Have you ever thought that you can try all of the famous Penang’s Street food within one day? Well, finally dream of the Foodie comes true! In conjunction with Penang International Food Festival 2019, PIFF has set up an event that gathers all famous hawker in one place. Now you don’t have to drive to ten different places just to satisfy your craving.
Penang International Food Festival 2019: Street Food Festival
Penang International Food Festival is the annual event that is held in Penang since 2017. As a state that prides itself for its food, PIFF will gather all the great food in Penang! For those who have never been to PIFF, make sure you pay a visit this year. Their major events include Street Food Festival (SFF), Taste of Penang (TOP) and Penang Seafood Galore (PSG)!
More Than 100 Iconic Penang Street Food At One Place
Don’t miss the chance to experience exciting activities that will be held during the Street Food Festival(SFF). For SFF, there will be seven festival highlights that you shouldn’t miss which is Balik Pulau Favourite, Street Burger Corner, Funfair, Photobooth, Live Performance, Cooking Demonstration, and Fireworks Display. We know you’re drooling for those tasty foods. Let’s check out 10 Street Food in Penang that will participate in the Street Food Festival!
1. BM Duck Egg Char Koay Teow
The secret to a good plate of char koay teow in Penang not only lies within the sauces but also the skills of the chef! Using the same ingredients and cooking style from their father, BM Duck Egg Char Koay Teow has won locals’ heart since day one. Duck egg, charcoal stove and special dark soy sauce are the keys to the unique flavour and aromatic char koay teow. Full of wok hei!
2. Parit Char Koay Teow
Although the name of this Char Koay Teow might be questioned by many of us, the taste of their Char Koay Teow shouldn’t be doubted at all. Char Koay Teow Parit got its name from where it’s located, ’cause this place is literally located beside a drain. Being one of the most famous Char Koay Teow among the Malay community, they really deserve the fame due to the delicious taste of the Char Koay Teow that is drenched in thick prawn broth and topped with a fried egg!
3. Laksa Janggus, Balik Pulau
There are varieties of Laksa available in Malaysia such as Laksa Penang, Laksa Nyonya, Laksa Johor and so many more! Laksa Janggus is known for its tasty flavour, similar to Laksa Penang. If you ever crave for a bowl of Laksa Utara, this is the best place to get your cravings fixed! Laksa Janggus is not only known among Penangites but they are also famous among Malaysians. Laksa Janggus is one of the street food that you should try whenever you are in Penang. The thick and tasty broth of Laksa is the reason why its worthy to travel for!
4. Putu Mayong Times Square
Putu Mayong is an Indian traditional snack that is served with grated coconut and sugar. There are numerous of Putu Mayong stall in Penang but the one at Times Square always steals the spotlight! This Putu Mayong got its name from where it is located which is beside the bus stop at Penang Times Square. After more than 30 years, this family business is still the locals’ fav snack!
5. Song River Chicken Wing
Who doesn’t love chicken wings? This humble stall at Gurney Drive still uses charcoal to grill the chicken wings hence resulting in the great aromatic and glossy look on these chicken wings! These seductive chicken wings will always make you crave for it even though you’re full. Luckily there’s always a spot for some tasty grilled wings that are coated in a sweet marinated sauce!
6. Roti Canai Transfer Road
Food always unite Malaysians together! No matter what races or religions, we always agree that Roti Canai is a great option for breakfast. Located along Transfer Road, this place is known for their chicken curry that is served with roti canai. Even if it is still early in the morning, the stall is always crowded with customers enjoying their breakfast. Finding a seat might be a hassle during weekends but it’s worth to wait!
7. Batu Lanchang Pasembur
Pasembur is a Malaysian salad that is familiar among Indian-Muslim or Mamak community in Penang. Did you know that there is a Chinese version of Pasembur? This Pasembur is located at Batu Lanchang Market Food Court and they are known for their speciality of Pasembur. Other than just normal Pasembur that is topped with gravy, you can also enhance the taste by adding jellyfish in your Pasembur. It might look weird but you gotta try it!
8. Swatow Lane Ice Kacang
The weather nowadays has been unbearably hot and all of us need something to ease the heat. Swatow Lane Ice Kacang has brought Ice Kacang to another level. Other than colourfull confections, you also can pair your Ice Kacang with your favourite fruits here! Ice Kacang here has been a favourite for many people as it is not really sweet and the texture of the ice itself is smooth. This is definitely the best remedy for the hot weather!
9. 888 Hokkien Mee
Hokkien Mee is widely regarded as one of the best dishes in Penang. Not to be mistaken with Hokkien Mee from Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore, Hokkien Mee in Penang is made with flavourful prawn broth. It is normally mixed with two types of noodles, and topped with fresh prawns, boiled eggs, bean sprouts, and slices of pork. No one does it better than 888 Hokkien Mee, a must-try for both locals and foreigners.
10. Air Itam Market Assam Laksa
Do you know that Penang Assam Laksa is ranked number 7 on the World’s 50 Best Foods by CNN? It is something to be proud of as a Penangite! This popular stall at Air Itam is known for the rich taste of the broth. The owner will scoop the broth in and out of the bowl to ensure every part is drenched in the broth. Watching the preparation is definitely a joy. Beware of the long queue especially during weekends.
Street Food Festival Offers More Than Just Food
Seize your weekend with great food this April! Street Food Festival (SFF) will gather all these great hawkers under one roof! The only thing you need to do is clear your schedule on 13-14th April to enjoy this festival. If you think SFF is all about food, it’s not! Beyond just food, SFF also will conduct various exciting activities. Here are the festival highlights during SFF:
Balik Pulau Favourites
Street Burger Corner
Fireworks Display At 13 April 8.30pm
Save The Date For Street Food Festival 13-14 April
Don’t wait any longer! Save the date and head to Street Food Festival on 13 -14th April to enjoy all this great food. Why travel to ten different places if you can enjoy all of this goodness in one place? Don’t forget to jio your family and friends to enjoy this goodness with you! Here are the full details for the event. Rejoice, Foodies!
📍 Lebuh Pantai (Beach Street)
📅 13 – 14 April 2019 (Saturday & Sunday)
🕒 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
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