Here Are 5 Restaurants In Penang That Are Recently Added Into The MICHELIN Guide 2023

Known for its famed list of eateries & restaurants, the MICHELIN Guide has been a reputable directory for anyone seeking good food. From fine dining to local street food, they have featured famous spots in KL and Penang that promise exceptional cuisines for both locals and tourists alike. So if you’re an avid follower of the guide, then this is for you! MICHELIN has just announced its 5 new additions to the MICHELIN Guide 2023 that are based in Penang and here’s the scoop!


MICHELIN Guide 2023 Announces 5 NEW Additions Into The MICHELIN Selected List

The MICHELIN Guide Kuala Lumpur & Penang is excited to announce the launch of its first round of live updates for 2023. These updates will feature new additions to the Guide that have been discovered by its anonymous inspectors. The live updates are a new way for the Guide to highlight the amazing dynamism of Malaysia’s food scene and to support new restaurants regularly.

The MICHELIN Guide 2023 is committed to highlighting the best recommendations, and the live updates are a way to keep up with Malaysia’s culinary scene. In this dynamic digital age, the MICHELIN Guide has followed a new approach to its revelation of the selection, by releasing some of its new additions to the Guide ahead of the annual revelation. 

The updates will feature a wide variety of restaurants featuring cuisines that encompass traditional Malaysian food to international fare. This is a great opportunity to highlight these eateries for diners to discover new restaurants.

Here are the establishments featured in the first round of live updates for the MICHELIN Guide Penang:

1. Ah Boy Koay Teow Th’ng

A friendly family-run shop, now in the second generation, specialises in koay teow th’ng, served in soup or dry. The broth is made from chicken and pork bones. The springy tendon balls have a nice ginger flavour. A tasty option is the braised chicken with bean sprouts.

Address: Lebuh Clarke, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating hours: 7.00am – 2.00pm (Closed on Tuesdays)


2. Ghee Lian

This hawker stall serves three noodle dishes: the signature green tom yum, noodle soup and fried noodles. The fresh green tom yum hits the right balance of sour and spicy. The fried fish topping has a crispy outer layer and a succulent centre; the large prawns have a moreish umami flavour.

Address: Medan Renong, Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang


Operating hours: 6.00pm – 10.00pm (Closed on Wednesdays)

3. Hot Bowl White Curry Mee

This place serves white curry mee in a coconut milk-based broth with a bowl of curry paste on the side so that you can adjust the heat to your liking. The curry paste is available for sale by the bottle; it takes two hours to hand-stir the spices with dried shrimp and chillies. Optionally, pair your mee with deboned steamed chicken, spiced loh bak, or Teochew guang jiang. The clear broth noodle soup with chicken meatballs is also worth trying.


Address: 58C, Jalan Rangoon, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating hours: 8.00am – 2.30pm (Closed on Mondays)

4. My Own Café

This charming family-run shop serves Penang Asam Laksa, Nyonya Laksa, and fried spring rolls. The light and refreshing red soup of the signature Asam Laksa strikes the right balance of sour and spicy and is nicely topped off with mint and pineapple. The spring rolls, stuffed with vegetable filling, taste equally good.

Address: 2, Cannon St, Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang

Operating hours: 9.30am – 5.00pm (Closed on Wednesdays)

5. Siam Road Char Koay Teow

Despite only opening for half days, this small store still manages to draw long queues — mostly tourists and young customers. They serve just one dish: stir-fried koay teow. The wok-fried flat rice noodles that emit a charcoal aroma are well-seasoned and come with quality ingredients that can be spiced to taste.

Address: 82, Jalan Siam, George Town, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating hours: 12.00pm – 6.30pm (Closed on Sundays & Mondays)

Visit These MICHELIN Selected Restaurants To Try It Out

Is it as good as they say? There’s only one way to find out! Bring your loved ones to test out these recently MICHELIN-added restaurants and enjoy their excellent cuisines. Have fun, Foodies!

Check out the new MICHELIN-added restaurants in KL here: Here Are 3 Restaurants In KL That Are Recently Added Into The MICHELIN Guide 2023

Source: Press release

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