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10 Crispy Pisang Goreng in Penang to Snack On

Let’s be honest, none of us could resist a good ol’ crispy snacks that are deep fried. Crunchy, savoury and sweet, we’ve gathered not one, but 10 places that serves delectable pisang goreng (banana fritters) in Penang, so let’s dive in!

10 Delectable Crispy Pisang Goreng in Penang:

#1 Hin Pin Pisang Goreng

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Hin Pin is no doubt one of the most popular pisang goreng stall in Penang. Nestled along the hillside of Tanjung Bungah, they’ve been around for about 50 years! Despite its fame, the owner is a humble young chap. Their banana fritters are double dipped and fried to get that crispy outer, yet soft and sweet on the inside. If you’re thinking of getting some delicious fritters, do visit early as they’re mostly sold out by 4 p.m.

Address: Jalan Chan Siew Teong, Taman Tanjung Bungah, 11200 Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hour: 2 p.m.-6 p.m. (Daily)
Status: Muslim-friendly

#2 Pisang Goreng @ Air Itam

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Hands down one of the best pisang goreng in Penang, this stall in Air Itam is a crowd favourite. Located by the roadside opposite Chung Ling High School, they’re always packed with customers. What’s so special about their pisang goreng is the fact that their batter is sprinkled with sesame seeds. Using thinly sliced ripe bananas, the final product is a super crispy, sweet fried snack, as if munching on banana chips.

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Photo: @amieyra293 (Instagram)

Address: Kampung Baharu, 11400 Air Itam, Penang
Operating Hour: 12 p.m.-6 p.m. (Closed on Friday& Saturday)
Status: Muslim-owned

#3 Pisang Goreng @ Tan Jetty

Those of you who are an avid fan of fried snacks might know or have frequented this stall. Nestled along Weld Quay, this family-run stall has been operating for over two decades. Selling assorted fried snacks, savour their crispy battered crust, moist and sweet banana fritters! Their fried yam and sweet potatoes are also worth a try.

Address: Pengkalan Weld, 10300, George Town, Penang (spot the colourful umbrella on the left side of the road)
Operating Hour: 2:30 p.m.-7 p.m. (Closed on Sunday)
Status: Pork-free

#4 Free School Road Fried Snacks

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One of the better pisang goreng in Penang, more accurately, a fairly famous fried snacks stall on the island. Known for their lip-smacking Fried Tee Kuih (fried sticky snack), their pisang goreng is also selling like hotcakes. They’re currently running short on banana supply, so be sure to drop by early to avoid disappointment.

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Address: 50, Jalan Free School, 11600 Jelutong, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hour: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Daily)
Status: Pork-free

#5 MPC My Pisang Cheese

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Ever had pisang goreng loaded with shredded cheese? MPC My Pisang Cheese at Seberang Jaya serves banana fritters with a plethora of toppings and sauces. From chocolate cheese to rainbow cheese, the options are endless here.  You can even pair those crispy snacks with Nutella and cheese! A great innovation on traditional snacks. Plus, they’re available on Foodpanda.

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Photo: @mypisangcheese (Instagram)

Address: Jalan Tenggiri, Seberang Jaya, 13700 Perai, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 2 p.m.-6:30 p.m. (Daily)
Status: Muslim-owned

#6 Pisang Goreng Mutiara

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If you’re around the neighbourhood and craving for some crispy snacks, this food truck is here to satiate your cravings. Pisang Goreng Mutiara serves a plethora of fried snacks, including their crispy, sweet pisang goreng! Besides that, their laksa is also worth a try, a perfect combination to go with your crispy treats.

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Photo: Google

Address: Jalan Pantai Jerjak 13, Kampung Sungai Nibong, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Closed on Wednesday)
Status: Muslim-owned

#7 Fried Banana Cheese Caramel Muscle FBCCM

Fried Banana Cheese Caramel Muscle (FBCCM) is a foodtruck tucked in the carpark of Giant supermarket. Known for serving extra crunchy banana fritters with a selection of toppings and sauces. Their fried banana loaded with grated cheese and caramel sauce is a crowd favourite. Mix and match with other toppings to create fun flavours.

Address: 78, Jalan Tengah, Bayan Baru, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 3 p.m.-9:45 p.m. (Daily)
Status: Muslim-owned

#8 Pisang Raja

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To put ‘raja’ (king) in one’s signage means a lot, but not to be mistaken by pisang raja, a type of banana. This humble stall located behind 77 Food Yard Coffee Shop has no signage, but serves quite a number of delicious fried snacks. Their pisang goreng is huge, coated with crispy batter, and is sweet and savoury.

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Address: 15, Solak Moulmein, Pulau Tikus, 10350 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Status: Pork-free

#9 #54 Pisang Goreng Sri Saujana

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This pisang goreng in Penang is humbly tucked underneath Sri Saujana Apartment at Lebuh Macallum. While it may not be the best as compared to its strong competitors, it still has its charm. Bananas are sliced and coated with batter before deep drying, so they’re extra crispy and sweet. Do look out for their Menu of The Day, which includes delicious Cucur Udang set.

Photo: One Barista (Google)
Photo: One Barista (Google)

Address: 34-22, Gat Lebuh Macallum, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 12 p.m.-6 p.m. (Closed on Friday)
Status: Muslim-owned

#10 Pisang Goreng Cheese Ori Bandar Sunway

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Seems like pisang goreng with cheese is a trend lately. This roadside stall is located right across the entrance of Sunway Carnival Mall. Run by a group of young adults, try out their savoury pisang goreng drizzled over with cheese sauce. While the combination may overwhelm some, it’s oddly delicious and satisfying.

Photo: Wee Choon Chew (Google)
Photo: Wee Choon Chew (Google)

Address: Jalan Todak 2, Seberang Jaya, 13700 Perai, Penang
Contact: +6012-505 0067
Status: Muslim-owned

Foodies, we’re drooling over these crispy pisang goreng in Penang! Save this list for next time when you’re craving for something deep fried and savoury. That’s all, take care and buh bye!

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