Top 10 Penang Local Dessert Not To Miss In 2019

No Better Way Than The Sweet Way!

Guilty of being a sweet tooth? Once in a while, that craving for something sweet and comforting hits you hard. We say, give in to your cravings. With the number of local desserts we have, there should be a reason to treat yourself every day plus with 2019 coming, you might not wanna miss out on the best treats in town before they disappear! So here we are this time around with 10 Best Local Dessert To Not Miss In 2019


Best Local Desserts to Not Miss In 2019

#1 Tau Fu Fah @ Ti Shen, Island Glades

If there’s one place to satisfy your cravings for this heavenly fluffy little balls of cloud to get you cooled, it’s at Ti Shen Island Glades! Soft & Silky, what’s a girl to do when this is the most readily accessible joint, that serves up delectably smooth beancurd that comforts one’s soul. The syrup to beancurd ratio is done well, with each mouthful being intensely rich in soybean, accompanied by a subtle punch of sweetness. In overall, the way to go!

By louisdesilva

Address: Taman Island Glades, 11600 Jelutong, Penang
Hours: 7 AM to 7 PM. Closed on Wednesday
Phone: 04-281 4842

#2 Tong Sui @ Kimberley Street

A favorite among Chinese in Malaysia, Tong Sui is loosely translated to as “sugar water” in English. There is an unbeatable range of choices when it comes to this Cantonese-style dessert that can be served either hot or cold. Placing a nectar-laden stamp on Penang’s sweet scene, this small joint in Kimberly street is the heaven street for local delicacies, this place usually gets flocked at late night. Despite being busy to cater for all needs, this humble food stall still insists on keeping their ingredients faithful to traditional recipes in order to craft the most authentic and traditional dessert delicacies.

By celestialdelish

Address: 86-78, Lebuh Kimberley, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Hours: 5 PM to11.30 PM. Opens daily
Phone: 016-466 6657

#4 Apom Manis @ Swee Kong Apom Manis

By hangrypeopleontheloose

If the Sultan of Pahang actually flies them into his Majesty’s palace once a month, it probably must be bloody damn good don’t you reckon? Unlike fluffy, cake-like apom, these paper-thin pancakes are cooked on charcoal with eggs and coconut milk – paradoxically rich ingredients for a treat that’s as light as air. Word of warning: it’s near impossible to stop at one and using old techniques to make these soft beauties!

By badboyben

Address: 232, Jalan Burma, George Town, 10350 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Hours: 5.30 AM to 5 PM. Closed on Thursdays.


#5 Tee Kuih  @ Heng Ee

Known to be one of the most yarned desserts during Chinese New Year, Nian Gao was commonly known as kuih Bakul among the community is a treat we can’t stop drooling over. Located at the same row as Mcdonalds for 40 years managed by a dedicated family who has charmed the crowd with sometimes a  queue for their nian gao sandwiched between yam for a deep fried gooey experience for over 3 generations and they don’t seem to be stopping!  Fried to perfection and crust you will soon tuck into the simple pleasures of molten nian gao center with perfectly cooked yam and sweet potato slices.


Address: 99, Jalan Hamilton, 11600 Jelutong, Pulau Pinang
Time: 10.30 AM to 4.40 PM. Opens daily

#6 Pisang Goreng @ Weld Quay

By scoresays

Rain or shine, they’re there as a family finding justice for this word through their Pisang Goreng and kuih Bakul and we see why they deserve to win against the odds! What makes their banana fritters so deliciously addictive is the freshness of the bananas. You’d think freshness doesn’t have anything to do with all that deep-fried goodness but trust us when we say it’s good. Their bananas are usually fully ripe and peeled, battered and fried right on the spot upon order, hence guaranteeing hot, golden brown banana fritters in your hands.


Address: Pengkalan Weld, Tan Jetty
Hours: 2.30 PM to 7 PM. Closed On Sunday
Phone: 016-467 9910

#7 Kuih Nyonya @ Moh Teng Peow

By thisgirlabroad

Back in the days, Nyonya kuih were in abundance as kuih bicycle sellers filled the town. Finding a constant interest from the crowd, emerged Moh Teng Peow, a 60 years old Kuih Factory churning out one of the finest Nyonya meals around for decades, from zesty laksa, rich curries, and beautiful Nyonya Kuihs.  Known to be one of the most iconic places resembling an older Penang, be amazed by the 20 ranges of widespread offerings of kuih talam, kuih bangka ubi, some pandan infused goodie and whole lotta sweet cravings to resist!  For a cheaper option, head to Cecil Market and be delighted with options cuz they’ve got tons!

By mikeking69
By ryanlch

Address: Chulia St, Jalan Masjid, 10200 George Town, Penang
Hours: 10.30 AM to 5 PM. Closed On Monday
Phone: 012-415 2677

#8 Putu Mayong @ Times Square


Malaysian kids used to listen for their familiar horns in the quiet afternoons and know instinctively which vendor is coming. Putu Mayong is one! Commonly sold from market stalls or carts, this little antique joint located right next to Mcdonalds, Times Square has been serving the now grandmothers in town and still striving to attract patrons from all around the world with their fluffy


Address: Gat Lebuh Macallum, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang

#9 Sago Gula Melaka @Mews Cafe

3 simple components coming together to make an amazing treat! Gula Melaka is the sugar from a coconut tree. Combined with coconut milk and poured over a sago pearl pudding, make this dessert a true delight. Located under the trees is this Nyonya inspired cafe for one-of-a-kind mains with beautifully balanced flavors, save some space to sweeten your palette, cuz they serve a dessert worth the space in your tummy!

Address: 77, Jalan Muntri, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Hours: 8 AM to 11 PM. Opens daily
Phone: 04-263 6125

#10 Apom Balik @ Swee Kong Cafe

By penangkiatraveltheworld

Just like how it’ always done,  freshly prepared apom balik with a generous amount of crushed peanuts and corn is the best! With years of experience to perfecting the art of making apom balik, this stall does it without a fuss, it’s even nicer to watch him make it! The thin layer to hold the fillings, it crowds you taste buds in the most fulfilling way as possible.

By leicasimon

Address: 232, Jalan Burma, George Town, 10350 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Hours: 5.30 AM to 5 PM. Closed on Thursdays.

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