Just in case you didn’t pay attention in school during the history class, ( I kinda didn’t ) Seberang Perai initially known as the Province Wellesley or Mainland is part of Penang which is connected to the island via Penang bridge.
Top 16 Best Food in Seberang Perai
Including Butterworth, Seberang Perai is made up of 6 towns hence if you’re thinking’ Aiyo, Mainland so boring one hor’, we’re here to prove you wrong my friend 🙂 Instead of telling you where to go, we tell you where to eat because HELLO !!! Penang Foodie? Here we go this time around with the Top 16 Best Food you can find in Seberang Perai.
1. Nasi Kandar Jeti
Forget Nasi Kandar Deen Maju or Line Clear (We love you), this is known by the locals in the radar as the best in Seberang Perai. Best in town? Be the judge. Amazing flavors? Absolutely! Good price? For sure !!! Must try: Crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside Fried Chicken, Fried Onion (YUMMMM) and all of that Kari Campur (curry mixture).
Address: Nasi Kandar Jeti 3908, Jalan Pantai, 12100 Butterworth, Pulau Pinang
Operation hours: 6.30 am – 3 pm (Daily), except Friday until 12.30 pm
Related: Top 10 Nasi Kandar in Penang
2. Mak long Mee Rebus
Traditionally following the authentic way of prepping Mee Rebus, Mak long in Seberang Perai does it better than anyone with her thick and spicy tomato based gravy, topped with tawkua, potato, prawn cake among others combining into one perfect bowl for slurping and savoring.
Address: Lorong Paya Keladi 3, Taman Paya Keladi, 13200 Kepala Batas, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Operation hours: 12pm – 8pm (Closed on Saturday)
3. Mid Gulai Kawah Sg. Dua
Gulai Kwah is an amazingly seasoned curry of meat marinated with hella spice and cooked to a level of tenderness for the meat to fall off the bones and melt in the right in the mouth. Complemented well with some rice to soak in the gravy and some vegetable for the balanced meal, this small little joint in Seberang Perai would take you down by surprise with their passion to produce authentic Malay styled dishes.
Address: Jalan Sungai Dua, 13800 Butterworth, Pulau Pinang
Hours: 10.30 AM to 2.30 PM. Closed on Fridays.
Phone: 010-377 4064
4. Restoran Nelayan Terapung Ujong Batu
Located right next to a river to catch the fisherman in action with their nets, a visit to this restaurant is an all-around adventure for both the eyes and the belly. Serving y’all the freshest of seafood caught right in front of you, get there with an empty stomach and indulge in full force into their variety of dishes to laid out for ya. Our pick: Fish curry, Green mango salad, and just about everything.
Address: Kampung Bagan Dalam, 12100 Butterworth, Penang
Hours: 10.30 am to 10 pm. Closed On Fridays.
5. Sg. Dua Char Koay Teow
This might not be the Char Koay Teow you’re familiar with but it just might be your thing. Fun fact: The Malay Char Koay Teow is Koay Teow noodles drenched in gravy and in this joint, it’s a non-stop frying session. As for the rice fans, their Fried Prawn would work just fine for ya!
Address: 3640, Jalan Sungai Dua, 13800, Butterworth, Penang.
Operation hours: 5 pm – 3 am (Closed on Monday)
6. Kun Thai @ Butterworth
If you’re aware of Thai food, then you’re clearly aware of Kun Thai, the maternal home to Thai Restaurants in Penang. Serving you the best dishes in town under the palapas and as romantic as it can get as the sun sets, the drive from the main island is worth every penny. Got to try: Som Tam (Green Papaya Salad), Tom Yam (DUH) and their freshly caught Lalas cooked with some of their magical lime.
Address: 104, Permatang Tengah of Jalan Raja Uda, 1300 Butterworth, Penang, Malaysia
Operation hours: 11.00am-12.00am
Parking: Ample free parking spaces
7. Restaurant Qasar Hadramawt
Famous for their Arabic cuisine, this is the place to be with a big group of people for hearty laughs over chai and dishes like Mandy, Kabsah, Madghout, and Zworbian. Sounds foreign? It’s the year of spontaneity with various varieties to comfort the belly!
Address: No. 9, Ground Floor, De’ Rendezous, Jalan Perda Selatan, Bandar Perda, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang
Hours: 10.30 am to 10.45pm
Phone: 04-537 2673
8. Peter Jawa Mee
Recommended to have it during breakfast or lunch, Peter’s Jawa Mee has been doing his best for more than a decade now by prepping the neighborhoods favorite and arguably the best dish. With its cheap price value and tastiness, you can imagine how busy it gets, so if one doesn’t want to get caught in the hustle and bustle, be the first to show up!
Address: No. 1AF1B, Jalan Kulim, Taman Sentosa, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Penang
Business Hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 8 am to 4 pm!
9. Omar Mee Kuah
Operating for more than 50 years in Seberang Perai, it’s bound to have taken a righteous place in the hearts of the people and preferably yours. True to the Malay style of cooking, this stir-fry noodles soaked in gravy will have you crave for it every other week!
Address: Jalan Gajah Mati, Machang Bubok, 14020 Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang
Hours: 8 AM to 7 PM. Closed on Sundays.
Phone: 017-413 9526
10. Nasi Kandar Pelita
There ain’t such thing as limited access to Nasi Kandar and who can we trust more than our very well established Nasi Kandar Pelita franchise right here in Seberang Perai.
Address: 1608, G2, G3, F1, F2 & F3, Jalan Perusahaan, Kawasan Perusahaan Bukit Tengah, 13700 Perai, Pulau Pinang
Hours: Open 24 hours
Phone: 04-507 7532
11. Restoran Ikan Bakar Din
Ikan Bakar is a cherished Malaysian dish of charcoal grilled fish. Though Ikan Bakar directly translated meaning ‘Burned Fish’ the only thing to be expected is a plate of fish falling off the bone exceptionally marinated and grilled just right for a burst of flavors when the mouth takes charge.
Address: 6735, Jalan Butterworth, Kampung Permatang Manggis, 13200 Kepala Batas, Pulau Pinang
Hours: 11AM to 4PM
Phone: 04-575 8602
12. Mantis Shrimp Village Restaurant
Must try: Steamed Stingray ala Baba, Salted Egg Meat Crab, Bamboo Prawns the MUST Yam Bowl. Recognized for their fair price among their rivalries in Seberang Perai, drilling a hole in the wallet is avoided with ease and complement with their quality and taste.
Address: TBP 2504, Jalan Bukit Tambun, 14100 Simpang Ampat, Penang
Hours: Opens 11 AM to 10.30PM
Phone: 019-490 6400
13. Chendol Ali Sungai Bakap
Cendol is a tropical combination of jelly-like noodles, palm sugar syrup, black beans and shaved ice brought together by coconut milk in an eye-pleasing bowl. The ultimate refreshing remedy for the fiery heat the island strike at us.
Address: 345, Jalan Besar, 14200 Sungai Bakap, Pulau Pinang
Hours: 11 AM to 3 PM.Opens Daily
Phone: 04-582 7658
Related: Top 10 Local Dessert in Penang
14. Restoran Kapitan
Establishing a solid franchise for producing the best biryani in the country, Kapitan has branched out all over Malaysia and Seberang Perai isn’t missing out on the fun. Charming locals and international with their lip-smacking tandoori, fluffy naans and oh so aromatic biryani rice, we doubt anything goes can go wrong here.
Address: G36, Jalan Perda Selatan, De’Rendezuous, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang
Hours: Open 24 hours
Phone: 04-539 4911
15. Kedai Itik Ayam Kampung
It’s not just any other curry. Slow cooked to perfection is this Duck curry that can only be found in this rural town. Ready to accept the challenge and hunt down this treasure to satisfy some craving you had no idea was there in the first place?
Address: Jalan Permatang Nibong, Kampung Pertama, 14000 Permatang Pauh, Pulau Pinang
Hours: 10 am to 3 pm. Closed on Saturday and Sunday.
16. Rojak Tonggek
With a concept similar to Lok Lok, this rojak stalls takes it up a notch with their style of serving, rojak sauce that NEEDS TO BOTTLED UP so we get to hog on it back home anytime and the price per stick which is only 70sen. YES PLEASE. Oh, will you take a look at the abundant variety of stuff to choose from?
Address: Jalan Pantai, 12000 Butterworth, Pulau Pinang
Hours: 12pmto 10pm
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