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Weekly Food Guide: Top 5 New Things in Penang to Try This Week

More like a weekly boba tea guide.

Simply by reading our subtitle and you might know what’s coming along the way. Oh, wait. You might know without even reading it. Indeed, it’s the peak season of the emergence of boba tea stores, they are mushrooming everywhere (literally). But wait, not just that. Penang surely has more to offer. Wanna know what’s on the list to keep your week fuel up? Read on: Top 5 New Things in Penang to Try This Week (Again, again & again).

Weekly Food Guide: Top 5 New Things in Penang to Try This Week

1. Panntea 盼茶

Touted as tea “without the nasties”, Pan Tea is the new spot in Icon City if you’re looking for fresh ingredients and inventive flavours without added colourings or preservatives. It’s sweet, addictive and incredible Instagram fodder. Pan Tea serves high quality of refreshing beverages with their house recipe to satiate your palates. The menu is pretty expansive and includes speciality items like smoothies and boba milk teas. Flavours vary from classic fruits like Mango and Lychee to more exotic flavours like Grapefruits and Rose Guanying.

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Address: Icon City, Jln Icon City, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: 12.00pm- 1.00am daily (Last Call: 12.30am)

2. Kio-Ka Noodles 桥下面馆

Kio-Ka Noodles- a Chinese restaurant chain which has been serving authentic Koay Teow Th’ng since 1978 has finally landed in Penang. Their traditional delicacies with cooking strongly marked by rich combinations of spices and soft hand-pulled noodles– although hardcore fans might even come for their bee hoon or springy noodles. With their cosy ambience and attentive services, everything feels like home- this is certainly a place you’ll keep returning to.

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Address: 29 Bishop Street, Georgetown Penang, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 9.00am- 9.30pm (Monday, Wednesday- Friday); 8.00am- 9.30pm (Saturday & Sunday); Closed on Tuesday

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3. TeaAroi

Thai milk tea is all the rage in Thailand, evolving from a refreshing companion to a beverage so popular that specialized cafes are opening up nationwide, and even worldwide. You now no longer need to travel all the way to Thailand for a sip of their Thai tea, as TeaAroi has finally set foot in Queensbay Mall after a year of their establishment. Produced from strongly-brewed black tea with different variations pair add-ins like tamarind, star anise, cardamom, and other spices with the sweet condensed milk poured over the top, TeaAroi is popular for their own version of this classic beverage.

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Address: 3F-41, Queensbay Mall, 100, Persiaran Bayan Indah, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang
Operating Hours: 10.00am- 10.00pm daily

4. BBQ Bar 串越时光

BBQ Bar- a relatively new establishment in the Penang food scene which everyone’s fussing about. This place excels not just at their big and bold hot pots of steamboat- they provide grill and bbq methods too! Or to say, a combination of all the above. Be sure to dive into their wide arrays of BBQ meat, fresh-from-the-tank seafood and veggie skewers while waiting for the broth of your choice. Lots of sauces and condiments are provided too to accompany your selection of ingredients as well.

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Address: 10, Jalan Icon City, Bukit Tengah, 14000 Bukit Mertajam
Operating Hours: 3.00pm- 2.00am (Monday- Thursday); 3.00pm- 3.00am (Friday- Sunday)

5. Hua Yan Tea

Tucked in Automall, this shop offers classic fruit teas with a twist. Delicious hot or cold, their fruit and herbal teas are all bursting with colour, life and flavour. Their fabulous range of infusions provides an easy little way to make you feel good. Naturally sugar-free with no caffeine. No matter looking for a midday cup with a difference, an afternoon pick-me-up, or a late night sip to sum up your day, their teas all have a serious kick. Perfect all day, every day.

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Address: 29C-01-11, Maritime Piazza, Lebuh Sungai Pinang 5, George Town, 11600 Jelutong, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: 4.00pm- 11.00pm, closed on Wednesday

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