Google Map |Β πŸš— 5 minutes | ⏰ Opens daily, 11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

πŸ’° $Β  |Β πŸ”– Non-Halal

3. Sri Ananda Bahwan

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Are you craving for Indian food? Sri Ananda Bahwan has a few branches scattered around Penang. Thankfully, there is a branch right in the heart of Tanjung Bungah. The long restaurant has a thick menu, you will never run out of new things to try! Serving both Northern and Southern Indian food, they have the all-time favourite banana leaf, chicken tikka, garlic cheese naan, thosai, and all kinds of curry to go with it. Cool off from the hot weather with a refreshing coconut.

πŸ“ Google MapΒ Β |Β πŸš— 9 minutes | ⏰ Opens daily, 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

πŸ’» Website |πŸ“± 04 890 9771 |πŸ’° $$ |Β πŸ”– Halal

4. Nasi Melayu Lidiana

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If you come before 10 in the morning, Nasi Melayu Lidiana serves roti canai and roti telur for breakfast. But, that’s not what they’re known for. Nasi Melayu Lidiana has been churning out amazing nasi Melayu for a few years. The reasonably priced eatery has more than 30 dishes for you to choose from. There are honey chicken, fried chicken, ayam masak kicap, sambal udang, ikan goreng, and many more! It gets a little crowded during lunch hour, worry not, because there are ample parking.

πŸ“ Google Map |Β πŸš— 9 minutes | ⏰ Opens daily except Sunday, Monday to Wednesday, 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Thursday to Saturday, 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

πŸ’° $$ |Β πŸ”– Halal

5. Viva Local Food Haven

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Viva Local Food Haven is the biggest food court in Tanjong Bungah. You can find a lot of local delicacies right here like char koay teow, laksa, satay, belacan fried chicken, and everything else in between. If you are broke and you want to eat Japanese food, you can have it here too! There’s a hawker selling Japanese food and you can find sushi, bento, and even raw salmon. Unfortunately, this place only opens for dinner time. You can have early dinner after class right here!

πŸ“ Google MapΒ  |Β πŸš— 11 minutes | ⏰ Opens daily except Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. until late.

πŸ’° $Β  |Β πŸ”– Non-Halal

6. Ah Soon Cafe

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Ah Soon Cafe is a favourite among many people. This coffee shop serves local delicacies and they are known for their char koay teow and koay teow th’ng. Why is their char koay teow one of the best in Penang? That’s because they are cooked over charcoal, giving it a little extra kick! Some other things you need to try here is their roti bakar, they are perfect for breakfast and snacking. Pair it together with their strong local coffee to kick-start your day!

πŸ“ Google MapΒ  |Β πŸš— 7 minutes | ⏰ Opens daily, 11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

πŸ’° $ |Β πŸ”– Non-Halal

7. Rezeki Tomyam

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Rezeki Tomyam is a simple Thai Muslim eatery. The eatery located next to main road serves rice and side dishes. It is a great place to go with large group of friends as they have different types group set meals. It goes from two people, all the way to ten people. Some of their specialties include som tam, keropok, kerabu, moi sup, keng som, mee celup, ayam gajus, and ayam kari. Unfortunately, this place opens in the evening, so instead of having lunch, early dinner, perhaps?

πŸ“ Google Map |Β πŸš— 6 minutes | ⏰ Opens daily, 4:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.

πŸ’° $$Β  |Β πŸ”– Halal

8. Arati Vilas

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Arati Vilas is a little bit far, but it is going to be worth it because their food is one of the best in Tanjong Bungah! The little cafe serves Indian food. It is popular among locals, and foreigners for their roti jala, and curry. The friendly cafe has many bestsellers include thosai, chapati, roti canai, roti jala, fried noodle, chicken curry, grilled fish, and grilled chicken. Apart from that, they have a variety of vegetarian options, too! It is a certainly a must-visit once a month!

πŸ“ Google MapΒ  |Β πŸš— 11 minutesΒ  | ⏰ Opens daily Monday, 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

πŸ’° $$Β  |Β πŸ”– Halal

9. Huat Heng Kopitiam

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Not to be mistaken with the one located in Lorong Selamat! On the same road as Ah Soon Cafe, Huat Heng Kopitiam is a simple coffee shop that serves really good hokkien mee. If you are feeling a little bit under the weather and you’re looking for comfort food, they have super tasty fish soup bee hoon here too! They have a variety of freshly made baos, perfect if you are feeling hungry and you don’t have time to stop by for lunch, you can just do takeaways!

πŸ“ Google MapΒ  |Β πŸš— 8 minutesΒ  | ⏰ Opens daily except Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

πŸ’° $ |Β πŸ”– Non-Halal

10. Tanjong Bungah Market

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The last one this list is a no-brainer! Not only you can find fresh groceries here, you can find good food, too! Tanjong Bungah Market has been churning out reasonably prices and tasty local delicacies before we were all born. Some of their offerings include really good asam laksa, loh mee, hokkien mee, and even chee cheong fun. On Tuesday nights, there’s a night market here too! The night market has a lot of stalls such as pizzas, tong shuis, and fried chicken. What a treat!

πŸ“ Google MapΒ  |Β πŸš— 11 minutesΒ  | ⏰ Opens daily, 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

πŸ’° $Β  |Β πŸ”– Non-Halal

That’s end of our list forΒ Top 10 Cheap Places To Eat Near TAR College. What is your all-time favourite? What are you excited to try? Let us know in the comments!

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